- Audio CD (Nov. 6 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Enhanced
- Label: Jive
- ASIN: B00005OM4N
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 666 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #105,740 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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|1. I'm A Slave 4 U|
|2. Overprotected (Featured In "Crossroads")|
|4. I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman (Featured In "Crossroads")|
|7. I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Featured In "Crossroads")|
|9. Let Me Be|
|10. Bombastic Love|
|11. That's Where You Take Me|
|12. What It's Like To Be Me|
2001 album from the 'Princess of Pop' including her new single 'I'm A Slave 4 U'. This Australian version includes two bonus audio tracks, 'Before The Goodbye' & 'When I Found You' plus bonus enhanced footage from her 2002 movie debut. 14 tracks audio tracks in all.
Where Britney Spears's first two albums hewed to the early-'60s formula of one strong single plus a stack of filler--a fair bit of which ended up on the radio anyway--her third justifies itself as a full-length listen. Led by the single "I'm a Slave 4 U," a Neptunes-helmed piece of electrofunk that promises she'll do anything you want as long as it's dancing, the album continues through superior versions of Spears's poses. Calculated frustration with the adult world? Calculated independence? Sheer celebration? Check, check, and check: "Overprotected," "Let Me Be," and a cover of "I Love Rock & Roll" that brings to mind its bubblegum roots. Even without the joyous disco tribute of "Anticipating" and the not-icky ballad "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" providing symbolic respite from the rest of this machine-tooled music, Britney is one of the most human discs of the current teen-pop boom. If it spins off the deserved string of radio/video smashes, it may even buy this superstar a second 15 minutes. --Rickey Wright
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And then "In the Zone" was alright, but it wasn't really my style, with some of the rapping and stuff. It was an ok album, but her best album definitely was her third release.
this album was britney in her transitional phase, so it's not too bubblegum, and not too club/dancy. it's got a good middle part taking the best from both worlds.
Im a Slave 4 U - First single that everyone's heard, it's really catchy and anyone finds it hot
Overprotected - It's got the catchy chorus that made her first two albums smash hits, and has the background music to this "new" britney sound.
Lonely - Awesome songs, one of the best on the CD. It kind of has a small tint of rock to it, and has a great beat
Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman - Ehh... It's cute.
Boys - Its not too bad, has the elements of track 1 in it. I like this version better than the Radio Remix becasue it's just britney singing and not with a wrapper.
Anticipating - Sounds like a 70's disco song, kind of catchy but can get old fast.
I Love Rock 'n Roll - Cover of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. I didn't like the remake when i first herd it, but it grows on you.
Cinderella - Awesome track, much like her song "Stronger" from the last album.
Let Me Be - Funky in-your-face song. It's alot like track 3 and is a good transitional song from OIDIA/BOMT to ITZ
Thats Where You Take Me - Ballad track, it's a nice song. I guess it fits good cuz there's only 2 ballads on the whole cd. This song reminds me alot of "Shadow" from ITZ...even though the message is completely different, but the backup music i guess is what it is.
What its Like to be Me - Awesome track. Duet with Justin Timberlake
So if you want to buy a good britney album but dont want filler tracks, too much bubble gum, or too much electronica - than buy this album it's got a mix of all of that and was produced well.
In my opinion, none of britney's work will ever be able to top this album, although i do like all of it :-p
The enhanced disc with a performance of "Overprotected" starts off with the first single of the album:
I'm A Slave 4 U-Hot, new beat. Quite the ear candy. Though it only contains one verse, the song doesn't lose its hold. It truly captivates you into a world of pop and just makes you wanna dance.
Overprotected-A Max Martin song. But an extremely, good and catchy one! One of the highlights of the disc. Also makes you just wanna get up and dance.
Lonely-Another upbeat song. The bridge of this song is awesome. A real girl power song about a girl saying she'd rather be alone than be with a guy that's mistreated her.
I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman-The only real ballad on the CD. When I first heard it, it was an okay ballad. But after a few listens and a look at the lyrics, I got into it and I applied it to my life. Plus, good vocals!
Boys-A song you would most likely hear in a club. Like the previous song, it took a few listens to really get into it. I like it now, though. It has a different, kind of offbeat rhythm than what you would find in her previous work (BOMT, OIDIA), kinda like "Slave".
Anticipating-I'm just not feeling this song. It's a Janet Jackson kind of ditty with happy disco beats. I don't like it that much, but it's still okay.
I Love Rock n' Roll-Great cover, the beats are awesome. And you can just feel the attitude in her voice. Cool song.
Cinderella-Umm...I think this should've been on OIDIA. No surprise, it's made by Max Martin. Not that it's bad or anything. I like it! So...
Let Me Be-Oooooh! I just love the little tropical beat to this song. Awesome beat, good vocals, catchy, overall great song.
Bombastic Love-When I first heard the title, I was like, "What the heck?! This better not be a reggae, Shaggy-like song!" Thank the Lord it wasn't. But anyways...I dunno. Doesn't the chorus sound like "Oops!"??? Still, an extremely pop tune. And I mean catchy. This could stick in your head for weeks. Oh, and I also love the beginning intro part (with the, it kinda sounds like a triangle, don't it?)
That's Where You Take Me-Sweet, kind of ballad. Whenever you listen to it, you just start smiling, don't you? Just try to resist it!
What It's Like To Be Me-Awesome string outro! You can just tell it was written by Justin and Wade. Tight beat and awesome chorus. Another song where you can just hear the attitude in Brit's voice.
Intimidated-Cool track. Kinda like "Boys", but not so clubbish (not exactly a word...but that's okay ). Catchy and cool track. I like the vocals, they were done really well!
Before The Goodbye-Why was this song cut?! (Well, okay, we all know, but you know my point) Upbeat ballad. The backup vocals are too heavy, but otherwise, I love this song! I love the part where she sings it kinda accapella. And the guitar outro...oooh, very Madonna!
When I Found You-I love the strings in this song. I want this song to be on the album so bad! But I have it dl-ed on my computer, so I'm happy! Beautiful ballad, I love it.
I Run Away-The strings are the absolute best! This whole song is so beautiful! I want it to be on the CD so bad! It's such a beautiful ballad! It's VERY Madonna, and very mature. I also love the back ground music throughout the whole thing. And the violin that goes through it is amazing. (If only I could do vibrato like that...but I'm still working on it...whoops. A little off-topic.) and there's a part where britney sings acapella except for a guitar, which sounds so amazing! I love this song!
Overall, this CD is great, and I totally love it! So, take a listen to it first to be the own judge of it, and buy it!
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