Christina Aguilera - Stripped

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  1. 10

    14.0%
  2. 9

    19.3%
  3. 8

    29.8%
  4. 7

    8.8%
  5. 6

    14.0%
  6. 5

    3.5%
  7. 4

    1.8%
  8. 3

    3.5%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    1.8%
  11. 0

    3.5%
  1. No Good Advice

    No Good Advice FORMERLY DANCE IN THE DARK/RED ONE

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    It IS a modern classic Lou. It was ridiculous at the time and it's ridiculous now. But it WORKS.

    09 Can't Hold Us Down
    10 Walk Away
    10 Fighter
    08 Infatuation
    08 Loving Me For Me
    09 Impossible
    06 Underappreciated - (Aptly named)
    11 Beautiful
    07 Make Over
    08 Cruz
    09 Soar
    09 Get Mine, Get Yours
    10 Dirrty
    10 The Voice Within
    07 I'm OK
    08 Keep On Singin' My Song

    BAM! :disco:
     
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  2. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    I think Stripped may have been the first time I became aware of what it was to have a QoL moment and a HOT SLUT MOMENT simultaneously


    09 Can't Hold Us Down
    10 Walk Away
    10 Fighter
    08 Infatuation
    08 Loving Me For Me
    04 Impossible
    04 Underappreciated - (Aptly named)
    10 Beautiful
    09 Make Over
    10 Cruz
    11 Soar
    09 Get Mine, Get Yours
    10 Dirrty
    10 The Voice Within
    07 I'm OK
    09 Keep On Singin' My Song

    So YAY Christina (in a good way)
     
  3. No Good Advice

    No Good Advice FORMERLY DANCE IN THE DARK/RED ONE

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    It's the way it flits between TWENTY ONE tracks of screaming ROCK, Scott Storch (FU!) slut synth, Alicia-lite power soul and ODES TO ABUSE.

    Quality control-Tina was BORN in 2002 :disco:
     
  4. Johnkm

    Johnkm Valar Morghulis

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    07 Can't Hold Us Down
    08 Walk Away
    10 Fighter
    07 Infatuation
    08 Loving Me For Me
    07 Impossible
    04 Underappreciated
    08 Beautiful
    08 Make Over
    06 Cruz
    07 Soar
    05 Get Mine, Get Yours
    08 Dirrty
    11 The Voice Within
    07 I'm OK
    08 Keep On Singin' My Song

    My 8 seems about right, I can't remember the last time I listened to it in full, it's just far too long and a bit bloated for that. The highlights (mainly Fighter and The Voice Within) are among the best things she's ever done though.
     
  5. Jark

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    I know that quality control remark is to be taken in jest but I honestly do think it's quite amazing just how solid almost every proper track on the album is (not including those stupid interludes). There's very little I would ever skip.
     
  6. Pipo

    Pipo welcome to moopatica

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    a 4 for Impossible LOU? I mean I do love a cheesy soulfest as much as funky does and this just HITS the right (replay/loop) buttons for me :disco:

    Play some for me Alicia
    *hits random piano notes* WHATCHU WANNA DO GURRL
    I've got something on my mind
    :daf: :disco:
     
  7. Slave

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    I am still HOT about this right now:

    10 Can't Hold Us Down
    07 Walk Away
    09 Fighter
    08 Infatuation
    05 Loving Me 4 Me
    06 Impossible
    07 Underappreciated
    06 Beautiful (works in the context of the album but still, no thanks)
    06 Make Over
    10 Cruz
    10 Soar
    10 Get Mine, Get Yours
    10 Dirrty
    11 The Voice Within
    07 I'm OK
    09 Keep On Singin' My Song

    The second half of the album is pretty much wall to wall MAX TRACKS
     
  8. Jark

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    You gave a 5 to my favourite off the album :eyes: I'm going to listen in a bit and re-rate, I feel like it's that time of the month
     
  9. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken from the sound of sirens

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    The album's a bit of a classic. Not because of it's quality necessarily, but Dirrty and Beautiful are classics in a way that I doubt she'll ever match - more so than even Genie In A Bottle. It does sag, but I loved the indulgence of it at the same time, because she was young enough to get away with it (whereas now she really ought to know better). The front cover is one of my favourites of all time.

    04 Can't Hold Us Down (I want to like this so bad, but it's fucking shit)
    07 Walk Away
    08 Fighter
    06 Infatuation
    07 Loving Me For Me
    05 Impossible
    04 Underappreciated
    10 Beautiful
    08 Make Over
    10 Cruz
    10 Soar
    09 Get Mine, Get Yours
    10 Dirrty
    07 The Voice Within
    03 I'm OK
    10 Keep On Singin' My Song
     
  10. Devil

    Devil I Need A House

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    Can't believe I gave this an 8.

    I mean it's decent (for HER) but it's no In The Zone :disco:
     
  11. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    No HYPE
    No GLOSS
    No PRETENSE
    It's just ME

    STRIPPED :disco:
     
  12. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    Move my HIPS to the BASSLINE
    Lemme GET MINE
    You get YOURS!
    (But don't fall in LOVE!)

    :disco:
     
  13. Jark

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    I forgot how much I LOVE Make Over. I wish it was a bit less restrained though.
     
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  14. Jark

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    I'm OK really is one of the worst songs I've ever heard :D what a turd! And a shameless clone of (the much superior) My Vietnam to boot.
     
  15. No Good Advice

    No Good Advice FORMERLY DANCE IN THE DARK/RED ONE

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    NASTEH NAUGHTY BABE, FREEEEEK MA BADY BABE! HA!

    Her ad libs were so BEARABLE in 2002 :disco:
     
  16. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    As far as Batteredchildtina goes, I MUCH prefer Oh Mother

    I'm in such a Legendtina place in my life right now. I even enjoyed pretending to SCREAM along to The Right Man the other day! Defintely the song Whatevar needs to walk down the aisle to.
     
  17. POP!

    POP! Coupure Électrique

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    HA, I hope you're being sarcastic :disco:

    I do love it though for that very reason, although my ears appreciate it a bit less now than they did in 2002.

    I do feel like the slower tempo songs aged a lot better than the uptempos. "The Voice Within", "Soar", "Loving Me For Me" all sound a lot better to me now than they did at the time.
     
  18. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    Like the lady herself, her MAXEST of MAX TRACKS are AGING GRACEFULLY!
     
  19. Slave

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    Her voice and technique really was spot on here. Not an ad-lib out of place.
     
  20. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    08 Can't Hold Us Down
    11 Walk Away
    09 Fighter
    07 Infatuation
    07 Loving Me For Me
    05 Impossible
    03 Underappreciated
    10 Beautiful
    08 Make Over
    10 Cruz
    10 Soar
    09 Get Mine, Get Yours
    11 Dirrty
    11 The Voice Within
    03 I'm OK
    09 Keep On Singin' My Song

    The second best pop album of the 00s, after Blackout
     
  21. Jark

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    10 Can't Hold Us Down
    10 Walk Away
    10 Fighter
    08 Infatuation
    10 Loving Me For Me
    08 Impossible
    09 Underappreciated
    09 Beautiful
    10 Make Over
    07 Cruz
    08 Soar
    10 Get Mine, Get Yours
    08 Dirrty
    07 The Voice Within
    00 I'm OK
    08 Keep On Singin' My Song
     
  22. straightorbroken

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    Having listened to both Fighter and Get Mine, Get Yours for about an hour each on a loop the other day, they're both back to 10s. I was starting to think I used to hate TVW more than I did, but 7 is about right. I'm OK is actually kind of fun as a souvenir for how many chaotic ways of saying your life has been harder than everyone else's, so it's tempting to give it more. I'd probably lower Underappreciated to a zero as being boring is simply unforgivable for an Xtina album track.
     
  23. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    It's GOOD but not THAT GOOD

    Her best album for sure though and it holds eternal memories of my first FIRE ISLAND SUMMER with some ARCHETYPAL NYC QUEENS asking me if they should purchase it or not after me playing it NON STOP round the pool

    Needless to say, the whole HOUSE LOT OF THEM were down the Virgin Megastore on Time Square (R.I.P.) handing over their cash the minute the train home pulled into PENN STATION :disco:
     
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  24. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    Oh Chrissy, are you just back from Fire Island?

    I've been invited to go stay with friends after NY Pride next summer. SHALL I GO?
     
  25. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I'm back indeed!

    Oh RB, you simply MUST go. Physically it's like no place I've ever found elsewhere: no roads + no cars + all boardwalks = a truly unique place. Socially it's as ridiculous/amazing as you want to make it. Added to which, it's very hard to visit without CONTACTS (no one worth their SALT stays in the crappy hotel/motel in Fire Island Pines!), so trot along and see what you think.

    Let me know when you're thinking of going, as I'm SURE to be back next year :disco:
     
  26. Jonfessions

    Jonfessions R U 4 REAL?

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    STANDING BY THIS
     
  27. POP!

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    Fifteen years old(!) this week, WHAT

    09 Can't Hold Us Down
    10 Walk Away
    08 Fighter
    09 Infatuation
    10 Loving Me For Me
    08 Impossible
    08 Underappreciated
    10 Beautiful
    09 Make Over
    09 Cruz
    08 Soar
    09 Get Mine, Get Yours
    09 Dirrty
    09 The Voice Within
    08 I'm OK
    07 Keep On Singin' My Song

    Quite the triumph for a 20 track album.
     
  28. Pipo

    Pipo welcome to moopatica

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    has this bitch retired or what
     
  29. Steptacular

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    Still in my top 5 albums of all-time.
     
  30. OutSynk

    OutSynk My name isn’t Alice

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    Great album, beautiful album.
     
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  31. OutSynk

    OutSynk My name isn’t Alice

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  32. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    Pink said they recorded a song together so it could be from a future album? It's been too long.
     
  33. Halli

    Halli sippin' champagne from a paper cup

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    still one of the best albums of ALL TIME.
     
  34. Jark

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    I was contemplating listening to this yesterday. But then the thought of being shrieked at for 80 minutes made me feel slightly ill so I put on Jessie Ware instead.

    It's very much something I have to be in a CERTAIN MOOD for.
     
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    Basically this. The album is like a tech demo of Xtina's voice rather than a conceptual album.
     
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  36. Jark

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    Loving Me 4 Me is such a GREAT song. An eternal fave. God Xtina at her best is an amazing popstar/artist.
     
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  37. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    09 Can't Hold Us Down
    10 Walk Away
    10 Fighter
    07 Infatuation
    08 Loving Me For Me
    03 Impossible
    03 Underappreciated - (Aptly named)
    08 Beautiful
    07 Make Over
    11 Cruz
    09 Soar
    08 Get Mine, Get Yours
    10 Dirrty
    08 The Voice Within
    07 I'm OK
    06 Keep On Singin' My Song
     
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