Contributed by AiRMERiCAxAO:
Admittedly, I’m sick of all these Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera 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.