Britney Spears’ Sound Puts Her Above Competitors

Contributed by getalifeyall:

: A manufactured image? What a tired and trite label. This is the knee-jerk response from critics and pundits everywhere when they can’t explain the appeal of Miss Spears. I guess it helps them sleep at night.

Instead of going the R&B light or pop route of many artists (Justin Timberlake, Hilary Duff), Britney decided to do a dance club album. She’s ventured into the trip-hop arena. Something not too many U.S. artists are doing right now.

There is no screeching, whining or vocal diarrhea ala Christina Aguilera. Spears is not trying to convince others she’s “from the block” like Jennifer Lopez. She doesn’t sample others music in each track like Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles. Britney’s lone track with rappers features the Ying Yang Twins. Certainly they are not your typical collaborators. Southern rap is just now starting to get a chance on radio.

‘In The Zone’ has many sounds. Reggae, trance, techno are all incorporated with hot beats. It’s definitely not your tried and true radio fodder.

She’s predicted to sell over 400,000 copies in her second week though. That’s quite a bit more than her other competitors in their first. Time will tell if this album will appeal to the masses.

I totally agree with what this newspaper said. Britney’s album is fun, sexy and the perfect music to go out and have a good time to. Unlike other artists, Britney doesn’t see the need to change her image overnight and come back as some hard ass wannabe. Britney, like it or not, has mostly stayed the same and keeps giving her fans exactly what we want. Though her music has matured as she has grown, Britney still knows how to get a party going and come out on top.

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10 thoughts on “Britney Spears’ Sound Puts Her Above Competitors

  1. hellahooked says:

    oh my god.. I agree 100%.. This is the best ‘Thoughts & Opinion’, I’ve ever read. In The Zone is an amazing album and yeah, it does put her above her competitors!! Right now about 46% of the second week sales have came in and she has only sold 115,000+.. Hope it, sells around 300,000.

  2. SaNKa says:

    YES! I agree, for once somebody has realized whats good about Britney, and they haven’t just bitched about the bad. What counts is her music, and her latest album is great. In the zone shouldn’t be compared to Stripped, because there both completely different. Stripped has more meaning to the songs, but in the zone is just pure pop music, its great.

  3. amusicfanofsoul says:

    “There is no screeching, whining or vocal diarrhea a la Christina Aguilera.” why the h*ll do people hate on her voice when everyone knows this girl can sing. that just shows how stupid and musically uneducated these people are. what’s the use in writing that if you know for a fact that Christina has the best voice in the biz right now. her screeching can overpower anyone else voice…and it’s called vocal power. a rarity in voices. vocal diarrhea…please…the chick is the best at vocal gymnastics. she can sing circles around anyone that steps to her. this person is just trying to convince people that Christina has a bad voice when in fact she has the most equipped and powerful voice out. harmony, vocal capability, and scale riffs wise….Christina is the best at it. no question…so why bother talking crap that’s not true.

  4. amusicfanofsoul says:

    How has her music matured? her voice is the same as 4 years ago…and her music is just up-beat. and she can’t come back as any hard a$$ because people are still trying to figure out the real Britney now! in order for a song to be reggae or r&b…then the singer has to sing reggae and r&b.

  5. jujusdevilchild says:

    She made a combination of the sounds that were successful in the US & Europe over the past two years. R&B/Pop/dancehall was successful In the US and Techno/pop was successful in Europe. Nothing new nor original. In The Zone is a culmination of other people’s sounds. From trying to R&B to songs that sound like Avril & Sean Paul. It also has a heavy Kylie Minogue influence. She basically just got the producers that produced successful music over the past two years and ran with it. The problem is that the other artists that she’s trying to sound like made better quality music.

  6. amusicfanofsoul says:

    it’s funny that this album is basically for clubs…but even over a year after it’s release…dirrty is still played more…and one of the most played songs in all clubs.

  7. B0rntoplay says:

    “Unlike other artists, Britney doesn’t see the need to change her image overnight and come back as some hard ass wannabe.” I like that. It hate all these bad ass girls who claim they don’t care what others think. Right… I wonder why the keep repeating it over and over every chance they get. Marketing ploy, perhaps? All these stupid people thinking Britney is the only one with a label behind her.

  8. YogiBear says:

    That’s a crock of crap. Yeah she sold over $600,000 worth of her newest album, but her recent single “me against the music” is already on it’s way down the Billboard pop chart. Even Madonna’s star power isn’t going to help Britney’s poor vocal skills.

  9. Xtina-Beautiful says:

    >> why the hell would Britney Spears venture into RnB??!!! RnB requires GOOD VOCALS!!! and we all know spears cannot even sing!!! it is quite pathetic that the only genre where Britney Spears can go into is dance/electronica where a singer’s voice is ALWAYS PROCESSED!!! she needs techno music in order to process her voice if not hide her lack of singing skills! poor Britney! still trying to sing after all these years! LOL!

  10. devil_of_the_paradise says:

    I agree with that in a way but… she is always changing her image. a few months ago,she was stripping off saying that “she is the new her and people got to get used to it” and now she is saying “she don’t wanna strip off because she is so embarrassed”. she cannot decide what to do and that’s y she is in a low mood these days. she is at that period that she COULDN’T FIND HERSELF! But I’m sure she will after a few years.

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