BRITNEY'S NEW ALBUM RELEASED
Pop icon Britney Spears has just released her new album amidst huge expectations. With her seventh studio album, which came out last weekend, she adds another vacuous album to her forte. Femme Fatale, a kitschy mash of looped samples and electronic vocals, barely holds together the 12 tracks (16 in the deluxe edition), and hardly contains much musical substance. But it’s also safe to assume that America’s sweetheart will get away with this and might even be commended for it. In fact, who knows, Femme Fatale might end up being called the best pop album of the summer.
Auto-tuned rhythms completely sabotage vocals in this album. There are several tracks, like How I roll, I wanna go and the pre-released Hold it against me, that have the potential of being summer hits, using the done-to-death formula of dance-inducing dubstep beats. But don’t pay too much attention to the lyrics: “I wanna go back down town, where my posse’s at, because I got nine lives like a kitty cat” from How I roll is one example of meaningless sentences, which fill this album. It’s Britney — it doesn’t have to make sense. But it will stick in your head and echo through nightclubs this season.