“Britney Jean” more like “Flop-ney Jean”

Rachael Nevsimal, contributing writer

This year, Britney Spears decided that it was time to try to once again prove to us why she is the queen of pop. Two years after her last release, “Femme Fatale”, Spears is back with her latest album, “Britney Jean”. On numerous occasions, she has described this record as her “most personal” album to date.

Very much of this album is influenced by EDM. Her lead single from the album, “Work Work”, features pulsing dance beats while Spears sings about all the nice things you can get when you work hard. Many other songs have dance elements to them, especially in the choruses.

There were some decent collaborations on this album. She sang the song “It Should Be Easy” with will.i.am, who she did “Scream And Shout” with. “Chillin’ With You” is a song about sisterly adoration featuring vocals from her sister Jamie Lynn Spears.

Britney Spears was able to come out and show her personal side. “Perfume” is the best song on the album. The power ballad features the best vocals of Britney’s career, and expresses emotional vulnerability. “Alien” also channel’s the album’s personal side and is Spears’ favorite song off the album.

After the excitement of her previous album, “Britney Jean” is kind of a let down. Many of the dance songs sound the same and contain the same messages. Her album is also not has personal as she leads it on to be. The album does grow on you after a couple of listens, but it is nowhere near the caliber of “Femme Fatale”. Maybe Britney will come up with a better album after she finishes her Las Vegas residency.