^^ lol you're not anti-Christina..yet you're already proclaiming that her album is "officially a flop" 1 week before it's actual release?! I think with Christina though she's always raising the bar with her albums, so fans & occasional listeners tend to expect a lot from her. Christina IMO got two type of fans those who favours her BALLADS (Beautiful - Hurt) heavily and those who actually enjoy the UPBEAT music (e.g. Fighter - Candyman). I honestly think those who are expressing their disappointment for this album are the ballad lovers. Her ballads on this album ARE NOT AS STRONG compared to STRIPPED & B2B. She's made songs here that even Britney Spears can actually sing (e.g. Elastic Love) and that's another reason I think why people are criticizing her, most Christina Aguilera songs are UNTOUCHABLE. Anyway I love the album coz I am obsessed with her voice, she said it from the beginning that it's about her having fun....so why not let her?!