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VICE names “Till The World Ends” the 3rd greatest EDM track of all time

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https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/bjjdgv/the-101-best-edm-songs-best-dance-songs-of-all-time

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3. Britney Spears - "Till the World Ends" (2011)

Did Britney Spears invent EDM? Put aside the outlandishness of the suggestion for a minute, and consider the way female vocalists typically appear within the context of the genre-***-marketing-term: painted on with total anonymity, not unlike the blank android faces in the faux-deep Will Smith sci-fi actioner I, Robot. There's a ton of subtext to be read into this endless trend, almost all of it relating to industry-based misogyny—and Spears has certainly been through the wringer when it comes to the myriad ways that the music industry chews up and spits out female artists.

 

"Till the World Ends," from Spears' 2011 album Femme Fatale, was borne from Spears' latest career phase—managed by a conservatorship that was set up following her highly publicized mental health struggles in the mid-to-late-2000s. She's sounded like a ghost in the machine of her own music ever since, and this particular confection—spun to sugary perfection by producers Max Martin, Alexander Kronlund, Ke$ha, and Dr. Luke—is no exception. The "whoa-oh-oh"s sound like candy-painted drill bits boring into the track's cool, metallic foundation. It's giddy, impersonal, and an uncanny presaging of the "Live for today, because tomorrow may never come" attitude that would come to define EDM as a whole. In other words, it's just as easy to overthink as it is to play over for the eightieth time. —Larry Fitzmaurice

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Such a banger. 

I'm in the minority, but I think this song is unmistakably Britney. Her voice is distinct no matter how generic the track is. Katy or Kesha would not have pulled this song off; Kesha's vocal in the remix is awful. This is a Britney song and it's a signature and it is euphoric perfect pop and I'm glad it's in her discography.

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4 minutes ago, ITZFFGL said:

Such a banger. 

I'm in the minority, but I think this song is unmistakably Britney. Her voice is distinct no matter how generic the track is. Katy or Kesha would not have pulled this song off; Kesha's vocal in the remix is awful. This is a Britney song and it's a signature and it is euphoric perfect pop and I'm glad it's in her discography.

Definitely. Such a Britney classic. Shame she hasn't cemented it as one with a good performance or promotion...

 

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1 minute ago, ITZFFGL said:

Such a banger. 

I'm in the minority, but I think this song is unmistakably Britney. Her voice is distinct no matter how generic the track is. Katy or Kesha would not have pulled this song off; Kesha's vocal in the remix is awful. This is a Britney song and it's a signature and it is euphoric perfect pop and I'm glad it's in her discography.

You know, a lot of people do / have called Femme Fatale faceless (including me). However, maybe it’s just me or maybe it isn’t but I cannot seem to hear anyone else but Britney on these songs. Perhaps it’s her distinct voice as you said that’s cemented her as the artist, but I feel like as a Kesha or Katy album this wouldn’t pack the same punch. At all. Kesha would be a much better fit than Katy’s cat yowls but I feel as if the heavy production would overpower her. Femme Fatale is a much more intricate record production wise than Animal or Cannibal. Plus, Britney seems to have a more robo sex kitten dialect going on here that make these songs feel as sexy as they are sugary. Another pop girl wouldn’t really have the same effect.

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Is it behind Work Bitch and Scream & Shout? :whitney:

 

:P jk TTWE is a really great song, so sad she didn't look that good in the video, and it's also a shame it hasn't had a decent live performance. FF promo and FFT were tragic, and POM is not even the full song. 

I must confess, ever since POM started, every time I listen to TTWE I'm expecting to hear the "you better work" parts towards the end of the song :gimmemoar:

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This is so great that song deserves it I play this all the time <3 

also completely unrelated, anyone notice britney changed the caption on her IG about her and Jayden getting locked out when they went for a walk with the dog? The original said something like going for a walk her son and the dog does wonders for her mood until she got locked it and had to wait for security. Now she edited it to end with “does wonders for my mood” britney is a mystery 

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6 hours ago, BoyToySoldier said:

You know, a lot of people do / have called Femme Fatale faceless (including me). However, maybe it’s just me or maybe it isn’t but I cannot seem to hear anyone else but Britney on these songs. Perhaps it’s her distinct voice as you said that’s cemented her as the artist, but I feel like as a Kesha or Katy album this wouldn’t pack the same punch. At all. Kesha would be a much better fit than Katy’s cat yowls but I feel as if the heavy production would overpower her. Femme Fatale is a much more intricate record production wise than Animal or Cannibal. Plus, Britney seems to have a more robo sex kitten dialect going on here that make these songs feel as sexy as they are sugary. Another pop girl wouldn’t really have the same effect.

Honestly, Britney's voice is distinct and made the song less "generic" imo. :crying1: Even with gasoline and all the other songs on FF.

 

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