Buying a New CD… and I don’t mean on iTunes

29 Mar

It’s finally March 29th! Most of you are probably thinking “yeah… and?” For me and others who grew up in and still rock out to the music of the late 90’s and early 2000’s it has been an anticipated date because Britney Spears’ new CD Femme Fatale dropped today! (Can you tell I’m excited?)

I’ve been a Britney fan since …Baby One More Time came out in 1998. I’ve watched her climb the charts on TRL everyday after school and watched her crash in the tabloids, but I still love her even more because she can come back. Like Ellen said yesterday, “Britney’s back bitch!”

Needless to say I own every Britney CD (like the actual CDs with cases and everything). Since downloading music (legally and illegally) became so popular not many people buy actual CDs anymore. Billboard even has a special chart just for digital downloads. However, there are certain people, Britney being one, that I always buy the actual CD when it comes out. Typically these are people that I was buying CDs of before I started downloading music (Britney, Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake and the likes… Go ahead, call me a nerd, but I still love them). So buying Britney’s new CD was a no brainer.

¬†Despite never being able to leave home without my iPod, I would much rather pop a CD in when I’m driving around. I feel it’s a much more authentic listening experience because you’re listening to the tracks in the order that the artist or producer wanted them to be heard

in. And, for me, listening to the tracks over in the same order helps me learn them. I can still sing you the entire Oops, I Did It Again and Backstreet Boys’ Millenium from start to finish because I only had the CD to listen to at that point.

I have to say I wasn’t a big fan of “Hold It Against Me” when it first came out a couple months ago, and “Til the World Ends” had to grow on me. So I wasn’t too too excited about the whole album as I first made it seem. What can I say? I’m still a fan of old school Britney. However, after listening to the entire album, it is more old school Britney than you would assume from the first two singles. It kind of continues the route she started going down on Blackout in 2007, more of a dance album. Femme Fatale is definitely music to play right before you go out to get you pumped and ready.

My favorite song didn’t even make the album. It’s one of the bonus tracks on the Deluxe version (that Walmart in Newport didn’t have I might add). As much as I tried to ignore all the leaked tracks because I wanted to hear it first on the actual CD, I gave in for “Don’t Keep Me Waiting” because it featured Travis Barker. It is the perfect mix of rock and dance. Definitely will be on every playlist I make for the next couple months.

One Response to “Buying a New CD… and I don’t mean on iTunes”

  1. erindusseault March 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    My best friend is OBSESSED with Britney. I can’t understand it. But you’re right. I like keeping CD’s in my car, mostly because to plug my iPod into a transmitter ends up being a hassle and it falls all over the place when I drive.

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