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BRITNEY'S COME BACK? OH COME ON !!!
on January 10, 2009
Little did any of us realize that way back in 2000 when Britney sang "Oops I Did It Again" that it would be the soundtrack song for her life. I recently wrote that they named this album what they did because "As Crazy As A Bag Of Hammers" was too long a title! However, she holds a number of Guinness World Records for album and singles sales that total over 83 million thus far, and last year's "Blackout" CD as well as this one went to number 1 here in Canada. I don't understand why. Britney's vocals-if you can call them that-are so whispery, breathless and light that the only other singer I've ever heard that's worse is Paris Hilton and to be honest, you can't call Paris Hilton a singer. Admittedly, this is disposable pop music at it's best (worst?) and this is proven out by how quickly the singles off her last album disappeared. Can you name any? I guess in Britney's defense some could argue that many of today's pop stars depend greatly on a huge studio production team to make their CD's what they are. To be honest though, this CD only has one good song on it; "Womanizer", which admittedly is a catchy pop number-score one for the studio wizards.
The release of "Circus" as the second single doesn't matter much and it's a safe bet they'll release "Kill The Lights" as a single-although it rips off Lady Gaga big time. "If You Seek Amy" is pretty much a "Piece Of Me" follow-up and is the stupidest Britney has ever sounded-her "ooh baby baby" makes you want to hurl. I hope she doesn't actually believe what in she's singing. This is not cheeky-it's just plain trashy. She did make an effort in the composing department by co-writing three of the songs here but if you ask me "My Baby" is tantamount to audio child abuse.
There's no point in writing any more about the 13 songs on this CD, for the most part they're uneventful and unmemorable. I don't care how well this CD sells, if you want the best value for your pop music dollar, pick up CD's by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce or Christina Aguilera; they're all ten times classier, more talented and will have a longer shelf life than this Mickey Mouse Club has-been (yeah, I know-she's still filthy rich). On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give this CD a minus 5.