New Britneyology

Archive for April 2011

The Great Britney Dance Crisis – A Way Forward?

Posted by: Karenannanina on: April 22, 2011

This damn furore about Britney’s “sluggish” dancing – don’t you think it’s a little bit crazy to argue that she’s running some kind of outlandishly extended protest against the Conservatorship? I could see how someone who had ONLY seen the HIAM video might think “She’s not into it, is she?” but could she sustain “not […]

Karen’s Super Music-Oriented “Blackout” Review!

Posted by: Karenannanina on: April 4, 2011

“Blackout” Review (written in 2007) This is going to be a very unusual review of “Blackout”. I’m not going to feign surprise that someone with Britney’s reported problems could deliver a great album. Many great names in classical music and jazz over the past 50 or more years had entropic personal lives or addictions of […]

Karen’s Unusually Music-Focused “Circus” Review

Posted by: Karenannanina on: April 4, 2011

“Circus” (review written in 2008) Most of what people have written about “Circus” thus far – whether on the internet or in print – has been a snap judgment based on one or two hearings. Best and worst tracks were decided upon. Potential singles were selected. Comparisons with other Britney albums and “elimination contests” have […]

The New Britneyology “Femme Fatale” Review

Posted by: Karenannanina on: April 3, 2011

My best friend was talking about “Femme Fatale” the other day. “Each song, individually, is FANTASTIC,” she said. “Overall they’re all REALLY great. I do have a problem with the album though… it may be a small problem but… “ We will return to that “but” later. One thing is very obvious about Britney Spears’ […]

  • Deborah: There's an interview with Charli XCX where she talks about her admiration for Britney, and how much she was influenced by her as a young girl. Maybe t
  • George: I was just listening to Charli XCX's new track "Blame It On You" and thinking of how much she sounds like Britney (or like an impersonator of). It is
  • Karenannanina: Thank you! Welcome to the New Britneyology community!