Britney Spears and Kanye West CD Reviews
Britney Spears compares her life under the media spotlight to a Circus, while Kanye West worries he's making too much money and not enough human connections on his fourth studio album. Kidzworld takes a spin with Circus and 808
Britney Spears compares her life under the media spotlight to a Circus, while Kanye West worries he's making too much money and not enough human connections on his fourth studio album. Kidzworld takes a spin with Circus and 808s & Heartbreak.
Britney Spears :: Circus
Like she says in the title track, Britney is a “put on a show type of girl” and Circus is a perfect venue for her comeback—Britney brings back the catchy hooks and trademark purr that made her a star. Circus combines fun electro-club dance tracks with vulnerable, soft ballads—Britney doesn’t mind showing her sensitive side, but she’s kept the edgy attitude and firey growls we love her for. Circus is a great party album and perfect for dancing in the car with some girlfriends.
- Circus debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one, making it Britney’s fifth number-one album and making Britney the only act in history to have four albums debut with 500,000 or more copies sold.
- Britney’s first live performance after her hiatus was with a cameo appearance during Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour—Britney joined her on stage in the middle of Human Nature.
- We knew her comeback was on when she won the 2008 MTV Music Awards for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year for Piece of Me.
- Her two hour special, Britney: For the Record, documents her life in the spotlight and the recording process of Circus.
- In 2008, Britney topped Yahoo!’s most popular search topics for the seventh time in eight years.
Kanye West :: 808s & Heartbreak
Kanye’s had a difficult year personally—his mom died, his fiancé left him, and he’s had to struggle to come to terms with the massive success of his last three albums: College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation. But Kanye has transformed his difficulties into the honest and hook-laden album, 808s & Heartbreak. Kanye actually sings this time around (with the help of an Auto-Tune effect that gives his voice that robotic sound) and lots of tracks feature the hottest rappers and producers, including Young Jeezy, Mr. Hudson and Lil Wayne. This is a solid album that’s definitely something new and thought-provoking from our favorite media fiend—Mr. West has proven once again that he’s still the hottest artist in pop music.
- "This album was therapeutic — it's lonely at the top."
- "I want the freedom of having less fans. It's like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility It's like Björk. If she wanted to pose naked, you'd be like: 'Oh, that's Björk' but if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it.".
- "I'll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.".
- If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure.
Heartless, Paranoid, Street Lights