She needs to STOP getting work done. She really is starting to look like a Real Housewife. </3
She looks OK to me now, but the cheek fillers aren't doing it for me. Otherwise I don't really care as long as she feels confident in her skin. I kind of agree though, I don't want her to break her face.
What am I actually reading in this thread right now? Honestly Britney Jean's singles weren't that big of failures. "Work Bitch" was a hit. No matter how you try to spin it. "Perfume" was a flop but it did okay on pop radio.
The initial hype "Work Bitch" got and the bumps it got when the video premiered (and when Snookie performed it) showed that there is interest in Britney and people do want to give her a chance. Anyone who's watched her public appearances and seen the amazing reception she gets from the audience knows that the public is here for her. She and her team just took that good will and effed it up.
Britney Jean was basically a case of her apathy towards her career finally catching up to her and finally affecting her music. As someone who actually does enjoy good chunks of the album, I can still see it for the subpar product that it is in comparison to her previous albums. The material itself was very demoish in nature and it lacked the polish and quality that is typically attached to the Britney brand. We got way too much Myah Marie (who was mixed in terribly with Britney's vocals), glitches, and the overall production could have been much better. There's even a misspelling on the back cover for goodness sakes. It's not surprising in the least that this album didn't click with the public. She decided to not care so the general public acted accordingly. BJ's commercial performance was deserved but certainly no indication for the future.
Post by upsidedown on Aug 10, 2014 13:17:38 GMT -5
Britney needs to go back to the basics. Honestly while many think it's safe, I think Circus is a great pop album. It was fresh, ahead of its time but also playing what was "in", as well as being classic Britney pop and interesting variations (Mannequin, Mmm Papi are nothing like anything else out there). Drop the EDM and just make great classic pop again and I think she'll be right back on top.
Work Bitch showed people were willing to care but Britney and her team didn't really do anything to make it as big as it could've been.
No to going back to Circus-like album. I feel like the main reason people think fondly back on that era (and the album as a result of this) is b/c it was probably the least cringe-inducing of the post-Blackout eras. BJ's main issue was not the type of music but the lack of effort. Going back to Circus-type sounds won't help if the songs have bad vocal mixing, mediocre production, and glitches. I think BJ had potential. When I listen to songs like Alien, Passenger, etc. I know that there's a really a good song buried somewhere within the glitches and messy production. The effort needed to turn the demoish nature of many of BJ's songs into top quality pop music just wasn't there. I think we all prefer the type of effort that was put into Circus but I don't think its sound (or really any type of different musical direction) is going to help if she's going to pull the type of stunts she did for BJ.
Additionally, ONTD is reporting that Britney is rumored to have a track penned for the upcoming Search Party soundtrack-- called 'All the Way'-- produced by Stargate. The soundtrack will be released through Universal.
Not sure if this was stated yet, but Universal dropped Search Party.
Well, obviously. This is all assuming none of the BJ-type f**kery is gonna happen.
Well assuming that's the case, why settle for another Circus type album? Circus has added some amazing songs to her discography but she's been there done that (multiple times). If she's going to take her music a little more seriously than she did on BJ, why not use it as an opportunity to grow as an artist and experiment with her sound a bit, work w/ some new producers, etc.
I dream of the day where they exec. produce a record of hers. I don't know why that hasn't happened already.
Seriously. They are behind quite a few of her best records, and are generally ahead of the curve soundwise.
That's so true. I also want Bloodshy & Avant to executive produce a Britney album!
Besides them, I also want her to work again with Danja and Mark Taylor. Regarding the latter, "Breathe on Me" and "And Then We Kiss" (the original one that I still don't know why it didn't make the final cut on In the Zone) are two of my favorites songs from her and it would be good if her team brought him back too. However, I also agree that she needs to work with less known producers, like the time she worked with The Outsyders.
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