#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14524 posts) -

So I occasionally like a song here or there that Britney puts out. Last one I thought was decent was Womanizer. Now shes apparently releasing a new album which is news to me since she never really pops up on my radar. Anyways, her new single "Work Bitch" sounds way way different than anything that I at least I've heard her do. Sounds way more like an electronica dance track than a straight up pop song. Anyways, whats everyone else think?

#2 Edited by MB (11903 posts) -

This may just show how out of touch I am with popular music, but I couldn't make it through the first 30 seconds of that "song." Just awful.

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#3 Posted by Spankmealotus (277 posts) -

Nope

#4 Posted by Mr_Misery (257 posts) -

Damn they photoshopped the boobs off of her.

#5 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4907 posts) -

I'm sooo happy I'm out of touch with music these days.

#6 Posted by TheHumanDove (2505 posts) -

this gave me an briteney spears erection

#7 Posted by Buneroid (427 posts) -

Define "good".

#8 Edited by FLStyle (4538 posts) -
@demoskinos said:

Sounds way more like an electronica dance track than a straight up pop song. Anyways, whats everyone else think?

These days she seems to be heavily influenced by Will.I.am. Though in reality she abandoned pop a long time ago, I doubt anyone under the age of 22 is even familiar with the ballads and love songs she used to do.

I'm not a fan of this song, I'm sure it'll have its use for teenagers dancing in clubs, not my cup of tea though.

#9 Posted by jiggajoe14 (632 posts) -

That was so damn dull.

#10 Posted by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

No...that was actually terrible.

#11 Posted by bigjeffrey (4715 posts) -

.

#12 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

This reminds me why I never listened to popular music willingly.

I also find it hilarious that they censor the single cover(tits and words). You never see anything like that over here.

#13 Edited by Flacracker (1582 posts) -

No. Not in any way is that good.

#14 Posted by Lenny (84 posts) -

Tedious and dull. Clearly it's not aimed at me, that doesn't detract from it's hideousness though. You have to wonder if the musicians that produced this and the (probably numerous) writer(s) don't feel a niggling, bitter, stabbing disappointment right at the very core of their being that all the money they earn from this won't entirely suppress (the bastards).

#15 Posted by agentboolen (1749 posts) -

Electronic techno music really sounds bad IMO.... and thats what this crap is.

#16 Posted by Demoskinos (14524 posts) -

Ah, about the response I expected from the "rawr popular music is garbage" crowd.

#17 Edited by fisk0 (3778 posts) -

I'm all for some popular music, Fever Ray, The Knife, Goat and Lykke Li that have all been incredibly popular over here for a few years are amazing. M.I.A. had a couple of decent tracks a few years ago too. That song didn't grab me at all though, kinda uninteresting synth line and drums.

I seem to recall thinking Britney's Toxic or whatever it was called, a single from about 5 years ago or so, was pretty decent.

#18 Posted by Flappy (2114 posts) -

...Her breasts.

As far as the song goes, I've heard better from Britney. I'm no expert on her or anything (although I did play an unhealthy amount of Britney's Dance Beat back in the day), but I'm more of a fan of Gimme More and some of her earlier work.

2/5 stars; Britney's getting old and that makes me sad.

#19 Posted by Optix12 (609 posts) -

Damn you Will.I.Am why did you have to succumb to money and plaster pretty awful music everywhere. And don't think we have forgotten about you David Guetta, we all know your crimes

#20 Edited by Morningstar (2128 posts) -

Ah, about the response I expected from the "rawr popular music is garbage" crowd.

I don't see anyone saying anything like that. If you ask what people think they should be allowed to give an honest answer.

I dont like this song, I think it's awful, but I don't think that "rawr popular music is garbage".

Different tastes and all.

#21 Posted by erhard (380 posts) -

Very bland. The only Britney Spears song I consider genuinely good is Toxic.

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#22 Edited by Alexander (1721 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

Ah, about the response I expected from the "rawr popular music is garbage" crowd.

I don't see anyone saying anything like that. If you ask what people think they should be allowed to give an honest answer.

I dont like this song, I think it's awful, but I don't think that "rawr popular music is garbage".

Different tastes and all.

I can't tell if the condescension is because that's how he rolls or he liked what he heard.

#23 Edited by Demoskinos (14524 posts) -

@flappy: Britney getting old only makes me sad because that means I'm getting old she's two years older than me. =\

#24 Posted by Abendlaender (2736 posts) -

I dunno, after 30 seconds my ears refused to work so maybe it gets better later.

#25 Posted by Pr1mus (3780 posts) -

I too like the occasional Britney song. This is not one of them.

#26 Edited by Humanity (8730 posts) -

@erhard said:

Very bland. The only Britney Spears song I consider genuinely good is Toxic.

Toxic was a really good song. This one is alright but I like Gimme More ..err .. more.

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#27 Edited by Flappy (2114 posts) -

@demoskinos: Bummer. I remember being like five years old and watching Britney, Nsync, and others brainwash me with their catchy pop vibes.

They're all old now and that breaks my heart. We must bring back the Thong Song! Eternal Youth!

#28 Posted by stubbleman (306 posts) -

I like pop songs but this was still boring to listen to. It feels like, super outdated too. Like this feels more like late 90s electronica than anything that should have come out in the past several years. Also, that kind of repetition has no place in a song with such a flaccid beat as this one.

#29 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2286 posts) -

I need to listen to something good now to forget about this trash. Boring as hell.

#30 Edited by jimmyfenix (3816 posts) -

Gimmie more in GTA V was pretty good to listen to!

#31 Edited by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

Tesseract is good.

Justin Timberlake is good.

The new Carcass album is good.

This...no, this is not good. This is the exact opposite of that.

#32 Posted by Milkman (16486 posts) -

I quite enjoyed this song she put out a couple years ago.

But other than that since "Toxic", not really interested.

@demoskinos said:

Ah, about the response I expected from the "rawr popular music is garbage" crowd.

I don't see anyone saying anything like that. If you ask what people think they should be allowed to give an honest answer.

I dont like this song, I think it's awful, but I don't think that "rawr popular music is garbage".

Different tastes and all.

I mean, I don't like the song either but there definitely are a few "derp, pop music is dumb" responses in this thread.

#33 Posted by Andorski (5179 posts) -

Pretty generic EDM-style music...

#34 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I find it really hard to see her as anything but an umbrella wielding bald maniac now.

#35 Posted by ryanwhom (290 posts) -

Sounds like euro edm from the mid 2000s. This isnt for me, this is for middle aged women who need an extra push in their pilates class.

#36 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

Huge pop person; probably my second favorite genre these days after the rap game.

But Work Bitch is just fine to me. As far as the pop starlet wars that broached during the Applause/Roar battle, Wrecking Ball owns it all.

#37 Posted by Random45 (999 posts) -

That beat freaking hurts my ears.

#38 Posted by Zero_ (1973 posts) -

It's alright, but she's done much much better in the past.

#39 Posted by artofwar420 (6249 posts) -

I dig the "message" a lot more than the music itself; it -- arguably -- sounds congruent with Britney Spears' current status in music. Like, she wants that sweet 1999 fame, but like all of us down here in the trenches, she has been working for it.

It's uplifting and makes Britney seems down to earth and ready for a second try. That's the way I interpreted this song, keeping in mind I am not up in my tabloid news or singing/dancing shows in which Britney might have/is part of.

Or maybe I just wanna keep putting off this stupid chemistry homework. Goddamn you teacher for making us read the text book. Goddamn you, and thank you.

#40 Posted by Slag (3923 posts) -

That was really bland, I went into it expecting to like it. She usually puts catchy stuff whether you like her or not.

But this new one doesn't have a good Pop hook at all. It just sounds like a generic EDM track and not a very good one at that.

#41 Edited by Godlyawesomeguy (6385 posts) -

Wow, this is.....uh, bad. Her voice is shit, and her chest on the album cover looks doctored as all hell.

The song that @milkman pointed out is MUCH better. I actually liked it to some extent.

#42 Posted by Tarsier (1056 posts) -

that is not britney spears who is that person lol

#43 Posted by Hunter5024 (5514 posts) -

I don't have any problem with pop music or Britney Spears, but this song sounds kind of lazy.

#44 Edited by Yummylee (21208 posts) -

Nah.

I was surprised to find myself slowly but surely becoming a fan of her Gimme More song in GTA V, though.