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Britney Spears’ New Album

AKIE BERMISS: Last week, AOL put Britney Spears’ entire new album, Femme Fatale (which came out yesterday), on their site for free streaming. The entire record, from start to finish. Every track. It was… illuminating. Now if you’re like me, you probably spend most days of the year forgetting that Britney Spears even exists. She is so beyond relevance and meaning that it seems inconceivable that she is still making music.

JESSICA BADER: When it comes to music, I have a major weakness for the sort of teenybopper pop that was popular when I was in middle school. All of those bright, shiny odes to love lost, found, or unrequited, performed by conventionally attractive people in their late teens and early 20s, produced by Swedish masterminds, still take up residence on my iPod today, running me the risk of total humiliation and never being taken seriously again should that device fall into the wrong hands. Britney Spears was one of the biggest stars of that moment, her second and third albums in particular overflowing with sublime pop gems that I enjoy just as much at 24 as I did at 15. Her latest work, however, does not live up to that peak. Continue reading

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