. . . Baby One More Time
I must admit to everyone right now I am not a huge Britney fan. I only like a few songs by her and I feel she is a really big sell out. The dolls are completley dumb and a waste of plastic. But millions of girls seem to have chosen Britney as their idol so I will be kind-hearted and tell you all what I liked about this album.
I liked the fact Britney paid homage to one of my favorite divas, Cher, with a cover of Sonny and Cher's "The Beat Goes On" and of course, I find myself singing "OH BABY BABY" quite a lot (my favorite part of "Baby One More Time" hehehe). But there are a lot of flaws in Britney's album.
Number one is her voice. It is way too soft and whiny. She has the power to do a strong ballad and belt it out like the best of them but she decides to hide her ability. This annoys me when I know a performer can do much bettter than he or she tries to.
Number two is the original version of "You Drive Me Crazy". The remix is a lot better and has a much better beat than the original. Britney made a smart choice of remixing the song cause I just feel the original is very painful compared to the remix.
But I have to give Britney credit for being one of the top selling artists of all time. She's been a veteran in show biz since she was three, acting in Off Broadway plays and starring (along with fellow competitior Christina Aguliera and Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez of 'N SYNC) in the Mickey Mouse Club. Her hard work has paid off and all she needs now is an album that works with both her voice and her image. But this time Britney don't go overboard with showing your belly or dressing in the tight clothes 'cause remember tons of little girls idolize you and you have to set a good example. Do it right a second time girl!
We will see if Britney hits it right the second time when her sophmore album hits stores in May.
(See the ulitmate teen diva battle as Christina and Britney are nominated for both Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist at Grammy Awards 2000, Feb.23 at 8pm only on CBS)