This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Includes a Quicktime video for the song "Overprotected" with outtakes from Britney's first major motion picture relase. Personnel includes: Britney … see full wiki
Cons: Britney's vocals aren't all that great, Bombastic Love!!!
The Bottom Line: This is a pretty good effort from Britney Spears, and I'm sure I'll be reviewing her new album in a few weeks as well.
When Britney Spears first arrived on the music scene in 1998, her debut album, Baby...One More Time was a hit.
3 years later, she released her self-titled third album, Britney, in 2001. The album is full of catchy pop songs and hot dance tracks (thanks to The Neptunes), and is an pretty good album overall.
1) I'm A Slave 4 U Britney collaborated with producers, The Neptunes on this dance track, which was also the first single off the album. I love the beat on this song. Britney's vocals are a bit whiny (as they usually are), but the song is fun to sing along with and is the perfect song to dance to.
2) Overprotected In this song, Britney is frustrated with people who are treating her like a child. The song starts off with Britney singing, "Say hello to the girl that I am/ You're gonna have to see through my perspective/I need to make mistakes, just to learn who I am/And I don't wanna be so damn protected." The sound is more edgier than some of her previous songs, and that makes it one of my favorite tracks on the album.
3) Lonely This song sounds like it would've came off of Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope album. Anyway, this track isn't one of the best, but it's OK. It has a edgy, rock/pop sound to it, and Britney even curses (well, it's blurred out, but still...)!
4) I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman I don't like this song. First of all, the title is sooooo long, and that annoys me. Second, it's a ballad, and Britney's ballads are usually pretty bad. I'm sorry to say this, but girl can't really sing. And her voice is better suited for fast, up-tempo tracks, but in a ballad, it's more obvious that she can't really sing, and then the whole song sorta sucks. Besides Britney's lack of vocal talent, I just don't like this song. It's a sappy song about growing up, and it's sweet and all, but just really, really boring.
5) Boys Another Neptunes produced track, and I like this one too. Again, the beat (which consists of rhythmic clapping) is awesome, and this is another great dance track. Britney goes "sexy" on this song as she sings about meeting a boy in a club, and "gettin' nasty". One of the best tracks on the album.
6) Anticipating This song reminds me of something that would be on Janet Jackson's All For You album. Am I seeing a theme here? Maybe it's Janet and not Madonna, that Britney is trying to emulate. Anyway, this a breezy track about a night out with the girls. I wouldn't say that I really like this song, but I wouldn't skip it either, so my feelings about it are pretty neutral.
7) I Love Rock N' Roll On every Britney Spears album (and yes, I own them all. Stop laughing.) there is at least one remake. I do not know why the remakes are included on every album- because Britney usually does no justice to the original- but this one is probably the best remake she's done. Of course, nothing can compare to Joan Jett's original version, but Britney's isn't half bad.
8) Cinderella This song SUCKS. It's not as bad as Bombastic Love (more on that later), but it's pretty bad. I'm not sure if it's the horrible lyrics (which are so bad, that I refuse to type them), or the music, but this song is bad. Producers Max Martin and Rami can be blamed for this mess (and more on them later, as well).
9) Let Me Be Amazingly enough, it's the lyrics that I like about this song. Britney's songs usually don't have profound, or even very interesting lyrics, but this song is an exception. My favorite lyrics here are, "You try to read me/You try to figure out/You try to breath me/But you can't blow me out." Britney even co-wrote this track (she also had a hand in writing Lonely, Anticipating, Cinderella, and That's Where You Take Me).
10) Bombastic Love ...or as I like to call it, One Of The Worst Songs I've Ever Heard In The History Of Pop Music (yeah..it's really that bad!). This song is an atrocity. The title (Bombastic Love- what the hell?), the lyrics, the music- it all SUCKS. This song doesn't even make any logical sense....it gives me a headache to even think about it. I want to meet Max Martin and Rami just so I can slap the sh*t out of them for making this piece of crap (and if you were taking notes, you remember that they are also responsible for the other stinker on the album, Cinderella. I don't understand- they produce the majority of pop music that we hear on the radio, and sometimes it's good, and other times it's just CRAP, like this song).
11) That's Where You Take Me This is a mid-tempo track, about some amazing guy that Britney is in love with. Since she co-wrote this song, I guess she was thinking about Justin Timberlake. Awww. (Of course, this song was made when they were still together).
12) What It's Like To Be Me Wade Robson and Justin Timberlake team up again for this track (they also collaborated on several tracks for Nsync's album Celebrity). It actually sounds something like a track that'd be on Celebrity, and since I love that album, that's a good thing. This song is pretty good- Justin even beat boxes towards the end.