New Britneyology

Archive for November 2012

Britney the Songwriter

Posted by: Karenannanina on: November 30, 2012

Before we begin our consideration of Britney the songwriter, there are two side-issues we need to address. One – can a singer only be regarded as an “artist” if he or she writes his or her own material? Two – is it even true that Britney writes less of her own material than many other […]

“Scream and Shout” – first reactions

Posted by: Karenannanina on: November 18, 2012

I’ve never been a huge fan of Will.I.Am, principally because most of his music seems so insubstantial. Granted, some of his songs (such as “I gotta feeling”) have a melody line and a builder could whistle them, but many (such as “Boom Boom Pow”) do not – and this is one of those. The legendary […]

Fans and Cynics

Posted by: Karenannanina on: November 4, 2012

It’s so sad that I have to keep revisiting this subject, but with the X Factor it’s been a case of “here we go again… and again… and again…” First the “fans” were moaning that she was “scripted” and now they’re whinging that “she never says anything much”. One minute they’re complaining about her hilarious […]

  • 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!