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Music Artist: Christina Aguilera

Music Album: Lotus

Label: RCA

After her previous disastrous attempt Bionic, Christina Aguilera is back with Lotus. Lotus is the seventh studio album by artist Christina Aguilera and was released on November 7, 2012 by RCA records. This was inspired by various events in Aguilera’s life such as having a divorce etc. She has worked with new producers such as Jamie Hartman and Supa Dups etc. The album contains songs of various genres ranging from pop to piano-driven ballads. The playlist lasts about 62 minutes and 51 seconds. The reviews have been mixed but quite favourable. The playlist includes –

                                                 Song                     Rating
Lotus Intro ★★★☆☆
Army of me ★★★☆☆
Red Hot Kinda Love ★★★☆☆
Make The World Move feat Cee Lo Green ★★½☆☆
Your Body ★★★★☆
Let There be Love ★★★☆☆
Sing for Me ★★★½☆
Blank Page ★★★★☆
Cease fire ★★½☆☆
Around the world ★★½☆☆
Circles ★★★½☆
Best of me ★★★☆☆
Just a fool with Blake Shelton ★★★☆☆
Light up the sky(Deluxe Only) ★★★☆☆
Empty words(Deluxe Only) ★★½☆☆
Shut Up(Deluxe Only) ★★★☆☆
Your Body Martin Garrix Remix ★★★½☆

 1. Lotus Intro

‘I look at my reflection and embrace the woman that I have become. The unbreakable lotus in me, I now set free’ is what Christina declares in this song. The song has an electronic feel which makes it a pleasant listen and the lyrics are quite inspirational.

2. Army of me

Also referred to as ‘Fighter 2.0’ by Christina, it displays her powerful voice but somewhat lacks the punch it is aiming for.

3. Red Hot Kinda Love

This is a nice party track. I particularly like the yodelled chorus though it becomes a bit boring after a while.

4. Make the world move

Cristina keeps up the party mood with this track in which her ‘Voice’ co-stars Cee Lo Green chips in here and there.

5. Your body

Cristina Aguilera really gets her voice pumping with this upbeat fun track which will make you want to get up and groove along. One of my favourites in the album.

6. Let There be Love

This song reminds me of certain tracks of Kylie Minogue and is a typical high-energy pop track.

7. Sing for Me

This ballad features an impressive performance by Christina and the background music is quite mellow which helps in bringing out her voice even more.

8. Blank Page

This is another ballad which almost gave me goose bumps may be because her voice sounds so amazing and is a soulful track.

9. Cease Fire

This song about relationship issues, has some great beats but sort of overshadows her voice.

10. Around the World

Even though this track features good beats it somewhat falls flat and does not exactly hold your attention for long.

11. Circles

This song has a punk rock feel and Christina’s voice and the music mix in an interesting way.

12. Best of Me

This song features beautiful lyrics such as ‘I will rise undefeated will not let you bring me down’ and makes you want to cheer her on.

13. Just a Fool with Blake Shelton

This song has Christina collaboration with another of her ‘Voice’ co-star Blake Shelton but does not create any magic.

14. Light up the sky (Deluxe Only)

This is deluxe track which for some reason reminds me of Katy Perry’s ‘Fireworks’ and makes for a nice listen.

15. Empty Words (Deluxe Only)

A one-time listen this song gets points for good lyrics.

16. Shut Up (Deluxe Only)

Opens with a retro-punk-rock feel and packs a powerful performance.

17. Your Body Martin Garrix Remix

This one is strictly for the clubs and one of those remixes that does not sound better than the original

Picks of the album: Your Body, Blank Page, Lotus Intro

Verdict: Cristina Aguilera‘s voice never ceases to sound amazing and it is the same in this album as well. Though some of the songs are quite average the others make up for it. The album dips into various genres and is a major improvement from her previous album Bionic. Lotus is a good album with feel-good tracks.

Album ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆