Britney Spears
In the Zone


3.5
great

Review

by Cassidy USER (3 Reviews)
October 2nd, 2014 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Classic example of skillfully reduced pop music of 00's.

If to be extremely honest and attentive, it's possible to tell safely that "In The Zone" â€" the most mature and bright step of Spears to musical freedom. It's hard to call her previous attempt to growing up with an album "Britney" successful: Spears couldn't justify her emancipation with scandalous performance at 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.Yes, we remember this moment. But it was noticeable that Britney Spears wasn't ready to be filled with confidence to the freedom. Spears didn't despair and made revolution as strong and shattering earthquake of 2003 in the modern pop music. She released her forth studio effort "In The Zone".

The first track "Me Against The Music" which was recorded with Madonna leaves a mixed feeling after listening. Spears' vocals sound like a drunken Jennifer Lopez at creepy karaoke bar. Ultimately, «Me Against The Music» will be less favorite song from the album. "Boom Boom (I Got That)" which follows "Me Against The Music" seems suspiciously similar to the first. Lyrically song is absolutely senseless, written by the vulgar schoolgirl during lessons of literature. Despite a couple of good promising song the lyrics generally befits the unspoken assumptions. For example, fresh and fun party bangerz, "Showdown", "The Hook Up", "Outrageous". They will be in playlists on urban party, but won't remain in memory after you stop a disk.

Acid-house track "Toxic" is the real platinum. The brilliant composition filled with seductive metaphors and fuzzy club beat shows how obvious Spears's musical transition as performer. The intriguing tone worthy to be a soundtrack for "James Bond" was reflected in her scandalous music video. Do you remember her iconic nude look with with diamonds? Some great words like "Intoxicate me now with your lovin' now" will playing in your head after listening. "Toxic" giving the singer "pop credibility" with her music, because song was one of the first mainstream electropop songs to surface.

The ode of masturbation of "Touch of My Hand" provees sexuality of the record. Inspired by Middle Eastern music, Spears begins the story about adventures of the hand. Depeche Mode's reminiscence, "Breathe on Me" isn't simply hot song. Her electric voice is very sensual and shrill, sounds more defiant and mysterious. It's difficult to resist her desires. The singer's vocal literally soars in excessively sentimental "Everytime". Sappy piano beat easily could’ve slotted into any good pop album.

Spears worked with a number of producers, including Bloodshy & Avant, R. Kelly, Moby, The Matrix, P. Diddy. Despite this fact, the overall album composition sounds on a desperate wave of erotic monotony.


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ZackSh33
October 2nd 2014


599 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Better than your first review, but still needs a lot of work. It's easy to tell that english isn't your first language, but keep working at it!



"Spears' vocals sound like a drunken Jennifer Lopez at creepy karaoke bar."



^made me lol

Intothepit
October 2nd 2014


3206 Comments


I read this entire review in a Russian accent.

BallsToTheWall
October 2nd 2014


46416 Comments


Such a pitte.

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RobbaqPL
October 2nd 2014


170 Comments


You forget articles comrade

Storm In A Teacup
October 3rd 2014


14807 Comments


Positive vote because I can only imagine what it would be like trying to write a review in a second language. Good job and good review.

Emim
October 3rd 2014


26764 Comments


"the ode of masturbation"

oh my

TwigTW
October 3rd 2014


1838 Comments


Positive vote because I can only imagine what it would be like trying to write a review in a second language.[2]

Your English gets better with each review--keep up the good work!



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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2015


29566 Comments


are there any dece metalcore covers of "everytime" floating around out there?

mifzal
September 1st 2015


1718 Comments


Toxic aint no guilty pleasure, its a legit song

rufinthefury
September 1st 2015


2318 Comments


Toxic is bomb af

BrushedRed
December 5th 2015


1984 Comments


Love this album. Kinda hate to admit it but it truly is great. 90% of Britney's music is trash but she really nailed it with this one.

mifzal
February 1st 2016


1718 Comments


still quite relevant and better that 99% of today's mainstream pop

Asdfp277
April 3rd 2016


11057 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Everytime" is perfect

Asdfp277
April 22nd 2016


11057 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm surprised at how good this is, "Me Against the Music" is awful so I had low expectations and then it delivers the jams hard like ?????, both "Everytime" and the Above & Beyond remix are flawless and I still don't know how

AaroN911
May 4th 2016


496 Comments


By the taste of your lips i'mm on a riiiiide

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