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My Top 50 of 2013: #30 – #21

Let’s keep powering through, YEAH!!! Let’s hear some enthusiasm! Or not, whatever. So here’s the halfway mark, and to spice things up, I’m writing this quite drunk as I’ve just got back from my family Christmas party, and realised I hadn’t written it yet. Fun!

Skip back to #50 – 41, or #40 – 31, or ahead to #20 – 11 and the Top 10 Continue reading

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Album: Britney Spears – “Britney Jean” (2013)

I had hoped things would turn out a bit better than they have done for Britney’s eighth album “Britney Jean” – the name has a slight ring of “Damita Jo” about it… perhaps the less said about that the better. It seems that the campaign is not getting off to a great start, and it’s looking to be getting lost in the Christmas rush without even particularly positive reviews to help it out.

A shame really because there’s nothing particularly wrong with it, I quite enjoyed it really, and at a very slim 36 minutes it doesn’t have a chance to get boring. However for an apparently more personal album, the sound is a bit scattergun and I struggle to find too many personal moments outside the will.i.am-sponsored club tracks. In the light of the huge success of “Scream and Shout” it was a sensible avenue to pursue but that’s starting to look like a bit of a fluke now, sadly. Continue reading

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Single: Britney Spears – “Perfume” (2013)

Fresh from inspiring us to go that extra mile to get what we want in “Work Bitch“, it seems like Britney’s got some work to do herself, defending her man from one of his exes. She’s also got to work to launch this latest album well, “Britney Jean” is out next month, and its first single performed well, but it’s a crowded Christmas market this year.

“Perfume” is a rare ballad from Britney, who ditched the sentimentality for club-ready dance-pop some years ago. Her last proper ballad is probably “Everytime”, and that’s nearly ten years old now – terrifying.

While I wasn’t convinced at “Everytime” having hit single potential until it became one, I’m having similar trouble with “Perfume”, so I’m hoping to be proven wrong again. It’s a lovely little song though. Continue reading

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Single: Britney Spears – “Work Bitch” (2013)

BRITNEY! Just what I needed to liven up a listless Sunday afternoon. After a leak of her new single (apparently in a low quality demo version, I didn’t listen to it), she’s brought forward the premiere of the lead single from her upcoming eighth studio album, due out later in the year.

What an odd career she’s had. A lot of her contemporaries from the turn of the millennium started big and declined (some more quickly than others), and it seemed that Britney seemed unlikely to break the mould. But she keeps coming up with big hits to keep the career moving.

Inexplicably her previous album “Femme Fatale” produced some of her biggest hits despite one of her poorest-selling albums. Europe was a little more reluctant (for a change) but by the end of 2012 she got a do-over in the shape of Will.i.am collaboration “Scream and shout” and promptly scored a huge worldwide hit. Continue reading

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