You Lost Me - OK, anyone with HALF A BRAIN knows that this is one of Legend X's GREATEST songs EVER.
I would say it's actually tied with Hurt as her best ballad, and I come back to this more. Lyrically it's so thoroughly HOPELESS and yet there's still the very tiniest hint of optimism about it - maybe because the music is less maudlin than the subject.
I'm also not sure she has ever given a better vocal. When she begins belting on the second chorus - that is ear candy, that is the stuff of legend.
And the way the word "babe..." is allowed to just hang in the air for a moment before that crushing verdict is delivered wow. WOW. WOW! WOW! WOOOW. *Oprah spazz-out*
"My girls wear lipstick while they're makin' my beats" - Chrissy, hun, most of album was produced by men. but then X's brand of feminism has always been a bit "YEEEAH! GIRL POWER! HA!" without necessarily putting her money where her mouth is.
Swap "Little Dreamer" for "Vanity" and "Birds of Prey" for "My Girls" and that is my ideal track list. I don't get the faux hip hop tracks. First of all they don't even go with the "futuristic" "electro-glam" theme, and second of all they are uniformly horrible.This would be my tracklist
02 Elastic Love
04 Monday Morning
05 You Lost Me
06 Sex For Breakfast
08 My Girls
09 I Am
10 All I Need
11 Lift Me Up
12 Stronger Than Ever
which is in itself far from a perfect album, but at least doesn't try to shoehorn in those cheap R&B jams from Tricky Stewart or whoever did them. Not Myself Tonight could've been a standalone single or part of a different project, but it sunk this album on arrival.
they all scream "label heard the album, panicked, called a hitmaker who was vaguely of-the-moment but relatively cheap, picked up six leftovers and sprinkled over the meal Xtina had prepared" (and I'm not talking about breakfast). Unfortunately the seasoning was well past its best-by date.Swap "Little Dreamer" for "Vanity" and "Birds of Prey" for "My Girls" and that is my ideal track list. I don't get the faux hip hop tracks. First of all they don't even go with the "futuristic" "electro-glam" theme, and second of all they are uniformly horrible.