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    Britney Spears Blackout

    Try mixing drugs with alcohol, divorce, rehab, two kids under the age of five and K-fed. The result; the most underrated comeback album of the year.

    Despite vicious rumors that flooded news stands for weeks after a drug-infused VMA performance, Britney’s back. ‘Blackout’ may not be hitting it out of the ballpark when it comes to the Billboard charts, but since when did that matter? ‘Blackout’ is maxed with enough club banger hits to keep the dopamine flowing all night long, even without the drugs.

    If ‘Gimme More’ wasn’t enough to get you hooked, ‘Radar’ will intoxicate you. Not only are the lyrics enticingly seductive, the beat is hypnotizing. Britney moans ‘Whether you like it or not, it ain’t gonna stop,’ leaving you panting for more. ‘Radar’ is an instant crowd pleaser, but don’t worry, the party won’t stop here.

    Remember the 80’s hit with the robotic tone and the lyrics that went something like, ‘You spin me right round, baby’? Britney does, too. ‘Heaven on Earth’ borrows a similar beat from the Dead or Alive single, ‘You Spin Me Around (Like a Record),’ but quickly progresses right back into a digital techno song that the pop princess is famous for rocking. This track breaks away from the theme of the album, with love sick lyrics that are sure to provoke even more tantalizing rumors about Mrs. ex-Federline’s love life.

    Until now, Britney’s hard partying ways were reserved for the imagination. ‘Freakshow’ and ‘Get Naked (I Got a Plan)’ are tracks to be played at those late night hotel parties that Britney notoriously hosts. Both tracks possess unique beats all their own, but the message, on the other hand, is quiet suggesting. For the purpose of the prohibition of vulgarity, I will refrain from divulging any further.

    Brit may be shameless, but she pays her respects to those who helped her travel down the road to fame. The first example is evident on the newly released radio hit, ‘Piece of Me.’ The lyrics to this song could not be more obviously dedicated to a group of people that have helped the blonde bombshell during her time of desperation.

    Britney expresses her appreciation for the altruistic actions of the beloved paparazzi through lyrics like ‘She’s too big, now she’s too thin,’ and ‘When getting the groceries, no, for real, are you kidding me?” But true to her innate ability to make the unbelievable come to life, Britney saves the best for last.

    The last track on the album is dedicated to none other, then Mr. Kevin Federline. ‘Why Should I be Sad’ is just another reason to love both ‘Blackout’ and ‘Mrs. Extra! Extra! This just in.’ The lyrics fit perfectly into the schema for the ultimate breakup song. The song exposes the deceitful tactics of K-Fed and puts an end to the rumors and speculations behind the duo’s fleeting marriage.

    Whether you like it or not, Britney is a ‘living legend, you can look but don’t touch.” Yes, ‘Blackout’ hit stores just over a month ago, but the media has conveniently shifted its focus towards exposing Brit’s personal tragedies in exchange for a hearty profit.

    If the paparazzi took the day off, fans might actually get the chance to listen to Ms. Spears’s music and the starlet might actually get the recognition she deserves.

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