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Songs could have been better.
on 13 June 2010
After a length wait and much hype over the last few months Christina finally delivers her new album,a change of direction into lady gaga territory had people wondering if this was too radical a change or a stroke of genius?..well to be honest it's neither really. Bionic is a very 2010 sounding record..lots of programming,heavy synths and atitude and the Lady GaGa comparisons were inevitable but Christina's tracks unfortunately don't have the melody and good songwriting Miss gaga's tracks do. Tracks like Bionic,WooHoo,Vanity etc arent bad tracks at all,but compared to similar sounding songs like Bad romance,poker face etc by GaGa they come off as poor seconds. One of the major disappointments for me was the dropping of the Goldfrapp produced track which knowing their high standards would have been great..it didnt even make the bonus CD! If you get the album then pick up the deluxe CD as it does have 2 very good tracks in Monday Morning and Birds of prey. I would have preferred they put these on the main CD at the expense of a couple of weaker songs,the other 3 bonus tracks are just ok but these 2 are good songs.
There are definitely some good songs on here. Monday morning is especially good and catchy,Sex for breakfast is a brillant slinky down-tempo number which reminded me very much of a janet jackson type sounding track..the single Not myself tonight is good if not outstanding,Vanity is probably the best of the electronic sounding tracks.
Neither the disaster some are saying nor the brilliance some others are making it out to be either. In reality it falls somewhere firmly in the middle.