Early Word

First Review of Britney’s Circus

Britney Spears’ comeback album isn’t out until December 2, the popster’s 27th birthday, but The Sun already has a review, and it’s a rave. The record “takes her bravado to startling new heights” and “sees Brit morphing ever closer to Madonna,” the paper reports, particularly the track If You Seek Amy. An ode to Amy Winehouse, perhaps? “All the boys and all the girls want to if you seek Amy,” Britney sings cryptically—but those are only the written lyrics. What the audience hears, the paper reports, is “quite shocking”: “All the boys and all the girls want to f-u-c-k me.” Still, the paper concludes, it’s “a great track.”