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Britney Spears - Glory

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Take You Home, Sep 4, 2014.

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  1. A straight white male is never going to give her a good review. They don't got a clue about sensual sexy music or how to get into that zone so to say.
     
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  2. I like reviews when they're well written and constructive. Its not fun when a big time bias is coming through- whether its a positive one or not. Like Rob Sheffield's reviews of Britney aren't that fun to read because they're just masturbatory in praise. We get it, you love her. On the flip side the EW review of Lotus was so bizarrely negative that it was clearly some personal issue and had nothing to do with the music.
     
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  3. There was alot of good press surrounding Femme Fatale because of the great reviews. I think it matters to some extent, and after the dismal reviews for Britney Jean, I think it's important to lead in with great reviews.
     
  4. My friend at NME wasn't allowed to give a female popstar 4/5, they bumped it down to 3/5 to look credible.
     
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  5. Surprisingly- at least from what I remember- the Britney Jean reviews weren't abysmal. They were just really average. It didn't get as panned as it probably deserved.
     
  6. Not a Thai exclusive track sneaking it's way into my top 5.


    However, do you remember some weeks ago when we all would joke about her doing Carpool Karaoke, fantasizing about it but always being sure that would never happened?
    Now this is happening. We will hear her live vocals for the first time since 2012 (I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_). That's like a televised Superbowl Halftime performed on the moon, we would never expect it to be true
     
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  7. What year are you living in? A straight white male is as likely to give her a good review as anyone else. Attitudes have changed in regards to pop music. Those middle-aged guys are mostly "poptimists" now, the boomers are retiring, and a lot of writers from our/my generation (well, the mid-late 20s) were never afraid of pop music. Pitchfork was already feeding us "Toxic," Blackout, Mariah, Madonna, Beyonce, and Rihanna by the time people my age were in high school.
     
  8. Make me.
    I do love Womanizer, but her vocals on Make me are sublime.
     
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  9. It got a 50 on metacritic, that's J.Lo territory
     
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  10. I'm honestly too lazy to troll back through the last 40 pages, has anyone posted Clumsy lyrics? Love y'all.
     
  11. That's just sad...
     
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  12. Do people still read NME, though? I assumed it became irrelevant like Rolling Stone and Q circa 2005 when everyone stopped buying magazine subscriptions.
     
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  13. Yea I need someone to explain I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_ to me, too. I'm basic.
     
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  14. What has happened to her?
     
  15. Who? Our new queen of mid tempos?!
     
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  16. This isn't the Selena Gomez thread.
     
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  17. I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_
    pretty much "LOL". I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_ is the sound you make when you laugh without opening your mouth or making any facial expressions.

    I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_ she dragged ha in the second episode as if Tamisha didnt have enough on her plate as it already is.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_
     
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  18. RJF

    RJF

    Have some of y'all actually not been on the Internet since the last Britney album?
     
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  19. The best music of her career in almost a decade with her being probably, as she's made us aware, the healthiest physically and mentally she's been ever after a traumatic couple of years?

    Eh... this is overly-simplifying. There's a lot of posturing and performing that one has to do to been seen in a certain way. There's a reason why Britney has never gotten critical praise for her work. Blackout has fantastic reviews - just nearly none of them praise her, but simply call her a perfect palette for producers to use, pushing the idea that the music is often a happy accident that falls in Britney's hands.

    It has nothing to do with pop music and more the issue of women seen as creators of pop music and being given the credit for their creations. Grimes, Lady Gaga, and other have continued to talk about the issues they face in being seen at the same level as creators as their peers. The idea that male critics liking female pop music probably suggests/supports they have no inherent biases against female creators feels like... a misfire. But maybe I'm wrong - I hope Britney gets credit for her work. It's not just enough recognize that it's good pop music - it's good pop music because Britney made and is performing it, or that the songs are excellently written because Britney or another female songwriter have crafted them.
     
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  20. And strangely, it's allowed, while saying "laugh out loud" is not. Not that I care. I just find it strange. It definitely felt very unfair when I got banned for saying "laugh out loud" but people do the "I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_" thing all the time and it's essentially the exact same thing.
     
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