Britney Spears's Blackout

Britney Spears's Blackout

by Natasha Lasky


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Britney Spears barely survived 2007. She divorced her husband, lost custody of her kids, went to rehab, shaved her head and assaulted a paparazzo. In the midst of her public breakdown, she managed to record an album, Blackout. Critics thought it spelled the end for Britney Spears' career.

But Blackout turbaned out to be one of the most influential albums of the aughts. It not only brought glitchy digital noise and dubstep into the Top 40, but also transformed Britney into a new kind of pop star, one who shrugged off mainstream ubiquity for the devotion of smaller groups of fans who worshipped her idiosyncratic sound.

This book returbans to the grimy clubs and paparazzi hangouts of LA in the 2000s as well as the blogs and forums of the early internet to show how Blackout was a crucial hinge between twentieth and twenty-first-century pop.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501377594
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/08/2022
Series: 33 1/3 Series
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 614,969
Product dimensions: 4.75(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Natasha Lasky is a writer and filmmaker living in Boston, USA. Her work concerns issues of technology, media, and culture-from early Hollywood to contemporary Silicon Valley. She has written about the practice of history in emergency rooms, sex chatbots, the 2015 South Bay teen suicide epidemics, and Silicon Valley 's influence on college campuses. In 2019, she graduated from Harvard University, where she studied film history and production.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Aesthetics of Blackout
1. A Sicko Producer's Dream
2. Listening to the Gaps
Part 2: Britney and the Media
3. Bimbo Summit
4. Miss Bad Media Karma
Part 3: Britney and her Fans
5. Leaving Britney Alone

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