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Ooops, she's done it again. We guess Britney Spears really wasn't kidding when she once cooed "I'm not that innocent." Since her rise to stardom in the late '90s, the Kentwood, Louisiana native has transformed from a crush-worthy teen idol to a sexy dance-pop diva and more recently to a divorcee, wayward Mom, and all around tabloid train wreck. Miss Spears' poor judgment aside, the pop tart still knows how to make a hit, exemplified by the success of Blackout's rump shaking lead single, "Gimme More."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Public image is vital to pop stars, but few stars have been so inextricably tied to their image as Britney ...
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Ooops, she's done it again. We guess Britney Spears really wasn't kidding when she once cooed "I'm not that innocent." Since her rise to stardom in the late '90s, the Kentwood, Louisiana native has transformed from a crush-worthy teen idol to a sexy dance-pop diva and more recently to a divorcee, wayward Mom, and all around tabloid train wreck. Miss Spears' poor judgment aside, the pop tart still knows how to make a hit, exemplified by the success of Blackout's rump shaking lead single, "Gimme More."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Public image is vital to pop stars, but few stars have been so inextricably tied to their image as Britney Spears. Think back to ."..Baby One More Time" -- it has an indelible hook but what leaps to mind is not the sound of the single, but how Britney looked in the video as she pouted and preened in a schoolgirls' uniform, an image as iconic as Madonna's exposed navel. Every one of Britney's hits had an accompanying image, as she relied on her carefully sculpted sexpot-next-door persona as much as she did on her records, but what happens when the image turns sour, as it certainly did for Britney in the years following the release of In the Zone? When that album hit the stores in 2003, Britney had yet to marry, had yet to give birth, had yet to even meet professional layabout Kevin Federline -- she had yet to trash her girl-next-door fantasy by turning into white trash. Some blamed Federline for her rapid downward spiral, but she continued to descend after splitting with K-Fed in the fall of 2006, as each month brought a new tabloid sensation from Britney, a situation that became all the more alarming when contrasted to how tightly controlled her public image used to be. The shift in her persona came into sharp relief at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, as she sleepwalked through a disastrous lip-synch of her comeback single "Gimme More," a disaster by any measure, but when it was compared to such previous meticulously staged VMA appearances as her make-out with Madonna in 2003, it made Britney seem like a lost cause and fallen star. All this toil and turmoil set the stage for her 2007 comeback Blackout to be a flat-out train wreck, which it decidedly is not -- but that doesn't mean it's a triumph, either. Blackout is an easy album to overpraise based on the lowered expectations Britney's behavior has set for her audience, as none of her antics suggested that she'd be able to deliver something coherent and entertaining, two things that Blackout is. As an album, it holds together better than any of her other records, echoing the sleek club-centric feel of In the Zone but it's heavier on hedonism than its predecessor, stripped of any ballads or sensitivity, and just reveling in dirty good times. So Blackout acts as a soundtrack for Britney's hazy, drunken days, reflecting the excess that's splashed all over the tabloids, but it has a coherence that the public Britney lacks. This may initially seem like an odd dissociation but, in a way, it makes sense: how responsible is Britney for her music, anyway? At the peak of her popularity, she never seemed to be dictating the direction of her music, so it only stands to reason that when her personal life has gotten too hectic, she's simply decided to let the professional producers create their tracks and then she'll just drop in the vocals at her convenience. Even the one song that plays like autobiography -- "Piece of Me," where she calls herself "Miss American dream since I was 17" and "I'm miss bad media karma/another day another drama," complaining "they stick all the pictures of my derriere in the magazines," as if she wasn't posing provocatively for Rolling Stone as soon as "Baby" broke big -- was outsourced to "Toxic" producer/writers Bloodshy & Avant, who try desperately to craft a defiant anthem for this tabloid fixture, as she couldn't be bothered to write one on her own. Instead, she busies herself with writing the album's two strip-club anthems, "Freakshow" and the brilliantly titled "Get Naked I Got a Plan" surely the successor to such trash-classics as Soundmaster T's "2 Much Booty In Da Pants" and Samantha Fox's timeless pair of "Touch Me I Want Your Body" and "Hurt Me! Hurt Me! But the Pants Stay On". Every piece of gossip in the four years separating In the Zone and Blackout suggests that her head is in the clubs, yet it's still a bit disarming to realize that this is all that she has to say. Britney may not have much on her mind but at least she pockets so deep she can buy the best producers, hiring Bloodshy & Avant, the Clutch and the Neptunes, among others, to help craft an album that cribs from Rhianna's sleek, sexy Good Girl Gone Bad and the chilly robo-R&B of Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds. Emotionally, this isn't a progression from In the Zone, but it is a cannily contemporary dance album, sounding nearly as fresh as Rhianna and JT, even if it's hardly as trendsetting as either. Then again, Britney hasn't set the pace for the sound of dance-pop since her first two Max Martin-driven productions, and her skill -- conscious or not, it doesn't really matter -- has always been to get the right producers at the right moment, which she surely does here. Those producers turn Blackout into a sleek, shiny collection of 12 guiltily addictive dance tracks where the only weak link is Britney herself. Never the greatest vocalist, her thin squawk could be dismissed early in her career as an adolescent learning the ropes, but nearly a decade later her singing hasn't gotten any better, even if the studio tools to masquerade her weaknesses have. Strangely enough, the computer corrections either emphasize her irritating, strangled delivery -- nowhere more so than on "Piece of Me," where she's sharp, flattened, and clipped, the vocoder stabbing at the ears like a pick -- or she disappears into the track entirely, just another part of the electronic tapestry. Naturally, the latter cuts are more appealing, as they really show off the skills of the producers, particularly the Clutch's lead single "Gimme More," Bloodshy & Avant's relentless "Radar," the new wave shimmer of "Heaven on Earth," the stuttering electro-clip of "Break the Ice," or the spare, silly chant of "Hot as Ice." When Britney is pushed to the forefront, she garners too much attention, as she tries too hard to be sexy -- a move she could pull off before, when carefully controlled pictures of her in schoolgirl uniforms, cat suits, and tight jeans filled in the blanks her voice left behind. Now, those images are replaced by images of Britney beating cars up with umbrellas, wiping her greasy fingers on designer dresses, and nodding off on-stage, each new disaster stripping away any residual sexiness in her public image, so when she tries to purr and tease on Blackout she repels instead of seduces. That's the new Britney, and as she's always been an artist who relies on image, her tarnished persona does taint the ultimate effect of her music, as knowledge of her ceaseless partying turns these anthems a bit weary and sad. But if you block that image out -- always hard to do with Britney, but easier to do here since the tracks sound so good -- Blackout is state-of-the-art dance-pop, a testament to skills of the producers and perhaps even Britney being somehow cognizant enough to realize she should hire the best, even if she's not at her best.
Rolling Stone
With a VIP list of puppet masters including Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Bloodshy, she's all vox-tweaked and ready to bring back the stellar heavy-breathers of her youth, from the Berlin-style New Wave disco of "Heaven on Earth" to the stadium-stomping "Ooh Ooh Baby." Melissa Maerz 1/2
Entertainment Weekly - Margeaux Watson
...there is something delightfully escapist about Blackout, a perfectly serviceable dance album abundant in the kind of bouncy electro elements that buttressed her hottest hits (''I'm a Slave 4 U,'' ''Toxic''). [B+]
Billboard - Kerri Mason
The music ranges from shockingly minimal—"Piece of Me" and "Radar" have the synth fugues and smudgy bass of current underground electro and little else—to novelty pop.
Daily News - Jim Farber
The 12-cut disk features wall-to-wall electro-fueled club cuts. There's not a ballad in the bunch. The synth-dance smash single "Gimme More" tips off the rest.

With a VIP list of puppet masters including Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Bloodshy, she's all vox-tweaked and ready to bring back the stellar heavy-breathers of her youth, from the Berlin-style New Wave disco of "Heaven on Earth" to the stadium-stomping "Ooh Ooh Baby." Melissa Maerz 1/2
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 886971907322
  • Catalog Number: 719073

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gimme More (4:11)
  2. 2 Piece of Me (3:32)
  3. 3 Radar (3:49)
  4. 4 Break the Ice (3:16)
  5. 5 Heaven on Earth (4:52)
  6. 6 Get Naked (I Got a Plan) (4:45)
  7. 7 Freakshow (2:55)
  8. 8 Toy Soldier (3:21)
  9. 9 Hot as Ice (3:16)
  10. 10 Ooh Ooh Baby (3:28)
  11. 11 Perfect Lover (3:02)
  12. 12 Why Should I Be Sad (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Britney Spears Primary Artist
Kara DioGuardi Background Vocals
Fred Wreck Guitar, Keyboards
Pharrell Williams Background Vocals
Bloodshy Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Klas Åhlund Bass, Bass Guitar
Nicole Morier Background Vocals
Henrik Jonback Bass, Guitar
Windy Wagner Background Vocals
Keri Hilson Background Vocals
Ezekiel Lewis Background Vocals
Sean Garrett Background Vocals
Candice Nelson Background Vocals
T-Pain Vocals
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Jim Beanz Vocals, Background Vocals
Robyn Carlsson Background Vocals
Corte "The Author" Ellis Background Vocals
Avant Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Clutch Audio Production
Kara DioGuardi Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Tom Coyne Mastering
Mango Programming
Jackie Murphy Art Direction
Pharrell Williams Composer
Britney Spears Composer, Executive Producer
Brian Garten Engineer
Balewa Muhammad Composer
The Neptunes Audio Production
Bloodshy Programming, Audio Production
Klas Åhlund Composer
Freescha Audio Production
Glen Nakasako Art Direction
Nicole Morier Composer
Henrik Jonback Composer
Brian Paturalski Engineer
Keri Hilson Composer, Vocal Producer
Ezekiel Lewis Composer
Corte Ellis Composer
Sean Garrett Composer
Candice Nelson Composer
T-Pain Composer
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes Composer
Miles Walker Engineer
"Fredwreck" Farid Nassar Audio Production
Danja Audio Production
Jim Beanz Vocal Producer
Pontus Winnberg Composer
Jim Carauna Engineer
N. Huntington Composer
M. McGroarty Composer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young Engineer
M. Wallbert Composer
N. Hills Composer
Ezekial Lewis Composer
Christian Karlsson Composer
J Que Composer
Patrick Smith Composer
F. Nassar Composer
J. Washington Composer
Marcella Araica Composer, Programming, Engineer
Avant Programming, Audio Production
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  • Posted July 1, 2011

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    this album has much more darker tone than her previous studio albums

    its great its amazing i give britney spears alot of credit for making this album this proves pop music can and has darker music tones in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty good

    It's better than most of the albums she's put out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    the best album in decades

    since britney spears blows slipknot out of the water she is the best of the best buy this album you will not regret it seriously its just one crazy album her cds are the best of the best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Club Album

    The pop princess has return with an all new album. This has been a feast to gay clubs across the nation, blasting her music. Defiantly proves she is the next Madonna.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    brinet spears rocks!! don't hate on her!!!

    omg this cd is soooooooo awesome!!!!!! my faveorite songs are: "pieace of me" "radar" & "gimme more"!!! she is one of the most best singers to me!! i dont think that anyone will never sound like her!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GOOD.

    I really like this album. Faves: Gimme More, Radar, Break the Ice, and Ooh Baby, Ooh Baby.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    As usual Britney is back with the best. This album is amazing!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRITNEY ROCKS THIS ALBUM!

    As usual Britney delivered a freaking awesome album! Every track is a huge hit. I have always been a big fan of Britney and this is my favorite album of hers by far. Girfriend knows how to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    The whole cd is great.it's her best album yet.EVERYONE should go out and pick this album up the day it comes out.you will not be dissapointed trust me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    With everything going on in her personal life she's popping out hits like a factory on this CD. Every song is good I listened to it on The Leak on MTV and I have found myself singing the songs while I'm at work or in the shower. The old Britney is baaaaacccckkkk!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is amazing! it is fresh, new, and innventive! the innovation in this music is mind bending! the vocals are secondary and the music and the groove is priority! a great album from a person who is not a fan!! way to go and i will buy this cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blackout...is Right

    This piece of pop is well burned to the crisp...like popcorn left in the mircowave,brit has been over processed and has no flavor left...or talent... that little bit she did have "Stronger" was thankful to good producers, here on this BURNOUT disc, we have massive overdubs of heavy bass so every urban kid can junk up their parent's car when cruising the streets at night...no vocal talent or even a real voice left in the bunch of electro over done,I think cher has done this before,style...I think anyone who buys this cd needs to be spanked hard in the head with a JONI MITCHELL record...and then maybe you'll know real talent when you hear it...it's shameful that we have been reduced to this type of pop music. To the Brit Fans...don't just like it coz it's her...you should really understand that she is no where on that disc...it's all producers...and a voice over...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!!!!

    This album is better than i excepted it to be, given the circumstances. Britney has really outdone herself here-most of the songs are outstanding! "Piece of Me" has awesome lyrics about her life under the harsh media scrunity. "Break the Ice" and "Hot as Ice" are also awesome songs with uptempo beats. "Why Should I Be Sad" shows her personal side, as she sings from her heart about her recent marriage and divorce. Overall the album is amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She's Back.

    This album is by far the best pop album of 2007. Despite whats going on in her personal life, this is one of her best albums shes ever made so far. All the songs are filled with fun, creative, hot,dance, bold energy. If your a fan of this type of music buy it because you will enjoy! Britney still has that spark in her. She may be going through problems but she will make it through. Buy the album, it's awesome! Some of my favorites SO FAR are Break the Ice, Ooh Ooh Baby, Piece of Me. Every song is great though. Go buy it. If you like this kind of music, you won't regret it. Welcome back britney!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I have heard the entire album and I must say, it's better than I thought. This will surely be #1 for A LONG TIME! If you liked "Toxic" then you'll like this entire album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gimme More I want more!

    Britney has reinvented her music! This new sound is hot and moody. Definatley her best album. Explicit lyrics, good vibes and excellent catharsis of her character! Even anti-Britney fans will be impressed with the new sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GIVE US MORE!

    "Blackout" brings back what pop culture was missing. While Britney's media struggles gave a lot of people doubt that her music would be terrible, Britney has once again proven the world wrong! This CD contains music that will make it impossible for you to stay seated! By far Britney's best invention yet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    dancetothebeat

    i think the cd is really good and i support britney. the beats are also awesome to dance to...since im a dancer anything with a good beat is great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OMG ! Go out and buy it !

    Britney does it again ! This cd is something Ive been waiting for. A cd filled with good dance music, weather i'm driving or hanging out with friends. The beat keeps me going. After all, It's about the music NOT her personal life. Britney you rock my gayworld !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YOU COULD DANCE YOUR BUTT OFF TO THIS!!!

    I heard the entire album, and I absolutely love it!!!! I could definitely dance to every single one of these songs. I don't agree with how she's running her life right now, but this cd is definitely awesome and I am so buying it on Tues!!!

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