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’ […]



  • Sarah Giansanti: First off, yeah! I've missed your writing haha Secondly, I've always been baffled of how people can say Britney's not a singer... Derr, that's her
  • Aline: Great article as usual. Please Karen, never stop writing for the site. I love your thoughts about our queen!
  • Karenannanina: Thanks Craig! I didn't realise I'd left some tracks out. I'll see what I can do!