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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. 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: 17 out of 157
  1. MikeD
    Nov 5, 2002
    10
    I love this girl! Christina has the most amazing voice in music today, and she shows it off excellently on this album. Ballads chuck full of I love this girl! Christina has the most amazing voice in music today, and she shows it off excellently on this album. Ballads chuck full of soul, personal expressions and up-tempo jams like dirrty and get mine /get yours are simply beautifully song. This songstress is back with a vengence leaving her bubble gum pop past behind her. 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. FoenixF
    Dec 9, 2002
    10
    Very amazing,yes,it includes many styles,and almost every song is an individual style,I like it,and I'm also very glad to see she is Very amazing,yes,it includes many styles,and almost every song is an individual style,I like it,and I'm also very glad to see she is always moving on,good talented girl! Expand
  4. JClS
    Jul 1, 2006
    10
    This album is PERFECT!
  5. DiegoM.
    Feb 7, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best album ever. I disagree with this score.
  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. meganw
    Nov 27, 2002
    0
    she sucks... she needs to learn how to dress and sing!!!!!

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