Britney Spears – Femme Fatale

Release date: March 25, 2011
Label: Jive


  1. Till the World Ends [MV]
  2. Hold it Against Me [MV]
  3. Inside Out
  4. I Wanna Go [MV]
  5. How I Roll
  6. (Drop Dead) Beautiful featuring Sabi
  7. Seal it with a Kiss
  8. Big Fat Bass featuring
  9. Trouble for Me
  10. Trip to your Heart
  11. Gasoline
  12. Criminal

Femme Fatale marks Britney Spears’ seventh album in her discography since she exploded into pop idol-hood in the late 90s with that sexy school-girl outfit video of Baby One More Time. In here, she reunites with music confidante Max Martin — who was behind Baby One More Time as well as Circus.

The album is a heavily produced piece that could barely sound like Britney, and without knowing who Spears is, you wouldn’t distinguish that voice from any of those pop autotuned singers out there. But… is there anyone left in the world who doesn’t know Britney?

The album is empty, but palatable catchy pop that will get you to bob your head up and down — minds of the gutter — if you block understanding English for the most part. Some of the worst parts of the album come from songs like Big Fat Bass, which features the insufferable with one of the stupidest hooks — and that’s saying something — like, “I can be the treble, baby, you can be the bass/it’s getting bigger, the bass is getting bigger.

However, Femme Fatale reaches it’s best moment with How I Roll, heavy electro pop with a catchy bum-bum-ba-da-dee-dum-bum-bum hook and claps. Hey, don’t say I didn’t warn you about the emptiness!

The million dollar is… can Britney pull this album live (okay, “live”)? Yeah, that’s what I thought. I’ll stick with that Britney who rocked that VMA performance with Oops!… I Did it Again.

Best tracks? I gotta pick for sure How I Roll, and Inside Out

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

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Here. There. Everywhere. Punished soul that usually watches what nobody wants, but sometimes gets lucky.

6 Responses

  1. amy says:

    Album is worth a one-single download for How I Roll.

    How annoying is Gosh, stupid electro-robot voice. I hope he disappears without bringing 2NE1 down.

    I would give the album 2/5, but oh well… I know you secretly like Britney. LOL

  2. julili says:

    Funny thing, I heard the first song of this album at a friends house, it was playing from his spotify. Well, I didn’t ask who it was or anything. I didn’t hear that it was Britney! Sounded like some random European electro-pop trashy one-hit wonder.
    So imagine my surprise when I play the album and that song comes up! LOL I was all O.O
    Ow Britney….. how you’ve fallen, then again, your voice was never that much.

    • amy says:

      @julili, I still like her first album xD You can get as pop as you want singing I Will Be There. Her voice wasn’t thaaaaat bad in that first album, with each album… she just sort of gave up vocally.

      But the fact that Lea Michelle, who can sing, can’t sing Baby One More Time properly shows that Britney indeed had… something. xD

  3. ghost says:

    Girls always gang up against Brit Brit.

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