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
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!
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