2. In the Zone
5. Femme Fatale
6. Baby One More Time
7. Oops I Did It Again
9. Britney Jean
A few thoughts/explanations:
I’m not mad at lists that swap Blackout and ITZ. I personally think Blackout is THE pinnacle, but agree that ITZ is also a masterpiece.
Glory might be above Britney if the bonus tracks had been swapped out for the weaker album cuts.
Femme/Baby/Oops are the hardest for me to rank. Femme is sleek and consistent, but I need to be in the mood. The first 7 tracks of Oops are pop heaven, but the 2nd half isn’t nearly as strong. Baby is above Oops for me because I find it more consistent (and I don’t want to hear from y’all haters of the iconic Email My Heart).
Just because Circus is 8 doesn’t mean it’s bad or that I don’t like it. I just find it a bit more uneven than many of her other albums. And I’m not so obsessed with Unusual You, which I think gives the album an edge for many fans.
Britney Jean is the only album in the discography that is... meh. I think it’s hard to argue it shouldn’t be at the bottom.
Anyway - girl has two diamond certified albums in the US and over 100 million in sales worldwide. One of her albums is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library. Critics just can’t deal that their favorite target is an iconic albums artist.