Britney Spears - The Singles Collection
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Monday, 14 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

Tags: 2009 | Britney Spears | dance music | pop music | Reviews | The Singles Collection

Britney Spears - The Singles CollectionShe’s just turned 28, but already Britney Spears has already experienced a lifetime’s worth of success and controversy. Success began at 17, when her debut album, …Baby One More Time, and its title track topped the charts worldwide and made Britney became a celebrity whose sophomore album, Oops!...I Did It Again, only cemented her fame. But controversy has always dogged the former Mouseketeer, from her divorce and custody battles to rehab stints and troubles with the law. She even made headlines recently for miming during her Australian tour.

Proof that she remains a pop powerhouse can be found in The Singles Collection—the second greatest hits collection of Britney’s relatively short career. Like 2004’s My Prerogative, it traces her progression from teenage sensation to pop queen. But, since the new collection also includes the singles from Britney’s Blackout and Circus albums, including “Piece of Me” and “Womanizer,” it offers the more grown-up portrait of the singer, from ingénue to worldly, beleaguered woman.

Singles presents Britney’s 17 hits in chronological order, from 1999’s “…Baby One More Time” to 2008’s “Radar.” The emphasis has been placed squarely on upbeat material over slower ballads. The album includes one new song, “3,” about a ménage a trois relationship. Once again, Britney got in trouble and her record company forced her to change the lyrics from “Livin’ in sin is the new thing” to “Livin’ with this is the new thing.” No stranger to danger, Britney remains one of pop’s most colorful and perplexing figures.

December 2009



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 December 2009 10:39 )
 

Reviews

News image

Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Her father Ravi Shankar popularized the sitar, serving as teacher and mentor to George Harrison, who introduced the Indian stringed instrument to Beatles’ music. Anoushka is carrying on that tradition....

News image

Bon Jovi - What About Now

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 14 March 2013

New Jersey’s other famous rock act soldiers on. Bon Jovi came to epitomize hair-metal music in the late 1980s. But singer Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates survived by changing...

News image

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 21 February 2013

Although Crowell played in Harris’ legendary Hot Band in the 1970s, this marks their first official collaboration. It’s a match made in heaven. His sturdy tenor perfectly compliments her pristine...

News image

Elton John - The Diving Board

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 6 October 2013

Elton’s on a creative roll. After the success of his last album, the T-Bone Burnett-produced The Union, on which Elton collaborated with his hero Leon Russell, the Rocket Man has...

Features

News image

Great Lake Swimmers' new energy

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 3 June 2012

For Tony Dekker, recording—like real estate—is all about location. The Great Lake Swimmers frontman has made a habit of working in unusual settings, beginning with...

News image

Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2011 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...

News image

Kobo Town

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Drew Gonsalves laughs about how he had to leave Trinidad to discover the rich calypso tradition of his birthplace. As a teenager, he was far...

News image

k.d. lang - Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee

2013 | Administrator | Monday, 22 April 2013

She arrived like a chinook in the dead of winter. When k.d. lang first blew out of Alberta in the mid-1980s, her look, personality and...