Monday, March 28, 2011

Britney Spears (Femme Fatale) Album Review

Britney Spears- Femme Fatale

I guess, in our weary world today plagued by Tsunamis, earthquakes, protests and recession , all we people want to do is to forget about all our worries for a while and…JUST DANCE. It is indeed apparent in the music most people are listening to and the radios are playing nowadays. Artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha and Rihanna are dominating the music charts worldwide these days with their electro/dance pop music. Lyrical depth? Timeless quality music? Unique vocal talent? No, thank you! None of these matters as music fans (here, I’m talking about the mass audience) have long been embracing what sends them to the dance floor instead. They want to have a good time! They want more dance beats! And yes, these they will be happy with this new delivery from Britney Spears.

Britney’s latest effort is a solid gold dance album. She’s just done what she does best with her seventh studio set called “Femme Fatale”. I was disappointed with the first single “Hold it against me” but it went number one in many countries anyway.  Femme Fatale is a compilation of club-bangers, a mixture of electro pop, hip hop and this recently revived music trend that’s currently taking control of the air waves, “electro hop”, a unique blend of futuristic robot sounds, electronic rap and techno. She teamed up with Will.i.am of Black eyed peas and delivered the hottest dance track of this collection, simply titled, “Big fat Bass”.  A third-degree burn hot and my most favorite!

On this album, Britney seems very serious with her vocals too. The best she’s sung in years can be heard on songs like “I wanna go”, “Gasoline” and “Trouble for me”. Her sex –kitten-attacks-Japanese -school-girl vocals that shot her to stardom can also be heard on songs like “inside out” and “criminal”, one of the slower paced tracks. Half of this album is produced by the hit-maker of today’s popular music, Dr Luke (responsible for recent Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry & Ke$ha’s hits) and Britney’s frequent collaborator, Max Martin (“Baby one more time”, “Oops! I did it again”, “If you seek Amy”) also share the producing/writing credits of this album. Songs like “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” and “Seal it with a kiss” are totally classic Britney. Her hard core loyal fans are going to be very pleased and the rest of us will dance along anyway.

 “If you want this good shit, Sicker than a remix” she sings on “Till the world ends”, the second single from this album. It is true that the beats are sick! There’s no need for remix as all her songs on “Femme Fatale” are good enough to get people grooving. Should Lady Gaga and Rihanna be worried? Maybe not but Britney has said it loud and clear that she’s definitely back in the game with this album. HOT TAMALE!




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