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Femme Fatale



Some steamy lyrics but still Brit's cleanest album in years.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Nothing overtly negative, just some mature messages about late-night dancing and sexually charged situations.

Positive role models

The album features adult behavior that isn't necessarily good or bad, but just not for kids.

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Some steamy sexual allusions and direct references to "making love."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Mentions "drinking tequila on the rocks."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Femme Fatale is the cleanest Britney Spears release in years. It doesn't have any graphic sexual descriptions or profanity, and it makes only a couple of fleeting references to drinking. Though it's peppered with a few steamy lines, it's still an acceptable choice for young teens overall.

What's the story?

FEMME FATALE is Britney Spears' first new full-length album of original tunes since Circus. The CD includes 12 songs that all center on common Spears themes: romance, dancing, and sex. That said, the lyrics are a lot less risque than her releases of recent years, with toned-down sexual references and just a couple brief mentions of drinking. Overall, the album is an OK choice for her young teen fans.

Is it any good?


Spears has never been known for outstanding vocals -- and Femme Fatale won't change that reputation. Weaving in a lot of Auto-Tune, the singing remains merely mediocre, and many of the dance-infused beats sound largely the same. However, Spears deserves credit for showing a bit more creativity than in years past, pairing up with The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am on the track "Big Fat Bass" and Ke$ha in "Till the World Ends." In the end, the record will certainly please the masses of Spears fans who just can't get enough of her music.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Spears would make the shift back to cleaner music with this album.

  • How does the record compare to earlier releases, like "3"?

  • In addition to her move toward cleaner lyrics, the sound of Spears' music has also morphed from more radio-friendly pop to dance-floor ready. Does the new direction work? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Britney Spears
Release date:March 29, 2011
Label:Jive Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written bymr. preston January 10, 2016

Britney's Greatest Album of All Time

Britney has toned the sex and swearing way down for this album. Gasoline and (Drop Dead) Beautiful have mild swears (d*** and a** respectively), and Criminal has some steamy lyrics. Other than those, this album is probably OK for even small children.
Teen, 17 years old Written byRosebud95 October 15, 2012

Occasional steamy lyrics, but cleaner than Blackout or In The Zone

These songs are still catchy like her older ones, but more cleaner Till the World Ends 4/5 12+ Hold It Against Me 3/5 13+ Inside Out 3/5 13+ I Wanna Go 4/5 12+ How I Roll 14+ (Drop Dead) Beautiful 3/5 (a bit repetitive) 12+ Seal It With a Kiss 3/5 +13 Big Fat Bass (featuring will.i.am) 3/5 14+ Trouble for Me 3/5 14+ Trip To Your Heart 4/5 16+ Gasoline 3/5 14+ Criminal 3/5 14+ (Deluxe version) Up 'n' Down 4/5 16+ He About to Lose Me 3/5 13+ Selfish 3/5 13+ Don't Keep Me Waiting 3/5 13+
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written byfruit_loop June 9, 2012

It's Fine to me

i love britney spears music i am 14 so i grew up listening to her music and i turned out perfectly fine reallythe only song in this album i recall hearing something bad is in her song "till the world ends" she says "come on get me get get me on the floor dj what are you waiting for?" and she says the b word that really the only song in the entire album alll the other songs are catchy and fine to listen to in the car.
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Too much swearing


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