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5.0 out of 5 stars Britney genre swings beautifully!, 6 April 2002
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This review is from: Britney (Audio CD)
1. I'm A Slave 4 U: The Neptunes (who have worked most recently with Usher, P.Diddy, *NSYNC, Busta Rimes and the list goes on) bring amazing minimalistic beats and jerks to show off a completely new side to Britney. It’s fresh, funky and perfect to introduce the her new side, you will probably find American fans treasuring it more than Europeans fans. 10/10
2. Overprotected: A typical pop song produced by her first producer Max Martin which I would call the "safe" single. Old fans will cherish this one - but no new ground covered here. You will probably find her remixing it for her American audience. 7/10
3. Lonely: A true gem amongst gems. Britney almost raps in the beginning and end to this one. The track was produced by Michael Jackson's latest go-to man Rodney Jerkins who brings an amazing backtrack - very good. I would say I very good contender as her 4th or 5th single. 10/10
4. I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman: A well written, sung and produced ballad co-written by Dido. Britney is at her best at 2'19" showing she has the voice not just the look. 9/10
5. Boys: The 2nd Neptunes' produced track. If described in one word it would be "sexy". Fast and furious beats blended perfectly with a well written lyrics about Britney meeting boys at a club and how they turn her on. This could be compared (with some imagination) to Madonna's "Erotica" lyrically. I can’t wait to see a video to this one – she will no doubt get mothers demonstrating outside Jive records 10/10
6. Anticipating: This happy feel good song which is surprisingly good considering it sounds fairly cheesy in the first 5 seconds. Britney used a completely new producer for this one and she also co-wrote the lyrics bringing some real personal meaning to it. Not a likely a single but still very good work. 8/10
7. I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll: When I first saw this song on the tracklist I hoped Britney would take the fact that it’s a rock song seriously – but she just makes fun of it and she does it brilliantly nevertheless. Produced by the most unlikely person for a rock song: Rodney Jerkins which is clear when you hear the short beats and guitar riffs. This is pure fun people – she isn’t hoping for a grammy, but still great ear candy 7/10
8. Cinderella: Probably the worst song on the album – I would go as far to say this isn’t good enough to be a B-side to a single from her first album. Very cheesy – sounds like every other pop song. Its time to ditch Max Martin altogether thanks to this one. How she could drop so many of her BT-produced tracks and put something like this on is beyond me. Pure tracklist filling. 3/10
9. Let Me Be: The 3rd track produced by Rodney Jerkins delivers the goods stylishly and is an amazingly good addition to the album and catches your attention this second it starts. Shows Britney’s musical maturity very well. 9/10
10. Bombastic Love: Poorly produced, with almost laughably ridiculous lyrics. However it is well sung – but you get the sense towards the end of the song that Britney is getting irritated. 5/10
11. That’s Where You Take Me: A nice chilled track with a nice transition throughout. The song plays like a fairy tale story with her voice changing pitch continually. Also co-written by Britney herself. Not outstranding. 7/10
12. When I Found You: Britney shines on this completely different ballard. She shows her Diva side since “I’m Not A Girl…” on this one. Very sincere and emotional sounding. Well placed backing vocals. The bridge of the song is refreshing different creating an allusion of walking through a waterfall. 8/10
13. Before The Goodbye: The only track produced by dance producer BT included. Sounds a bit like a Kylie track. It’s the closest Britney comes to dance music – so far! A very cool song – one of several songs she recorded with BT one of which you will find on the B-side to the “Overprotected” single. This song is not included on the American and African versions of “Britney” 7/10
14. What It’s Like To Be Me: This funky mix of distorted vocals and twisted beats with the help of ex-boyfriend, *NSYNC leader Justin Timberlake sounds very cool. She sounds very bad-girlish on this track. You can see she was pushed to be different in this one. Only downfall is its too short. 8/10
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