Spears' new album hit stores yesterday and was an unexpected hit with critics
Britney Spears

After a four-year absence from the music world, Britney Spears launched her new album Blackout yesterday.

It was starting to look like the singer's turbulent personal life was on the verge of ruining her music career, especially after her disastrous performance at the MTV Awards. But the unexpected has happened, and it could be just what the 25-year-old songstress needs.

Critics have been giving the album positive reviews, calling the album her best work ever, smartly produced and a great dance-pop record.

Of course, some critics wonder if Spears was even involved in the production process, but so far the album is looking to be a success that could get the singer back on track in the music world.