She has a another hit album. On March 3, she began her world tour in support of 2008's "Circus." The Times' Ann Powers is in New Orleans, and her review from the concert can be found on the Pop & Hiss blog.
With Spears embarking on a massive tour, one that brings her to Los Angeles on April 16, we take a look back at how The Times has rated her past albums and live performances. Is Britney in the flesh better than Britney on record?