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Now That Work Bitch Is About To Get Released, Let's Talk About Its Predecessor

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Britney Spears

"Criminal"

 

 

Produced by Max Martin and Shellback.

Written by Max Martin, Shellback, and Tiffany Amber.

Performed by Britney Spears.

 

Some irrefutable pros and cons for you:

 

Pros:

 

- It's an excellently composed and produced pop song.

- It's screams CLASSIC Britney.

- The melody is intense and makes you want to fall in love with a douche.

- Britney's vocal performance is totally convincing and beautiful.

- Its melody was inspired by Supertramp's The Logical Song, which is fascinating.

- It incorporates a flute. A fucking pan flute.

- The video was amazingly directed and it featured an epic and romantic storyline.

 

Cons:

 

- Britney's vocals were slightly and sometimes annoyingly autotuned.

- The remix is actually quite better than the original version.

- The lyrics are more cringe-worthy than Jordan's mainpaged tweets.

- Inside Out didn't receive single treatment because Criminal did.

- Its melody was inspired by Supertramp's The Logical Song, so the song is not 100% original.

- The video was amazing despite the fact that Britney's acting skills makes you want to die.

 

Now what do YOU think about it?

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It's so underrated, especially the video. It had so many great looks, an interesting and engaging plot, and was visually stunning. It was so controversial too since Rihanna's video for WFL came out a day or two later and they were kinda similar. 

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Did you like Crossroads?

I haven't watched it. I must say, that was an humoristic exaggeration, and that I'm talking about her acting on THAT video only.

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I wish her voice wasn't so high pitched in the song but other than that, Criminal was my favorite music video from the FF era. Looking back on it now it's sort of awkward that Jason was the co-star of the video similar to how it's weird now that K-Fed was in My Prerogative. Either way, Britney looked fantastic in the vid and she was way more into Criminal than any other video during the era. I'm happy it was chosen as a single just because, while overlooked, it's a really well produced music video. 

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I love Criminal, along with Inside Out, TTWE and the whole FF thing. I don't get why y'all are so overcritical on this album. It's got a dance vibe that I personally like! These days, I'd listen to FF rather than old Brit's songs tbh.

Anyways, Criminal is such an underrated song/video, I loved it.

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It's so underrated, especially the video. It had so many great looks, an interesting and engaging plot, and was visually stunning. It was so controversial too since Rihanna's video for WFL came out a day or two later and they were kinda similar. 

 

This. "Criminal" the song is in my top 16 songs of all time (Hint, they're all Britney songs) and "Criminal" the video is in my top 5 music videos of all time (again, completely dominated by Brit). It didn't deserve to flop because pressed bitches wanted "Inside Out'... And the contract for FF called for 5 singles... If "Criminal" had been a hit, these FLOP FAKE FANS would've gotten "Inside Out", anyways...

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There's a difference between writing a song and writing the lyrics to a song.

Saying the song was excentelly written then saying the lyrics were cringe worthy? I still don't get it, that just screams contradiction.

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