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Rolling Stone features beautiful article praising Britney’s “Baby One More Time” album on its 22nd Bday

“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.”

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by Anonymousreply 40Last Wednesday at 6:13 AM

Rolling Stone is rubbish la-la-land nowdays.

by Anonymousreply 101/12/2021

Avant Garde?

by Anonymousreply 201/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 301/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 401/12/2021

[quote]Avant Garde?

[quote]—Yoko Ono, shitting in my silk diapers in NYC

Music that people actually want to listen to, Yoko.

by Anonymousreply 501/12/2021

R4 they acknowledged Max Martin stupid.

by Anonymousreply 601/12/2021

Yes, R4. The sad thing is that most young people are both naive and infantilised as well as having NO critical faculty.

by Anonymousreply 701/12/2021

[R6] Rude fuckface.

by Anonymousreply 801/12/2021

Is the 22nd a particularly important anniversary??

by Anonymousreply 901/12/2021

[R9] The editors must be desperate.

by Anonymousreply 1001/12/2021

R7 THE ALBUM WAS PRAISED WHEN RELEASED ALSO. What other American female artists albums sounded anything like BOMT when it came out? None

by Anonymousreply 1101/12/2021

R3 Nothing else, except everything released by the Backstreet Boys, ever.

by Anonymousreply 1201/12/2021

Here's to Britney, my fellow avant-garde artist!

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by Anonymousreply 1301/12/2021

I was in high school when this song dropped. Corporate, soulless, manufactured crap.

by Anonymousreply 1401/12/2021

I always preferred Christina’s Genie in a Bottle.

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by Anonymousreply 1501/12/2021

Let's praise Britney, daring avant-garde artist!

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by Anonymousreply 1601/12/2021

There would be no Genie in a Bottle without BOMT

by Anonymousreply 1701/12/2021

R4 most young people don’t or can’t read; and the 2% that can and will, know better

by Anonymousreply 1801/12/2021

R12 they’re mentioned in the article too. Read.

by Anonymousreply 1901/12/2021

[R17] Can both songs be extinguished?

by Anonymousreply 2001/12/2021

Shitney Tears

by Anonymousreply 2101/12/2021

Didn’t they print the exact same article on the 13 & a 1/2 anniversary?

by Anonymousreply 2201/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2301/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2401/12/2021

She changed music forever.

by Anonymousreply 2501/12/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 2601/12/2021

She does write and plays piano

by Anonymousreply 2701/12/2021

[R27] Okay.

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by Anonymousreply 2801/12/2021

Britney "Amadeus" Spears.

by Anonymousreply 2901/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3001/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3101/12/2021

A star needs charisma, which can’t be manufactured. But those behind the scenes guy are extremely important in the hit making process.

by Anonymousreply 3201/12/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 3301/12/2021

“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.“

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by Anonymousreply 3401/12/2021

Vevo made a playlist to celebrate its bday

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by Anonymousreply 3501/12/2021

God, I remember it as being a shitty pop album. Not even close to a The Fame Monster, Ray of Light, or Lemonade.

by Anonymousreply 3601/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3701/12/2021

[quote] There would be no Genie in a Bottle without BOMT

And even still, Genie is the better song.

by Anonymousreply 3801/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3901/12/2021

Lmao at how pressed some of you whores are over this

by Anonymousreply 40Last Wednesday at 6:13 AM
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