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. It looks like a Mariah Carey album, it sounds like a Mariah Carey album.
  2. With its lack of gimmickry and a surplus of sweet Seventies soul, Stripped is almost an album for grown-ups.
  3. It's the sound of an artist who's given too much freedom too early and has no idea what to do with it.
  4. Nearly every second of this overlong, 20-track workshop communicates the overwhelming struggles she endured -- while trying to become a superstar by age 18.
  5. If she had just shown up and sang her ass off, Stripped would've been a better show.
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  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]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 402 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 168
  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 17, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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. Full Review »
  3. Mar 23, 2012
    7
    One of her best work. Its my favourite album from her. My favourite tracks are Fighter and Beautiful.