Britney Spears - Glory

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I just got flashbacks to all the male reviewers of Dangerous Woman saying she "looks too young to be considered dangerous or a woman" and feel attacked.

Ironically, I took a peek at LEMONADE's scores on Metacritic and the "lowest" three (aka like a 70 and two 80s, which are still good, but still) were all written by white men, while a good chunk of the 100/100 scores were written by women or people of color in general.

Beyonce's only one of three women in the Top 20 for highest scores for 2016 and maybe the only mainstream, non-rap album in the Top 100, possibly 200. Like, obviously men can write good reviews on women's music and white people can write good reviews on black artists, no one suggests they can't (but apparently that's always how people take it I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_), but then just as obviously we're nowhere near a point where music critic culture is free of these prejudices & biases.

I'm gonna especially cringe if any reviews for Glory incorporate some weird covert ableism and we get armchair psychology about her conservatorship or her role in the album is downplayed because she's a woman who's currently in a conservatorship. Just review the bops and give a woman her dues, god I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_.
 
Since everyone got so wound up. I mean music critics. Which are pretty often the same cynical 40+ y.o. rock music lover white straight males, that can't even dance or feel sexy or have a laugh. Which is why i never took reviews on britney's albums that serious.

Honestly, I'm just leaving the thread for a while. People started getting hostile and hostility is an instant "I'm out" for me. I see no point in further engaging any side of this discussion. I'm hiding in the Roisin thread. See you around!
 
I'm gonna especially cringe if any reviews for Glory incorporate some weird covert ableism and we get armchair psychology about her conservatorship or her role in the album is downplayed because she's a woman who's currently in a conservatorship. Just review the bops and give a woman her dues, god I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_.

Which mod has that quote by Britney along the lines of "The music isn't deep or meant to change the world, but that doesn't mean I didn't work really hard on it"?

I genuinely love that quote.
 
Ok, but I absolutely adore Clumsy. It's just so... weird? It feels so surprising to have a Britney song hit me with a left hook like this. I mean, it's not objectively the best song ever, but it's so far from what I would've expected. Can't wait to hear it in HQ.
 
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