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This is Britney Spears‘ album cover art for her upcoming album Blackout.

Do you believe it? I don’t! It looks like a piss-poor Photoshop job. How unfortunate! People magazine even published this as her official album cover. Official! AHH!!

The Blackout album will be released on Oct. 30, as announced by her label Jive earlier this week.

Britney‘s holding auditions TODAY at Millenium Dance Studio in North Hollywood, California. It’s for the music video of the second track from her Blackout album.

And here’s the track listing for Blackout although most tracks have already been leaked:

1. Gimme More (04:11)
2. Piece of Me (03:32)
3. Radar (03:49)
4. Break The Ice (03:16)
5. Heaven on Earth (04:52)
6. Get Naked (I Got A Plan)
7. Freakshow (02:55)
8. Toy Soldier (03:21)
9. Hot As Ice (03:16)
10. Ooh Ooh Baby (03:28)
11. Perfect Lover (03:02)
12. Why Should I Be Sad (03:10)

PLEASE, BRITNEY! CHANGE THE COVER BEFORE RELEASE! WE’RE BEGGING.

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  • Abby

    GOOD LUCK BRIT!

    You hit the bottom, so there is no other way but up!

  • It’s Britney, b*tch

    Who cares..I just want to buy the album already!!

  • Regina

    Just..awful.

  • Tweety

    I wanna buy the album. Brit looks great.

  • Barbara

    The photoshopped picture of Brit looks good. They could never put her real photo on an album. People would be grossed out.

  • Hello

    I don’t like the cover, sorry! I hope it’s a fake! I didn’t like Gimme More video either. Britney do somethin right please, your fans love you!

  • candice

    UP UP AND AWAY WITH BRITNEY!!!

  • Catherine

    She looks great.

  • suzy

    This can’t be true, don’t her record company have a say in this?

  • Spice HAm

    I hope the album will sell like hotcakes.

  • Ellie

    Britany , Well I hope she gets better and hopefully this album will boost her up . GO BRITTANY !

  • ram

    I think she looks great….good for her.

  • Victoria

    GO BRITNEY GO!

  • katie

    she looks better

  • Noelle

    Anticipating the reinvention of Britney Spears!!!

  • Dana

    Terrible cover! This is obviously an old pic of her that’s been photoshopped. So pathetic!

  • KG

    I guess her record company didn’t bother to spend time on this cover. This will probably be her last album anyway.

  • Katie G.

    I can’t wait until this album bombs. It won’t even sell as many as her other albums. Can’t wait!

  • Mike

    Hmmmmmm………Interesting cover. Could’ve been better though!

  • Tammy

    I like the pic of her but the background is ugly to me. Please don’t let this be her actual album cover, I was hoping it would be a pic of her close up or something.

  • vendela

    What’s wrong with the cover?! And who cares, Britney stopped being a role model a long time ago.. Listen to the texts! They’re personal! She’s being through alot, and she really is a great singer!!

  • http://myspace.com/mynando Nando

    That’s that picture from the VMAs.

  • emch

    OMG Her arms & hands looks bloated!!!

  • emch

    Tsk Tsk Tsk….BAD TASTE!!!!

  • eira

    haha..britney should change the cover..it looks awful..i hope her song good

  • http://myspace.com/britneyspears MOVE B*TCHES

    omg, ALL OF THE HATERS ARE *SSHOLES!

    IT IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS COVER! I AM BEGGING ALL OF THE HATERS, TO KISS HER *SS! DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIVES, INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT WHAT SHE IS DOING! I AM BEGGING YOU TO GET ONE OUNCE OF TALENT BESIDES RAGGING ON HER, I AM BEGGING YOU TO SELL AS MANY RECORDS AS HER! THAT INCLUDES YOU NON SEEN JARED! ARE YOU A F*G LIKE YOUR LOVER PEREZ HILTON? F’ck off!

  • Barbara

    26 Movie B beg all you want it ain’t happenin. I would bet money that all of the posters on here have more talent. If they put their clothes in a laundry hamper they have more talent than Britney Spears.

  • kara

    what an ugly artwork. I’ve never seen such a bad cover art. She can’t get a graphic designer, can she ?

  • http://myspace.com/britneyspears MOVE B*TCHES

    WHAT ABOUT????? HAVE MORE MONEY THAT BRITNEY! I GUESS THAT ONE IS OUT OF THE QUESTION?

    BROKE H*ES IS ALWAYS HATING!

  • http://myspace.com/britneyspears MOVE B*TCHES

    WAIT..DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN HAVE A ALBUM?

  • KrungKrung

    am not buying her album am stealing it y’all, brit am not giving you my hard earned mullah to add to your fat bank account, gimme more is the best song in the album neway the rests of the songs have different brit voice on it, one is a chipmunk voice and the other sounds like a techno robot voice and that album cover is so 100x fotoshopped and ugly, it’s poorly done.

  • Cynthia

    She’s so over, she’ll be lucky if she sells 500,000. Her era is over, she will never be pre-babies Britney!

  • http://justjared.com jean

    HEY!! WHATS WRONG W/ THE COVER? HELLO!!! DUH!!
    SHE’S PRETTY AND YOUR NOT!!!
    LOVE YOU BRITNEY!!!!

  • O.

    Wow, the album cover SUCKS ARSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This one is fanmade and it looks 10x better

  • O.
  • the_boyfriend

    There’s hardly been a media Blackout for Britney Spears’ next album, especially after many of the songs purportedly recorded for it leaked onto the Internet. Just two days ago, Britney’s label, Jive, announced it was moving up the release date by two weeks, from November 13 to October 30, due to those leaks.

    But as it turns out, few of those tracks are on Blackout — most of the leaked songs may have been demos — and the album contains some of Spears’ strongest material from these sessions.

    “This is Britney’s fifth studio record, and it shows a lot of growth as a performer,” said the singer’s A&R rep, Teresa LaBarbera Whites. “She was very involved in the songs and how they turned out. It’s her magic that turns these songs into what they are.”

    Not to mention studio magic. “Piece of Me,” Spears’ mission statement of sorts, finds the singer so vocoder-ized that it’s hard to tell where the real Britney begins and ends — which is part of the point. “I’m Mrs. ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,’ I’m Mrs. ‘Oh my God, that Britney’s shameless,” she “sings” while dissecting some of her own media coverage. She sings “you want a piece of me?” with moans and sighs, as if she’s offering herself up on a platter, but then she tweaks the idea with a wink, suggesting she’s “bad media karma” and that we’re all going to suffer in the end. “Now are you sure you want a piece of me?”

    “Radar” — produced, like “Piece of Me,” by Bloodshy & Avant production (the Swedish duo did “Freakshow” and “Toy Soldier” as well) — also tries for an electro/Eurodisco approach, but keeps Spears’ vocals more in the foreground. Instead of emulating a video game, she’s accompanied sparingly by sonar pulses and distorted synths to keep the sound dangerous, because she’s on the prowl. “I got my eye on you,” she speaks at one point. “I can’t let you get away.”

    The uptempo “Break the Ice” might have been a stronger album leadoff track than “Gimme More” (see “Britney Spears Fans [And Haters] Weigh In On ‘Gimme More’ Video”), since she re-introduces herself at the top and apologizes for being gone for so long. “It’s about two people, a girl and a guy,” the song’s writer, Keri Hilson, said, “and the girl is saying, ‘You’re a little cold. Let me warm things up and break the ice.’ ” Here, Spears’ breathy vocals are layered, so that she’s singing, “Hot hot hot — ahh,” on top of the chorus, and stopping the song à la Janet Jackson to say, “I like this part. It feels kind of good.”

    The Giorgio Moroder-inspired “Heaven on Earth” is far more layered — which is a good thing, considering her vocals are especially airy here. Three different vocal lines take place over the throbbing beat, in a way similar to Moroder’s signature song, Donna Summer’s disco classic “I Feel Love.” Reciting what she wants as a come-on in one line (“Your love, your teeth, your tongue”), she tells her lover sleepily to “lay your head on my chest and drift away,” while simultaneously singing in a more bouncy style in a third lyric: “You’ve taken me so far away, one look and you stop time.” It’s one of the more complex tracks she’s attempted, with whispers sneaking in and out of other lyrics so that two or three songs could be happening at once.

    By comparison, “Get Naked (I Got a Plan)” is far more simple. Produced by Danjahandz (who also did “Gimme More”), it’s simply meant to be an uptempo dance track. “My body is calling for you bad, boy,” she sings amid squiggly synth lines as a separate male vocal line makes the song sound tipsy. “I just want to take it off,” she sings in response. “She wanna dance, she wanna dance, she wanna dance,” Danja said of that track. “That’s all she want to say. She just wanted high-energy music, and that’s what we did.”

    “No disrespect to Danja, but ‘Gimme More’ is definitely not the best joint,” said Sean Garrett, who co-produced and sang on “Toy Soldier.” “They just warming up. I got the ‘Whoop!’ It’s starting this artillery style of heat. It’s going to be hot.”

    Garrett said that while most of the album “is definitely dance,” a lot of the songs are also talking about Spears’ life, “how she feels, how she sees things. It’s hard to stay in the pop world that long,” he said. “Obviously, she has something special. She’s just down-to-earth. She’s her. She’s not trying to be nobody else but her. And she makes mistakes — we all make mistakes — but you gotta love her. She’ll have the world dancing for her, if you give her an opportunity to show what she’s made of.”

    And according to the bouncy “Hot as Ice” (known as “Cold as Fire” to those who heard the leaked version), Britney is made of fire and ice. “I’m just a girl with the ability to drive a man crazy,” she sings in a higher register, as if she’s trying to sound like a little girl. “Make him call me ‘mama,’ make him my new baby.” T-Pain, who arranged the song and provided background vocals, said Spears was ultra-professional when they recorded the track, even though she was in the midst of her purported “breakdown.”

    “I thought she was going to be sitting on the couch eating Doritos or nachos or something,” he said, “but she came in, shook my hand, gave me a hug and went right in the booth. She got in there and put it down” (see “T-Pain Talks About Recording With Britney Spears: ‘She Was About Her Business’ “).

    Likewise, Hilson said she was amazed at Spears’ work ethic — considering she was very pregnant when they did “Break the Ice” and “Perfect Lover,” which is just about what it sounds like. “It’s just, ‘I would be the perfect lover for you,’ ” Hilson explained.

    “When we were arranging the vocals in the studio at her house,” she added, “she was about eight months pregnant, and she was standing up in the vocal booth, just banging it out. Three weeks later, she had the baby.”

    Despite everything going on in her life during the making of Blackout, all of Britney’s co-workers said she put the music first. That was a huge accomplishment in itself, said Pharrell Williams, who produced her closing track, “Why Should I Be Sad.”

    “She’s going through a lot that people don’t recognize,” Pharrell said. “You got to understand, she was a child star and she’s held on way longer than most people can. You got to understand the pressure. Her record is cool, but you got to give her a second to get things back together. You’re seeing a reality show that no one’s producing, that no one’s directing, and that’s a problem.”

    The album, though, had plenty of producers adding to the mix in many different ways. “There’s plenty in there for people to love,” Danja said. “Take your pick. If you’re a fan of Britney, you’re going to love it.”

    Blackout’s track list, according to Jive Records:

    1. “Gimme More”
    2. “Piece of Me”
    3. “Radar”
    4. “Break the Ice”
    5. “Heaven on Earth”
    6. “Get Naked (I Got a Plan)”
    7. “Freakshow”
    8. “Toy Soldier”
    9. “Hot as Ice”
    10. “Ooh Ooh Baby”
    11. “Perfect Lover”
    12. “Why Should I Be Sad”

    Source: MTV

  • http://- Joanna [Poland]

    IT’S NOT SO BAD! UH, NO… IT’S REALLY BAD. I HOPE IT’S FAKE ;). ANYWAY I THINK THAT ALBUM IS GOING TO BE A HIT.

  • Cole

    I’ll eventually (I can’t promise anything) learn to love this cover cuz I’m still buying the album no matter what.

  • teambrit

    WHO CARES ABOUT THE COVER? THE TRACKS I’VE HEARD SO FAR ARE FIRE!!! THAT’S ALL THAT’S IMPORTANT TO ME – THE MUSIC. SHE’S BACK AND YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT FROM HER. GET ‘EM BRIT!!!!

  • b

    cool, cant wait to get the album!

  • Rasha

    She needs to go on another 3 year vacation….maybe focus on something other then music like oh, i dunno….getting clean….and oh ya….HER KIDS…..GROW UP BRITNEY.

  • kaylie

    who cares what the album cover looks like?!?! all people wanna hear is her songs! :)

  • http://celebritysource.blogspot.com Courtney

    SOOO CHEAP!!!

    Album cover is a major marketing choice and this is JUST BAD!

  • http://elearnqueen.blogspot.com dogandponybot

    I’ve already pre-ordered a copy from amazon. I have never bought a Britney album — this will be my first. I think she’s great.

  • be-n

    i’ll probably download this album.. hahaha
    hmm and the artwork… i cant see anything spectacular about it.
    besides i prefer the blonde hair

  • kath

    This album will TANK

    Good thing too, Miss Popwreck needs to LEARN she has horrible judment adn needs to either listen to older educated advisors or retire to a trailer.

  • Compassionate Guy

    Hahahahahah! What a joke! Didn’t her fans grow up by now?? Someone would actually buy this saturated capitalist fake plastic shit they dare to call music? Please.. Go listen to some real music and leave “dolly bloated” here to her drinking and vag parade.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/kellyruben2003 ryan

    I hate the album cover. But, I’m sure that’s all they could get, since she’s so uncooperative. She didn’t even write that much on the album. Plus, I already heard “Hot as Ice”(which sucks, and I thought it was a joke when I heard it) and “Radar” and they are no where as good as “Gimme More”, if you call that “good.” I don’t think this album will do well. I think this is it for Brit. :(

  • leah

    That cover is foul!
    looks so gay..

  • Kate

    Forget the gross background; WHAT IS SHE WEARING??? The top looks like a maternity bra and the bottom…feathers?… Btw, does the cover art remind anyone else of the graphics for Chaotic. Same nasty colour scheme.

    At this stage she’s be better off cancelling the album, getting her shit together and coming back in a few years once everyone’s forgotten she’s crazy and a bad mum.

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