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5.0 out of 5 stars Lotus rise!
I've been waiting a new album from Christina Aguilera for two whole years after the release of the very controversial "Bionic", which by the way made me a big fan of hers. It was all over the place, but some of its tracks stood out very loudly. Its successor "Lotus" , though, is nothing like it. It's a very cohesive album, whose tracks are very carefully selected and...
Published 17 months ago by I. Zaras
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh...
Not her best, but not her worst! A nice enough album from Ms. Aguilera! The lead single 'Your Body' is AMAZING though and one of the best pop tunes from 2012!
Published 13 months ago by Greg
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Underrated and under-promoted in the UK,
This album is brilliant if you are a Xtina fan - I'd like to think I am. The variety of styles represented in the tracks here are many and as always brilliantly done. A Couple of stand out songs are "Sing for Me" and "Just a Fool" - the latter being a brilliant foray into country with Blake Shelton - but the rest of the album is just as good, but maybe with 1 exception. The track "Circles" is likely to annoy at first, but give it a few listens and I'm sure you'll warm to it. ;)
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it,
Love this album always been a fan of Christina's defiantly buy it if your a fan you won't be disappointed
5.0 out of 5 stars Good girl,
A typical Christina album- love the mixture of songs....still a great voice....like some songs more than others of course, want more
4.0 out of 5 stars Lotus,
This is a very different album to the others we have of hers and you have to watch for the swearing with young kids around.
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than Bionic,
I don't understand why this album did not do better in the charts as I think it is much better than her last album, Bionic. This album has a string theme, but unlike Bionic the theme has not overshadowed the songs. I think that on Lotus Christina shows her voice much better than on Bionic and this album has better songs on it and it has a really good mix of dance songs, ballads, even a country sounding song.
My favourites are:
Army of Me
Let There be Love
Just a Fool
Empty Words (delux edition)
I was a bit disappointed with Bionic, but after I heard Your Body I knew I had to order this album, if you want to hear some of Christina's best vocals then this is the alum for you. I think. She sounds better on here than on stripped or back to basics especially on Let there be love, blank page and your body. Lots of the songs on this CD are uplifting and have a great message in the lyrics and are inspiring to listen to, also there are ones that are great dance songs and also some really good ballads especially blank page which is one of the best Christina songs. Cease Fire has a good beat to it and i love the use of the drums on this track and it has a good melody. I like pretty much all of the songs on this album and there are few I would skip and so it is worth getting this album.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Christina,
Bought as a present and friend was very pleased. Managed to steal the songs from her too and I love the album. Sad she swears a bit but I suppose it comes with the warning.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Awesome Album which should have reached #1,
Lotus Intro: It gives a good intro into the album and tells you why she has written the album. Shame it wasn't a full song as it doesn't develop throughout the song - 6.5/10.
Army Of Me: Great beat to it, but it is not a 'fighter 2.0', that was 'Stronger than Ever'. Army of me is too poppy and not enough rock to be classed as a 'fighter 2.0'. However I like the link 'One of me is a fighter' - 7.5/10
Red Hot Kinda Love: This has to be the best song written by Xtina. Such fun and makes me want to be on holiday. Should have been the first single - 10/10
Make The World Move: I don't know what people have against this song? I love it! The lyrics are a bit basic, but the drums in the background gives it a positive ambience and Ceelo's signature voice just rounds the song off. 8/10
Your Body: A brilliant song, fantastic fun and great lyrics! But shouldn't have been Lotus's first single. 7/10
Let There Be Love: Much better than 'Your Body' and makes me want to dance along to the song. Its subliminally sexy which is all about turning her on? But still could have been a worthy single and a better first single! 9/10
Sing For Me: Vocally amazing and only Xtina could sing it. Beautiful lyrics and shows that she 'doesn't care how I sound'. 8.5/10
Blank Page: So emotional. So raw. Pure Magic. 9/10
Cease Fire: Lyrically magic, no more to say - 10/10
Around the world: Lyrically basic, but fun to listen to. Love the link to Lady Marmalade
Circles - A song for the haters! A great pick-me-up song as it is full of energy and full of hate. Fantastic! 8.5/10
Best of Me: My favourite song every written from Christina. Mainly because it means so much to me, but it is just amazing and true and beautiful. 10/10
Just A Fool: A first-class country-pop song that entices you till the very end. Heart-pounding beat and slowly gets better! Shelton and Aguilera's voice work magnificently together!
Light up the Sky: The second best song on the album. Slow piano rhythm at the start and then BAM!!! You are hit will everything she has! Vocally and sound-wise. Brilliant! 10/10.
Empty Words: Lovely song to listen to, with meaningful lyrics that strikes at the heart. 8.5/10
Shut Up: This is the worst song on the album. But is like Marmite to me: You love it or you hate it. I have a mixture because at times its a brilliant song full of hate. But then Aguilera doesn't sing the chorus and it is censored, which is confusing when Circles is not. 5/10
Your Body (Martin Garrix Remix): Amazing remix, but I find it doesn't round the album off in a good way. The Oxford Hustlers remix would have been a better remix. 6/10
Overall a huge album from Christina, but has not received the sales it should have. It starts off brilliantly continues till Shut Up. Empty Words or Light up the Sky would have been a better way to round of such a fantastic album! Still a worthy 5 stars.
4.0 out of 5 stars what a voice,
The CD grows on you, the more you listen to it - as all good music should. You are either a fan or not.
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE,
Her vocals never cease to amaze me, she sings so effortlessly, NOONE ELSE SINGS LIKE HER, so underrated at the moment. I hope she'll comeback next time with a bang.! She deserves it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great,
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She's talented, she can REALLY sing, this album is fun and touching at the same time. This album will be played still in years to come.
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