Britney Spears In The Zone (Jive/Zomba) Let's clear the air: Britney Spears is no longer a girl; she's all woman. This doesn't mean much in terms of her mid-riff (it's still bare), her voice (still chirpy and weak), her pout (still ditzy), or her dancing (still all strut-walk and turned head). It does, however, mean she can sing about, Lord forbid, sex. Gone are the teenage lyrics about virginity, pure love and innocent frivolities. Now that she's lost Justin, lost out in the talent rivalry stakes to Christina, and clearly lost her virginity, we have a Britney who has lost her main appeal: teaser schoolgirl charm. To help her out on her fourth album since redefining low-rider jeans with Baby One More Time in 1999, she's roped in Madonna for the launch track, Me Against The Music. Not bad if you like Janet Jackson-style dance beats. Still, not even Madge can help pull poor Britz out of her little lost zone. Her new sound is desperately trying to be clubby, more street, a bit hip-hop inspired, and a tad, well, 'cooler'. It doesn't work. That's not surprising - Spears never had edge, and her attempts at delivering it end up as bizarre blah. Even all her helpers - the likes of the Ying Ying Twins on (I Got That) Boom Boom, R. Kelly on Outrageous and P. Diddy - don't do much. As for the rest? Don't ask. Just admire her lovely pictures.