“a truly avant-garde full-length that permanently changed how music sounded. The Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync were having hits already, but they were doing straight-up mainstream pop compared to the alien apocalyptic robot-disco stomp of Britney. You could argue the BSBs’ “I Want It That Way” was the last gasp of 20th-century pop, just as “ …Baby One More Time” was the first gasp of the 21st. She’s been predicting the future ever since.”
Rolling Stone features beautiful article praising Britney’s “Baby One More Time” album on its 22nd Bday
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Wednesday at 6:13 AM|
Rolling Stone is rubbish la-la-land nowdays.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/12/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/12/2021|
R1 they praised it 22 years ago also. It was an album that sounded like nothing else at the time.
I remember when BOMT (song) first came out. People were taken aback by the song but loved it. Some DIDNT know what to make of her or her growl like vocals at the time
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/12/2021|
This song was avant-garde? What a crock of shit! Music doesn't get more obnoxiously mainstream - and they attribute the song and its production to Britney? Do the editors even know how this shit is composed? Agree that Rolling Stone is loooooong done. The sad thing is that naive young people who read this will think that Britney was avant garde.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/12/2021|
[quote]—Yoko Ono, shitting in my silk diapers in NYC
Music that people actually want to listen to, Yoko.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/12/2021|
R4 they acknowledged Max Martin stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/12/2021|
Yes, R4. The sad thing is that most young people are both naive and infantilised as well as having NO critical faculty.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/12/2021|
[R6] Rude fuckface.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/12/2021|
Is the 22nd a particularly important anniversary??
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/12/2021|
[R9] The editors must be desperate.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/12/2021|
R7 THE ALBUM WAS PRAISED WHEN RELEASED ALSO. What other American female artists albums sounded anything like BOMT when it came out? None
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/12/2021|
R3 Nothing else, except everything released by the Backstreet Boys, ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/12/2021|
Here's to Britney, my fellow avant-garde artist!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/12/2021|
I was in high school when this song dropped. Corporate, soulless, manufactured crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/12/2021|
I always preferred Christina’s Genie in a Bottle.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/12/2021|
Let's praise Britney, daring avant-garde artist!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/12/2021|
There would be no Genie in a Bottle without BOMT
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/12/2021|
R4 most young people don’t or can’t read; and the 2% that can and will, know better
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/12/2021|
R12 they’re mentioned in the article too. Read.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/12/2021|
[R17] Can both songs be extinguished?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/12/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/12/2021|
Didn’t they print the exact same article on the 13 & a 1/2 anniversary?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/12/2021|
The song itself was not groundbreaking. Well choreographed, barely legal white girls in skimpy outfits was at the time. For presentation, she is remembered.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/12/2021|
I guess, for its own survival, Rolling Stone must pretend that the quality of Top 40 hits didn't drop off dramatically around the time Britney came on the scene with her shiny little shitstorms, written and produced by others with actual instruments and musicians optional. Casey Kasem and his weekly countdown of popular hits would be unimaginable today due to the fragmented nature of the music scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/12/2021|
She changed music forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/12/2021|
[R25] How did a non-musician with a wispy little voice and who doesn't write, produce or play her own material "change MUSIC forever?"
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/12/2021|
She does write and plays piano
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/12/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/12/2021|
Britney "Amadeus" Spears.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/12/2021|
I will just say like I said in the Michael Jackson thread, no artist is alone responsible for the music they put out. Britney Spears, like much like the late Michael Jackson, was a product shot out of a massive assembly line. There are hundreds of people involved in making these people's careers what they are.
The song was huge and it did change the landscape of the industry, but to talk about Britney as if she is personally responsible for it just doesn't make sense. Same goes for Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/12/2021|
I’m sick of people saying they were made by others. Better artists have had better material and still couldn’t reach her success. Or Madonnas. Or Janet’s. Or even people like Kylie and Paula Abdul’s. You all hate to admit it but there is so much more to it than the actual music. The artist is the most important factor in it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/12/2021|
A star needs charisma, which can’t be manufactured. But those behind the scenes guy are extremely important in the hit making process.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/12/2021|
[quote]You all hate to admit it but there is so much more to it than the actual music
r31 you are correct. There is a ton of business involved as well. Marketing, sales, styling, production, etc. That's why you can be beautiful, sexy, talented, all that, and your career can still be in the dumpster. Artists of yesteryear who have gone independent know how hard it is get traction without a huge record label behind them. These artists are bought and sold like cattle, which is why so many of them, like Britney, lose it when they realize the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/12/2021|
“Britney ends the album perfectly by making her explicit claim on the grand pop tradition, covering Sonny & Cher’s “The Beat Goes On.” Brit and Cher had a deep connection — she was just a little kid when she started belting “If I Could Turn Back Time” on the state-fair circuit. It began the tradition of Brit’s awesomely sacreligious cover versions, from the Stones’ “Satisfaction” (on her next album, changing “how white my shirts could be” to “how tight my skirt should be”) to Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock & Roll.” “The Beat Goes On” sums up everything Britney does on this album — inserting herself (and her audience) into the story of pop music. Like the song says, “History has turned the page.” La-di-da-di-di. La-di-da-di-da. The beat goes on.“
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/12/2021|
Vevo made a playlist to celebrate its bday
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/12/2021|
God, I remember it as being a shitty pop album. Not even close to a The Fame Monster, Ray of Light, or Lemonade.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/12/2021|
The song (melody, lyrics, and arrangement) was written by a Swedish guy in his mom's basement. Rolling Stone stance on pop music formerly relegated to the trash bin is exhausting. Pop stars are not auteurs.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/12/2021|
[quote] There would be no Genie in a Bottle without BOMT
And even still, Genie is the better song.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/12/2021|
All Max Martin songs sound the same. BOMT sounds like Lucky sounds like I Want It That Way sounds like Quit Playing Games With My Heart sounds like As Long As You Love Me sounds like Sometimes sounds like Oops...I Did it Again...
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/12/2021|
Lmao at how pressed some of you whores are over this
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Wednesday at 6:13 AM|