Britney Spears – Glory (2016) [Deluxe Version]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:37 minutes | 684 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Artwork: Front cover | © RCA Records Label
Glory is the ninth studio album recorded by Britney Spears. She began working on the album in 2014. Lacking a deadline for completion, Spears continued work into 2015 and 2016, which—according to Spears—provided her the opportunity to create one of her favorite albums in her catalog. Glory received generally positive reviews from music critics.
The soft commercial performance of 2013’s Britney Jean made it clear that it was time for Britney Spears to shake up her recording career – a move made somewhat less urgent due to the success of Britney: Piece of Me, the residency show she launched at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood a few months after the release of Britney Jean. Sin City’s influence can be heard within the splashiness of the arrangements of certain portions of Glory, the 2016 album designed to be Britney’s return to the Top 40. To that end, Glory downplays the show biz glitz of Vegas in favor of modern dance-pop, one with EDM undercurrents and hip-hop overtones. Sometimes echoes of other stars can be heard – Justin Bieber’s Purpose appears to a primary text – but despite this contemporary gloss, the album usually relies on sounds of Spears’ past, trading heavily on the cloistered dance of Blackout and the shimmering neon of Femme Fatale. Glory is much lighter than either album, a reflection of Britney’s maturation – the softer nocturnal numbers make a play for Ellie Goulding territory, but they could slide onto adult contemporary – and her willingness to be goofy. Some of the highlights are the silliest songs: the swinging “Clumsy,” the overheated flamenco chorus of “Do You Wanna Come Over?,” and “Private Show” and “Slumber Party,” a pair of heavy-breathing come-ons that never manage to seem sexy despite the flood of innuendo. Such moments accentuate Britney’s playfulness, an aspect of her persona that’s been in hibernation for nearly a decade, and it’s a welcome return, as is Glory as a whole: it feels as fun and frivolous as her earliest music while retaining the freshness of her best mature work.
01 – Invitation
02 – Make Me… (feat. G-Eazy)
03 – Private Show
04 – Man On The Moon
05 – Just Luv Me
06 – Clumsy
07 – Do You Wanna Come Over?
08 – Slumber Party
09 – Just Like Me
10 – Love Me Down
11 – Hard To Forget Ya
12 – What You Need
13 – Better [Bonus Track]
14 – Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes) [Bonus Track]
15 – Liar [Bonus Track]
16 – If I’m Dancing [Bonus Track]
17 – Coupure Électrique [Bonus Track]