Grammyläiset eivät tänäkään vuonna arvosta Britneyn musiikillista panosta, mutta onneksi muualla Glory-albumi on huomioita vuoden parhaimpien listoilla. Lisäksi Do You Wanna Come Over on Entertainment Weeklyn mukaan vuoden 23. paras biisi.
Slant Magazine: 10. sija
From Glory’s opening “Invitation” to its (deluxe edition) closer, “Coupure Electrique,” it’s no surprise that Britney Spears stocks her latest album with expressions of uncontainable horniness. What is surprising is the degree to which her agency in the act is emphasized, and how sex here is rarely an act of exhibition. Songs like “Private Show” and “Do You Wanna Come Over?” yearn for a specific intimacy, a moving expression from an artist whose public relationship with sexuality once seemed disturbingly out of her control. The album’s key lyric comes from the single “Slumber Party”: “We use our bodies to make our own videos.” Glory is an album-length reclamation of Britney’s sexual autonomy.
Digital Spy: 11. sija
Even when the album verges on box-ticking with its light sprinkling of Major Lazer/Bieber style bangers, it still retains enough personality to be distinctive. When Britney began teasing the album over two years ago, she used the terms “left lane” and “artsy fartsy”. Well, Glory is most definitely those things and more. It’s a triumphant return of one of pop music’s most essential players.
Fuse.tv: 12. sija
After the tragedy that was 2013’s Britney Jean, us fans held on to sheer faith that the Princess of Pop would reclaim her crown by giving us the album that we deserve—Glory. There are very few missteps on the project, which is one of her strongest since 2008’s Circus. Instead of giving us air-headed, sticky pop songs (save “Private Show”), Britney returns to exploring R&B, electronica and trap. From the breathy, reggae-infused “Slumber Party” to the trippy French banger “Coupure Èlectrique” and stand-out track “Love Me Down,” Ms. American Dream sounds more musically engaged than she has in a long time.