Pocha Dot | Los Angeles | 01/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've had this cd during the year it came out but I noticed the link for it while browsing and thought to myself "Hey, I have that album, I wanna express how great it is" I love writing reviews.
"Stripped" is Christina's best album to date, And also one of my all-time favorites. She took chances on with this album but didn't go overboard and it's not extreme. She did just enough. It shows how dedicated she was with this album, it's (20) tracks long and each and every song is QUALITY material.
I love how so much is jam-packed into this ONE album, The different influences in most of the songs, The well rounded song writing. There's inspirational songs like "The Voice Within" "Beautiful" & "Fighter". There's attitude in songs like "Can't Hold Us Down" "Dirrty" "Get Mine, Get Yours". There's SOUL on "Underappreciated" "Impossible" & Neo-soul "loving Me 4 Me"
She's worked with (2) favorites of mine (Linda Perry) and (Alicia Keys). Again, all Quality material. One of the tracks composed & produced by 'Perry is "Make Over", Which took me by surprise, the track has that Luscious Jackson-90's-girlrock appeal to it. It's a definite standout. The (Alicia Keys) number is "impossible" another above average song, (Alicia Keys & Linda Perry) have EXACTLY what works for Christina, She should work with them again in the future. All completely talented artist in their own right.
As you can see, Christina can alter the sound of the music she's singing over as many times as she wants, but one thing that doesn't change is the fact that she's SINGING, Which brings this album together in so many ways.
While the entire album is the best, I still have my favorite songs of the bunch. "Cruz" "Soar" "Impossible" "Beautiful" "Loving Me 4 Me" "The Voice Within" & "Underappreciated". the entire album is a something Christina will always look back on and be proud of. I also love the artwork, it reminds me of a 90's GAP ad."
Christina Aguilera's Soul Literally Stripped.
Magali | 08/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, this album, from the first track to the last, is autobiographical, literally, and I adore that. Her voice in these songs is incredible and as always she hits notes that I've never heard before. She puts so much passion into each song that it sounds like she's crying throughout each and every song. I thank Christina for releasing an album like this and letting us into her life, letting us know what she's been through. The songs that I identify with are "Can't Hold Us Down" because I hate society's double standards when it comes to the sexuality of men and women, "Stripped Intro" (Not part 2!!!) "Fighter", because I've been stabbed in the back several times by several people, "Beautiful", "Make Over", "Cruz", "Soar", "The Voice Within" and "Keep On Singin' My Song". Actually, every time I listen to "Beautiful", "The Voice Within", "Soar" and "Keep on Singing My Song", and I am down or crying, these songs instantly lift me up, and when I feel ok, they make me feel so much better about myself. I love this album. The songs I didn't mention, I don't identify with at all because they don't have anything to do with my life, but they are great songs and I still listen to them. Every song is 10/10 and every aspect of this album is incredible. Christina only gives her fans the best she has, and that is why I love her."