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* Let's Go Back To Basics *
Back To Basics - Christina Aguilera
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Back To Basics - Christina Aguilera
Advantages: Voice , Songs , Amount of songs
Christina Aguilera is a successful American Popstar. Christina was born on December 18th 1980. She is currently twenty seven years of age , and yet she achieved so much. She first burst into the music industry with her debut single 'Genie In A Bottle' in the Summer of 1999 , however some people are unaware to the fact that she actually recorded the song 'reflection' for the Disney film Mulan. . This led to Christina signing a record deal. The media also potrayed her and Britney as rivals as they were both American female pop stars of a similar age. To date she has sold more than 37 million albums worldwide. She is currently married to music executive Jordan Bratman and in January 2008 , Christina give birth to a baby boy who they named Max Liron Bratman which translates to "Our Greatest Song In Hebrew".
Christina uses her real life experiences to inspire her with her songs. For example , it is well known that Christina had a difficult childhood as her father was abusive towards her mother. Songs which are based on this experience include 'Voice Within' , 'Oh Mother' and 'I'm Ok'
Back To Basics is Christina's third English album ; her first being Christina Aguilera and her second one named Stripped. This album was released in the United Kingdom in August 2006. The album is different to her other songs as it is based on the 20's , 30's and 40's and there is a jazzy feel to it rather than it being a 'pop album'. To date this album has sold 4.5 million Cds worldwide. Running time of the album is 78 minutes and 55 seconds. There are two discs simply named ; disc one and disk two. Altogether there are 22 tracks on the album. However I am only going to give a brief description of a few songs on the album.
* Hurt *
This is one of my favourite songs on the album. It is such a beautiful ballad to listen to , although it is quite a sad song. Christina puts all her emotions into this song. This song is based on Christina and her father , how they havn't kept in touch since he left her when she was a little girl and how now she's grown up , she wonders what he thinks of her. I like how this song has a big build up as it gets nearer to the chorus. This song begins with Christina singing quietly , almost whispering , and then as the song goes on , she changes from whispering , to belting out the notes. Her vocals are very powerful on this song.
* The Right Man *
This song is about Christina's husband and how she felt on their wedding day. This song allows Christina to express her feelings for her husband. I like how there is a type of 'echo' on this song , which is similar to the kind of echo you get in a church. The song is powerful , and Christina's voice is strong. This song is so sweet.
* Oh Mother *
Another beautiful upbeat ballad about Christina's mother's rough time she had when she was married to Christina's father. This is a very personal song for Christina and you can hear her emotions throughout the song. I like how Christina's vocals are ...not quiet...but not her usually loud self either for most of the song , then when she gets to the last verse about how strong her mother and herself are now she belts it out and I think this is really effective. One of my favourite songs on the album.
* I got Trouble *
This song definitely has an old feel to it. This song has a real 'bluesy' feel to it. It's an ok song although I'm not really that keen on this one.
* Fuss *
I like this song. Apparently this song is about her old producer who refused to work with her on this album and so she dumped him. Apparently the title is short for 'f**k you Scott Scorch. This is quite a short little number although it has a relaxing feel to it. One of my favourite songs on the album , and therefore it is a shame that it is so short.
* Save Me From Myself *
This song has such a basic melody yet I love it. It has such a relaxing feel to is. On the day of the birth of her son , she famously dedicated this song to him. I like this song because it is different to her other songs , and she sounds good singing softer and it is a change from her usual 'belting' (as much as I like it) it's nice to have a change.
Back To Basics is one of my favourite albums because it is so different to the music we listen to these days. I think Christina was very daring to put out an album like this as how well it would do was unpredictable but still she went with that. Because of that reason I admire her ; she knows what she wants and she will reach for it regardless. You can tell that Christina had a lot to do with this album and that this is really the real her. I think it is great that she has recorded songs in the styles she admires (20's , 30's and 40's eras). Christina's voice is amazing as always! She has so much power and yet she is so little! I was definitely recommend this to everyone! Especially if you're a fan of music from the 20's , 30's and 40's - you will love this!
Back To Basics £4.99 - play.com
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January 18th 2009
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on ciao as xdonzx)
Summary: Christina Aguilera's third album inspired by the 1920's , 30's and 40's.