Stripped - Christina Aguilera
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  • Summary: The 22-year-old pop star's second English-language album includes 20 new tracks, most penned by Aguilera herself, although suddenly ubiquitous Linda Perry assists on four songs. Guests include Alicia Keys, Redman, and Dave Navarro.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. 90
    As a pop record, Stripped is practically flawless.
  2. A must-hear recording rich with pleasantly surprising depth.
  3. Forget all you know about Christina Aguilera. She's discovered sex, rebellion, rock'n'roll and, at one amazing instant, drum'n'bass.
  4. 60
    As an artistic statement, Stripped is all over the place--it's a move toward hip-hop, it's a move toward rock, it's ghetto, it's Disney. [Dec 2002, p.137]
  5. Nearly every second of this overlong, 20-track workshop communicates the overwhelming struggles she endured -- while trying to become a superstar by age 18.
  6. If she had just shown up and sang her ass off, Stripped would've been a better show.
  7. t's nü-Mariah on mood stabilizers, extended with pseudo-pastiches of semi-popular songs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 152
  1. Sep 13, 2011
    10
    One of the best albums of the decade. Every single song is strictly personal and this album saved her from doing drugs or ending up like Lindsay Lohan. I bet this is Christina's favourite album, aswell! Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2013
    10
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  3. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    Christina's best album. Dirrty was ot, Beautiful made me cry, and Fighter made me stronger. There's one album that comes albong that you can really relate with and "Stripped" is the one I relate to.....Such a good album Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2013
    10
    My favorite album ever!!! Xtina made such an emotional record and her voice is very strong and powerfull!! 'beautiful' is the ballad of the decade!!! The lyrics are very personal. my favorite song from it is 'the voice within' it's sooo beautiful, xtina is amazing!!! Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2013
    9
    One of the best albums of all time, in my opinion. Beautiful transition from the Britney-wannabe to the vocal powerhouse, ready to bust your head open with vocals. I actually have a 10 (a mark I rarely give) to 7 out of the 16 songs, and 9,5 to additional 3. The only songs that bring down the total mark to 8,78 are the lead single "Dirrty", which is messy and all over the place and lacks any power whatsoever, as well as "Loving Me 4 Me", which is an unsuccessful try to channel Mariah's sensual R'nB ballads. However, empowering songs like "Fighter", "Can't Hold Us Down", "Cruz", as well as the all-time-best equality anthem "Beautiful", amazingly touching and moving songs like "Walk Away", "Underappreciated", "Make Over", and "I'm OK" make up for them and turn this album in a real pop masterpiece! Expand
  6. Feb 17, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Although Stripped is all over the place, it delivers the raw emotion and soul that Ms. Aguilera's voice is best suited to. Not only does it showcase her powerful and dynamic voice, but also everything that she's experienced so far. Therefore, I believe that this album is one of the best albums in the decade. Expand
  7. Aug 7, 2013
    4
    "Make Over" and the song with Lil' Kim stand out to me."Make Over" remains one of my favorite Christina songs, and the collab with Lil Kim is up there too. But other than those two songs, the album is pretty bad. Expand

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