It’s Britney [Jean], bitch.
On Tuesday, Britney Spears returned with her eight studio album, “Britney Jean” and I couldn’t wait to get my
hands ears on it. Overall, it wasn’t as upbeat as previous albums, but I’m okay with that. The majority of songs move at a slower pace, which generally means they’ll take more time to grow on me. Some already have though… particularly “Brightest Morning Star,” “Perfume,” and “Alien.”
On the other hand, let’s talk about “Body Ache.” “Britney Jean” is worth buying for this song alone. Right around 0:41, it immediately became my favorite song on the album. And quite possibly my favorite song right now. The beat gets me every time. It’ll be perfect when she starts her residency in Vegas. Speaking of beats, this album definitely had its EDM moments, which I really enjoyed. In addition to “Body Ache,” I felt the beat drop in other songs, like: “It Should Be Easy,” “Till It’s Gone,” and of course “Work B**tch.” After reading a review on People.com, I discovered that David Guetta was part of the production team, which explains the sporadic house elements. Also, did anyone else notice any similarities between parts of “Now That I Found You” and “Wake Me Up” by Avicii?
Other than T.I., will.i.am, and Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn, I really would’ve loved to hear more collaborations. Not to say the songs featuring these artists were bad, but I just wish they were more on the level of… let’s say… Miley’s Cyrus‘ “Bangerz” featuring our girl Britney.
All in all, I’d recommend “Britney Jean.” The media’s isn’t saying the nicest things, but I think true BritBrit fans will enjoy this one.
What did you think of “Britney Jean”? Did it live up to your expectations?