Why Is ‘Me Against The Music’ Impressive?

Contributed by AiRMERiCAxAO:

Admittedly, I’m sick of all these and essays, so call me a hypocrite, but I’m going to express my opinion on Brit’s new song/video from a non-fans point of view.

I caught the last bit of ‘Making the Video: Me Against the Music’. First of all, what has Britney done? I remember she use to be so sweet and beautiful, but it really seems like she’s changing to ‘go with the flow’, which was not something I would have thought her to do.

But onto the actual song. Why is it impressive? Hearing fans’ comments, I expected this WHOA, new, funky sound. But it sounds like a remix of her ‘Boys’, *NSYNC’s ‘Pop’, the Backstreet Boys’ ‘The Call’, and even Aaron Carter’s ‘Not Too Young, Not Too Old’. Of course, I mean the beat. There is nothing original of it. It’s not ‘funky’, ‘new’ or ‘fresh’. It’s the same old, same old. It’s POP, nothing else. No rock-pop, techno-pop, etc. As for the lyrics, they themselves aren’t that bad…If the beat was fresh and Britney had better vocals.

Which brings me to her vocals. On ballads, Britney sounds good. But on upbeat songs, it’s clear that she is a performer, not a singer. Her voice is just not meant for party-type songs. She moaned and groaned through them, just as Christina shrieks and screams her way through her own tracks.

As for the video, again, nothing new. The car’s been done, the party scene’s been done, the tuxes have been done…All with better, more talented artists.

Overall, ‘Me Against The Music’ is nothing special. Not a strong way to kick off a new album.

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11 thoughts on “Why Is ‘Me Against The Music’ Impressive?

  1. Maddfan says:

    “As for the video, again, nothing new. The car’s been done, the party scene’s been done, the tuxes have been done…All with better, more talented artists.” “Overall, ‘Me Against The Music’ is nothing special. Not a strong way to kick off a new album.” Very well said!! Been there, Done that is a great motto for her. There are more talented artists than her but Britney fans are just too blind to see that. They think she’s the ultimate singer and she can sell records. Well you know what?? SHE’S BORING!!! Been there, Done that.

  2. StrippedForever says:

    I agree with this essay 100%. The video and song is a rip-off of ‘The call’, ‘Pop’, and ‘Not Too Young, Not Too Old’. LMAO!! True! Christina rocks.

  3. babet says:

    I so agree. I don’t see anything special about the video either. and I still don’t see how chasing around and being horny for Madonna makes this a good video at all. the best part of the video was the dancing….and they barely showed it. the concept of the video is plain. its like “where’s waldo” only its “Where’s Madonna”

  4. jmd55 says:

    Maybe she should make a video about a slut going to an underground boxing club…and wait maybe be a little Dirrty!!! Psyche…not trying to start a problem I take that back….. I liked Dirrty lol…but I like the video. I think its cool

  5. SJ says:

    “ME AGAINST THE MUSIC” is a waste of radio time. The song is actually annoying. Britney should to something like “I’m A Slave For You” again!

  6. grace_04 says:

    I agree. The song and video is nothing new. Britney’s new song sucks and her album will suck. Its all been done and she’s trying to be new, when she obviously is copying something else or doing something she’s done before.

  7. Stallion says:

    No one is expecting everybody to like it. Just because people are loving the song doesn’t mean you have to right essay about why you don’t like it and how you don’t understand how people like something you don’t like. It took me a while to like the song. Don’t be so quick to call something Britney did pop. At least Britney Spear does something different with her music unlike some people who are fading away right now(Backstreet Boys) Britney Spear is smart enough to do something different to stay in the game away maybe the Backstreet Boys should be taking notes.

  8. justincaseyestwo says:

    First of all, babet, “where’s Waldo”???? I just about spit my drink all over my computer when I read that. Good one. I also absolutely agree with this “essay”. Thanks for not making it as long as the others. I just finished watching TRL and that part about “Today as I watched TRL, Britney brought one of her fans to tears. ……….. she has touched the lives of millions of fans……” made me wonder, oh my God, what did she do????? OK, whoever wrote that learn how to keep things in context. This so-called “touched, crying fan” was just like thousands of other kids that stand outside and scream and cry for every single singer, actor, dancer, performer, comedian etc. I have never ONCE watched this show where there isn’t some fan that’s crying and screaming. What you should have said is that people who feel that other people are so superior to them that they must cry and scream for them are TRULY TOUCHED (IN THE HEAD) and need a little psychiatric help. Give me a break. SEE, this is why this all happens. HYPE!!!! What was said in that last essay and what actually happened were two completely different things. Britney looked like crap. Her looks are going fast. That video is crap. It’s been done hundreds of times.

  9. B0rntoplay says:

    “The car’s been done, the party scene’s been done, the tuxes have been done…” This is what bothers me about people who rip on Britney. I appreciate AirAmericaxO’s opinion, but ripping on Britney because of having cars, dancing, and tuxes in her video is ridiculous. Think about it….those are so broad. If that’s all it takes for a video to be unoriginal, then no video will ever be considered original. You gotta give these artists more to work with. Of course videos aren’t original on the broadest levels, but if you look at MATM, the connection between Madonna and Britney is very original.

  10. Dancer4Life says:

    I would have to agree with this. I’m not even a Britney fan, but she put so much hype in this album and song that I just knew it was going to be something great. I see the video and its not exciting at all. Its obvious that her voice seems to be worse then ever now and is it just me or do Madonna and her seem to kind of look like one another now? Anyway though its a sad excuse for a song and first single.

  11. AiRMERiCAxAO says:

    I didn’t mean that the entire video is necessarily completely unoriginal. What I meant is a lot of fans were making it out to be like this is the most original video ever made and that it will change people’s outlook on Britney…And I just don’t think it will. I know a lot of people who completely lost interest in her after this.

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