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Christina Aguilera - AGUILERA

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by BEST FICTION, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Stripped really is one of the best pop albums.
  2. ''Stripped'' is a masterpiece, but I can't stand ''Beautiful''.
  3. Mean Girls kinda ruined Beautiful for me but it's a 10/10 on principle
  4. Beautiful is a wonderful, iconic, classic song. The problem with Beautiful isn't the song itself. The problem is it's practically the only song she's given any attention to for the last 12 years.
  5. Not just by her either, I feel like I haven’t been able to truly ‘miss’ it since it’s just used everywhere all the time.
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  6. RainOnFire

    RainOnFire Staff Member

    Beautiful is still a 10 to me. It's so easy to feel cynical about popstar empowerment anthems nowadays and probably for good reason, but Beautiful was before all of that (ahead of its time, one might say). It feels genuine and moving and real.

    As for this anniversary edition, the bar is literally on the floor and they couldn't even meet it. Obviously it's great to have I Will Be on streaming but you'd think they would've padded this out with more than just... 2 songs. Dame Lo Que Yo Te Doy, Dirrty solo version, Car Wash, a live performance of Beautiful, a few more remixes, anything more than just 2 songs!
  7. I'm afraid that maybe there is a feeling that it wouldn't be worth the time and money anymore because her profile isn't that big as a musical act anymore.

    There are other songs recorded for the album they could've dusted off - Miss Independent, for one. They could've been looking at Taylor's "From the Vault" success to lead the way. But I just feel like no one really wanted to sink money into it. Honestly, as previously discussed, the photoshoot for Stripped is so iconic I would've bought a coffee table book of it.
  8. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    Did she just release an anniversary edition with.. 1 b-side and a remix??
    Is it remastered at least?
  9. Such a wasted opportunity. Whether her profile is as big or not these days, everyone knows Stripped and it should have been celebrated in the way in deserved. This not being it.
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  10. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    Although I guess it will get her some extra streams doing nothing would have been better than this
  11. She just released a one track EP… the fact we even got I Will Be and a remix is a miracle.
  12. I don't think think she and her team are much interested in reissues unfortunately, given that we were supposed to get a debut reissue with lots of bonuses but got canned.
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  13. I thought Beautiful was trite and very "obligatory big pop girl inspirational anthem single" even back then, a somewhat popular opinion given the relative insuccess of "Dirrty" and the various parodies made at the time. I also thought the original video was rather corny...

    That said, it still is - somewhat contradictorily - a lil behemoth of a song.
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  14. There must have been a handful of songs from the vault they could have added to this. It's a shame we don't have more unreleased material from the era.
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  15. My relationship with “Beautiful” has always been an odd one. Like @Leopold , I thought it was the “obligatory ballad” and I found it dull (especially after “Dirrty”) and my middle-school ass was already out by then so it was annoying having “Beautiful” come up in discussion and people automatically thinking I loved the song because of that (which happened again once fucking Mean Girls came out).

    I’ll never call it a “bad” or “trite” song, it’s lovely. I can’t imagine any other Popstar but Xtina releasing this both at the time and in retrospect (sucks to suck, P!nk). She sells the song with such an earnest delivery that I fully believe her. And in the times I really sit with the song, it gets to me (especially as I get older). Never going to be one of my favorite Xtina songs but I’m so glad it exists.
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  16. I mean 20th anniversary of her most iconic album with only two bonus songs is just... disappointing and an insult to the fans. And I will not mention that special vinyl with that price.
  17. From 2010 to 2022...
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  18. Ah I do see that the rerelease has the Dolby Atmos flag - will take a listen later. Anyone heard it yet? Any good?

    The technology is cool but is still quite hit or miss for me...
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