Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Shake it like you've seen them do it in the video

I have a secret that I have decided to reveal today. I suppose it's not so much a secret as it is something that I have never blogged about before (at least, that I can recall...) My close friends already know this about me.

Okay, here goes...

I am actually a closet fan of super cheesy, pop music. Yes, it's true. My name is Jenni and I am addicted to manufactured music that I can shake my booty to. My cd collection contains, among others; Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, and yes folks, every one of Britney Spears' albums. In fact, even given Ms. Spears' recent downward spiral (let's face it, she went down fast and landed head first), I managed to get myself completely addicted to Gimme More and have been playing it on my 'running mix' repeatedly for weeks. Today, her new record Blackout hit the music store shelves and of course I popped into HMV to pick up my copy. Anybody who knows me well will not be surprised by this. I have been perfecting Britney's choreography in my bedroom for years and let me tell you, I do a mean version of I'm a Slave For You.

So you see, head shaving, custody drama, fender benders, gratuitous coochie shots, rehab and other non music related trainwrecks aside, I LIKE THIS ALBUM. There, I said it. I've been dancing around the apartment to it all night tonight. Is Britney a brilliant songwriter or vocalist? No. Is the new record overproduced and a masterpiece of studio trickery? Absolutely. Perhaps her days of remembering the dance moves and lip syncing on cue are over. But, is her name on some hot, fun music that I want to move to? It sure is. I admit that I am absolutely nauseated by the number of tabloid stories about the tarnished pop princess, but will I keep dancing my ass off to Blackout? You better believe it!

The secret's out. No judgement, please. (hehe)


Photo courtesy of Teen Hollywood

9 comments:

gusgreeper said...

i bought it today as well. but i haven't listened to it cause i got Puscifer too.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

Corinna, I LOVE that you bought it today too!

PatZ said...

i'd shake my head more if it weren't for the fact that most of my cd collection used to comprise Backstreet Boys, Boyz 2 Men and Hootie and the Blowfish.

and now i have to go buy Puscifer because Maynard rules.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

I hear Backstreet Boys are coming out with a new album in December...it's not too late to jump back on the bandwagon! haha

Tawcan said...

I have been trying extremely hard to not to hear any music by Duff/Lohan/Spears by staying away from Z95.3 and Much Music. However, I was saddened that my virgin ears heard Gimme More when I went swimming tonight. Noooo!!! I had to wash them with soap so the lyrics wouldn't get engraved in my brain.

Ok I kid I kid. I'm not exactly a fan of the current manufactured pop music, but veryone has his/her own taste of music. I mean I'm a big Tool fan, some people love them, some hate them. It's all good. :)

Scott said...

I haven't heard the CD yet, but I have heard from several places that it is actually pretty good. Good for her. Hopefully Britney can drag herself out of this rut she's in.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

Suddenly, I feel the need to clarify...the bubble gum pop is definitely not my FAVOURITE genre of music, nor is Britney my favourite artist of all time. I just also have an appreciation for tunes that I can dance to (in addition to my quite diverse taste in music of all categories).
:)

melissa and chris said...

Loving Blackout as well. Downloaded it off iTunes last night and I'm currently memorizing the songs (and choreographing my moves). We'll have to have a dance-off one of these days.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

Alright!! I LOVE dance offs! Melissa, I'm beginning to think you're my kindred spirit!:)