“And then, thanks mostly to the writers on SNL, everyone also thinks your ex-boyfriend is a multi-platform genius of music, comedy, and dancing, and also he has this insanely hot girlfriend who he’s always photographed with looking casual but put-together and you can almost read their lips in the photo and know that the conversation they’re having is, like, ‘Hey Jessica, we just had awesome sex, now do you want to hang out with Barack Obama or Brangelina tonight?'”
– This is just one of the lines in Emily Gould’s essay for n+1 — “After the Glitter Fades: A Mix-Tape” — that made us laugh out loud. The premise: What are the ten songs that Britney Spears could learn something from? The artists who make the cut: Sinead O’Connor, Bikini Kill, Rilo Kiley, Joan Baez, the KLF, Hole, Joni Mitchell, Sleater-Kinney, and Stevie Nicks.
Read it now, and feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments. (Personally, we’d love to see how she reacts to some Patti Smith. Or Kate Bush.)