Britney Spears
Oops!...I Did It Again


3.0
good

Review

by Mekkalayakay USER (11 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 91 replies | 16,423 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


2 of 8 thought this review was well written

Face it, Britney Spears' music is catchy. Yes, it isn't catchy to a lot of us (here at Mx) but she is one of the biggest pop idols in the world. No, she does not write her own music, but the people that do are the masters behind simple, catchy song writing. Yes, I do have two of her albums, and I am not ashamed. I have said nothing about liking either of the albums, or listening to them frequently. Of course, the highest possible rating this album could get is a 2.5 if you include Britney's singing, and I am not going to base it off of this, because I know you all hate this artist. I do not specifically enjoy it either, but I want you to listen to the actual songwriting. That is how I will base this review. So before you bash me on giving these songs such high ratings, read through this first, so you know how I am approaching this review.

1. Oops!...I Did It Again: Starts off with very well produced layering of Britney's voice, and a simple drumbeat. If you listen closely, you can hear some nice bass in this song. Yes, I do not enjoy the lyrics much, but the songwriting is almost genius. Simple, but amazing. Overall Songwriting: 4/5

2. Stronger: Starts off with an annoying synthesized (thing), which continues througout the song. I really hate this song actually. Not just the song overall, but the songwriting is not even close as well done as Oops... But I will not deny that the producing in Britney Spear's cd's is amazing. 2/5

3. Don't Go Knockin' On My Door: This song is actually very catchy. I really like the music in this song. Drums=good, keyboard thing is good :(, and bass is very well done. The chorus in this song is quite stupidly written in my opinion, but how everything mixes together is brilliant. These people behind the singer are amazing. 4/5

4. I Can't Get No) Satisfaction: Of course, she really butchered this song. Even the music sucks. I really cannot be fair when viewing this song, because it is so bad... Producing is the only plus in this song. 1/5

5. Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know: Another catchy, slower song. With weird synth effects at the beginning. Production=superb, drum machine is very well programmed. The bass is harder to notice, but it is also well mixed. Even Britney's voice isn't bad in this song. One of the better ones. 4/5

6. What U See (Is What U Get): A typically written pop-song (specifically Britney) Nothing special here. Very plain bass line, along with drum machine, and it just has very low standards compared to some of the songwriting on this song. 1/5

7. Lucky: I think this was the second single. I don't specifically like Britney's voice, but the music isn't bad. Great guitar, especially how they mixed it. Drum machine isn't specifically original or great, and neither is the chorus. This is one of those middle-written songs. Not really great, but better than the crappy ones. 2.5/5

8. One Kiss From You: Starts out with a very weird faded in, mixed guitar, and drum machine. Not another one of my favorites. The bass isn't bad in this song though. Neither is the guitar, but the pre-chorus is definately catchy, along with the chorus. 3/5

9. Where Are You Now: Beautiful intro. Very well produced, with good acoustic guitar, and weird jingly effects. :o But this song is beautiful, and well written. A bit of the typical effects in slow, pop songs, but one of the better songs on this album. 4/5

10. Can't Make You Love Me: Typical Spears song. Bass is nice in this song, along with the guitar effects (can't tell if that was actually done, or if it was mixed/produced that way) Chorus is catchy. Not extremely well written, but very catchy, and I don't see why this song didn't get radio play. 3/5

11. When your Eyes Say It: Very synth intro. With a cool drum machine beat. Britney is "whispering in your ear" which would give any man a bone. Just admit it. :eek: Another catchy song. Typical pop song though, which is the only minus. Drum machine is groovy though. 3.5/5

12. Dear Diary: Nice keyboard intro (of course it isn't technical ;) ) but very well written. Britney is talking about her diary. What a fag. But anyway, the keyboard is good in this song, and it is really one of the only instruments used in the verse, besides a few more jingly effects, and a keyboard-based orchestra, which makes a nice effect. But this song is catchy, and I like it. 4/5

Musically, these people behind the main singer are brilliant. In order to write very catchy, simple stuff, you have to know how to write complicated stuff, and this is why I give these people respect.

Overall rating.

3.2/5

Thank you for reading my review.

-Mekk



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sr800bkBassist
September 14th 2004



115 Comments


good review. i think it deserves a 3 though, not 3.5.

Mekkalayakay
September 14th 2004



167 Comments


I thought it deserved a rating in between 3 and 3.5, so it got a 3.2

;)

YDload
September 14th 2004



1207 Comments


Where the hell have you been?

robnathanson
September 14th 2004



93 Comments


good review, but it's not something I'd listen to

superpeer
September 14th 2004



257 Comments


You disappear for months and then you come back reviewing Britney Spears??

I'm seriously wondering exactly where you were.

Mekkalayakay
September 14th 2004



167 Comments


[QUOTE=YDload]Where the hell have you been?[/QUOTE]

Away from the internet. :eek: Concentrating on school. But in times of boredom, I have no choice but to come to this site.

I'm afraid I will never be very active anymore

But I'll keep coming back.


[Quote=SuperPeer][insert the shit I said here[/quote]

Psh. I disappeared less than a month ago. The 22 of August was my last posting date.


Damn Belgians. Get your information right. :-*


But I admit it is quite strange reviewing Nile and Britney Spears within minutes of each other.

superpeer
September 14th 2004



257 Comments


School? What's that? :confused:

br3ad_man
Emeritus
September 14th 2004



2125 Comments


Good review man

Mekkalayakay
September 14th 2004



167 Comments


[QUOTE=Superpeer]School? What's that? :confused:[/QUOTE]


School=education. High School.

Maybe I lost my sense of sarcasm.

ZEROthirtythree
September 14th 2004



234 Comments


This is my least favorite Britney Spears album. "Stronger" is my favorite, though it's a pretty mediocre song.

superpeer
September 14th 2004



257 Comments


[QUOTE=Mekkalayakay]School=education. High School.

Maybe I lost my sense of sarcasm. [/QUOTE]

Uh huh.

Probably all the Britney Spears. ;)

Dark Hero
September 14th 2004



160 Comments


Sorry, I didn't know so many people liked Britney Spears here at the forums.

Per Ardua Ad Astra
September 14th 2004



106 Comments


Nice Review. Nobody should be shocked by this review, we all know that Iced Earth's albums have subliminal messages saying 'Listen to Britney Spears.'

Bartender
Emeritus
September 14th 2004



826 Comments


I always thought there was something weird about that Schaffer guy.

Win A Rabbit
September 14th 2004



60 Comments


i thought this would be a flame-fest (i think i just made that up?) but its actually a good review. i would never buy a britney spears record, and chances are ill never actually enjoy one of her songs, but nice review.

The JoZ
September 14th 2004



345 Comments


I actually like the synthy thing in "Stronger"...

And you get a 5/5 for having the balls to review this album. :thumb:

Win A Rabbit
September 14th 2004



60 Comments


^i agree, it does take balls

mono_890
September 15th 2004



4 Comments


Yeah man, i gotta give you major props for the review.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
September 15th 2004



4927 Comments


Indeed good review.

Sep
September 15th 2004



297 Comments


Very good review. I actually like Toxic, and I think she's a very good singer. And she's very hot. :thumb:



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