November 23, 2008

My Circus Review

Britney Spears' 6th studio album, Circus (duh!), will be released in just one week! And, although I've already heard all of her new material, I can't wait to hold a copy of it in my hands! So, to encourage everyone to not only buy the album, but to get excited about it, here's my song-by-song review:

1. Womanizer - You've all heard it, and I'm sure you love it! This song sets the tone for the entire album. It's sexy, upbeat, and empowering.

2. Circus - The second single, and title track, channels a new age Madonna and the brand new Britney. It's about being a performer and being in control. Plus, the bridge is amazing!

3. Out From Under - Though this song is a cover, it's a sweet ballad for Brit. If you liked "Shadow," you'll like this.

4. Kill The Lights - In this song, Brit turns the tables on the photogs. It's got a great beat and the chorus reminds me of a song JT did with Timbaland called "Bounce."

5. Shattered Glass - This song is a little outdated, like, it could have easily been on one of her earlier albums. But, I would be lying if I said I didn't love the chorus.

6. If U Seek Amy - This was one of the first songs I heard from the album and it still holds up as my favorite! I la la la love this song! It's fun and flirty.

7. Unusual You - This is a brilliant slow song, and it takes on the edgy feel of "Mad World." It's very addictive, and Britney sounds awesome singing it!

8. Blur - An attempt at "Early Morning" part 2, but she doesn't quite pull it off. Sorry B, but I'm not feelin' this one.

9. Mmm Papi - I hated this song at first, mainly because I heard rumors that it was about Adnan Galhib. But once I pushed Adnan out of my mind, and ignored the strange talking segments, I really started to like it. Then, I heard it really wasn't about Adnan and I liked it even more. It's really upbeat and I like the guitar!

10. Mannequin - An upbeat pop song. Need I say more?

11. Lace And Leather - A sassy mix of a cute and sexy Britney. For some reason, this song makes me think of "Anticipating," one of my all-time favorite Britney songs to sing!

12. My Baby - I'll admit it, I'm not a fan of this song. It's sweet, she wrote it about her children, but it doesn't have a good melody.

13. Radar - I don't know why this song is being re-released, but we all know it from Blackout.

14. Rock Me In (bonus track) - I can just imagine this song playing during an opening of The Hills. It's very pop, with a touch of rock and a pinch of futuristic drama. I bet you'll find yourself clapping along to the beat.

15. Phonography (bonus track) - This song is so very *Nsync "Digital Get Down!" I wasn't sure about it at first, but after the second listen I fell in love with it! It has a dark feel to it, and Britney's voice sounds great!

16. Amnesia (unreleased/import) - Sure, this song will make a great girly sing-a-long, but it doesn't have many layers, music wise. And, it reminds me of a Christmas song.

17. Trouble (unreleased/import) - This should have been on her "B in the Mix" remix album. Enough said.

18. Quicksand (unreleased/import) - Again, not my favorite song, but catchy.

19. Rock Boy (unreleased/import) - This song's a bit forgettable. It's not bad, but can be easily overlooked. I can see why she didn't put it on the album.

Overall, the good songs are really good, while the "bad" songs are at least worth a listen. Brit deserves the number one spot on the Billboard charts with this album. Buy it, December 2nd y'all!

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