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Britney Spears

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Britney Spears: Single of the Yearn

Profile and Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 26 February 1999

Who is Britney Spears, and why should the world be grateful that TLC are missing in action? Read on ...

Britney Spears: Baby One More Time (Jive)

Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 6 March 1999

I WOULDN'T, actually. Jailbait. Pastels. Popsox. Mall rat. Sure, all the obvious jokes cover up the fact that this is a document of pure venality. ...

Britney Spears: Inside the Mind (and Bedroom) of America's Teen Queen

Profile and Interview by Steven Daly, Rolling Stone, 15 April 1999

The child navigates becoming a woman while the former Mousketeer courts worldwide fame ...

Britney Spears: Psychobabble

Interview by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 19 June 1999

"Psychoanalyse me, baby, one more time," she asked, and so it was that Britney Spears ended up on the Psychobabble couch ...

Britney Spears: Oops!… I Did It Again (Jive) — She was born to make us happy

Review by Barbara Ellen, The Times, 19 May 2000

For £15 you can enjoy Britney all night long — and still have change for a Big Mac and twirly fries. Barbara Ellen gets stuck ...

Dear Diary: Britney Spears

Comment by Metal Mike Saunders, The Village Voice, 6 June 2000

NOVEMBER 3, 1998, was the release date of the '... Baby One More Time' CD single and 12-inch (w/ 'Autumn Goodbye' on the B side). ...

Britney Spears: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Ian Fortnam,, 11 October 2000

IN CERTAIN SOCIAL CIRCLES it’s entirely acceptable, if not positively compulsory, for gentlemen rock journos of a certain age to swan about like leather-clad rutting ...

Britney Spears: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 13 October 2000

ROBBIE WILLIAMS may believe he has no competition. But the day after he began his latest tour, the American superstar Britney Spears arrived to play ...

Britney Spears: Britney

Review by Dan Gennoe, Q, 2001

The all-American girl shows what she's really made of ...

Britney Spears: Squeaky Clean

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, December 2001

Britney Spears ponders hot chocolate and drugged reptiles from Australia. ...

Battle of the pop babes: Britney Spears' Greatest Hits; Kylie Minogue's Ultimate Kylie

Review by Kathryn Flett, The Observer, 17 October 2004

IT'S OBVIOUSLY entirely unfair to treat the popular artistes Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears as conjoined twins, forcing them to share the same review (would ...

Under The Covers: Britney

Guide by Todd L. Burns, Stylus, 1 February 2005

The Queen of Pop? Since 1999’s …Baby One More Time, Britney has quickly elevated herself to pop royalty via a conflicting series of psycho-sexual messages ...

On Britney Spears's Sadly Generic Circus

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 10 December 2008

More blandishments from the dance floor ...

Britney Spears: The Singles Collection (Jive)

Review by Mike Diver,, November 2009

IT MIGHT SEEM rather odd that this new collection features fewer tracks than 2004's greatest hits collection, My Prerogative. But though trimmer, this set represents ...

Is Lady Gaga corrupting our kids?

Comment by Pete Paphides, The Times, 12 August 2010

Modern pop stars are corrupting the young, says pop veteran Mike Stock. But isn't that what they've always done? ...

Britney Spears: Femme Fatale

Review by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 25 March 2011

IN THE YEAR she turns 30, Britney Spears is not about to upset the formula that has seen her sell an eye-watering 100 million albums. ...

Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj: Staples Center, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2011

Haters Go Home: Britney Dominates L.A. Show ...

Britney Spears: Britney Jean

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 2 December 2013

RARE IS THE A-list artist today who doesn't launch their new album by breathlessly proclaiming it their most honest, intimate, confessional magnum opus to date. ...

Britney Spears: Piece Of Me: The AXIS, Las Vegas

Live Review by Kate Allen, Classic Pop, October 2014

SEEING BRITNEY SPEARS LIVE holds every possibility of being an ugly affair. But seeing her play show number 32 as part of her Las Vegas ...

Why Did Britney Spears Quietly Drop an Album then Take it Down?

Report by Kate Allen, Rock's Backpages, April 2015

ARE WE ALL sick of "surprise" music releases yet? Are we supposed to feign excitement over Beyoncé serenading Jay Z via a Tidal-exclusive video (the ...

Britney Spears: Preston Park, Brighton

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 6 August 2018

WHAT HAPPENS IN Vegas no longer stays in Vegas, as Britney Spears confirmed when her hugely successful, long-running Las Vegas residency show Piece of Me ...

How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 17 September 2018

An in-depth history of the most important pop innovation of the last 20 years, from Cher's 'Believe' to Kanye West to Migos ...


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