Britney Spears‘ much-anticipated eighth studio album Britney Jean is now streaming online. Hyped as the pop icon’s most personal album yet, the Will.i.am-produced set boasts instructional lead single “Work Bitch”, Sia-penned ballad “Perfume” as well as prematurely surfaced tracks “Alien”, “Passenger” (my pick as the LP’s best song) and “Brightest Morning Star”.
That material isn’t particularly raw or intimate but does the rest of the LP follow through on the promise? Well, there’s nothing personal about club bangers “It Should Be Easy”, “Til It’s Gone” and “Tik Tik Boom”. But it’s not all doom and gloom.
Luciana-penned floorfiller “Body Ache” is a future club classic and Brit’s kooky duet with sister Jamie Lynn Spears, which includes the iconic lyric “I drank some red wine and now I’m walking on the sky”, is seriously camp. Listen to Britney Jean after the jump.
Listen to the album in full over at iTunes. So, how did Britney do? Is this material worth of her status or a rare misfire? Have your say in the comments below.