Under The Covers: Britney
Todd L. Burns, Stylus, 1 February 2005
The Queen of Pop? Since 1999’s …Baby One More Time, Britney has quickly elevated herself to pop royalty via a conflicting series of psycho-sexual messages to a mass of sex starved male fans and self-empowerment messages to her female admirers. Meanings have been transmitted in a variety of ways: interviews, song lyrics and music videos. But what about the covers? Aside from the infamous kiss with Madonna, the covers to each of her studio albums have emerged as the barometers of how Britney wants, and is, defined. Let’s take a look at them.
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