Wow that last article was just a great one.Instinct wrote:Attitude: Why Britney Spears will always be defined by "Blackout"Full article: http://attitude.co.uk/why-britney-spear ... -blackout/Cast your mind back to 2007. It was one of the most memorable years in pop culture history, and one that is constantly referenced a decade later.
Despite the turmoil her life was in, Britney somehow managed to record and release her most critically acclaimed album, which has since gone on to become one of the most iconic pop records ever made, and one that arguably changed the direction of the pop landscape.
Released ten years ago today on October 25th 2007, Blackout saw the star going down a darker, electronic route that fans previously hadn’t heard. Britney was back, she was brunette and she was determined to show that she was no longer the all-American girl next door, but instead a sexually liberated woman who knew exactly what she wanted.
This was an album about getting wasted, going to the club and taking boys home. While this was hardly something new from a pop star, it was the first time it felt like a true representation of the artist. Despite appearing to be anything but on the surface, Blackout truly was the most personal album Britney could have released.
She was living and breathing the lyrics she was singing, and we knew that because the proof was plastered over the front pages of every newspaper in the world falling out of a club on a daily basis.
Blackout marked the moment Britney, for far too fleeting of a moment, took complete and utter control of her career. In fact, it still stands as the only album she’s credited as an executive producer.
While 2007 marked the fall of the world’s most famous teen icon, it also signified the rise of a superstar we could all relate to. Britney was no longer just a blonde Barbie with perfect abs that all the guys wanted. The image of a woman the media had built into this almost unattainable goddess was crumbling in front of the world’s eyes, and in doing so, it was revealing a side to the pop icon that humanised and endeared her to the public.
I love how all of the articles are recognizing how real the album was and how it served as a form of expression for her, also the fact that everyone is aknowledging her role as the executive producer of the album.
"Blackout" is not a sensitive album that will tell you that you are precious and that you are a firework ... In fact "Blackout" is a fierce slutty and dark album about getting wasted, commiting all kind of sins, showing the middle finger to the world, proclaiming yourself a "living legend" and doing all kind of statements that at some point even turns completely autobiographical. This album was pure liberation and attention seeking that makes you feel confident and like a true winner ... What critics are loving right now is that "Blackout" somehow completely represents what Britney Spears was in 2007, its the representation of her life and career at that specific time like if she could copy-paste her life in music format and IMO it can't get more real than that.
Hands down to the most genuine record Britney ever pulled.