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  • Summary: The 'Basics' in the title of this double-disc set are the jazzy blues and soul sounds of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, which Aguilera tackles with the help of Linda Perry and DJ Premier.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. It may be all about style, it may be a little crass and self-centered, but it's also catchy, exciting, and unique.
  2. She's found herself artistically.
  3. Ultimately, Aguilera's the only one of her peers with the vocal prowess to pull it off.
  4. Rolling Stone
    60
    At one disc, this would have been nothing short of masterful. [24 Aug 2006, p.96]
  5. Paste Magazine
    60
    The album carries a slight-but-distinct theatrical odor. [Apr 2007, p.56]
  6. This rather bloated record should be regarded as a disappointment - an interesting one, but a disappointment none the less.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 191
  1. AnthonyM
    Aug 14, 2006
    10
    Amazing CD! Seriously, this girl never disappoints!
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    II Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove this album Expand
  3. JudithL
    Aug 18, 2006
    10
    Most beautiful album ever!Just have to listen to it and you will love it
  4. katiec
    Mar 3, 2007
    10
    don't understand the bad reviews, the album is brilliant! i love candyman and hurt they are the best songs.
  5. Oct 17, 2015
    10
    Este álbum es fantástico, ella siempre se innova y amo eso, es una gran artista, y este es un gran álbum, es GENIAL! Lo amo, es de misEste álbum es fantástico, ella siempre se innova y amo eso, es una gran artista, y este es un gran álbum, es GENIAL! Lo amo, es de mis favoritos, su voz es la mejor que hay, CHRISTINA QUEEN ♥ Expand
  6. ÉliotL.
    Jun 8, 2007
    9
    Christina is one of the best singer ever!
  7. MandyD
    Aug 14, 2006
    0
    Isn't even worthy of being released. She's so fake.

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