Album Review: Britney Spears - Femme Fatale (Jive)
Is it Britney's best ever record?
7 / 10
With a not-exactly-rapturously received lead single that dipped its toe warily into dubstep (the cunningly titled ‘Hold It Against Me’
new album was always going to be a wild card. And luckily, it is, but in the good way. While keeping classic Britney
touches, Ms Spears
shows exactly how she’s stayed around for so long. Bloodshy and Avant track ‘How I Roll’
sounds like a bloghaus Britney
bootleg – all stripped back instrumentation and layered vocals. Meanwhile ‘Gasoline’
is classic ‘Toxic’
and ‘Inside Out’
is a garage-influenced mid-tempo ballad. The whole album brims with the laidback confidence of someone who knows she’s back on top. Britney
claims it’s her best work yet. She’s not wrong.
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