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  • Summary: The eighth studio release for the pop singer includes guest appearances from her sister Jamie Lynn, T.I., and will.i.am.
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Perfume
Do I imagine it, or do I see your stare Is there still longing there? Oh I hate myself, and I feel crazy Such a classic tale Current girl friend, ex... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. 83
    In just 10 tidy songs, it brings us closer than ever before to that distant dreamer.
  2. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    It's a concept album about the loneliness of pop life--with a high-profile broken engagement behind her, Brit gets personal and drops her most bummed-out music ever.
  3. Nov 26, 2013
    60
    This album continues the striptease of Britney’s career. But behind each discarded veil there is just another veil, an insubstantial gauze masking teams of (presumably unphotogenic) producers, writers, stylists and sloganeers.
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    50
    Despite the absence of longtime producer Max Martin and his associates, the album is a surprisingly retrograde affair, with midtempo tracks marred by dated production and vocals that hark back to the days when Brit was selling 10 million.
  5. 40
    Nothing on the record comes across as natural, and it’s not until the album’s iTunes bonus tracks--“Brightest Morning Star” and “Now That I Found You” in particular--that Spears sounds like she’s singing for herself. But, on the album proper, neither the pop figurehead nor the real woman behind it can be found.
  6. 40
    Ms. Spears and Will.i.am have turned to European disc jockeys who have found dance music’s lowest, least funky common denominator: the steady thump of four-on-the-floor. And they’ve settled for too many tepid tracks.
  7. Dec 2, 2013
    30
    Nowhere does Britney Jean sound like Britney Spears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 242
  1. Jul 23, 2017
    10
    The album truly reflects Britney's thoughts, but her voice's missing. Perfume and Alien deserve a highlight, but that's it, this are the onlyThe album truly reflects Britney's thoughts, but her voice's missing. Perfume and Alien deserve a highlight, but that's it, this are the only tracks that truly have a glimpse of Britney's soul. Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2013
    10
    A much as I'm not a fond or even part of her usual audience, I must say Britney Spears did and excellent job on her 8th album. The vocals areA much as I'm not a fond or even part of her usual audience, I must say Britney Spears did and excellent job on her 8th album. The vocals are much cleaner, most of the lyrics are meaningful and, except maybe for "It should be easy", there are no bad songs on it. A very nice album. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2013
    10
    If you're looking for an autobiography, then Britney Jean is not for you. Britney Spears has yet again delivered a solid album with meaningfulIf you're looking for an autobiography, then Britney Jean is not for you. Britney Spears has yet again delivered a solid album with meaningful lyrics in many songs such as Passenger, Alien, Now That I Found You. For the fans, Britney Jean is almost everything you could have wished for. EDM-influenced, ballads, up-tempos tracks all come together to give you a fan-favorite album. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2013
    7
    This album is not bad. The problem is that Britney tried to do something more personal and in the end came out as a set of a DJ. My favoriteThis album is not bad. The problem is that Britney tried to do something more personal and in the end came out as a set of a DJ. My favorite songs are "Alien", "Work and "Perfume". The "Chillin 'With You" track that contains the participation of her sister is very good also. Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2013
    5
    Her personal album? I don't really think its really 'personal'. It just another Will.I.Am production, wished she ventured more. Certain songsHer personal album? I don't really think its really 'personal'. It just another Will.I.Am production, wished she ventured more. Certain songs have very cheap beats but overall its 'okay' Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2013
    4
    There are no personal department, no novelty on the sound or the producers she work with here. Yeah, there are some good pop tunes that areThere are no personal department, no novelty on the sound or the producers she work with here. Yeah, there are some good pop tunes that are very popish thanks to the vocals. In some other tracks, her voice was really overproduced and that really ruined it for me. "Perfume" is the best track in my opinion, her voice sound so fresh, so different that the other tracks on Britney Jean, the lyrics touched me too. Expand
  7. Aug 31, 2016
    0
    This album is about all things we don't wanna see in a artist: laziness and lack of talent. Full by song who are not either well written orThis album is about all things we don't wanna see in a artist: laziness and lack of talent. Full by song who are not either well written or produced, it shows us what a complete mess is. Expand

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