Okay, so I totally didn’t plan on doing a review for “Work B****,” the debut single from Britney Spears’ upcoming 8th album because I was on a mini-vacation, but after hearing it, I must. I’m livid. 2011’s “Femme Fatale” is the only Spears album I don’t like. Why? It wasn’t what I call “Britney definitive.” The album was a collection of over-produced, effect-driven techno tracks that anyone could’ve recorded. It was just a standard of what was hot right then, and that’s where “Work” finds Spears again. The single is woefully generic; there isn’t much difference between “Work” and a random vogue track performed by no-names that’s played in a gay club. Spears is the type of artist one goes to if they want to know what the latest trend is, however, she usually can do that and still set herself apart. Frankly, given her pop-culture status, I think Spears should be setting the trend and ushering in a new wave, not riding on an old one that’s been crashing since 2008. Will.I.Am is the producer on “Work,” as he will be for all the tracks on the new album and I think that’s a huge mistake. He’s just going to keep giving her the same, redundant stuff. I liked the rumored idea that she’d be working with producers from her most critically-acclaimed album, “Blackout,” much better. Now that, was some edgy pop. You can listen to "Work" here.