It's almost as if Christina went deaf and blind immediately after Back to Basics and thinks the last four years haven't existed. Lots of the songs on this album would be 'fresh' and 'new' if four years of popular music hadn't existed.
She did terrible on the Movie Awards just now. Not as bad as she did on Idol, but pretty close.
I don't like most of the songs on this CD. She went with what's popular, and she's never been about that, so it's disappointing. I DON'T think it's her label. When it comes down to it, she's had the final say before and I find it hard to believe she didn't approve of this garbage. I LOVED Back To Basics and Stripped, but this is all crap. The only highlight for me is that she featured Nicki Minaj in a song. It's sad when the only good thing about your album is a guest spot on ONE song by a rapper.
She performed a medley of Bionic - Not Myself Tonight - Woohoo.
I really didn't think it was bad at all, i think she is so ambitious with how she performs that its impossible for it to be perfect but people still expect it to be.
WTF the performance was awesome
I thought the performance was cute, but I wish she just performed WooHoo.
Geez, you queens are so hard to please.
I thought it was pretty good. The crowd seemed to enjoy grooving to her new songs.
Monday Morning, Stronger Than Ever, and I Am are definitely where she delivered as far as experimenting with different sounds as far as the deluxe edition is concerned; I can definitely agree that they do not follow the current brand of pop.
However, let's not ignore You Lost Me, Sex For Breakfast, and Lift Me Up on the standard edition. Those tracks certainly do not follow the current trend in music. While she could have experimented with her sound more, like Alicia Keys did with her latest album, there are some solid and/or experimental songs from both the standard and deluxe edition. Now, Bobblehead, is just...no.
Now Alicia's album was terribes. If you compare it to that, Bionic is a masterpiece. I personally like a lot of the songs but definitely not her most cohesive album. And I agree with others that the deluxe edition songs are way better than the standard. A lot of the standard edition ones should have just never been made. But there are some good songs. Songs that are much better than 90% of the music being put out today.
However, I do get the disappointed b/c she waits so long btwn albums. It's kinda not fair. If this does flop she better not be waiting around another 5 years thinking she's still gonna have supporters.
I definitely agree that some of her songs are better than what many other mainstream artists are releasing. However, the songs on the deluxe edition are simply different, not better. Any female singer could have done Monday Morning, Birds of Prey or Bobblehead. Christina, in and of herself, brought nothing extraordinary to them. In addition, it's not as if they were not generic in their own way.
Anyway, I forgot to comment on the performance last night. Overally, it was a solid performance, but I could have gone without WooHoo personally. What's the point of having that in the medley just to riff one time and end it?
Last night's performance was quite sad to behold. Watching her desperately clinging to Gaga's coattails is truly pathetic.
And a blinking neon heart on your vag? Really, Christina? How does it feel to know that Ke$ha has more class than you?
I haven't seen the performance (very much ANTI-MTV here), but I've seen a couple photos - and I see absolutely nothing Gagaesque about what she wore.
I got it !!!!
ANd I have to say.. .the record is good... pretty good... pretty different...
I m suprised I like it that much actually, Bionic, Elastic Love, Desnudate & You lost me are just too great
The MTVMA performance was on fire! OMG >.<
I thought the performance was pretty great...though I still get annoyed when she doesn't sing and she just does annoying runs throughout the song...but it was still good.
of course...2 seconds after Perez was on her shit on twitter saying she was just copying Peaches with the light up heart on her vag...but whatever....I dug it...and I'm still very much digging "Monday Morning", "Birds of Prey" and "Bobblehead"
I downloaded and listened to it a few times, not being that crazy about it. Then I deleted all the ballads and found it much more enjoyable. Elastic Love, though, is the only song I think really jams.
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. - Sinclair Lewis
"Been there done that, messed around, i'm having fun..don't put me down"
Plus there was the insanely creepy sporting-the-exact-same-hairstyle-as-Gaga thing that she tried to pull when "Keeps Gettin' Better" was released. Single White Female much?
When she was called out on her plagiarism, she attempted to slam Gaga by claiming that she looked like a drag queen. (As if that's some sort of ultimate insult, and as if the same couldn't be said of her.) Wow, Christina... Way to completely backstab all of the gay and transgendered followers that you garnered with the "Beautiful" video.
No wonder her fanbase has all but dissipated. What a talentless, nasty woman.
P.S. Rihanna could have never recorded Singles Ladies as Beyonce has a little more natural vocal talent.
Mondya morning is soooooooooooo great...
Not my self tonight it the worst
And I do think Bionic is THE hit
Oh god the stupidity of those "little monster" never fails to astound me either. You will find them on YouTube on HER "FIGHTER" & "LADY MARMALADE" clips calling her a copycat in them..WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END?!!!!!! I enjoy reading the reviews of Bionic, but the moment the word "Gaga" comes up, I just stop reading it completely..pure ignorance and just laziness on their part BIONIC DOES NOT SOUND ANYTHING LIKE GAGA, MUSICALLY & LYRICALLY!!...I would compare her upbeat songs to Britney's Blackout though (which I believe is a good album).
I thought Christina's outfit in KEEPS GETTING BETTER was reminiscent of her outfit & make up in TELL ME (2006) with P.Diddy? OR DID PEOPLE ALL OF A SUDDEN CATCH AMNESIA after hearing Gaga?!!...HYPOCRISY, people need to do some serious research before putting plagiarism & Christina in the same sentence....
The deluxe edition songs are unquestionably better and unique in contrast to the generic songs on the standard edition. She wanted something 'bionic', not 'generic'. This album would have been huge if all of the commercial songs weren't played to death over the last four years.
Aguilera doesn't need commercial-friendly, generic and shitty songs. She has already established a solid fan base. She can now sell CDs off name alone...so why she is teaming up with people like Polow blows my mind. The Ladytron, Sia, Goldfrapp songs...that's what we were all hoping for. Something fresh from a major artist.
The album is receiving garbage reviews...which is really sad because we all know she's better than this album.
1. Bionic: 9/10
Loved it right from the start. this is exactly what I was expecting the song to be. Futuristic, Up, and fun. I love Aguielra's voice on that song. Perfect to start.
Problly one of my favs from aguilera
2. Not Myself Tongith: 2/10
3. Woohoo: 5/10
Not too bad, but it doesnt sound very new to me. We've heard this before, and I'm not too much into the "naughty mode"
4. Elastic Love: 7/10
That's my girl. Trying to do shtg new, experimenting, doing innovative stuff. I love it just cause it's risky
5. Desnudate: 8/10
Summer anthem for sure
6. Love & Glamour: 1/10
7. Glam: 4/10
Was expecting something "else". The song is pretty gay LMAO
8. Prima Donna: 7/10
Lil Jon is useless, but the song is good good good, makes u wanna move ur booty from start to finish.
9. Morning dessert: 1/10
10. Sex for breakfast: 4/10
Im not too much into it. Good song tho.
11. Lift Me Up: 8/10
12. My Heart: 4/10
Cute as hell
13. All I need : 8/10
WOW... this is one of my fave on this record. It's just very deep and beautiful. Love the lyrics and it's unexpected, coz I was afraid of a "Max" song
14. I AM: 7/10
powerful in terms of sensations. I dunno why but this song gives me goosebumps
15. You Lost me: 9/10
My favorite ballad on this record and is problly in my top 5 songs of aguilera. GREAT. Plus it's problly the only song on that record with good lyrics
16. I hate boys: 8/10
That song could be sung by a teenage girl, but it's just fun and thats what I like.
17. My girls : 7/10
Peaches collaboration and you can hear it. I barely recognize Aguilera. Fun summer song thats what's good bout it
18. Vanity: 8/10
This is very aguilera, and risky, and uptempo and cheerful... good vibes in general
19: Monday Morning: 9.5/10
i didnt want to give a 10/10... because perfection doesnt exist. but this right here is my favorite aguilera song after fighter.... this is so damn good futuristic and retro at the same time. Up and slow. Powerful and blatant... I still wonder why it's on the deluxe version
20. Bobblehead: 8/10
"I don't get it" well, i don't get it either christina. This is a fucking mess, but again, this is bionic !!!
21. Birds of prey: 6/10
I tend to compare it too frozen from madonna. Dark, dark, dark... and good, good, good
22. Stronger than ever: 8/10
Another powerful ballad that didnt make the final cut
23. I am (stripped): 7.5/10
I prefer this version a bit
Well I think the record is good even tho the lyrics are pretty bad in general which is weird for Aguilera. But the album is good in general.
We all know aguilera's team suck at finding good singles.
If she doesnt want any comparisions to gaga she has to choose the right singles : Bobblehead, Monday Morning, Elastic Love, bionic & You lost me could be great lead singles. Instead we're going to have the worsts:
- Not myself tongith
- I hate boys
- Sex for breakfast
Now that reminds me that glam shoulda been the first single... ROTFLMAO
Yes, because many people don't keep their finger on the pulse of the music industry. "Just Dance" was released in April 2008; "Keeps Gettin' Better" in September 2008. It's simple math.Actually, ALOT of people (including myself) thought Gaga was copying Christina (particularly her look) when she first came into the public eye.
Again, nobody claimed that Gaga invented European-influenced dance-pop, but it's noteworthy that once she brought it to the American market, Christina (ever the brainless fad-hopper) attempted to do the exact same thing. What happened to her personal identity as an artist?The idea that Christina was/is copying Gaga (regarding her music or her image) is ridiculous to me, because Christina was doing exactly what she's doing now years before Gaga released anything! Christina has many advantages over Gaga (for one, she can actually sing), so there's no need for her to copy her. Yes, electronic and dance music has become alot more popular in recent years - but Gaga is far from the founder of dance music (or bleached hair).
And as for the laughable idea that Gaga can't sing... Well, I refuse to dignify that with a response because it's clear that you've never listened to her albums. And Christina is far from an impeccable vocalist; her voice lacks any semblance of soul or emotion whatsoever. She sings about self-esteem in the same tone that she sings about her abusive childhood in the same way that she sings about kissing girls in the club. She's an automaton with no real sense of music.
Christina fans should recognize that comparing ANYBODY to a drag queen is very dangerous territory. I mean, really?LAME! Most everyone thought that woman was a damn drag queen when they first saw her. That doesn't necessarily mean she was dissing her (or her fans). In case you didn't know, just after Perez Hilton thought it would get him attention by recently telling everyone Christina is copying Gaga, Christina was the first (and only) person involved to issue a statement saying how sexist and unnecessary it is to pit two female artists against one another. In the same statement, she called Gaga "great" and said she appreciated her as an artist.
And, once again, your information is wrong. Christina was NOT the only person who made a statement regarding the feud. Gaga, a TRUE lady, was quite diplomatic about the whole situtation, stating "I don’t take offense to it" and "I have no enemies." Unlike Christina who just recently started up with her again in a cheap effort to stir up publicity for her feeble attempt at an album. What an insufferable wench.
We could go on for days debating who copied whose look, but honestly that's just silly and rather pointless (for the record, though, Christina has been experimenting with her image from day one). As for your other comments, I think they've already been addressed at least once in this thread. Speaking for myself, I actually detest modern pop music, but I am a huge Christina fan/supporter - and that speaks volumes about her talent and artistry.
I definitely agree with you about her name being able to carry her as far as selling. I have not read any of the reviews, but I do not base my ideas off them anyway, not to say that you do.
So I'v spent the entire morning with this album and I really enjoyed it. There were a few songs I'll probably not listen to again (Bionic, Elastic Love and Sex for Breakfast) but there are quite a few amazing songs.
My two favorites are You Lost Me and Little Dreamer. You Lost Me has got to be the best ballad she ever produced. It's so raw and emotional.
I don't know what it is about Little Dreamer that I love so much. Her vocals are much more reserved than she's used to doing but I works. The music and her vocals make something very special imo.
Of course, she has other standouts like Lift Me Up and Birds of Prey. All in all, it's a great album. I really enjoyed 90% of it. That's more than I can say for most music out nowadays.
I'll be listening to it for quite some time.
I sat through the album today. And "sat through" pretty much sums it up. I won't be back.
Although "You are, mommy" was one of the funniest/god-awful moments I've heard in some time.
I did read Christina's OUT article, though - and calling Gaga a "newcomer" and saying she's "fun to look at" still don't equal talking shit about her. She is technically a newcomer and why else would anyone wear the crap she wears if not to be looked at (isn't that her "art" after all)?? By repeatedly comparing them, it's clear the writer is the one ready to start a feud between the two, not Christina. And I believe her when she says she's out of the loop as far as what's popular - if you're busy working and being a new mom, it's hard to keep up to date with pop culture.
All this album does is give Christina fans something to appreciate/love after all this time.
She won't be winning over any new fans with this album, hopefully her next one will though.
Life is a celebration. So celebrate, and live!
iTunes chart update:
#1 The Netherlands
#1 New Zealand
Bionic Deluxe #3 (=)
Bionic STD #5 (+10)
Bionic Deluxe #28 (-3)
Bionic STD #105
^ Holy shit it went to #1 in New Zealand? Didn't know that
Life is a celebration. So celebrate, and live!
If the only songs you've heard from Gaga are ones about sex, then I'm not sure how to respond since you're claiming to be uninformed about 50% of the artists being discussed. Give "Again Again," "Brown Eyes," "Speechless," or "So Happy I Could Die" a listen.If you want to talk about lyrics, Christina has addressed many subjects while all I've heard from Gaga is sex (which isn't necessarily a bad thing...but if that's all you stand for, then there's a huge problem) and the glamorization of fame (yeah, a great message for today's already shallow/superficial youth!! ).
As for her songs about fame, it's called satire. This is a nice link that one of my teachers once shared with me: http://www.virtualsalt.com/satire.htm. Maybe that'll help you out.
Yep, heard all of them and was unimpressed by all of them. Her mindless, predictable vocals undermine any sense of sincerity or vulnerability that those songs possess. It's sad to see her drive them into the ground that way.This is a joke, right? If not, I suggest you unplug your ears, because she is quite possibly the most soulful singer of this generation. Have you not heard "Impossible"/"Voice Within"/"Walk Away"/"I'm OK" from Stripped or "Hurt"/"Makes Me Want to Pray" from Back to Basics or her cover of "At Last" (among others)???
The fact that she cackled while making those remarks leads me to believe that they were anything but innocent observations. And yes, Gaga is relatively new... Before hitting it big, she paid her dues playing in bars and clubs while waiting tables to make ends meet. Christina, on the other hand, was picked by Disney to become America's next perfectly-placed pop product. This is probably why she has no artistic identity and is forced to plagiarize other performers.I did read Christina's OUT article, though - and calling Gaga a "newcomer" and saying she's "fun to look at" still don't equal talking shit about her. She is technically a newcomer and why else would anyone wear the crap she wears if not to be looked at (isn't that her "art" after all)?? By repeatedly comparing them, it's clear the writer is the one ready to start a feud between the two, not Christina. And I believe her when she says she's out of the loop as far as what's popular - if you're busy working and being a new mom, it's hard to keep up to date with pop culture.
It's obvious we disagree here. I, by no means, am trying to convert you or anyone else into being a Christina Aguilera fan - and I'm honestly not even trying to slag Lady Gaga. The bottom line is I simply think the former possesses more talent and substance than the latter. Yes, I am well aware of what satire means. I realize, by replying to you, it seems as if I'm interested in this HER vs. HER debate, but really it bores me to tears. Of course not everyone is going to like this album (even her fans have rather schizophrenic opinions on which songs are good/bad); I'm just saying I happen to think it's amazing. You clearly don't. And that's OK.
Just laughed through that MTV perfromance with a friend. Light-up hearts on her panties was supposed to be the big WOW?!?!
She's such a dork for that. The performance was incredibly lazy...she sat/stood through most of it. While she was standing there lip-synching, she could've atleast been dancing! I don't wanna rain on her fan's parade, but her increasing irrelevance is palpable from that performance....just awful.
Chart prognosticators are saying she'll debut at #3 on Billboard's albums chart behind the new Twilight soundtrack and the Glee album. They're expecting her to sell anywhere from 100-120k. If that comes to fruition, that is pretty darn sad! LOL.
it's definitely a solid album. But she's releasing all the wrong singles. So I dont think it'll win her any new fans. Plus her look for this era is HORRIBLE. It doesnt even really go with bionic. I really wish she would have had brown hair. That way a lot of the Gaga shit would end. But she seems to think very oddly.
^I agree. I still think there's time to save this album. The key is the next single and video. Dye the hair and do something non skanky....she'll be fine.
^Did you see those pics from the set of Burleseque. She looked so pretty with that dark blonde weave/wig. Way better than anything Bionic-related thus far. Even people that hate her thought she looked great like that.
Lets get glam.
here's how Perez Hilton thinks Christina can fix herself....he doesn't really give many great tips...though he thinks he's giving her the holy grail....
can't figure out how to embed his videos on here so here's the link
^I don't know anyone in entertainment as annoying as this talentless hack is (um...well besides Speidi). I don't know what I'm more insulted by: the fact that this jerkoff is famous or the fact that this jerkoff thinks he has enough knowledge and talent to advise someone on how to get their career on track (um...have you listened to that bum he's promoting?.
Note to Perez: If you weren't fat, gay and rude, you wouldn't be famous.