Stripped

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Universal acclaim- based on 377 Ratings

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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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Beautiful
Don't look at me Everyday is so wonderful Then suddenly It's hard to breathe Now and then I get insecure From all the pain I'm so ashamed I am... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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. Spin
    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. If she had just shown up and sang her ass off, Stripped would've been a better show.
  6. Nearly every second of this overlong, 20-track workshop communicates the overwhelming struggles she endured -- while trying to become a superstar by age 18.
  7. t's nü-Mariah on mood stabilizers, extended with pseudo-pastiches of semi-popular songs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 130
  1. JenniferG.
    Nov 7, 2002
    10
    This is without a doubt one of the best albums I have purchased in a long time. I can listen to it straight through and enjoy every song. This is without a doubt one of the best albums I have purchased in a long time. I can listen to it straight through and enjoy every song. Christina really comes through as an artist and shows off her amazing talent. All of the songs on this album have a certain issue that we can all relate to (especially us girls). I absolutley love it!!! Way to tell em Christina!! Expand
  2. 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 likeOne 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
  3. MalorieR
    Mar 11, 2003
    10
    i think this album is like seriously the best one ever! she is great her style, and everything she's amazing and very talented. i love i think this album is like seriously the best one ever! she is great her style, and everything she's amazing and very talented. i love how she just doesn't care what others think...that's important to stay true to yourself....KEEP PUSHIN ON HUN* YOUR AWSOME! Expand
  4. sarah
    Jun 15, 2007
    10
    this is the best album i've ever heard
  5. 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 theMy 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
  6. DCollette
    Nov 27, 2003
    9
    This CD is incredible. I'm usually hesitant in buying CDs. But I after I heard fighter, it struck my chords and I had to get it... and I This CD is incredible. I'm usually hesitant in buying CDs. But I after I heard fighter, it struck my chords and I had to get it... and I wasn't disappointed. Some people give her the skanky label, but it's because they might not be as open to the idea of sexual freedom. Aguilera embraces her sexuality and expresses it through her music. The album truly represents a sexually free person who won't take BS from no one. Some track highlights are Fighter with an edgier side, Beautiful, The Voice Within and Walk Away show her vocal range. And if you like dirrty, you won't be let down by Get Mine, Get Yours I personnaly love Make Over. Some people might not love this song, but I love it because it mixes dance and arabic sounds and the lyrics show a powerful person who won't let people force her to forsake who she truly is. The reason why I didn't give a 10 is because I thought it was overprocessed or overdone at certain points. Get the album... it's worth it!!! Expand
  7. meganw
    Nov 27, 2002
    0
    she sucks... she needs to learn how to dress and sing!!!!!

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