After the pure pop ventures that were her previous albums, Britney Spears has hit the right chord with her new album. Her sound is much more mature than her past efforts, and accompanies her more adult lyrics. The lead track "I'm A Slave 4 U" is a surprise - the thumping beats with suggestive lyrics is a change from her past lead-off singles of her previous albums. The first few tracks are quite good - "Overprotected" maintains Britney's old sound with a more polished touch, while "Lonely" has the trade-marked Rodney Jerkins beat which enhance the dancey, R&B feel of the album. Epic ballad "I'm Not A Girl.." boasts of good piano accompaniment, while "Boys" is raunchy fun similar to "I'm A Slave 4 U". "Anticipating" is reminiscent of Jennifer Lopez's "Feels So Good" with its feel good vibes, and "I Love Rock & Roll" is simply a guilty pleasure. The fillers "Cinderella" and "Bombastic Love" lack the unique identities of each of the previous tracks, and are perhaps the lesser of the tracks in the album. "Let Me Be" sticks as being a catchy tune with heavy beats and lyrics not different from "Overprotected". The ballads are not too spectacular - while breezy and light, they fail to create much of an impact. The ending track is perhaps the most disappointing - the highly anticipated collaboration with Justin Timberlake is a boring, forgettable track which leaves a sour aftertaste. But that aside, "Britney" is a good album which is definitely more slick and polished than her older works. Get the album - after all, it did hit Number One in the US!