Artist: Britney Spears

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Album:Britney

Britney

Britney Spears

Where Britney Spears’s first two albums hewed to the early-’60s formula of one strong single plus a stack of filler—a fair bit of which ended up on the radio anyway—her third justifies itself as a full-length listen. Led by the single “I’m a Slave 4 U,” a Neptunes-helmed piece of electrofunk that promises she’ll do anything you want as long as it’s dancing, the album continues through superior versions of Spears’s poses. Calculated frustration with the adult world? Calculated independence? Sheer celebration? Check, check, and check: “Overprotected,” “Let Me Be,”…

Album:Oops!... I Did It Again

Oops!... I Did It Again

Britney Spears

Yes, she did. Even if the title track’s chorus is a blatant rip-off of the Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb duet, “Woman in Love,” it’s still darn catchy—much more than anything from 1999’s …Baby One More Time (save the album’s fab title tune, of course). With the rest of the 12 songs here, the teen queen pretty much delivers a remake of her last album. Songs like “What U See (Is What U Get)” and “Stronger” show Swedish songwriter-producer Max Martin in his element, churning out another and yet another slick smash with staccato synth beats and heavily…

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