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...Baby One More Time

Britney Spears

1999

...Baby One More Time
Album Summary

...Baby One More Time is the debut studio album by American pop singer Britney Spears. It was released on January 12, 1999, through Jive Records. It is Spears' most successful album with sales of over 25 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time, as well as the best-selling debut album by a female artist. ...Baby One More Time has been cited as a hallmark for pop music and is praised for the revival of the teen pop genre. The album received two nominations at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Spears had been a child performer on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club during 1993–1994, and was looking to expand her career as a teen singer. After being turned away by several record companies, Spears signed with Jive for a multi-album deal in 1997. Spears traveled to Sweden to collaborate with producers Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, who had been writing songs with producer Denniz Pop and others. Their collaboration created a pop, dance-pop, and teen pop record, with Spears later saying that she felt excited when she heard it and knew it was going to be a hit record. The album was completed in June 1998. At the time of its release, ...Baby One More Time garnered mixed reviews from music critics, with many praising its commercial appeal but deeming it silly and premature. Retrospectively, it has been hailed for its major impact on pop culture, citing it as one of the most influential pop records of all time. The album was a massive global success, topping the charts in five countries and reaching the top ten in 17 territories. Spears became the fifth artist under the age of 18 to top the Billboard 200. It received worldwide certifications, including a 14× platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of over 14 million copies in the US. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has sold 10.7 million copies, with additional 1.6 million sold at BMG Music Clubs.

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2.64

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

🎵 MY LOWER BACK 🎵 IS KILLING ME 🎵(and I)🎵 I MUST CONFESS SO ARE MY KNEES 🎵(ow, my knees)🎵

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Sun Oct 02 2022
2

Ugh. I'm almost the exact same age as Britney. I remember being icked by her treatment by the media, and how she was presented as a teen. I can't get over that when listening. I guess this is a great example of 90s pop, but most of the songs remind me of the end credits of bad romance movies. I actually said "wtf" at Soda Pop, and cracked up at "Email My Heart" Why is this my longest review?

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Tue Aug 09 2022
2

danny_devito_nope.gif Fave track - well, I was gonna say "The Beat Goes On" but it has a damn advert baked into the end of it. I'd give this one star but I don't want to dilute the purity of my contempt for Kid Rock 😠

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

Iconic Princess of Pop, truly the sound of a generation. As far as I am concerned, it earns a 5 based solely on the importance in music.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
2

What is this doing in this list? I don’t mind a decent pop album, but this cheesy nonsense!

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Thu Aug 11 2022
2

2.5 - This record shoots its wad early, within the first three tracks. After that, songs churn out on a conveyor belt, each vaguely similar in their glossy sheen but with slightly varied deformities. I like how one critic sums it all up: "a collection of either competent pop songs underwhelmingly executed or underwhelmingly written pop songs competently executed." This is the music you hear as you accompany your tween daughter to purchase her first thong.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
1

Are you kidding me? I'm 46 years old. I can´t go in my car listening to this.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
4

You know I'm a sucker for a good Britney album. Love it

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Fri Sep 23 2022
2

I wasn't a Britney girl I have to say and listening to this I've remembered why - literally every song is about a boy and some romance thing! I was not interested in this at all. I respect Britney Spears and of course appreciate she was THE pop icon of the time, but this simply isn't for me. Was a slog getting through that

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Fri Oct 14 2022
2

It's a very good example of bubble gum pop so I understand why it's on the list, but it's really hard to listen to as a grown adult.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
5

I am a 28 year old male and know many of these songs just by virtue of having ridden in my mother’s car.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Here is one of those albums I've been hoping was on this list, or at least, an album that has some incredible songs that I was obsessed with as a kid but never actually had the CD or listened all the way through. So I'm glad it's on this list so I can finally dive in. Obviously the first three tracks are pop classics, and while none of the other tracks reach those same heights, it can't be denied what this album did for music at the time. So many other artists in this genre wouldn't exist without this, even if a lot of the songs have similar themes of a woman needing a man to be complete. Those themes don't hold up as well in our current day, but as a time capsule, this album is great. I’d normally give an album like this a 3 but due to the prestige I gotta give it a 4.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
1

No thanks. I know and like the first track ("like" is a relative term here), but everything else feels so painfully pop-manufactured and dated to the era. Skipped most of the tracks, just not feeling this at all. One good laugh for the track titled "Email My Heart." I've noticed that most of my "one stars" on here are more of 1.5 stars, or like a 3 out of 10. But to be sure, anything in the 1-3 range is bad. This is a stinker. Favorite tracks: Baby One More Time. Album art: Goofy font for her name, and the portrait is just weird. I mean c'mon, this is a former Mickey Mouse club child performer, album is released right after she turns 17, and they went with this kind of pic/aesthetic? Christgau called her a "girl next door version of Madonna," I'm not in a position to say he's wrong but is that not a concerning label to attach to a minor? Something just don't feel right. Hindsight's 20/20 but I can't help but feel like launching a girl into pop stardom in this way contributed, at least in part, to the troubled life she's lived. 1.5/5

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Mon Oct 24 2022
1

If someone came to my room while I was listening to this album, I'd just switch to porn because that would be easier to explain. Bad music! The Goblin King awakens from his slumber!

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Wed Jan 25 2023
1

In the early 2000s one of my best friends at school had a 'shoe box of shame' within which lurked albums that he was too embarrassed to store on his CD shelf, lest anyone see them. Owning this record as a schoolboy was bad enough, but as an adult it would be even more questionable (particularly if you happened to buy a version with the North American album cover). The big hit singles could, at a stretch, almost be considered ok(ish) late 90s manufactured pop music, but in retrospect even these aren't great. Go beyond the singles and this is really awful. Overall this album has aged about as gracefully as it's creator. Unlike Britney, however, the record doesn't deserve any sympathy. Rating: 1.5/5 Playlist track: ...Baby One More Time Date listened: 24/01/23

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Fri Mar 24 2023
5

Ugh oh man this is a hard rate for me. Britney Spears is one of the greatest and most important pop stars of all time- she ushered in the bubblegum / cute blonde sexy schoolgirl / chorus hooks that are literally infectious tonal shift in music and you can't deny the effect that this has had on the majority of music beyond this release. Max Martin is one of the greatest pop songwriters and producers of all time. Really, to me he is possibly as skilled at writing as the Beatles and I don't know if I consider anyone else to be in that area. Reasons why I don't want to give it a 5: It's a team of super producers/minds who created this music in what is essentially a lab. Like scientists mixing chemicals to find a cure for an end-of-the-world virus, this album similarly was genius producers finely crafting a cure for an end-of-the-90s virus (called "The Grunge"). I'm trying to be objective and bias-less in these, but it's hard! And it's really hard for me to not envision Britney Spears leaving her mandatory 6 hour gym dance practice and daily appointment with her nutritionist and going straight to the studio where all the music is ready for her and the lyrics are in their 501st iteration and all they need is her to step up to the microphone and sing. And I hate this image! It's so... manufactured and so far removed from a more natural songwriting environment, like a group of people sitting in a room with instruments and each of them working through a bad breakup by writing a song together. It's funny to me, when this album popped up I literally said "oooh shit" to myself, because this is such a monstrously popular album, but one that I don't really ever think to put on and listen to. After that innate reaction I took a moment to think and realized that it's really just like all the other albums on this list; it's simply a record full of music tracks. Yes, I have like 50 events from my youth where I associate songs from this album very strongly to- and I'm sure there are many other people my age who have the same. It's just funny how once anything gets so ubiquitous and famous it kind of changes, right? Like the name "Britney Spears" isn't two names- Britney and Spears put together, it's one phrase- "Britney Spears". I think what I'm trying to say is that this album has this quasi Gestalt effect where the sum is greater than it's parts, and it's easy to forget that the parts are really just chords and melodies put together, and the album is just songs bundled up and put in a specific order. A younger me would have given this a 4 and felt that was generous, but alas- I am not that same young, stubborn, opinionated music head anymore. I am wiser. I can see this album pop up on this list and say "oh shit, this album ushered in one of the biggest paradigm shifts ever in the industry". I can say "these songs slap, and ultimately that's what music is about- songs that are simply great to listen to. No matter how you get there, you can't deny a slap." It's a 5 for me. The songs are great, and It's just too important of an album to the landscape of popular music.

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Sat Aug 06 2022
4

Un très bon album pop. Pour quelqu’un qui n’aime pas beaucoup le pop, j’ai adoré les performances de vocaux de Britney, et les beats très pop culture, malgré que certains soit peu inspiré. Il y a aussi des très bon featuring.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

I’m shocked. While not my thing in many, many ways, this album is actually quite good. I’d heard the singles released from this before…..I mean what American hasn’t? And used those to prejudge the album. Not aa incorrect assessment for style and taste, but this album most certainly doesn’t suck.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Oh yes, this smells like the 90's. Good memories.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Definitely see how this album really had a public. Britney Spears into fame. Typical pop music. Very catchy. Worth at least one listen.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

some songs I hadn't heard before, she actually has a great voice

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

As much as it's not my kind of music this is an iconic album. The entire thing in one go was a bit much, but truth be told I never had a listen to the whole thing! Saved tracks: ...Baby One More Time, (You Drive Me) Crazy, E-Mail My Heart, The Beat Goes On, I Will Be There

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

Am I a certified Girl Boss now? #FreeBritney

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Fri Dec 09 2022
4

Rating a little higher than it deserves because the first three tracks are so iconic. The rest.... is fine. I was surprised by how strong her vocals are on this compared to her later work.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
2

I have to admit, when I saw this pop up, I was happy to have a happy little throwback album to listen to for the day. Baby One More Time and You Drive Me Crazy are both bops, Sometimes was sort of blah, but Soda Pop is the song that broke me. I had tried skipping to the next song, but it didn’t erase Soda Pop from my brain. I had to abandon the experiment partway through when I saw there was still 12 tracks ahead of me.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
2

I could not stop laughing through the first 15-20 minutes of this album. I think the song “E-mail my heart” finally broke me. Bad in an enjoyable way, and good in some ways that count. The producers are clearly having tons of fun with their assignment. It’s not jaded, apathetic, soulless pop… it’s often very silly, but you can have fun with it. So dated, too! Every one of Britney Spears’ songs have the same quality of her album covers: you can tell immediately what year it was made in, because there could be no other.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
2

What. Fresh. Hell. Even for 1999 pop. An aside. If in any doubt about the motives of Ms Spears backers: the music on this album is on a par with the music of S Club Seven. Which is to say, aimed at twelve year olds and made by a notional big sister or brother. It's impossible to unthinkable "(Baby Hit Me) One More Time" (although the Travis cover does help. But it'll be interesting to do the Lady Gaga test on this song and video.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
1

It sounds like they took some built-in phone ringtones and wrote super generic lyrics that reference "you," "love," and "heart" as many times as possible.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
1

I was trying to find a way to rate this higher than a 1. It has two singles that topped the charts, so it can't be THAT bad, can it. Yes, yes it can. It's terribly dated, way overproduced, bland, AND infuriating at the same time. It's really not good, and I'm glad it was removed from future versions of the book.

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Wed Jan 18 2023
5

I dint listen to the whole thing but five stars defintiely

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Wed Apr 05 2023
5

surprised how many of these songs I wasn't familiar with. loved it tho

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Wed Apr 12 2023
5

Whoever doesn’t give this 5 stars is lying

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Sat Jul 01 2023
5

It has been a long time since I’ve listened to this album. Since the early 2000s I have just cherry picked hits off it. It’s a terrific album and I’m glad to see it getting recognized for its cultural significance. Pretty amazing coming from a teenager. This deserves its spot on this list!

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Sat Jul 01 2023
5

Not an album that I would have thought that I needed to listen to, but glad I did. Excellent pop music from a teenager!

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Fri Aug 11 2023
5

I’m a little less than four months older than her and this album kicked off a lifelong love affair with her.

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Thu Sep 21 2023
5

Better than the 900 brit pop albums on this list

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Sun Jan 08 2023
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Baby one more time, Crazy, Sometimes, Born to make you happy, Autumn goodbye

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Fri Jan 27 2023
4

Listen, I was a 12 year old girl when this album came out. Let's not pretend I wasn't into this. I never owned this CD but I am familiar with a third of the tracks. I think there are too many schmaltzy filler songs, but otherwise, there are some great songs here. Gonna forward this review to myheart@britneyspears.com because she asked me to.

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Thu Feb 02 2023
4

It's classic, it's cheesy, it's 90s fabulous - singing into your hairbrush whilst trying on your mums make-up questioning your sexuality... wait, what?!

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Wed Feb 08 2023
4

Awww come on people!? It's Britney? This was massive. She was massive. The video was massive. For sheer impact on our Western culture this is right up there and whether you loved it or loathed it we've all heard it. As someone else said the album is top heavy probably because the producers didn't think people would get to listen all the way through? And to think this has a string of awards and record sales stats attached to it. Bless.

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Fri Mar 17 2023
4

When I saw this album, I thought easy 4 or 5. Yup, I give it a solid 4 for some of the best pop songs in modern history. It's easy to hate this & pass it off a bubble gum pop, because it is, but this album & its singles never stopped being played at gay clubs, drag shows, and at parties. Britney isn't a strong vocalist, in fact she has a lot of support from her backup singers on this album, but damn those tunes are catchy. I will always love Britney & she deserves pop music accolades.

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Fri Mar 24 2023
4

Oh man. What a nostalgia hit. The song “…Baby One More Time” has all the sounds from pop of this era — those big Max Martin drums, the processed funk licks, the gratuitous vocals runs. Of course, I’ll never be able to separate it from childhood memories. I was in the 4th grade when this album came out and like everyone else, these singles (and their music videos) rocked my world. The music on this album was assembled by producers who understand how to elicit Pavlovian responses from listeners — dance! cry! smile! Every chord is chosen for maximum impact, every sound is polished for maximum shine. But even though the music is synthetic, the feels are real! Why is that? I think it’s the songwriting. It’s formulaic but very effective. A record label can market the hell out of a song but it doesn’t become an all-out phenomenon without something real at its core. “…Baby One More Time” and “(You Drive Me) Crazy” are mega hits that will make any millennial lose their mind when you play them. But the album cuts are solid too. They push a lot of the same buttons and do so almost just as well. From a consumer‘s perspective, this is a good product — if you bought the CD for the singles, you wouldn’t be mad about the rest. And if you were at the right age, you probably fell in love with all of it.

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Mon May 22 2023
4

90s pop. But compared to what passes as pop today, this is high art. The first three notes of ...Baby One More Time contain more musical talent than anyhing in the pop charts today. Yes, it's a bit cheesy at times, especially the ballads, for which I'll deduct half a point. But really .... it's Britney. I mean, come on. 3.5/5

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Fri May 26 2023
4

Y'all, it is perfectly okay to let loose and indulge in some dumb junk food every so often.

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Wed Jun 14 2023
4

If you could distill pop music and crystallize it into its purest form, you would get this album.

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Sat Jul 01 2023
4

I love the title track and the cover of Sonny and Cher’s The Beat Goes On and I appreciate this album's cultural significance but the rest of the tunes on this record don't quite do it for me the way some of Spears' later records do. I hope we get to hear more from her.

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Sat Jul 01 2023
4

Whatever else a person can say about this album, it's a pretty impressive debut from a teenager with plenty of deserved commercial appeal and a instantly recognizable voice and singing style. The title song is still a classic. I was surprised but happy to see such a bubblegum pop album in this list. It definitely sets a standard for the genre.

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Sun Jul 02 2023
4

Surprised myself how much o enjoyed this might relisten

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Wed Jul 19 2023
4

The epitome of 90s pop The way the world treats child stars is truly appalling, glad she is finally free 3.5/5 rounded up

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Tue Aug 01 2023
4

A pop classic. Wish I hadn't been such a stereotypical "boy" when I was younger because I could have been enjoying this for many more years! Some of the slower tracks in the middle get a bit samey/boring. There's a proclivity in these songs to lean on the R&B which I don't think is Britney's strength necessarily. But the first 4-5 and last 2-3 tracks are so good that really it's a good time all around. Can't believe she recorded this at 18!

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Fri Sep 01 2023
4

I don't understand... Britney Spears.. but shes kinda cute

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Sat Sep 09 2023
4

Tough one. Popcultural impact 5/5 Overall music 2/5 Would round up the 3.5.

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Wed Sep 20 2023
4

Starts out way better than I expected but does start to drag towards the end. She’s just not a strong enough singer for the ballads, but the uptempo songs are a lot of fun. Should get a 3.5 but what the hell.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

Not as bad as I was expecting tbf -- although maybe it's just the nostalgia because most of the singles were still pretty banging while the b-sides didn't really do anything for me. The cover of The Beat Goes On was pretty bizarre, overall it was mostly fine 62/100 gecs

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

ahaha on mon dieu que ca me rappelle des souvenirs. ....baby one more time, Crazy et Sometimes etaient la trame sonore de l'été 1999. Des hits, cependant, ce type de pop vieilli mal pour moi, surtout pour un album de 1h00... Je donne un 3.5 en souvenir de notre jeunesse et parce que j'était très fan de Oups I did it again

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

Pocs haguessin dit quan va sortir aquest disc que seria amb la maduresa quan Britney faria els seus millors discos, amb 'In the Zone' i 'Blackout'. En la seva estrena, un gran tema titular, clàssic del pop de finals de segle, i poc més. Bubblegum pop consistent però que no aporta gaire, a més d'una versió innecessària. La revolució va venir més per la seva imatge i carisma que per les cançons aquí incloses

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Mon Aug 22 2022
3

Disco muy pop con una voz y canciones optimistas y llenas de vitalidad

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

...Baby One More Time (the song) is legendary. I also quite like Crazy, Sometimes, and The Beat Goes On. Thanks to Poundland I own this album, and I pretty much always turn it off at Soda Pop (as an aside, that song is such a bizarre vibe change). Having now listened to the rest of the album, I can say that it is cheesy to the max and unfortunately this drags down the quality. Points for the perfect 90s song title "E-mail My Heart" though.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

The first two songs are pretty good but the rest quite boring

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Starts off strong with some absolute pop classics. Then it goes off the boil quite quickly.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

First song carries, rest are the same gg

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

A decent pop album with a very 90s sound. Plenty of nostalgia for us old timers. I was agreeably surprised by a few tracks that went a bit out of the usual pop sound.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

Though this record is considered a "hallmark" for pop music reviving the teen pop genre, I would say it's more of a pop culture time-stamp of the end of rock music and the start to a horrible decade of music, the 2000's. Britney has been as much in the public eye recently, as the original hype for this record. I shutter when I hear her perform songs from this 23 years later, as the songs are dated sounding and the lyrics sound ridiculous coming from a woman in her 40's mouth. Since the songs were written by middle-aged men maybe it makes sense? This is the first time I've listened to the whole album (at least what I want to admit too) and clearly the songs, videos and the hoopla that goes along with the the Britney circus is targeted to a specific target audience....and I'm not it!

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Trigger teilweise Erinnerungen aus Kindheit, dennoch nicht mein Fall.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

3/5. Surprisingly more enjoyable than I was expecting. Fell off near the end of the album but overall pretty solid for what it is.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

The pinnacle of bubble gum pop. Feels dated today, though.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

Britney is an iconic pop star, but she has mostly rode on her incredible singles career. Drilling down too far into most of her albums usually reveals a lot of forgettable fluff. This album is really no exception. However, this album, despite the overall quality, propelled bubblegum pop back into the forefront of music and ushered in a period of such for the 2000s. It pushed Britney to the forefront of music in a world that was thought to have moved to catering mostly to pop groups versus individual pop star acts. From a pop culture perspective, this is probably one of the most influential albums of all time (granted, mostly due to the title track), and it makes sense that this album would be here. This album has a few incredibly memorable, iconic tracks (Baby One More Time, Crazy, Sometimes, Born to Make You Happy) and a couple of cringy tracks (Soda Pop and E-Mail My Heart; for what it's worth, those songs were cringy back when they came out, too). The remainder of the album doesn't really stand out and kind of blends into one (albeit, listenable) mix. However, Autumn Goodbye was a very obscure bonus track only released in some markets, but I always thought it stood out among the other tracks on this album and should have been part of the main release. It pleases me that I have a platform to advocate for it now; it could have been a solid contender on the album at the time. Again, this album is mostly here on this project due to the cultural impact of one track, the title track. When you think about it, it is arguably even more impressive that one track could launch such a craze and reshape the pop landscape. But for the purpose of rating the albums as wholes, if you step back and look at the album as such, it just kind of becomes average. It's still very listenable and enjoyable if you like this era of pop, but the merit of Britney can't really be perceived in her album work.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

i really like britney spears as a person and a singer! i think she sings well and has great songs. this album, however, was rather lacking. it's overproduced in a word. this album was created to appeal to the youth instead of creating music for the sake of creating music, which is exactly how we wound up with a song like "email my heart"--yikes! that isn't to say there aren't good songs. the album starts out so strong with "... baby one more time", "(you drive me) crazy", and "sometimes". those are three amazing songs and are still so good in 2023. the rest of the album falls off so quickly and becomes forgettable drivel. it's unfortunate. that leaves me with an in between score of a 3; i would give a 5 for the opening tracks, but the rest of the tracks bring it down to a 3. of course i have to mention max martin. he's amazing with creating pop music, and it's no surprise his stamp is on this album but most notably the opening track. side note: it's possible to not like britney spears/this album and not dunk on the fact she's a woman.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

I have an ice-cream headache.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

As far as pop albums go, it's ok. A bit formulaic and the sound of the late 90s shiny Max Martin pop. Not terrible but not amazing.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

Classic! Pretty typical 90s-00s pop.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
3

Britney tackles some heavy topics on he debut and does it with grace and a positive attitude! Nothing terribly offensive here 3 stars!

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

In retrospect, this album is incredibly sad. A young teen singing songs for teens but also older adults :|

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

Pop so chewy it’s almost tiring.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

This album starts off with two absolute bangers and a ballad that bops. It had me thinking, "Is Britney Spears really going to get a 5 star review from me?" Then "Soda Pop" comes in with a record scratch moment. "You may be wondering how I got here." Indeed. This song is so laughably bad, that if taken out the album would easily be four stars if not five. The real problem isn't the one-off horror of "Soda Pop" and its not-as-bad-but-perhaps-cheesier cousin "E-mail My Heart" but rather that the rest of the songs don't come even close to the pop goodness that is the opening three songs. There are GOOD songs on this album ("Thinkin' About You" and "The Beat Goes On" to name some of the more memorable tunes) but only "...Baby One More Time," "(You Drive Me) Crazy," and "Sometimes" are truly GREAT.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

It's Britney, bitch Dat het leuke popsongs zijn, zeker. Maar of ik het daarom goed vind, da's wat anders

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

I didn’t get the whole way through the album, but it was a fun, somewhat mindless collection of songs to listen to while driving to the gym. I think she’s drawn on a lot of different genres in this album. Some highlights: From the Bottom of my Broken Heart has major Bee Gees Vibes! I love it. I was really into the Soda Pop song mainly for the reggae singer. I wish he was on more songs! I Will Still Love You (with Don Phillip) was so good. I actually think they have a great vocal match and the harmonies are simple and beautiful. How can you go wrong? I didn’t make it all the way to E-Mail My Heart but went back to listen after reading Jacobs review. Wow! But not in a great way. Overall, a lot of skips on here, but this was a crucial album in 1999. I was but a mere 4-years-old but it endures in my consciousness even now. I also love the cover art, it’s so cute.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

Who says sex doesn't sell, and on review that she was 16 at the time of its release, its a bit concerning. But the video was clearly imprinted on my brain Beat goes on was a pleasant surprise, though there are better versions.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

Is it cheesy 90's pop? Absolutely. Honestly the second half is pretty forgettable, and it's hard to listen to without thinking of Britney's mistreatment at the hands of, everyone, basically. Still a great 90's pop album.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Heard it before?: No Enjoy it?: Yeah I did, it’s very decent for it’s time and has a really nice and easy listen run of timeless pop here Favourite song: Track 5 - Born To Make You Happy

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Ok romp through the past. First three songs are classics. Also enjoy the last song too. The rest were okay. Weirdly, I couldn’t stop thinking about those Christian songs that were playing around then. Some of those songs sound exactly like them.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

I had high hopes for this, so I've got to say it was a letdown. Track 1 is a classic, track 2 is good, and the rest sound like generic offcuts from the Spice Girls, Natalie Imbruglia and Backstreet Boys. I do love that there is a track called Email My Heart, that's wild. Maybe the next album is better?

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

Britney's low register and then 'Britney' noises she makes in transition.... Oh baby baby, I love them. The sugar coated with saccharine, honey sandwich of this album is a bit much much though. Email my heart some soda pop 🥺

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Mon Nov 21 2022
3

failli me faire choper en train d'écouter Britney au bureau, j'adore l'adrénaline

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Wed Dec 07 2022
3

first listen pretty forgettable

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Sun Dec 11 2022
3

Pop comercial. Un par de megahits. Ni fu ni fa.

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Wed Dec 14 2022
3

I feel like some of my earliest music tastes were from riding in the car listening to pop radio when stuff like this was playing

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Thu Dec 15 2022
3

-"...Baby One More Time" is a classic and very catchy, with a highly recognizable intro -Rest of the album is perfectly cromulent pop music. I seemed to have a slight preference for the first half of the album or so. ("...Baby One More Time," "(You Drive Me) Crazy," "Sometimes," and "Soda Pop"). They seemed to be a bit more upbeat and have more stuff happening. -Long story short, the big hit was good, rest is not my style, but perfectly cromulent music

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Thu Dec 29 2022
3

28th December 2022 Listened while chilling in the morning in Norfolk. Pub, games in the afternoon. Told Jen’s family about the baby. Snuck in at the Death to give us the ultimate 90s sound.

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Wed Jan 04 2023
3

I'm a huge pop fan and have always loved Brit, and therefore, I have to appreciate this album on some level. Not only did it introduce America's beloved pop princess, it also introduced Max Martin to the public through the title track-- the most influential pop writer of the last 30 years. That being said, the majority of this album does not live up to the first two tracks, which are fantastic. Britney has better albums-- particularly Blackout.

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Wed Jan 04 2023
3

Listened Before? Y Well, this one was an interesting choice... I have heard it before, as I actually owned this back in the day just like 20 million other people. Now that it's had 20 years to settle in, I can see why it made this list. This album was highly influential in pop music and images in its time. It touched off a decade of female pop that a lot of people didn't see coming and paved the way for future generations (see Miley Cyrus). With all the struggles that Britney has faced over her life and career, this seems like a snapshot in time where she was simultaneously young and at the top of her game performance wise. The songs are a mixture of forgettable tunes and absolute bangers. Not an album I'll listen to over and over, but one I can respect. Added to Library? N Songs added to playlist: ...Baby One More Time, (You Drive Me) Crazy

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