Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Britney Spears: Femme Fatale

"Despite a slew of hit singles and eye-popping sales figures, Britney Spears bas never released an album as coherent from start to finish as her latest, 'Femme Fatale' (Jive). Lack of cohesion clearly hasn't held her back; Spears' records have sold nearly 75 million copies worldwide since her 1999 debut. But the patchwork nature of her previous six albums gave the impression that she was continually casting around for the right sound. She's found it. 'Femme Fatale' -- featuring engineering from Glastonbury native Emily Wright on eight songs, vocal production on five and a co-writing credit on one -- skips the stabs at R&B and sex-kitten pop in favor of booming dance tracks that suit Spears more than anything she's recorded since 'Toxic' on her 2003 release, 'In the Zone.' ... 'Femme Fatale' is heavy on studio wizardry ... courtesy of executive producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, but they keep sight of the songs beneath thumping beats" (Eric R. Danton, "Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' Is Her Best Yet," Sound Check, 3/28/11).
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