Britney Spears - 'Til It's Gone
Let's just pause a moment and remark on the fact that Britney Spears remains a viable pop star fourteen years after bursting on the scene with Baby One More Time. It's really pretty amazing that she's managed to outlast so many others, especially since her vocals are not known to be spectacular. What she's done so successfully, though, is become a muse for fantastic pop producers. More often than not (especially in her more recent songs), she sounds like the guest on her own tracks, her vocals shifted and sliced and caressed to fit whatever awesome production her collaborators have given her. And while she does a lot more "singing" on her new album, it's still those massive productions that are the standouts. Nothing's bigger than 'Til It's Gone, with its huge sledgehammer beat and ultra processed vocals. It's an awesome example of Britpop (and not the UK version) at its best.
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