New Britneyology

Archive for February 2013

Debate No.37: “Circus” – does it deserve its lukewarm reputation?

Posted by: Karenannanina on: February 25, 2013

I had not intended to work my way through Britney’s albums one-by-one, and STILL don’t – unless you guys insist on it. My project is to explore the albums that the fanbase is ambivalent about, and Circus is certainly one of those. When I mentioned at BritneyBoards that I preferred Circus to Blackout I received […]

Debate No.36: BOMT – what do you think of it NOW?

Posted by: Karenannanina on: February 19, 2013

I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I wasn’t an early recruit to Britney’s stanbase. I finally got on board around 2003 and had to play catch-up by haunting the forums. And at that point, the iconic status of BOMT (the album) was not open to question. It was treated with as much reverence as a gift […]

Someone said in the course of our recent discussions that Femme Fatale was the most polarizing of Britney’s albums. I know I have very mixed views about it myself. It seems to me that it may well be a great pop album, but not a great BRITNEY album. I haven’t played it for at least […]

The Ultimate Britney Excellence? First attempt!

Posted by: Karenannanina on: February 12, 2013

Well, we finally got there! What the whole exercise has really shown is the wide diversity of preferences, even within a small Britney community. And, in the end, there wasn’t much unanimity about what should be changed as a result of our final audit. I refrained from nominating “final threes” myself, so as to allow […]



  • 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!