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Over 50 “Work *****” Reviews

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The reviews are in! “Work *****” is receiving incredible praise from media outlets. Work it out!

1. PopJustice:
“The most exciting bit is the middle eight which goes all epic and spacey with some proper hands-in-the-lasers lyrics.”
http://www.popjustic…k-*****/119889/

2. HollywoodLife:
“Brit is back sounding amazing with her new hit song, ‘Work B**ch,’ and we are so obsessed already. Honestly, we haven’t loved a song of hers this much since ‘Circus!'”
http://hollywoodlife…ew-song-listen/

3. EntertainmentWise:
“Go call the governor” – a phrase we suspect will become as synonymous with her career as the immortal “It’s Britney, b***h!”.
http://www.entertain…s-Online-LISTEN

4. InstinctMagazine:
“Get out your headphones or find a club that’s open because Britney’s “Work *****!” has leaked and it’s a club banger!”
http://instinctmagaz…-leaks?page=0,1

5. Muumuse:
“Work *****” reaffirms her position on the throne, and proves just why Britney is the best: We have never and will never have to worry about her musical output, because Britney Spears is the most consistent supplier of amazing pop music in the world.”
http://www.muumuse.c…umuse (MuuMuse)

6. KickKickSnare:
“Move over Oprah. So what is the advice from Ms Spears on how to live a life like music videos and movies stars? Naturally, you betta ‘Work *****’.”
http://www.kickkicks…ears-work-btch/

7. GloPopMusic:
“We’re liking this one a lot, really. It’s at least a lot better than her Scream and Shout duet with Will.I.AM.”
http://glopopmusic.c…ed-listen-here/

8. TheMagicCritique:
“‘Work *****’ is an incredibly different song than I think any of us were expecting. The beat isn’t straight-up EDM, but it’s got some urban flares that give it a really unique sound.”
http://www.themagicc…ney-spears.html

9. ThatGrapeJuice:
“Britney Spears has done it again!”
http://thatgrapejuic…ears-work-btch/

10. MOSuniverse:
“The new Britney Spears single “Work *****” TOTALLY ROCKS in a “current” EDM kind of way! This is going to be MASSIVE!”
http://mosuniverse.c…ars-work-*****/

11. MZ Hiphop:
“We don’t like to sugarcoat things. We are all about the real! And the truth is… Britney Spears’ new single, Work *****, is going to be a big hit!”
http://www.mzhiphop….rs—Work-*****

12. Hypable.com:
“Unsurprisingly, the song was designed for clubs. It has a grand finale finish that caps the song off nicely”
http://www.hypable.c…ownload-stream/

13. Idolator.com:
“Early critics were right — that part of “Work *****” really is the best, albeit just one of several great quotable lines here.”
http://idolator.com/…ears-work-*****

14. Perez Hilton:
“Basically, everyone is going to be loving all over this HOT song.”
http://perezhilton.c…h.mcZCDCb6.dpbs

15. JonAlisBlog:
“Work *****” is a full-on club banger with Brit confidently sing-talking over a hot electronic driven beat that sounds like both everything and nothing on the radio.”
http://jonalisblog.c…ingle-premiere/

16. Tagroom:
“Couldn’t you just imagine yourself now in a club with everyone just shouting You better work B*tch!”
http://www.tagroom.c…is-leaked-48511

17. Buzzfeed:
“In summary:”
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http://www.buzzfeed….ork-*****-leaks

18. TheFrisky.com:
“It’s a total club banger and I am now even more excited for Brit’s next album of songs I can pretend to strip to in the privacy of my bedroom.”
http://www.thefrisky…h-leaks-online/

19. The Huffington Post:
“The dance track takes a strong beat and has the 31-year-old singer repeatedly encouraging listeners to “get to work, *****.”
http://www.huffingto…_n_3930424.html

20. PinkIsTheNewBlog.com:
“The song is definitely a new sound for Britney … it has that Swedish House sound without really falling under the EDM label.”
http://www.pinkisthe…er#more-1222352

21. Celebuzz.com:
“So, who wants to go to the club?”
http://www.celebuzz….tch-has-leaked/

22. Cambio.com:
“It’s all kinds of amazing!”
http://www.cambio.co…h-leaks-listen/

23. The Hollywood Gossip:
“It’s upbeat, fun pop music on par with most of her younger contemporaries. The British accent thing is strange, but it’s catchy, no?”
http://www.thehollyw…d-first-listen/

24. FashionCourier:
“Summer is over. Which means that, yes, “Blurred Lines” is going out as the warm weather anthem of 2013. The adrenaline-fueled, smokey-voiced Britney Spears is back, and she wants you to know that it is time to werk, err…work. The jam of fall 2013 is here.”
http://www.fashionco…full_story.html

25. Oh No They Didn’t:
“I really like the idea of the song and its lyrics are better than I expected”
http://ohnotheydidnt…m/81548581.html

26. Popdust.com:
“The track is everything we know and love about modern-day Britney: pulsing club rhythms (courtesy of executive producer Will.i.am), vocals that blend bad-***** attitude and robotic authority, and the return of Brit’s inexplicable British accent.”
http://popdust.com/2…leak-will-i-am/

27. Examiner.com:
“She promised something very different from what’s been done in the past and delivers. Never has Britney been this forward and frank on a single before but she proudly embraces her inner grown woman, saying, ‘I am the bad b**ch!'”
http://www.examiner….ingle-work-b-ch

28. Entertainment Weekly:
“A lot has been made of the Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga chart face-off this fall, but music fans shouldn’t count out OG pop queen Britney Spears in that fight.”
http://music-mix.ew….k-*****-listen/

29. Metro.co.uk:
“It may have been leaked early but at least Work ***** seems to have been well-received by fans.”
http://metro.co.uk/2…n-here-4012892/

30. AccesHollywood.com:
“A catchy new song”
http://www.accesshol…e_article_84284

31. Cinemablend.com:
“As I suspected, “Work *****” is a catchy electronic dance track that will no doubt get ample play in clubs”
http://www.cinemable…arly-59112.html

32. Arcadey.net:
“”Work *****” is one hell of a club banger”
http://arcadey.net/2…-single-review/

33. Rolling Stone:
“The pounding dance track, which features mostly spoken lyrics, serves as a testament to the fine things a strong work ethic can bring about.”
http://www.rollingst…-leaks-20130915

34. E!Online UK:
“Brit works and the song does not disappoint.”
http://uk.eonline.co…line-listen-now

35. Slant Magazine:
“Work ***** follows the current EDM model of painfully aggressive, treble-heavy beats, harsh synths, and tuneless hooks, but makes even “Scream & Shout” sound like a melodic feast.”
http://www.slantmaga…ears-work-*****

36. DirectLyrics.com:
“The track is trance, pop, spacey, fist-pumping, massive, loud, infecious, catchy, and I could keep going with the adjectives. Britney’s trademark singing, and the return of her British accent, complete the amazingness of “Work *****”.”
http://www.directlyr…eview-news.html

37. ZM Online:
“A total club banger”
http://www.zmonline….tney-work-*****

38. DailyMail:
“The sound is a departure from her last record, Femme Fatale, and a nod to her critically acclaimed Blackout album.”
http://www.dailymail…-Las-Vegas.html

39. US Magazine:
“She’s baaaack!”
http://www.usmagazin…y-early-2013159

40. MTV.com:
“An energetic dance track”
http://www.mtv.com/n…ked-early.jhtml

41. Hitflix.com:
“It may well be the most dance-oriented single in the history of her career, with a driving progressive beat and a distinct lack of pop hooks that make it a perfect club track”
http://www.hitfix.co…the-club-listen

42. Mirror.co.uk:
“Helpful advice for all job hunters.”
http://www.mirror.co…k-*****-2276753

43. NewNowNext:
“It has a dance-floor anthem potential (though not the much-rumored RuPaul sample).”
http://www.newnownex…rupaul/09/2013/

44. Hollywoodtake.com:
“The dance-club single sounds like this fall’s hottest new track to us! And no wonder — “Work *****” was co-written by a pretty impressive group of people including the pop princess herself”
http://www.hollywood…ase-audio-24851

45. Starmagazine:
“It’s about time for some new music from Britney Spears! It’s a catchy, new tune”
http://starmagazine….her-new-single/

46. Starcrush.com:
“‘Work *****’ sounds pretty similar to their prior collaboration, ‘Scream and Shout’.”
http://starcrush.com…ars-work-*****/

47. Gigwise.com:
“The track is a heavily produced EDM number which makes her Will.i.am collaboration ‘Scream & Shout’ seem subtle by comparison.”
http://www.gigwise.c…oiting-gay-fans

48. Glamour.com:
“It’s quite dancey. My favorite part isn’t actually a part: I thought she was saying ‘whip it out’ at the end, which conjured ‘It. Out.’ memories of Elaine on Seinfeld, but she’s saying ‘Work it out’.”
http://www.glamour.c…work-*****.html

49. Popsugar:
“The song, produced by will.i.am, sounds like it could get lost in the shuffle of top 40 dance mixes, but I do like the message: you gotta work hard to get what you want.”
http://www.popsugar….-*****-31803178

50. Grantland.com:
“Work ***** works its hard-edged beat, pervasive chorus, and airy bridge to the fullest. Britney sounds both adorable and authoritative, and a songwriting credit means she might have had some input into lines like “here comes the smasher,” pronounced in her Brit-British accent as ‘the smasha’.”
http://www.grantland…ritishney-*****

51. The Improper:
“For all her talk about the work ethic, Spears sings very little on the pounding dance tune; rather she ‘sing-speaks’.”
http://www.theimprop…ork-*****-leak/

52. UnderTheGunReview.net:
“It’s slick, dance floor ready music meant for clubs that will sell to diehard fans and people trying to keep their workout playlists current while preparing to battle winter weight gain.”
http://www.undertheg…ars-work-*****/

53. The Guardian:
“There’s enough of Britney’s personality – the myriad vocal tics, the ridiculous middle-eight breakdown bit – to make sure she hasn’t been fully obliterated by will.i.am’s production sledgehammer.”
http://www.theguardi…ears-work-*****

54. Popcrush:
“This is not EDM-lite, as many pop tarts have attempted. It’s urgent and intense, and finds Brit reinventing herself. ‘Work *****’ will have you dancing on the floor until you’ve sweated off several pounds.”
http://popcrush.com/…pears-work-b-h/

 

55. Billboard.com:
“‘Work *****’ takes risks that were not present on the (highly enjoyable) ‘Femme Fatale’ singles — and Spears has earned the right to take risks. Go tell the police, the governor, the state congressman, the barber, the guy who works at your local Burger King — go tell whoever you need that Britney is back.”
http://www.billboard…-the-new-single

*Huge thanks to Exhale member ALLEYESONUS for compiling the list!*