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Blackout

October 30, 2007

$9.99
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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Gimme More (Main Version)
4:13
2
Piece Of Me (Main Version)
3:32
3
Radar (Main Version)
3:49
4
Break The Ice (Main Version)
3:16
5
Heaven On Earth (Main Version)
4:52
6
Get Naked (I Got A Plan) (Main Version)
4:45
7
Freakshow (Main Version)
2:55
8
Toy Soldier (Main Version)
3:21
9
Hot as Ice (Main Version)
3:16
10
Ooh Ooh Baby (Main Version)
3:28
11
Perfect Lover (Main Version)
3:02
12
Why Should I Be Sad (Main Version)
3:10


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 25, 2007
  • Release Date: October 25, 2007
  • Label: Jive
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  • Total Length: 43:37
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  • ASIN: B00138GXYU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (449 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,661 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise, it's rather good! November 3, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've never owned any album by Britney Spears, and had downloaded the odd track I liked in the past; "Toxic" and "Slave 4 u", and things would have stayed pretty much that way, if I hadn't read rave reviews from critics whose opinion I respect. I decided to give it a try, and surprise, I quite like it.

Yes, it may be largely down to the assembled team of super producers, and their studio trickery (it features quite a bit of vocoder and vocal distortion), rather than Ms Spears' vocal prowess, but the result is rather pleasant, and guaranteed to get your feet moving.

Opening is the smash hit single "Gimme more", a bouncy synth driven song with a technoi-ish sound in the chorus, and those famous opening words, "It's Britney b***". It is so catchy, I keep listening to it over and over.

Other standouts are "Ooh ooh baby" (nice guitars) which is vaguely remniscent of "Toxic", the quirky Pharrell penned/produced "Why should I be sad", which is the closest thing to a ballad, "Get naked (I got a plan)", and the brilliant eurodisco stomper "Heaven on earth" which would make Giorgio Moroder smile.

Some of the lyrics attempt to touch on parts on her life; "Piece of me" deals with the media obsession with her, "I'm Mrs. Lifestyles of the rich and famous / You want a piece of me / I'm Mrs. Oh my God that Britney's Shameless / You want a piece of me / I'm Mrs. Extra! Extra! this just in / You want a piece of me", while on the skeletal marching groove of the Gwen Stefani-ish "Toy soldiers" she seems to diss her ex, stating that "This time she needs a real soldier, and she's sick and tired of toy soldiers" (in a cartoon-ish voice).

If she keeps releasing music this good, she just might succeed in blacking out all the negative press! A fun record which succeeds.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Britney's done it again! October 30, 2007
By Dan :)
Format:Audio CD
As a huge Britney fan, I waited a very long time for her to release a new CD, and I have to say that the wait was well worth it. "Blackout" is just as good as any other record by Britney (even when I do think that there will never be a CD as good as "In the Zone").

Every single song has a great beat and amazing lyrics, and I couldn't find a single song in the whole cd that I disliked. All of them are simply great! I specially liked the songs "Piece of Me", "Radar", "Break the Ice" and "Ooh Ooh Baby".

I also noticed, while listening to it, that "Blackout" is pretty much about 'going back like nothing happened'; Britney is trying to show us with this record that she is the same amazing performer she was a few years ago even with all the scandal that has been going around her lately, and that parenthood doesn't stop her from still being sexy and sing about anything she wants to, just like she says in the song "Piece of Me": 'I can't see no harm in working and being a mama'

So I'd just like to recommend this CD to everyone so that you all go and buy it, and please don't listen to anyone who says that this is a bad CD, because that's not true, this is some of Britney's best work and anyone who liked her previous cd's will not be disappointed.

And, well, what else can I say?... (as Britney says herself in the first song of the CD): "It's Britney, b!tch"
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43 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stellar Release From Britney Spears December 2, 2007
Format:Audio CD
It's been 4 years since pop tabloid sensation Britney Spears has released a solo CD. "Blackout" marks Britney's return to the pop music world. The first single released from "Blackout," was the club friendly track "Gimme More." Radio loves the single and it's proof that Britney is definitely back in the music industry. "Blackout" is a mix of electronica, R&B and club tracks. On the song, "Piece of Me," Britney declares that she has been the American Dream since she was 17. The song could easily be a radio single as Britney fights back at the tabloids.

"Break The Ice," is a melodic club friendly song that will strike a chord with Britney's audience. Fans of her third album, "In The Zone," will appreciate this song about meeting a new love interest. "Heaven On Earth," is an electronica inspired fast paced song.

Britney, who is now 25 years old, definitely shows off her adult side on "Blackout." Song's on the songs "Get Naked," and "Freakshow."

The songs on "Blackout," have powerful tracks and Britney's vocals are very melodic and sometimes hypnotic. People who thought Britney might come back with a sad CD because she just went through a divorce are all wrong.

Britney addresses her personal life on the Neptune's produced song "Why Should I Be Sad." Britney is a survivor and isn't letting her personal life or the tabloid drama that follows her from stopping anything.

Britney brought her "A" game to "Blackout." The upbeat tracks will keep people on the dance floor for hours and are sure to be popular with fans both old and new. When listening to "Blackout," you can hear that Britney has been inspired by artists such as Madonna, and Pet Shop Boys.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Legendary Ms. Britney Spears November 2, 2007
Format:Audio CD
If this were another time and another era and if Britney Spears weren't "Britney Spears," this album would be selling like Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Because "Blackout" really is her best album. She really is one of the best commercial Pop artists ever. Britney has certainly had some of the more recognizable Pop songs over the past 10 years like "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!...I Did It Again." As a recording artist and celebrity, she has captured the public's imagination on multiple levels.

Britney Spears has gotten notably better since her debut album. I think the first signs of evolution were with 2003's "In the Zone" and now once again with her 2007 release "Blackout." Where she has succeed and where some of her young peers haven't is that she's been able to stamp her image and persona on every song like Michael Jackson and Madonna have done. Even though slick producers like Timbaland's protégé Nate "Danjahandz" Hills (Gimme More) along with Bloodshy & Avant (Piece of Me) deserve at least half of the credit on the album "Blackout," without Britney Spears on these tracks they just don't sell. She's the secret ingredient on all of these songs. Only she could get away with something called "Get Naked (I Got a Plan)."

After 83 million albums sold WW, Britney knows her game very well and it's most evident on "Blackout." As a recording artist, she gets what works for her and what doesn't. We're not going to hear her trying to warble her way through Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston power ballads. Let's face it, some people try and it just doesn't work. Britney knows what her strengths and weakness are like Madonna does and she plays to them perfectly on "Blackout." She's a Dance/Pop artist and she has never pretended to be otherwise.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Britney Spears Blackout
This a great album i like all of the songs favorite ones are Piece Of Me and Gimme More and Hot As Ice and Ooh Ooh Baby and Heaven On Earth and Radar
Published 11 days ago by 636dopat
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Britney It Has To Be Good
If you like her other albums then blackout is another one to have you must own.
It has gimmie more , piece of me , & break the ice.
Published 1 month ago by Chad Frey
5.0 out of 5 stars def. worth the purchase!
if you're a diehard Britney fan like myself, you need to have the Japanese version of this album! Outta This World is an off the hook track only available on this edition..
Published 1 month ago by Joseph V
4.0 out of 5 stars Blackout review
Enjoyed these songs from Britney, but don't remember a standout song. The beat and Britney's tone quality are always excellent though.
Published 2 months ago by AMM
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Britney Album
Whats not to love about this album? Its the old britney we all miss. I wish she would team with danja again
Published 3 months ago by Jimmy Gonzales
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my wifes favorites.
Apparently this is one of the better Briitney Spears albums that there are. One of my wifes and sisters favorites to listen to in the car.
Published 3 months ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Britney spears
I had to buy my own perfume from her my parents wouldn't buy it she is just an inspiration to me
Published 4 months ago by hanna hawkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best work
By far her best album (with In the Zone coming in second), and her only album to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Read more
Published 6 months ago by kjl
5.0 out of 5 stars Britney Spears Blackout Review
Love the songs on the album always have been a Britney Spears fan and this album did not disappoint and love almost every track on it.
Published 6 months ago by Tyrel
5.0 out of 5 stars A Surprisingly Good Album
I normally do not review music cd's but I had to do one on this one because I was amazed at how good this one is. Read more
Published 6 months ago by The Tech Fanatic
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