Stripped

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2002
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic 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. Forget all you know about Christina Aguilera. She's discovered sex, rebellion, rock'n'roll and, at one amazing instant, drum'n'bass.
  3. A must-hear recording rich with pleasantly surprising depth.
  4. Overall, the album is a little more rock, a little more sophisticated and includes actual artistic input from the artist herself. A wonder in these modern times.
  5. With its lack of gimmickry and a surplus of sweet Seventies soul, Stripped is almost an album for grown-ups.
  6. It looks like a Mariah Carey album, it sounds like a Mariah Carey album.
  7. Blender
    60
    Aguilera cowrote most of the songs, and she sounds surer of her themes than [Britney] Spears did in a similar I'm-coming-out role last year. [#12, p.138]
  8. 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]
  9. If she had just shown up and sang her ass off, Stripped would've been a better show.
  10. Nearly every second of this overlong, 20-track workshop communicates the overwhelming struggles she endured -- while trying to become a superstar by age 18.
  11. Q Magazine
    40
    Sadly, bra-burning rhetoric and gospel warbling make poor substitutes for addictive songs, and nothing here rivals her previous best, Genie In A Bottle. [Jan 2003, p.112]
  12. It's the sound of an artist who's given too much freedom too early and has no idea what to do with it.
  13. In attempting to show all of the things she has been doing since we heard her last, Aguilera lessens the impact of the better songs on the record. Instead, in between ten to twelve mediocre/good songs, we have eight to ten songs that would be better served as B-sides.
  14. t's nü-Mariah on mood stabilizers, extended with pseudo-pastiches of semi-popular songs.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 388 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 130
  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 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! Full Review »
  2. Feb 13, 2017
    10
    BIBLIA DO POP, UM DOS MELHORES ALBUNS DE TODOS OS TEMPOS, ICONE, SÓ NAO É MELHOR QUE O BACK TO BASICS, MAS TEM AS MELHORES LETRAS, AMO NAOBIBLIA DO POP, UM DOS MELHORES ALBUNS DE TODOS OS TEMPOS, ICONE, SÓ NAO É MELHOR QUE O BACK TO BASICS, MAS TEM AS MELHORES LETRAS, AMO NAO MERECIA ESSE 55 LIXO DE CRITICOS ODEIO VOCES SEUS BOSTAS Full Review »
  3. 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!!! Full Review »