Album Review: Christina Aguilera – ‘Bionic’

Published: Wednesday 2nd Jun 2010 by Trent

Christina Aguilera has been absent from the music scene for almost 4 years, with her last release being 2006’s ‘Back to Basics’. Now the vocal powerhouse has returned with her new album, ‘Bionic’, equipped with new sounds, thanks to a diverse assembly of some of the industry’s most sought-after producers and songwriters. However, despite the claims by her critics that the LP represents her attempt to emulate Pop sensation Lady GaGa, the record actually showcases a wide variety of musical styles that bear little similarity to her chart counterpart. In fact, on ‘Bionic’, Aguilera finds herself imitating almost everyone except GaGa.

The 18-track LP starts of strong with the title track which was written by Aguilera (who co-wrote almost every song on the album), Kalenna Harper, John Hill, and David Taylor. It is with this song that listeners are able to hear the futuristic appeal that Aguilera has been promising her fans since 2008. Nevertheless, her vocal delivery has a striking resemblance to the work done by Santigold and could have easily been a bonus track  on her 2008 self-titled project. Still, the track is held together with tight production and underscored with an ingenious beat, making the record one of the strongest pieces on the album and it is clear to see why it was once in the running to be the lead single.

Other stand-out tracks on the album include the Latin-flavoured ‘Desnudate’ and the Madonna-inspired ‘Glam’, which were both produced by Tricky Stewart. The former is by far the most infectious record of the entire album; reinforced by Aguilera’s astounding vocal performance and an unforgettable hook that should make  it a major force on the charts, especially with her long forgotten Spanish-speaking audience.

The album’s 1st single, ‘Not Myself Tonight’, should not be overlooked though. Despite its failure to achieve chart success – probably because of its lack of  an apparent hook – Polow Da Don’s brilliant production is hard to deny, particularly at the beat-driven climax. The Ester Dean-produced ‘Vanity’ also deserves a notable mention for it’s contemporary Pop production and hilariously arrogant lyrics – “V is for vanity. Every time I look at me, I turn myself on.”

Yet, with a tracklist as extensive as the one on ‘Bionic’, there were bound to be several missteps. Aguilera finds herself being overly manipulated by M.I.A. who co-wrote  Elastic Love’. Indeed, similar to the album’s title track, Aguilera sounds like she is trying to imitate someone else, rather than being herself. Although this showcases her dynamism as a singer, she goes too far and sounds almost unrecognisable. Other low points on the LP include the dated ‘Prima Donna’, ‘I Hate Boys’ – which sounds like it was a leftover from her ‘Stripped’ project’ – ‘My Girls’, the abrasively cocky ‘Love & Glamour (Intro)’ and ‘Morning Desert (Intro)’ which, while a pleasant listen, has a remarkable similarity to Mariah Carey’s ‘The Impossible’ (though not nearly as interesting).

Aguilera stumbles again on the recently announced 2nd single, ‘Woo Hoo’, where guest performer Nicki Minaj completely steals the spotlight. In fact, Minaj’s delivery on the song is so strong that Aguilera may be thought of as the featured act instead.

In the end, Aguilera shines brightest on the ballads. From the powerfully delivered ‘You Lost Me’ to the vocally astounding ‘I Am’ and ‘All I Need’, her co-writers Sia Furler and Samuel Dixon bring out the right mix of raw emotion and restraint. Moreover, on the only track that Aguilera did not co-write, ‘Lift Me Up’, Linda Perry manages to draw a passionate performance out of Aguilera while keeping her overwhelming pipes in check.

All in all, ‘Bionic’ serves as one of Aguilera’s strongest works and is definitely one of the best Pop releases of 2010 thus far. While her voice has certainly suffered some wear and tear since her last album, she manages to keep her listeners engaged (for the most part) throughout the album. Those who are eager to hear Aguilera engaging in her signature screaming best look elsewhere because it seems that she has finally learned that bigger doesn’t always mean better.

That Grape Juice Rating: 4/5 stars

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  1. xxxxxtttt June 2, 2010

    i am first

  2. xxxxxtttt June 2, 2010

    i am scotty first —-add

  3. fdsfs June 2, 2010

    great review and i agree, this is a very solid album!

    good job trent!

  4. KOOLERZ June 2, 2010

    LOL IS THIS SERIOUS. TGJ YALL ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUS. WAT HYPOCRITES,

  5. Christian Hain June 2, 2010

    I still think stripped is by far her best album. But I do love the arrogance in the album, despite the poor quality of some of those songs (ahem, I hate boys).

    I also love that she brought spanish back into this. I was just talking about it the other day, “I hope she does a spanish track.” She didn’t disappoint on it either.

  6. VANITY June 2, 2010

    TRENT YOU GOT A SMALL PENIS, YOU THINK YOUR SO “BAD” WITH THIS REVIEW BUT THE ACTUAL TRUTH IS THAT YOU GOT A SMALL PEE PEE!

  7. nate June 2, 2010

    Im actually surprised by this review.. fairly positive…. BUT to compare Morning Dessert so a random album track off of Mariah’s last flop is a little hilarious.. but nice review.

  8. xxxxxtttt June 2, 2010

    I am 读懂我

    I am timid and
    I am oversensitive
    I am a lioness
    I am tired and defensive
    You take me in your arms
    And I fall into you
    I have insecurities
    You show me I am beautiful

    Love me or leave me
    Just take it or leave it
    It’s not that I’m needy
    Just need you to see me

    Take me, free me, see through to the core of me
    Take me, free me, there will be no more pretending

    Mmmm..

    I am temperamental and
    I have imperfections and
    I am emotional
    I am unpredictable
    I am naked
    I am vulnerable
    I am a woman
    I am opening up to you

    Love me or leave me
    Just take it or leave it
    It’s not that I’m needy
    Just need you to see me

    Take me, free me, see through to the core of me
    Take me, free me, there will be no more pretending

    Now I stand before you with my heart in my hands
    I’m asking you to take me just the way that I am
    Please lay down your arms, do you know me
    Make me feel safe from harm

    Take me, free me, see through to the core of me
    Take me, free me, there will be no more pretending

    I am temperamental and
    I have imperfections and
    I am emotional
    There’ll be no more pretending

    Mmhmm..

  9. nate June 2, 2010

    ps. dead at Nicki’s presence being “soo strong”, the chick says the same thing over and over and somehow takes the spotlight from Christina??? plz Christina talking about getting her cooch ate makes more sense and takes the light

  10. xxxxxtttt June 2, 2010

    My Girls 姑娘们

    My girls wear lipstick while they’re making my beats
    They got the ??? in their purses

    They got no time to wait in line
    They got s** and 808 running through their dirty minds

    My girls, we’re running the show
    My girls, we’re teasing all the boys on the go
    My girls, cause that’s the way that we roll
    My girls, so ladies step it up and take control

    Now shout, my girls we’re stronger than one
    Now shout, And sometimes we gotta have fun (come on!)

    My girls headed to the city y’all
    We got cosmo on the dash and tickets on the floor
    We got Sia, and ???, and Peaches too
    We got Johanna and JD and we’re coming for you
    My girls (my girls)

    My girls, we’re running the show
    My girls, we’re teasing all the boys on the go
    My girls, cause that’s the way that we roll
    My girls, so ladies step it up and take control

    Now shout, my girls we’re stronger than one
    Now shout, And sometimes we gotta have fun (come on!)

    My girls are screaming, and yelling, and getting loud
    My girls are shaking up the party while you’re getting down
    My girls are singing, dancing and having fun
    My girls are cooking up a beat, and they want you to come

    (Rap)

    My girls stay close when they see trouble around
    They got jewels on their fingers, it’s about to go down
    We got no time for haters you know, we just came to party
    Come on, now here we go

    My girls, we’re running the show
    My girls, we’re teasing all the boys on the go
    My girls, cause that’s the way that we roll
    My girls, so ladies step it up and take control

    Now shout, my girls we’re stronger than one
    Now shout, And sometimes we gotta have fun
    Now shout, my girls we’re stronger than one
    Now shout, And sometimes we gotta have fun

  11. x-t-i-n-a say June 2, 2010

    **********************************************Desnudate 脱光光!~!

    What’s is your indulgence, tell me what’s your vice?
    Do you like it naughty, do you like it nice?
    I’m you’re supplier of lust, love and fire tonight
    All you desire is yours if the asking is right so just

    Desnudate
    (Get naked)
    Desnudate
    (For me)
    Desnudate
    (Get naked)

    Oh, quitate la ropa
    (Take off your clothes)
    Librase ahora
    (Free yourself now)

    Quitate la ropa
    (Take off your clothes)
    Librase ahora
    (Free yourself now)

    Whisper all your fetishes inside my ear
    My domain is shame free so lose your fear
    Nothing’s too much or too little, too soft or severe
    Madame seduction has only one rule while you’re here
    Escuchame, listen to me

    Desnudate
    (Get naked)
    Desnudate
    (For me)
    Desnudate
    (Get naked)

    Oh, quitate la ropa
    (Take off your clothes)
    Librase ahora
    (Free yourself now)

    Quitate la ropa
    (Take off your clothes)
    Librase ahora
    (Free yourself now)

  12. x-t-i-n-a say June 2, 2010

    ****************************************************Glam 时尚炫影

    Walk, turn, pose, stop
    Give ’em what you got
    Work those hips, side to side
    Get that angle right
    (Right)

    Paint your face like a movie queen
    A naughty dream or a fantasy
    Anything goes, gotta be the scene
    Create a look, out a fashion book

    Let’s get glam, don’t let the clothes wear you
    Let’s get glam, it’s all in how you move
    Let’s get glam, don’t let the clothes wear you
    Let’s get glam, it’s all an attitude
    Now snap, now snap

    Here we go, blush on, lashes long
    Mascara strong, strong, strong
    Lips, eyes, cheeks, face
    Give it style grace

    Better be ready for your photo op
    Step in the light for your perfect close up
    Be superficial, it’s your one shot
    Unleash the diva
    (Diva)
    Deep inside

    Let’s get glam, don’t let the clothes wear you
    Let’s get glam, it’s all in how you move
    Let’s get glam, don’t let the clothes wear you
    Let’s get glam, it’s all an attitude
    Now snap, now snap

    Runway on fire, fashion gods inspire
    Lose control, inhibitions run wild
    Get on the floor in your best couture
    Come on and take me higher

    Runway on fire, fashion gods inspire
    Lose control, inhibitions run wild
    Get on the floor in your best couture
    Come on and take me higher

    Runway on fire, fashion gods inspire
    Lose control, inhibitions run wild
    Get on the floor in your best couture
    Come on and take me higher

    Runway on fire, fashion gods inspire
    Lose control, inhibitions run wild
    Get on the floor in your best couture
    Come on and take me higher

    Now snap, now clap
    Now dance, now stop
    Let’s get glam

    Let’s get glam, don’t let the clothes wear you
    Let’s get glam, it’s all in how you move
    Let’s get glam, don’t let the clothes wear you
    Let’s get glam, it’s all an attitude
    Now snap, now snap

  13. x-t-i-n-a say June 2, 2010

    Bionic顶天立地

    Are you ready, ready, ready to go-g-g-go?
    Are you ready, ready, ready to go-g-g-go?

    Bionic, take it supersonic, eh
    I’m bionic; hit you like a rocket, eh-ay-yeh
    Bionic, so damn bionic, eh
    Gonna get you with my electronic, supersonic rocket, eh

    Bionic, take it supersonic, eh
    I’m bionic; hit you like a rocket, eh-ay-yeh
    Bionic, so damn bionic
    Gonna get you with my electronic, supersonic rocket, eh

    I-I-I-I-I am the future, put it on you like a hurricane
    Call me the supernova that’s taking over all time and space
    I’m testing your dimension, can’t keep up with what I create
    I’ll break your concentration, imagination with what I make
    Many times imitated, not duplicated; can’t be replaced
    Na-na-now, lemme spell it out, everybody can shout my name;
    X-X-X-T-T-T-I-I-I-N-N-N-A
    (Say) X-X-X-T-T-T-I-I-I-N-N-N-A-(say)-A-A-(say)

    Are you ready, ready, ready to go-g-g-go?

    Bionic, take it supersonic, eh
    I’m bionic; hit you like a rocket, eh-ay-yeh
    Bionic, so damn bionic, eh
    Gonna get you with my electronic, supersonic rocket, eh

    ***********************************************

  14. x-t-i-n-a say June 2, 2010

    I Hate Boy 男淫坏坏!

    ——–I hate boys

    No, no, no I’m not bitter, I’m not mad
    Well, maybe just a little, just a tad
    I know every apple here ain’t bad
    But I found a warm in every single one I’ve had

    Boys, they’re only good for food, I mean, bananas
    Boys, them boys are nuts, they drive me bananas
    Oh boys, we should pack them up and chip them out

    Boys, boys, boys
    I hate them
    iloveaguilera.wordpress.com
    I hate boys, but boys love me
    I think they suck and my friends agree
    I hate boys, but boys love me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    I hate boys

    If you hate them boys, shake it, now shake it
    If you hate them boys, shake it, now shake it

    We will all be happy, all be glad
    It’s sweet, momma nature never had
    All these dirty little boys will think that the girls
    Will only make them toys

    Boys want some women, but they really can’t remember
    Then again, all men are dogs
    All men are dogs
    iloveaguilera.wordpress.com
    I hate boys, but boys love me (boys love me)
    I think they suck and my friends agree
    I hate boys, but boys love me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    I hate boys

    If you hate them boys, shake it, now shake it
    If you hate them boys, shake it

    Let’s go
    Boys suck, makes me sick
    Men are evil, little d***
    Use them up, spit tem out
    I-H-A-T-E

    I hate boys, but boys love me (boys love me, oh yeah)
    I think they suck and my friends agree (ooh)
    I hate boys, but boys love me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (hey yeah)
    I hate boys

    I hate boys, but boys love me
    I think they suck and my friends agree (ooh yeah)
    I hate boys, but boys love me (ooh yeah)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    I hate boys

  15. x-t-i-n-a say June 2, 2010

    S** for breakfast一日之计在于性

    Tossing and turning makes my appetite keep growing stronger
    All night long
    Anticipating morning, lying I can’t wait much longer
    Feels so strong

    Our bodies touching, I just can’t get enough
    I wanna love you, love you, love you, love you, love you, eh
    Won’t let you sleep, I gotta satisfy my needs
    I need to love you, love you, love you, love you, love you, eh

    And when the sun rises, there’s one thing on my mind
    I want s** for breakfast, stay inside
    And even though we made sweet love all night
    I need s** for breakfast, feels so right

    Might be late for work, but I promise that it’s worth it baby
    Don’t go
    So hungry for you, taste me and I’ll taste you
    There’s no stopping what I’ll do to get you in the mood

    Our bodies touching, I just can’t get enough
    I wanna love you, love you, love you, love you, love you, eh
    Won’t let you sleep, want you deep inside of me
    So I can love you, love you, love you, love you, love you, eh

    And when the sun rises, there’s one thing on my mind
    I want s** for breakfast, stay inside
    And even though we made sweet love all night
    I need s** for breakfast, feels so right

    And I can see break of day beging through the curtains
    And I’m so certain, soon I’m gonna feel your honey drip my juices start to flow
    Strawberry cream is like a dream, my fantasy is reality
    When the morning comes, I know that I will too

    And when the sun rises, there’s one thing on my mind
    I need s** for breakfast, stay inside
    And even though we made sweet love all night
    I need s** for breakfast, feels so right

    And when the sun rises, there’s one thing on my mind
    S** for breakfast (I need it, I want it), stay inside (when the morning comes)
    And even though that we made sweet love all night
    S** for breakfast, feels so right

    So hungry for you
    Taste me, and I’ll taste you
    S** for breakfast
    All done

    S** for breakfast (feels so right)

  16. Roab June 2, 2010

    I have the album and Christina vocally is still ridiculous! This woman’s voice is serious, but as for the album. I’m not sure when she went into the studio but sounds really dated. Whoo Hoo sounds like the track she did with Lil Kim back in the day. Prima Donna has this 90’s vibe. in fact the whole album sounds like a 90’s throwback. Sorry, this album is a brick.

    It’s a shame because with so many tracks, she was obviously trying to give the fans a treat for waiting so long. I hope she learns to change and grow with her fan base…if not she will suffer like Janet, Mariah, and Toni Braxton and all the other powerhouse divas that fail to realize that their fan base has grown-up and they can’t chase GaGa’s Lil Monsters…For X’s sake at least Whitney made an album that was really targeted to her R&B market with the hopes of gaining new fans!

    Better luck next time

  17. lisa June 2, 2010

    cool review but i think the album is really good, Christina shos us once again she does what she wants and releases it hoping that we will give it to her vision! thiar aint many artist like that right now!

  18. slap GAGAdickGIRL June 2, 2010

    Christina comes back again to bring back us into what is classical fun & soul pop again., probably 90s, but very joyful, creative, 90s pop style.

    mean while only the first song BIONIC, is a little bit futuristic robot.

    we so tired of overated gagadicks.

    xtina’s album is so refreshing to listen….

    especially the ballads

    this album should be called “light & darkness”

  19. Jerome June 2, 2010

    Yes, it’s her best body or work since Stripped. What I love about this album is that she could’ve work all through out the process with hit makers and make an album that could easily sell. But she didn’t. She took risks, and it paid off.

    As a fan of ten years, I’m extremely proud and happy. 🙂

  20. ALLELES June 2, 2010

    we loVE Xtina’s p**** instead of gaga’s d***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yeahhh~~~~~

  21. evening June 2, 2010

    ….i jus wanna see the first week sales, gonna be interesting

  22. BEYONCE VS. WORLD June 2, 2010

    THE ALBUM IS HOT MY FAVORITE IS VANITY AND LIFT ME UP

  23. Baron June 2, 2010

    This LP really isn’t for everybody. Christina has not had an interest in appealing to the masses for quite some time now, ever since she decided to spice things up and do things her way when she released the video for “Dirrty” in late 2002.

    I love this album – it’s fresh, it’s different, and it’s totally her. And what’s more – I have the deluxe edition pre-order on iTunes sitting on my waiting to download list for June 8th. ‘Nuff said.

  24. Jerome June 2, 2010

    Trent, do you actually know that it’s Christina who’s rapping the chorus?

  25. ciara has 50 million views on vevo.com June 2, 2010

    congrats cici!!

  26. shoe fits very b**** June 2, 2010

    Yes, you first brought us into what was 30s,40s,50s, all though it can not compare to stripped, but I still love b2b. and it is very classical

    now, you take risks again and take us back into fun pop era 90s again, sure would be very classical. I would collect this cd again…so beautiful and fun. and soulful

    {BI~ON~IC }

  27. janice June 2, 2010

    Ciara looks her best when she is showing as much of that beautiful brown skin as possible. On Ride she poses in a one piece bathing suit and is more s*** than Bey and Riri in bikinis LOL LOL So HOT she is banned from BET LOL LOL LOL I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF SHE POSED IN A RED BIKINI??? MIGHT BE SO HOT, SHE’D BLOW UP THE INTERNET, BUT I’M WAITING, AND PRAYING SHE POSES IN THAT BIKINI.

  28. yato June 2, 2010

    this has nothing to do with this post but I was just thinking how you posted the atrocious song and video “licky” from the other bajan singer SHONTELLE but you have not posted the “impossible ” which i happened to be a very beautiful song and the video is also out. so wats up with that Sam and Trent.

  29. SunDee June 2, 2010

    So many layers that BIONIC album has… music is music (I don’t use ‘DATED’ words because it just silly) Nowdays everything sounds so similar with that Electro Dance beat! & Yet Xtina manage to do that to few tracks & didn’t sound like a ‘Public’ Electro Sound these days.

    Yet she still manage to bring awesome Ballad/Slow tune as ussual. For Me this Album is her Best, because i love the tracks… (less like for about 1-2 tracks) Cause it’s easy listening music she brought, but still hasn’t loose her spunk & her fabulous vocals.

    & 90% of the tracks has a great possibilities to be a single.

    Definitely Christina Aguilera has made her fans super happy with BIONIC album 🙂
    (+ her future fans or the one used to be a haters) will love this album

  30. MADONNA. June 2, 2010

    ‘Desnudate’ is the best song on the album…I hope she releases this b4 summer ends. I also amin love with ‘I Am’….simply beautiful.

    Here are my top 3 tracks

    1. Desnudate
    2. I Am
    3. Not Myself Tonight
    4. Bionic
    5. My Girls

  31. Sarah June 2, 2010

    Bionic is a good CD but Christina’s own sound on this album, is non existent.

  32. Oggie June 2, 2010

    Really pleased that you guys didn’t jump on the band wagon and didn’t slag off what is actually a brilliant pop album, sophisticated pop music that any one of any age would be happy to buy, it’s deffo a summer album and really great to see an artist who is happy to grow and take risks, Christina could have easily turned into a modern day Whitney and done balled albums like Leona, she has one of the best voices in the music industry, however as soon as she got control she decided not to play it safe and to do whatever she wanted to do, Stripped was one of the finest albums ever made, yet she has never tried to imitate it, side one of Back To Basics was brilliant and Bionic just proves that this girl is fearless and she is a true artist who allows herself to grow, try new things discover new music and embrace it, that’s what being an artist is truly about, after 11 years and every album thus far being nominated for Grammys, she has by far earned her stripes and big up That Grape Juice for not jumping on the (Gaga) band wagon and giving her album the respect it deserves. One thing i will say though is after seeing her do You Lost Me on American Idol, it is just pathetic to say that her vocals have slightly suffered, just pathetic, she is no Mariah (who I love by the way), she is not a heavy drinker at all, she does not smoke and she takes great care of her voice, I love MC but she is known for here drinking and i’ve been backstage on TV show and seen her drunk on Red Wine, drinking is a vocal killer! Truss!

  33. lew-do June 2, 2010

    sorry guys but i have the album …im just not feeling it…..so far only like woohoo and desnudate….kelis’s album had 9 tracks and all of them but one was amazing…why couldnt she have done something like that…….i think the album wud have been better if it was released 2 years ago

  34. black June 2, 2010

    ummmm i really only like about 5 songs on the album thats it…………….

  35. Sally June 2, 2010

    I LOVE the album! Great review although I do not know what you mean by dated. What does this compare to exactly? Everything has some of the past and as long as artists bring some of themselves into the picture than they are being innovative. Also, for those of you saying there is little “Xtina” in the album, you need to listen to it again because from where I am standing she is the one that sang. When you have collaborations there is supposed to be a mix between the artists and Xtina accomplished that.

  36. Amber June 2, 2010

    This album is good but its not an instant hit. You really need to listen to it a few times over before you see what good songs they are.

    As for the comments about some tracks being old fashioned well, all lady gagas and suchs music is basically ripping off the madonna and grace jones era so i dont see the problem. Reinventing old musical styles seems to be the trend these days

  37. JR June 2, 2010

    Pretty fair review. I’m loving the album. Can’t wait for the physical copy on June 8.
    JEROME is correct that’s Xtina on the chorus. Nickis part is only the 30 second rap. So you might want to change that comment about Woohoo cuz you are dead wrong!

  38. SunDee June 2, 2010

    Yeah amber.. people just brainwashed with the same electro tune these days, so if some artist didn’t use it like them (similar tune).. it sound dated!? Does anyone still Remember Amy Winehouse last album???! does it dated?! Noooo…

    Note: Xtina voice on BIONIC:
    -Powerful
    -Robotic/Flat tone
    -Softer/Fragile
    -She can RAP!

    She’s so Versatile! If I were her i would kiss me! Smooch~*

  39. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/RIHANNA/XTINA) STAN) June 2, 2010

    Im quite shocked at this review !!!!

    you’ve done nothing but insult Xtina since “not Myself tonight” debuted and now your SAYING ITS AMAZING ????

    YOU GUYS NEED TO F****** CHECK YOURSELFES !!!!

    TWO FACED F***-FACES !!!!

    AND YOU DIDINT EVEN MENTION “S** FOR BREAKFAST” WHAT THE F*** ???? THATS ONE OF THE BEST TRACKS ON THE ALBUM……..

    S*** ASS REVIEW FROM A FLOP ASS SITE !!!

    Did Yall Know Samantha and Trentisha are the same person ??????
    Sam Just changes names so he can distance himself from being a Nasty B**** !!!

    Trent = The nasty B****

    Sam= Trying to be nice

    -NO-HATE-JUST-TRUTH-

    -DANBOFFICIAL-OUT-

  40. That FLOP Juice June 2, 2010

    THank you Trent that you gave up the double standard.

    The album is awesome.

    I have the bonus tracks as well. They are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. That FLOP Juice June 2, 2010

    But I don’T agree with you in connection with WooHoo, beacause Nicki Minaj has just ONE VERSE. When I first listened to the tracj I thought that 80% is Nicki, but for the second time I realised that OMG this is CHRISTINA’S VOICE!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. 0beloved June 2, 2010

    YASS XTINA GET THEM PRE ORDERS!!!!!

  43. ??? June 2, 2010

    Woohoo Isnt the 2nd single!! get it right..
    Infact last night there was a voting forum on her official page were you had to put your top 3 tracks to help them make there mind up on the 2nd single.. i put 1) Desnudate 2) Prima Donna 3) Glam

  44. XtinaHungary June 2, 2010

    BIONIC is in the stores in my country, HUNGARY, EU.

    The DELUXE EDITION is HOT!

    There is a separate hologram cover for it, and the BOOKLET is the best album booklet I have ever seen.

    The bonus tracks are awesome. Birds of Prey is 5/5 for me, but the others as well.

  45. Mo Mo 84 June 2, 2010

    Everyone on the Lady GAGA band waggon plz don’t kid yourselves…..Lets date back to when a certain POP STAR was comming out of her shell (Christina) and she started trying stuff and being diffrent, those same critics bashed the hell out of her, now she’s getting bashed because they assume she following someones beat……LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR TO SUPPOSED CRITICS OUT THERE, WHEN SHE HAD BRITNEY AS A RIVAL SHE DIDN’T DO WHAT BRITNEY WAS DOING SHE DID WHAT CHRISTINA WANTED AND SHE IS DOING IT AGAIN…YOU PEOPLE ACT LIKE THE DAWN BREAKS AND THE SUN SETS ON GAGA…. I like her as an artist but stop fueling bogusness where there isn’t any. I am glad she is back and I am glad to hear new material and see her performing. Side note can someone tell me what they are comparing cause I don’t hear it and I don’t see it…..Fill me in because I am so lost on it…….

  46. Lawayne June 2, 2010

    LoVe the cd 🙂

  47. kevin June 2, 2010

    this is the first album im gonna buy from her.
    i really like it 😀

  48. bobby from bulgaria June 2, 2010

    Well, from the first listen I think I didn’t really like this album musically… It is too “Bionic” for me I guess… I like Christina Aguilera but these songs were just… I don’t know… Well, some of the songs are OK… I’ll have to give it a second listen I guess…

  49. Drake June 2, 2010

    The best pop album of the year. PERIOD.

    Once again she prooved that her voice is amazing, she can use so many different techniques…
    So the thing is Trent that you as the many other thing that in WooHoo Nicki sings the chours well its not its Chrisitna but you cannot recognise her voice. So instead copying what Perez Hilton said try to listen a littlebit better.

  50. Dave June 2, 2010

    “Prima Donna” & “I Hate Boys” are my fave, dated or not, that doesn’t take away from it being a great track. But, this is a pretty good review, i’m surprised Trent!, lol

  51. S*** June 2, 2010

    Yall are reaching, The best compliment I could possibly give to Bionic is that I LOVE the album Cover!! But The album itself is so DULL. The music is so plain, boring, & so 2nd rate. Her producers arent giving her her best work which is why the only good songs are ‘You Lost Me’ & ‘Lift me up’. All the uptempos espeicially, they are disposable & some of the Ballads are too. Even Rated R is way Better & Rihanna cant even sing outside the studio. You HAVE to be a Stan to like it. Ive never cared to buy a Cristina album B4 & wont be starting now but atleast she got me to preview it, so she accomplished something.

  52. Mike June 2, 2010

    Sorry to say but Christina is finished! People always compare her to Mariah, and they are dead wrong. This is Christina’s 3rd or 4th cd, and it’s horrible. Mariah’s 3rd and 4th was Music Box and Merry Christmas, and BOTH were amazing, as well as her voice. Christina cannot sing anymore. She’s honestly done. These songs suck!

  53. GangsterA June 2, 2010

    This album is fire i love it this the best album since i am sasha fierce 2009 albums were the wackest albums since the beging of the decade they were like sleep today when u wack up 1137 new artits realsing bull s*** and call it art

  54. Sarah June 2, 2010

    @ S***,

    I’m far from a stan and I like Bionic.

    To those who are stating that Christina’s voice is versatile, NO IT ISN’T. The only reason why she sounds different on several of the tracks on Bionic is because LINDA PERRY SUGGESTED THAT SHE DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH HER VOICE FOR A CHANGE. Also, there is a lot of auto-tune and synthesizers being used. Especially in songs like Glam and Elastic Love. That would also explain why Christina’s voice is almost unrecognizable.

  55. King26 June 2, 2010

    LOL @ Mike. She is done.

  56. King26 June 2, 2010

    Her album is the pits. STRAINtina needs to have a seat.

  57. SunDee June 2, 2010

    @Sarah

    Christina’s voice is versatile, YES IT IS!
    Maybe Linda suggested it, but still she pulled it ALL…
    she open up to change up her voice & her music genres

    From all the ‘screaming’ high tune Album (Stripped & B2B)
    now she delivered this softer side, rap like a Black Gal,
    Yessss Xtina has Bionic voice!

  58. S*** June 2, 2010

    Thank you @ MIKE, I agree 100%

    @ GangsterA
    Wrong, This IS NOT the best album since I am sasha fierce, I hate to break it to you but Rated R & The Blue Print 3 is.

  59. S*** June 2, 2010

    LOL @ King

    STRAIN-Tina, thats a good one, Thats my new fav, its even better than SCREAM-Tina & XXX-Tina.

  60. Ken_E June 2, 2010

    @ SARAH-

    B**** CHRISTINA DOES NOT USE AUTO-TUNE NOR DOES SHE NEED TO USE IT!?

    SHE WORKED WITH A LOT OF SPECIAL TECHNIQUES AND USED HER VOICE

    DIFFERENTLY!

    IF SHE USED AUTO-TUNE THEN WHY DID SOMEBODY TAKE A PICTURE OF HER A

    FEW

    MONTHS AGO WEARING A T-SHIRT THAT SAID “AUTO-TUNE IS FOR P******!”????

    YOU WANT TO TALK AUTO-TUNE? GO TO A LADY GAGA, KESHA OR RIHANNA POST

  61. Richard June 2, 2010

    Fans say that Christina hasn’t been ripping anyone off on this album, but anyone who has heard Britney’s ‘Get Naked (I got a plan)’ will notice that Desnudate is a cheap imitation.

  62. jaz June 2, 2010

    i don’t know about you but Prima Donna is one of the best uptempo songs on that album !!
    and it all comes down to taste..she said she wanted to try out new songs…one may think she is “trying to imitate someone else” but in fact she just wants some diversity.
    I love the entire album

  63. Kevin June 2, 2010

    Prima Donna is my f****** jam!

    i fuckign love that one.

    and I’d say “I Hate Boys” could be a good single (the hook, as well as the production similar to keeps getting better).

    but all the ballads are in a league of their own.

    this is overall a great record and should not be overlooked.

  64. Gucci June 2, 2010

    you were actually honest! Girl I’m shocked

  65. exposed June 2, 2010

    THE REVIEWER IS TRENT. NOT CREDIBLE AT ALL!!!!!!!! HATE ALL THESE WANNABE MUSIC CRITICS WHO THINKS GIVING 4/5 REALLY MEANS ANY S***. NEXT!!

    WAITING FOR THE CREDIBLE MUSIC JOURNALIST REVIEWS…

  66. Amber June 2, 2010

    Its interesting how before this album EVERYONE would give out about Christina and how she used to “over sing” as it was described.

    And now on this album she has done exactly what people wanted her to do and calmed down the over singing and (as some people say) “shouting” and for that reason now people presume she can’t sing…. So she did exactly what you wanted her to do but you’re all STILL complaining!
    Makes no sense.

    And just because she doesn’t have as many high note songs on the album (Um HELLO its an R&B record why would she???) everyone presumes she can’t sing anymore even though she preformed Life Me Up LIVE and PERFECTLY at the Haiti fundraiser…

    Some people here no matter what she did, would complain. So don’t bother argueing with them. They had their minds made up about christina long before his album

  67. Ken_E June 2, 2010

    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SAY SHE CAN’T SING ANYMORE-

    I WONDER WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT KESHA, RIHANNA, LADY GAGA, WHITNEY HOUSTON, BRANDY, CIARA, CHRIS BROWN ETC……

    BECAUSE ALTHOUGH 2 OF OUT THOSE 7 I JUST LISTED CAN SING A LITTLE BIT, NEITHER OF THEM CAN HIT HALF THE NOTES CHRISTINA CAN!

    I DON’T KNOW WHO TOLD KESHA SHE WAS TALENTED.

    I WONDER HOW MANY TIMES RIHANNA HAD TO F*** AND SUCK JAY Z OFF BEFORE SHE WAS ABLE TO SIGN WITH HIM BECAUSE I DOUBT THAT HE WANTED HER BECAUSE HE FELT SHE WAS REALLY TALENTED.

    LADY GAGA SOUNDS LIKE A CRACKED OUT AMY WINEHOUSE WHO ONLY GETS ATTENTION BECAUSE OF HER “OUTRAGEOUS” STYLE!

    CIARA IS TONE DEAF!

    CHRIS BROWN SINGS THROUGH HIS NOSE TOO MUCH!

    WHITNEY HOUSTON SMOKED TOO MUCH CRACK!

    BEYAWNCE DOES NOTHING BUT YELL AND SCREAM IN HER SONGS AND HAS TOO MUCH TWANG!

    THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO SEEM TO STILL HAVE THEIR VOICES ARE TONI, CHRISTINA, USHER AND MONICA!

  68. chica June 3, 2010

    The album is excellent. Her best to date for me. This will be the first Xtina album that I actually bought on release day. I love that she always tries something new and never tries to re-create her older styles. She is fearless and willing to go against the grain and do things her peers are not doing. Yes on some tracks she is unrecognizable, but that is a good thing for me. It shows that she can be versatile with her vocals. She pulls it all off well and still has some big vocal moments on the ballads. She also uses her voice better now. More emotional delivery on ballads and toned down vocals.

    Well done Xtina.

    Top 5 for me:

    1. I am
    2. Elastic love
    3. Desnudate
    4. All I need
    5. Glam

  69. jonyd9is June 3, 2010

    <3 PRIMA DONNA<3

  70. Ken_E June 3, 2010

    HER SINGLES SHOULD’VE GONE:

    1. VANITY
    2. PRIMA DONNA
    3. GLAM
    4. BIONIC
    5. LIFT ME UP

  71. Anonymous June 3, 2010

    I was really expecting more from her. The only songs I really love are “You Lost Me” and
    “Lift Me Up”. I wish she would’ve done more songs like that.

  72. Lonny June 3, 2010

    good reviews, now I’m sure I’ll buy it. This confirms my purchase!

  73. S*** June 3, 2010

    BEYONCE >

  74. XtinaHungary June 3, 2010

    My scores and feelings about the record.
    When I first listened to the record it was quite strange to me, but after the first 5 or 6 listenings it turned out to be the BEST POP ALBUM for years.
    The album cover is 10/10
    The booklet is 10/10 – absolutely professional nad maximalist. With all the lyrics, awesome artwork, photos, absolutely great.

    Bionic 10/10
    Not Myself Tonight 7/10
    WooHoo 8/10
    Elastic Love 9/10
    Desnúdate 8/10
    Glam 9/10
    PrimaDonna 9/10
    S** For Breakfast 8/10
    Lift Me Up 10/10
    My Heart Intro 100000000/10 – awesome 😀
    All I Need 9/10
    I Am 8/10
    You Lost Me 10/10
    I Hate Boys 7/10
    My Girls 7/10
    Vanity 9/10 (and the last line by Max is 1000000000/10 “You do mommy”) 😀

    Monday Morning 7/10
    Bobblehead 6,5/10
    Birds of Prey 10/ 10 (!!!!)
    Stronger Than Ever 10/10 (!!!)

  75. S*** June 3, 2010

    ^^ way over rated. A 4/10 would be more fitting.

  76. SunDee June 3, 2010

    BIONIC (My Temporary Analysis )

    AWESOME TRACK:
    Desnúdate
    My Heart Intro ~ All I Need (love the calm lullaby)
    I Am
    Lift Me Up
    You Lost Me
    Vanity (superbly narcissistic fun song)
    Birds of Prey (very haunting)
    Stronger Than Ever
    Elastic Love

    GOOD TRACK:
    Bionic
    Love & Glamour ~ Glam
    WooHoo
    PrimaDonna
    Morning Dessert ~ S** For Breakfast
    Monday Morning

    OKAY TRACK:
    Not Myself Tonight
    WooHoo
    I Hate Boys
    My Girls
    Bobblehead

  77. shoe fits very b**** June 3, 2010

    1 My girl
    2. vainity
    3 elastic love
    4, Desnúdate
    5. glam

  78. chica June 3, 2010

    I’d rank them like this:

    Bionic 7.5/10
    Not Myself Tonight 8.5/10
    WooHoo 7.5/10
    Elastic Love 10/10
    Desnúdate 9/10
    Glam 9/10
    PrimaDonna6/10
    S** For Breakfast 8/10
    Lift Me Up 9/10
    All I Need 9/10
    I Am 10/10
    You Lost Me 10/10
    I Hate Boys 6/10
    My Girls 8/10
    Vanity 8/10

    Early analysis (subject to change):

    Monday Morning 9.5/10
    Bobblehead 6/10
    Birds of Prey 9/10
    Stronger Than Ever 8/10

  79. FUTURESTARdelux June 3, 2010

    wow i’ve only been comming here for about a week and trents HATERATION is annoying me already lol
    I love Mariah but how are you trying to say XTina’s voice has deteriorated (LOL) when Mariah can’t even sing live anymore?!? #REALITYCHECK
    Bionic is awsome and Trent is just hating, how are you talking about XTina being dated when everything Gagme does is ripped of from the 80s? FLATLINED………………..

    Don’t pay attention to Trents hate, just buy the album it’s awsome 🙂

    CHRISTINA AGUILERA – {BIONIC} – JUNE 8TH – GET YOUR COPY! 🙂

  80. annon June 3, 2010

    wow 4/5 is a little too much for me..
    i agree with almost everything you said…save for my girls!
    for me, my girls is one of the best track off the album…

    and yeah! nicki totally stole the limelight..a good thing though.

  81. bobs June 3, 2010

    Trent, finally you have written something that reads well and not like a 6th grade book report. Kudos! Keep trying. Maybe stay away from articles that require fact checking and research… since you clearly have no idea how to do those things.

  82. Your p**** latino June 3, 2010

    The problem of the album? No catchy chorus

  83. Glósóli June 4, 2010

    Best pop album of the year indeed!!! I just disagree with the singles choices; “Desnudate” and “Vanity” are way more likely to become hits than “Not Myself Tonight” and “Woohoo”.

  84. lia18 June 4, 2010

    I really loved this album!
    Xtina is finally back!

  85. Kyle June 4, 2010

    I heard the Bionic album for the first time today. I have been a long time Xtina fan.

    I had been highly anticipating this album’s release, but to be honest, i feel a little dissapointed with the collection of songs featured on the album. They sound a bit on the B-side.

    The definite stand out song by far is “You Lost Me” which provokes the right amount of rawness and vulnerability. I found myself wanting to skip each of the tracks.

    Sadly, I guess Electropop is a genre the amazing Miss Aguilera was not able to conquer. Her definite strengths are her power ballads. Looking forward to seeing how this translates onto the stage!!

  86. SunDee June 4, 2010

    You should give a more listen Kyle 🙂 IMO, She fits in the electropop, coz she toned down her vocal madness. “You Lost Me” is a great track & could fit in on Xtina’s Stripped or B2B Album. (that’s why you loved it). She not afraid to change her music direction on this album… but in my opinion she nailed it!

  87. Kyle June 6, 2010

    Thanks Sundee!

    I will definitely give it another go. Im sure the album will grow on me and will have to go on the musical journey with each album.

    =)

  88. Kyle June 6, 2010

    Thanks Sundee!

    I will definitely give the album another go. Im sure it will grow on me the more i listen to it.

    I am looking forward to being taken on a musical journey

  89. D June 6, 2010

    I hate and love the album.
    Some tracks are great, some are good, and some are just plain bad.
    But I really like some of her ballads, and Vanity is HILARIOUS.

  90. Kyle June 6, 2010

    Not sure why my comment doubled up?? My computer is going weird…..

  91. shontalll June 9, 2010

    ma gurrl xtina has done it again! this album is so good like foreallz. best pop album i herd in a while. im still impressed that she went an got ma otha gurl nikki for a collabo. im likin that.
    best tracks on this album are 1) bionic 2) you lost me 3) stronger than ever 4) prima donna 5) I am
    personally i dont see how you gurls be praisin n s*** for elastic love. i cant stand that song. idk it give mama a headache. but that just my opinion.

    and @S***, go and sit ur little cooch ass down. now rihannas another one of ma gurls, but we all kno rated r only had like 3 tracks worth listening. from songs like “photographs” and “gfl”, ma ears gonna be bleeding. what a disgrace you are, s***, lay off the hallucinagins baby gurrl. your second rate opinion is neither needed nor wanted sweetie.

  92. shontalll June 9, 2010

    aw well damm, i forgot ta put VANITY in ma faves. that be numba 3 fo sho.

    mirror mirror on the wall, who the sexiest of dem all… guhh it be meee! ;))

  93. Kyle June 9, 2010

    I went out and bought the “Deluxe” version of bionic. The bonus songs are worth it. I dont know why she just didnt include them on the album. I believe some on the bonus tracks are better than some on the ones she put on the CD

  94. Miguel June 9, 2010

    Listening to the album right now, I can actually listen to most of the CD, and that is very hard for most artis, to include Lady Gaga. Christina – Great album. What I like about you is that the songs are about YOU, not what billboard or the masses are feed! Props to you, I’ll go out and buy the CD this afternoon! Mucha Suerta!!

  95. ENIGMA June 27, 2010

    When I listened to Elastic Love I totally thought It was sung by Karen O..amazing though
    The Album is a bit too raunchy for my taste, she screams too much for attention. Don’t get me wrong I love the girl, she has an amazing voice and with this album she demonstrates she can sing virtually anything, even the phone book. But the album is lacking spontaneity and it’s nothing we had not listened to already. I know It is very hard to do some revolutionary music nowadays but electro pop isn’t the solution to our problems. Especially extremely sexed-up electro-pop. Hope she will keep that in mind for her next album as she doesn’t really need that, she should leave that to Britney, Kesha and other ladies who can’t sing.
    My favourites? The previously mentioned Elastic love, the catchy Whoohoo and the emotional All I need.

  96. ray ray November 9, 2010

    heyy s*** ur amazin

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