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  • Originally posted by Frederic
    The video for Hold It Against Me is her best by far.
    I wouldn't call it her best one myself, but it is certainly a very good one! And the song itself is still a massive tune.
    i wanna see you on your knees, wanna see you begging

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    • Originally posted by GetBack
      "Up 'n Down" was a forgotten single! It's amazing!
      Yes!
      Femme Fatale was that kind of album to milk. Sooo many amazing pop songs but releasing Criminal was an awful. They probably wanted to put an end to that era.
      So many hits that were waiting to happen but never got the chance (Inside Out, Big Fat Bass, Up n Down, Gasoline).
      I believe that Big Fat Bass could've been huge !
      I wanna Go was a safe choice but it probably is one of the "weakest" tracks on the album.

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      • "Femme Fatale" could have indeed produced more hits. The album had more than enough material to pull one of those long eras with 6-8 singles.

        I think they were done with promotion after the tour ended, and probably didn't see the point of keeping promoting the project.

        Regarding "Criminal" it was actually picked as the 4th single because of her own fans via a voting poll, that was the song her fans voted for.

        IMO it was a nice single to close the era, she would have gotten a bigger hit with either "Up N Down" or "Inside out" for sure, but this at least was the most "human" single from the album that didn't rellied on heavy dance beats, overproduction, and formulas. It was certainly quite refreshing after two extremely generic songs such as "Till the world ends" and "I wanna go".
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        • I've completely fallen back in love with this album. There are some songs that are trash (Drop Dead, Big Fat Bass), but others are just amazing (Scary, Don't Keep Me Waiting, Gasoline, Trouble for Me, etc etc)
          ? Girls' Generation ?
          ? HyoYeon ? Britney Spears ?

          Girls' Generation is the best-selling girl group of all time.

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          • Drop Dead is trash but at least, it is well-produced, fun and has its lyrical moments.
            It's my guilty pleasure, tbh.

            + It had the best performance on FF Tour if you ask me.
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            • Originally posted by Mainshow
              Drop Dead is trash but at least, it is well-produced, fun and has its lyrical moments.
              It's my guilty pleasure, tbh.

              + It had the best performance on FF Tour if you ask me.
              Oh yes! I love "Drop Dead"! and i really love "Selfish"!!!
              And the 8th day God created KYLIE!!! <3

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              • There isn't a real bad track on this album. There some more basic songs than others but overall a fun album from start to finish.

                If only it hadn't been so processed :( .. It would've been her 3rd masterpiece after "In the zone" and "Blackout".

                "Don't keep me waiting", "He about to lose me", "Selfish", "Seal with a kiss", "Trip to your heart", "Hold it against me" and "Criminal" are my favorite songs on it.
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                • Her best album.
                  #Pray4AL6

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                  • I actually think Drop Dead is almost Britney Jean level bad :-?

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                    • Inside Out and Up N Down were my jams tho.

                      Everything else I probably won't ever play. But this was a cute album to get BrintyJean some hits.

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                      • Originally posted by MrLeonix
                        There isn't a real bad track on this album. There some more basic songs than others but overall a fun album from start to finish.
                        Exactly!
                        And the 8th day God created KYLIE!!! <3

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                        • Praise to FF's only music challenging single !!

                          Billboard has revealed a list of the moments that have defined the 10s decade in music (so far) and "Hold it against me" was one of those defining moments recognizing its impact in the music industry:


                          The 75 Moments That Defined the Decade in Music (So Far)

                          January 29, 2011: Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
                          Britney Spears' Femme Fatale lead single, helmed by the early-'10s dream team of Max Martin, Dr. Luke, and Bonnie McKee, immediately returned the pop legend to the top of the charts with her first release of the new decade. But the success of "Hold It Against Me" would have implications well beyond the artists involved: The song was one of the first major hits to employ a dubstep breakdown, establishing the largely underground EDM phenomenon within the pop mainstream. Soon, smashes by Justin Bieber, Flo Rida and JAY-Z and Kanye West would drop down the rabbit hole after Britney. -- A.U.
                          Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/colum ... decade-10s

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                          I'm glad that its no us the fans (we were called delusional) but its the industry itself the one that recognizes "Hold it against me" impact in the dubstep scene paving the way for many things that came after in the music industry sound.

                          Complaints to Billboard. Thanks.
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                          • More rocognition to "Femme Fatale"! Just 4 months ago Billboard listed "Hold it against me" as one of the moments that defined this decade in music .... And now they have picked "How I roll" as one of the 10 best deep cuts of the 21st century by Pop stars.





                            In a musical world like pop, where the genre's very name puts the emphasis on popularity, the deep cut is always at risk of being overlooked. For the world's biggest pop stars, the hit single is forever paramount, with their non-singles carrying an air of relative unworthiness.
                            But as any true pop stan knows, the smashes only ever tell half of an artist's story. The real stuff of cult devotion is found in the album tracks, the soundtrack and compilation contributions, the bonus tracks -- the deep cuts. Without them, the pop star is only the sum total of what the public already knows about them. With them, they become three-dimensional artists, worthy of near-worship.

                            To pay tribute to these lesser-celebrated gems hiding in plain sight within the pop sphere, Billboard has compiled a list of our 100 favorite deep cuts from pop stars this century. We define a deep cut as anything that wasn't released as an official single in the U.S. -- promo singles are OK, as long as they don't have an official video that's more than just a bunch of strewn-together concert footage, as are international-only singles. Songs from albums before 2000 were ineligible, though, as were ones from 2017, since there's still time for them to be tabbed as singles.

                            As for "pop star," that's a little trickier. We generally tried to apply our hyper-subjective Four-Song Test: As in, if you were talking to a fan who's casually paid attention to pop music this century, would you expect them to know at least four songs this century by (or featuring) the artist, without knowing whether they were actually a fan? If so, they're probably in, if not, they're most likely out. (So sorry, Carly Rae fans -- not queen of this list.) Of course, the word "pop" itself is pretty open to interpretation, and sometimes we just had to ask ourselves: Would we ever refer to this person as a pop star in conversation? (That's why Drake is on this list, for instance, but not Kendrick Lamar.)

                            You may or may not agree with our definition, but we think you'll agree with the songs -- buried treasures, should've-been singles, and oddball jams that show you a side of your favorite superstar that you never knew existed. Dive in to the deep end of the pop world with us.
                            9. Britney Spears, "How I Roll" (Femme Fatale, 2011)
                            Femme Fatale, Britney Spears' first album of the 2010s, came at the right time, with the right sound. While singles “Till the World Ends” and “Hold It Against Me” approximated the EDM drop-oriented pop music of the moment, the buzzing, glitching and popping “How I Roll” stood out as antithetical to the rest, a precursor to the hyper-gleam of PC Music and a rebuff of the scientifically engineered precision of the day. It’s chaotic and bizarre, and remains one of the best songs she’s ever made. -- S.J.H.

                            Source: https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... m=referral
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                            • Still has some good bops
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                              • Those are not exactly my favorite Britney songs and I think they missed some amazing album cuts (Breathe On Me, Touch Of My Hand, Cinderella, Get Naked, Change Your Mind, etc), but I'm glad that she made it as high as #9! I've noticed that How I Roll seems to be getting a lot of praise lately. Two other articles have praised it in the past couple of months. This one in particular praised How I Roll along with If I'm Dancing and Coupure Electrique. Critics seem to appreciate her "weird", experimental tracks, which is cool to see.

                                Given that the media frenzy surrounding Britney would continue well into what should have been Blackout’s reign of supremacy, the album was the singer’s first to not arrive at Number 1 on the Billboard album chart. Circus, which arrived 12 months later, was a more commercial but conservative effort devoid of its predecessor’s nihilism. And although glimmers of Blackout’s darkness have lingered, the MO for the next few years was to show that Britney Spears, a divorced mother of two, was still the poster girl for America’s contradicting obsession with chastity and provocation. Really, it wasn’t until 2011’s Femme Fatale – which nestled commercially pulsing EDM of “Till The World Ends” with outlandish panpipes of “Criminal” and the skittish “How I Roll” – and later 2016’s Glory – with its mesh of trop-pop with the weirdly frenetic hyper-pop on songs like “If I’m Dancing” and the ominous and melancholic electro on French language “Coupure Électrique” (which, as it happens, translates to “power cut” or “blackout”) – that carried on Britney’s penchant for colouring out of pop’s presumptuous box.
                                http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/artic ... rospective

                                And there's this one as well

                                Then there’s “How I Roll.” No major pop star has released a song that sounds anything like this, before or since—the production dips and weaves, riding a bubbly loop built of strange pops, manipulated breaths, and tinny hand claps. It sounds like Aphex Twin. In the years since this song came out, forward-thinking electronic artists like PC Music have built entire careers on exploring the kind of otherworldly pop textures Spears is working with here. Charli XCX’s “Vroom Vroom” is more or less a direct descendent. She was ahead of them all.
                                http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/ ... ciation/#_

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                                • Inside out <3
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                                  • I've actually always liked hte album cover

                                    Although this was very robotic like and generic, it's a great pop album <3
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                                    • Originally posted by Frederic
                                      The video for Hold It Against Me is her best by far.
                                      Eh I like her look but the video itself to me was kinda cheap and a bit boring...
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                                      • Originally posted by MusicRecords
                                        Originally posted by Frederic
                                        The video for Hold It Against Me is her best by far.
                                        Eh I like her look but the video itself to me was kinda cheap and a bit boring...
                                        It wasn’t boring or cheap at all, it was just poorly executed and she looked awful. The concept was actually brilliant.

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                                        • Originally posted by Instinct
                                          Originally posted by MusicRecords
                                          Originally posted by Frederic
                                          The video for Hold It Against Me is her best by far.
                                          Eh I like her look but the video itself to me was kinda cheap and a bit boring...
                                          It wasn’t boring or cheap at all, it was just poorly executed and she looked awful. The concept was actually brilliant.
                                          Yeah I can agree with that...plus all the product placement ugh
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                                          • Re: Britney Spears | Femme Fatale

                                            The til the world ends dance video is one of my favs of hers.
                                            Love you like a love song!

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                                            • Originally posted by BehindBreakaway
                                              The til the world ends dance video is one of my favs of hers.
                                              Yass generic song but great vid
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                                              • I think the track listing should have been like this:

                                                Hold It Against Me
                                                Up n' Down
                                                I Wanna Go
                                                Drop Dead Beautiful (featuring Sabi)
                                                Trouble for Me
                                                How I Roll
                                                Selfish
                                                He About to Lose Me
                                                Inside Out
                                                Trip to Your Heart
                                                Criminal
                                                Till the World Ends

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                                                • A pop masterpiece that invented pop.
                                                  Britney Spears • Janet Jackson • Christina Aguilera • Michael Jackson • Selena Gomez • Hilary Duff • Taylor Swift • Justin Timberlake

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                                                  • Originally posted by JeremySpears View Post
                                                    A pop masterpiece that invented pop.


                                                    The North American fans kinda hate this album though, on the other hand this particular era was very liked and welcomed among her fanbase here in Latin America, for some reasons her hispanic fans loved this era a lot.

                                                    Love it or hate it, this was her last relevant era.
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