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10 hours ago, Taoboi said:

HAHAHHAHA

 

What's so funny? LOL

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I've loved reading back on this thread. All the comments since 2008, fascinating to read. For me Britney's best era is Blackout through to Britney Jean. Glory was a bit disappointing. I agree that Blackout is her best album. I'm not fussed by the Baby album at all, nor Oops bar a couple of songs.

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It's sad she was never really able to regain her 99-04 spark again. Even before her recent troubles, her career has been on a downward trajectory - these last two albums were huge flops. She's so irrelevant to the current pop scene that she may never be able to make a significant mark on it again, especially as she pushes 40. 

 

Though, I guess other than Beyonce, no one from her generation of pop has really been able to sustain a career with much momentum. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

It's sad she was never really able to regain her 99-04 spark again. Even before her recent troubles, her career has been on a downward trajectory - these last two albums were huge flops. She's so irrelevant to the current pop scene that she may never be able to make a significant mark on it again, especially as she pushes 40. 

 

Though, I guess other than Beyonce, no one from her generation of pop has really been able to sustain a career with much momentum. 

 

 

I think P!nk has been surprisingly relevant, on a somewhat lower level (she’s now sort of settled into an adult contemporary artist).

 

Britney’s life just seems like a mess, which hasn’t helped.

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On 3/24/2020 at 2:20 PM, Skylover said:

Did anyone see the whole debacle with Britney's son on Instagram live?

 

I did. It's sad, if not surprising, to see how little respect he had for her. It tells you that her family treats her as nothing but a commodity. I'm surprised she's made it this long.

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I forget about P!nk all the time, because well, all of her music since M!zundastood and Try This has been so damn forgettable.

 

It works for her because she still has a strong following, but after M!zundastood (still her best album, IMO) and after Try This sold disappointingly, she gave up trying to bring anything new to the table and has played it safe and catered to soccer moms ever since. It's a shame, because had potential to be so much more, especially after she flipped the script from her first album and into M!zundastood.

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4 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

I forget about P!nk all the time, because well, all of her music since M!zundastood and Try This has been so damn forgettable.

 

It works for her because she still has a strong following, but after M!zundastood (still her best album, IMO) and after Try This sold disappointingly, she gave up trying to bring anything new to the table and has played it safe and catered to soccer moms ever since. It's a shame, because had potential to be so much more, especially after she flipped the script from her first album and into M!zundastoo.

I’m a bit more charitable towards her post-2001 work (I really liked I’m Not Dead, especially “U + Ur Hand,” which is just fire), but I agree that she’s not a risk taker and a lot of her recent songs sound the same. But she found a lane to thrive in that feels authentic.

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15 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

It's sad she was never really able to regain her 99-04 spark again.

 

I suppose in terms of her dancing and stage presence, that was her peak, but I think the peak of her artistic expression really lies in both In the Zone and Blackout. In the Zone isn't personally one of my favourites but that's more down to my personal taste in that I prefer electronic music so Blackout to Britney Jean was bound to appeal more to me, but I can see why ITZ would have so much appeal.

 

15 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

Even before her recent troubles, her career has been on a downward trajectory - these last two albums were huge flops

 

I wouldn't say Glory was a flop. Britney Jean probably was, which I think is a shame as i love that album. But her contract with the residency prevented her from promoting it much. I think it was the promotional strategy rather than the material that was the problem. I like BJ more than Glory, I think that's because Glory lacks the club/dance tracks I like from Britney.

 

15 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

She's so irrelevant to the current pop scene that she may never be able to make a significant mark on it again, especially as she pushes 40. 

 

Not many people do in pop though, really. Especially as present culture is much more ageist than when say Madonna was around. I think Britney's had a good run though. I think her conservatorship stifles any passion she has for music.

 

15 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

Though, I guess other than Beyonce, no one from her generation of pop has really been able to sustain a career with much momentum. 

 

Yeah, I can't think of any Beyonce tracks since Drunk in Love which were that big. But I'm not a fan, I don't follow her. Her Lion King album flopped though.

 

14 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

I forget about P!nk all the time, because well, all of her music since M!zundastood and Try This has been so damn forgettable.

 

It works for her because she still has a strong following, but after M!zundastood (still her best album, IMO) and after Try This sold disappointingly, she gave up trying to bring anything new to the table and has played it safe and catered to soccer moms ever since. It's a shame, because had potential to be so much more, especially after she flipped the script from her first album and into M!zundastood.

 

 

THIS. I feel like P!nk is so damn boring. She had so much life and energy in her early albums. It like she got scared of getting old and decided to conform to age norms just releasing bland ballads in order to stay relevant. Her material is so cringeworthy.

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On 3/30/2020 at 10:38 AM, BetterForgotten said:

It's sad she was never really able to regain her 99-04 spark again. Even before her recent troubles, her career has been on a downward trajectory - these last two albums were huge flops. She's so irrelevant to the current pop scene that she may never be able to make a significant mark on it again, especially as she pushes 40. 

 

Though, I guess other than Beyonce, no one from her generation of pop has really been able to sustain a career with much momentum. 

 

 

 

But that's just music evolution.  As they get older, they start to fade and become "irrelevant" (especially on the charts, the hot 100),  We can't expect them to continue to be big.  As a fan, all I want is for them to make music that I'll enjoy.    If they don't, then we still have those old albums to listen to - I still have about 20 Britney songs on my phone.  

 

I still like Pink.  "Beautiful Trama" and "What About Us" is two of my favourite songs of hers. 

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