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Rolling Stone Writer Live Tweets While Listening To Femme Fatale!

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Oh boy! This is pretty HIGHlarious - and also pretty insightful!

Rolling Stone writer Will Hermes sat down yesterday to review Britney Spears' new album, Femme Fatale, after just one listen, but was kind enough to share his immediate thoughts and opinions during the session LIVE via Twitter!

Here's what followed:

Listening to new Britney LP at an undisclosed location. Having an MDMA flashback. #FrenchFilterHouseHasTakenOverTheWorld

Credits for "How I Roll" lists 4 names for "vocal production." #NewBritney #AutoTuneIsAGenre

Dr. Luke + Max Martin dropping a dubstep break on "Seal It With A Kiss." I love it when the avant-garde seeps into the mainstream. #IThink

These listening sessions would be better if conducted in a dark room with a disco ball and a qt of Patron. #NewBritney

Cher understood that vocal processing = eternal youth. #NewBritney

Ai yai yai - dunno what made the Britney massive think I was hating earlier. Not true. Untwist yr panties. #OKMaybeALittle #NewBritney

Can't review properly on just one listen - unfair.

BUT I will say it's got some of the most spectacular Luke & Max productions I've heard. #NewBritney

And I'm curious what Britney fans will think of the vocal processing, which I think is often fking brilliant but EXTREME #CyborgDiva

I hear you. "Criminal" sounds almost like she's addressing herself.

Lyric that made me laugh out loud, approvingly: "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" #AllPurposeAnthems #Britney

Lyric that made me laugh out louder "Big Fat Bass" #WithItOrAtIt #NotSure #Britney

Fave song on first pass is "How I Roll" #Britney

Not talking vocal effects as pitch correction or T-Pain/Kanye horny robot coos, but as kaleidoscopic phoneme collage. #Britney

w/bonus tracks, I counted 35 co-songwriters on new Britney record. (She isn't one of them.) #SongwriterSavingsAccountsForKidsCollegeTuition

Here's a teaser bite of "How I Roll" Dr. Luke posted. This is what I'm talking about: http://bit.ly/dTB27d #GirlInTheMachine #Britney

Wowza!

Although we think that most of his jabs at our gurl were done playfully, and he DOES seem to be on board of with the crazy vocal processing, we're not sure we are!

It definitely sounds as though they went overboard with it!

Hopefully it will work with whatever aesthetic they're ultimately going for, but we're not sure we're feeling it!

Thoughts??

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46 comments to “Rolling Stone Writer Live Tweets While Listening To Femme Fatale!”



  1. 1

    britney spears does not sing—–at all………….someone sings for her and she lyp-synchs—–and shes outta shape and shes a over-priviliged brat



  2. 2

    His attempts at being witty were so bad that it made me lol



  3. 3

    oh because it's not gaga? gag. britney is the queen. always will be!



  4. 4

    It's Britney, if any of her songs win awards it should be the song writers and producers that accept it, she does fuck all but move her mouth a bit.



  5. 5

    Re: ArchChino – No, Madonna is the Queen. Britney for her past 2 records hasen't really been anything more than Ke$ha. but even Ke$ha sings live and writes her own songs.



  6. 6

    Britards U need to know she does NOT SING AT ALL ON THIS RECORD



  7. 7

    Must be hard to site in a room a listen to that shit…and not LAUGH or CRY



  8. 8

    As much as I love britney I have to agree with the first commentator. Britney has become a over-priviliged brat. She doesn't sing or dance and makes millions of dollars. I will not attend her upcoming concerts , because my hard earned money will not go into britney's pockets so she could buy expensive houses, and clothes. If she wants my money she has to work hard for it. Sing live put on a good show, dance alittle bit, do something different britney. I will urge everyone to download her songs ilegally as well, because I will not make this lazy slob any richer.



  9. 9

    Re: ArchChino

    Queen of what? Auto tune and lip synching?



  10. 10

    How about sharing the reviews for born this way which was terrible!!



  11. 11

    he is cleverly stating that the album is an over produced, extremely auto-tuned, house pop album-w/a few dub step breaks. that it sounds fun, but is not to be taken seriously or highly respected..seeing that she didnt write any of the music, or expose her natural voice ;)



  12. 12

    Re: nene21ca – well said :)



  13. 13

    He's with Rolling Stone for a reason! He's so dead on! She's not an artist, she a pretty little tool.



  14. 14

    Re: derekholden – you know how dumb you sound??? do you got evidence its not britney singing i think not and if your all knowing who the fuck is singing for her. every knows what britney sounds like she has sang live many times!!!



  15. 15

    What is the appeal to Britney now? Other than her name and image (which in it's self is fake and enhanced) she really doesn't bring anything to the table. She was never the greatest singer but the fact that she could dance and put on one hell of a show made up for that, but now she relies on auto-tune like her life depends on it, she doesn't really dance any more, she doesn't write her own songs, hell she doesn't even play any instruments. Like really, what is she good for?!…



  16. 16

    Re: the1 u luv 2 h8! – Hey South America seems to like her music…but mostly when drunk



  17. 17

    Auto-tune isn't crazy, what's crazy is talking about a Britney record like she is actually an artist, and this record "art". Mainstream drivel from one of the most forgettable, sad, and horrible singers of our day. Let us not forget that selling records doesn't make you a good musician, it makes you good at selling plastic discs.

  18. sanaa says – reply to this


    18

    the skating, or scathing multi-track processed vocals on some parts in the first single Hold it Against Me, i find amazing and innovative, this is not cheap T PAIN or Cher autotune, Britney's pop is always next-level, shit, Im a Slave for U still sounds ahead of the game. Britney is the greatest pop muse ever, she inspires innovators to do their best work, she seeps into their dreams, it's so obvious.



  19. 19

    The only thing Britney is the queen of is MEDICATION!! The fact that some people still refer to her as a "singer" makes me wanna barf. I mean c'mon people, you don't have to hate her to admit that she doesn't do anything anymore. She can't sing, she can't dance, she can't play any instrument…what more do you need???



  20. 20

    I hate vocal processing–auto tune–whatever. It's not her real voice. I can't stand that baby voice. Her music is like cotton candy. BTW the guy knows what he's talking about. "AutoTuneIsAGenre" is pretty funny.



  21. 21

    This, people, is why Britney Spears will never be the next queen of pop. Her album should be titled "Max Martin & Dr. Luke + 35 song writes (Featuring auto-tuned vocals of Britney Spears)"



  22. 22

    I can't wait to hear it! Ha, I like his humor.



  23. 23

    YOU WOULD post this, Perez. Plus it's a POP album it's not meant to change the world of music. So shut up.



  24. 24

    Re: pjcthatsme – Whos rolling stone they lost any respect when they gave a GLEE album 4 stars and put snookie on there cover!!



  25. 25

    all of you are a bunch of idiots! especially perez! Britney keeps to herself and never says or talks shit about anyone, but all you do is talk and say shit about her. Why? cause ur all fckn jealous! get a life, shes not claiming that she is whitney houston or celine dion, so stop talking about her voice! and also, if fckn gaga came out with autotune on her album perez would be licking her vagina and praising her for it and so would all of you. assholes.



  26. 26

    You people are idiots britney is not the only artist that does not write any of her songs!!! From cher to mariah carey they all use song writers!!! When someone hears a song they dont go ohh my god who wrote who produced it!! Noone gives a shit who writes a song.



  27. 27

    LOL!!! I liked it better when you were an outright Ass instead of pretending to be objective. It is so phoney.



  28. 28

    HE IS JUST SAYING WHAT 90% OF THE POPULATION IS THINKING. WHEN DID AUTO-TUNE & DUBS BECOME A GENRE? BRITNEY'S MUSIC SUCKS PLAIN AND SIMPLE.



  29. 29

    Re: robert26101 – AWWWWWWW WHAT'S THE MATTER SUGAR, YOUR FEELINGS HURT BECAUSE SOMEONE THAT ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT IN THE MUSIC WORLD DIDN'T WRITE SOMETHING NICE ABOUT YOUR PATHETIC IDOL BRITNEY??? TRUST ME WHEN I SAY, IN 10 YEARS PEOPLE WILL BE SAYING BRITNEY WHO BECAUSE THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY UP AND COMING POP STARS. ALL ONE HAS TO DO IS WATCH AMERICAN IDOL TO SEE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SOME ACTUAL TALENT. MORE THAN THAT, THEY WANT IT. BRITNEY IS JUST DOING WHAT HER BABYSITTERS TELL HER TO DO. SHE LOST HER FIRE AND IT ISN'T EVER COMING BACK. KNOW THAT.



  30. 30

    35 co-songwriters?? How many tracks on this thing? There ought to be 35 if it took 35. I mean, this isn't Shakespeare or even Pinter, it POP MUSIC. Talk about an album made by "committee". It's the same as when you see 100 co-executive producers on a movie credit. It means, at it's very essence, there is no soul. And I don't mean the song styling. I mean the soul… THE SOUL.

  31. barny says – reply to this


    31

    Re: truth in life – And you know this because your always there at her recording sessions.Do you realize how IGNORANT you look by making this DUMBASS statement.What a fool you are.



  32. 32

    It doesn't really matter to me if Britney Spears just set on stage and said DUHHHH the entire show. I'd buy the tickets and go. People are so dumb. If you don't like what she does then just ignore it. I mean what if someone talked about your mom like that? poor Jayden & sean! Obviously people still like her or, trust me they'd find someone new to replace her. She's doing something right! I've proudly ordered the fan premium edition for 70 bucks. Britney was the shit 12 years ago when I was 5 and still is now when I'm 17. I LOVE YOU BRITNEY



  33. 33

    Re: Britney Spears is a Joke – And thats why you will continue being a TROLL!! Britney is not going no where get that through your thick scull!! You cant argue with 6 number 1 albums, over 30 singles,best selling female artist of the decade 100 million albums sold worldwide and the list goes on!! Britney can quit after this album if she wants this is her last contracted album if she does quit it will be because its what she wanted to do not because scum like you dont like her!! But believe britney will get a huge new record deal after this album!!

  34. 17S says – reply to this


    34

    fuck the haters



  35. 35

    Okay, so you all complain about how terrible of a singer Britney must be to use auto-tune, but from all the songs I heard it's used to get an effect, not to correct her vocals because she can't hit a note right! Everyone, I mean everyone, uses auto-tune to hell these days, but it's okay when they do it but it's not when Britney does it? She can sing, go look up her demo versions of songs on Youtube if you don't believe me (which are not auto-tuned! They don't auto-tune demos because well, it's a demo… they are just looking to see if the song is good enough to go on the album or not. They aren't worried about effects). But really people, if she couldn't sing, why the hell would she get a recording contract in the 90's? People had to actually be able to sing in the 90's to get a recording contract. Not so much nowadays, but whatever.



  36. 36

    Re: robert26101 – u keep believing that. the rest of us will just laugh.



  37. 37

    Re: truth in life – so true.



  38. 38

    Re: robert26101 – I hope she doesn't retire after this album! I really hope she gets another record deal!

  39. ONIT says – reply to this


    39

    #AutoTuneIsAGenre? I'm very concerned.



  40. 40

    Dude, are you serious. He's basically saying it's utter SHIT!!!!!!!!! He's doing it in way so that the Britney fans & his employer won't go crazy on him. Basically, he doesn't have the balls to say that its shit. God, whatever happened to Lester Bangs?!!!! Britney and all these new f'n singers can't sing for shit and they make shit music. That's it period!!!! Kids, go listen to the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Elvis anything but the crap their putting out today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  41. 41

    Re: the Period – Same here bitch!! TROLL TROLL TROLL!!!



  42. 42

    Re: robert26101
    "Whos rolling stone they lost any respect when they gave a GLEE album 4 stars and put snookie on there cover!! "
    Nah, they lost credibilty when they put a half-naked 17 year old Britney Spearks on their cover. You're way too angry to be a Britney Spears fan. Most of you are just dumb, period!



  43. 43

    Re: xKatAB – Im sorry to tell you this but they dont sing on the demos they get someone who sounds like them to do it…



  44. 44

    It may be crappy but its whateva…we are in a new era of music and we have to deal and listen to it otherwise we will be left in the dust. I may not like it but someone else will. Britney is doing her job and the purpose of a job is to make sure you are finicial secure which is what she is doing



  45. 45

    it will be awesome just like all her other stuff. love britney!



  46. 46

    Re: xKatAB – thank you! totally agree! auto tune is simply a tool to correct pitch, the rest of it is just effects that are used by pretty much all pop singers anymore…so why do people pick on britney? at least she's trying to keep with the style of music,even if it's terrible or not. and she can really sing, some of her demos are amazing! people are just jealous.by the way, most singers don't write their own stuff (Sinatra anyone?), so why should it matter if a pop singers does or not? such a lame argument.