Thursday, September 10, 2009

956. Christina Aguilera - Stripped (2002)

Track Listing

1. Stripped Intro
2. Can't Hold Us Down (featuring Lil' Kim)
3. Walk Away
4. Fighter
5. Primer Amor Interlude
6. Infatuation
7. Loves Embrace Interlude
8. Loving Me 4 Me
9. Impossible
10. Underappreciated
11. Beautiful
12. Make Over
13. Cruz
14. Soar
15. Get Mine, Get Yours
16. Dirrty
17. Stripped Pt. 2
18. The Voice Within
19. I'm OK
20. Keep On Singin' My Song


I'm going to be controversial here: I kind of like Christina Aguilera. By kind of like I mean when judging her against her teeny-bopper or ex-teeny-bopper, R&B influenced commercial stuff.

Christina seems like the only one who in a post-Genie in the Bottle phase seemed to have an actual "artistic" vision to her albums. The vision here is slightly misguided, over-compensating the virginal image of her previous career with what is a bit too brash of an album. That being said it feels like an album instead of a collection of singles, which is the problem with so many of her peers.

Aguilera's singing is more subdued here, in comparison to her previous histrionics and some tracks are quite good. However, it is much too long an album and really not interesting enough to keep your attention throughout. Great within its style a bit crappy if we are taking Music as the universe.

Track Highlights

1. Make Over
2. Walk Away
3. Beautiful
4. Dirrty

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

With this album, Aguilera took creative control over a project for the first time, being influenced by many different subjects and music styles, including rhythm and blues, gospel, soul, pop rock, and hip hop. She co-wrote fourteen songs was involved in the production of the record, which was mainly produced by Scott Storch and Linda Perry.

Elvis Costello covers Beautiful:

1 comment:

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