- Nov 27, 2007
Forgot this perf, so much HATE evoked in her eyes
I would be down to do one of these for Liberation at some point. Obviously my ears cannot handle a "Lotus" sesh.
She was very thin for both singles ("You Lost Me" followed within a month of the album anyway) but started to get curvier when it came time to promote Burlesque but was still health looking through late 2010.She was really very skinny when she shot Burlesque and started promoting Lotus - didn't she begin yoyo-ing dramatically almost the moment You Lost Me was out? I wonder if that had something to do with her state of mind with the marriage breakdown, reaction to the album etc.
Still popstars have endured FAR ROUGHER low points in such circumstances so I suppose the weight thing was a bit of a lucky escape. She's always struck me as having quite a strong grip on her own mental health, presumably because she's such a raging narcissist.
I think the album stands out because every other young pop diva was at their peak and gave us phenomenal albums that year (Teenage Dream, The Fame Monster, Loud...) but X-Tina only gave it 20%. I do wonder how it would have fared if it came out a bit more ahead of the curve, like in 2008 when she released "Keeps Gettin Better" which would have fit right in this album.
same though! This was fun! I stan her forever despite (or because of) the mess.
Woohoo, Desnudate, Prima Donna and Vanity are all 10’s. If you don’t like these cheap trashy bops (and make no mistake, they are garbage) no wonder you don’t like the album. So glad her label forced her to work with Polow da Don so she could give us this mess. Too bad we never got to hear that Dr Puke song she recorded as well.Bionic RATE
09 Not Myself Tonight
08 Elastic Love
00 Prima Donna
06 Sex for Breakfast
10 Lift Me Up
07 All I Need
08 I Am
10 You Lost Me
03 I Hate Boys
03 My Girls
09 Monday Morning
08 Birds of Prey
05 Stronger Than Ever
07 Little Dreamer
So half is truly diabolical, and the other half is a mix between satisfactory and career bests. It will probably be another decade before I commit to another full album listen.
Lotus has maybe two or three good songs (including the one with Blake Shelton, oddly enough) but the entire thing really is completely unlistenable due to the muddiness of it all. Her vocals also sounded a bit rough in quite a few places if memory serves. Your Body is a marvel though, and Red Hot Kinda Love was a fun bop.