I feel like this could be said about her whole career, really. hmm.
anyway, I applaud her for taking risks. "Elastic Love" with M.I.A. was a gutsy move. In fact- I listened to "Woohoo." the whole album plays like a gutsy move. what is Britney doing these days anyway? hiding in the south, trying to keep Sean Preston off her lap while she drives her tractor around intersections? Christina may have won the battle here. oh, but you know what Britney is thinking. SHE WILL WIN THE WAR. eat your cheesey poofs, Britney. plan your fifteenth comeback with Girl Talk and Calvin Harris. it will be okay.
I just wikipedia'd (WHAT A SAVVY RESEARCHER I AM RIGHT) the new Aguilera album (Aguilera, arguably Wexford's most famous resident, no offense Rebecca!)- apparently GOLDFRAPP had songs riding on this. GOLDFRAPP.
and let's be honest: today's pop stars, old and new alike, live in the post-Lady Gaga world. I mean, that girl changed things around some, for better or for worse. for better, really, what am I talking about. hear that noise? Ke$ha is puking with the sunrise. let that be a lesson to you. Christina and Lady Gaga have variously been accused of copying off each other. blah blah blah. I would consider Bionic something in a Gaga-esque vein, surely. does that mean she's copying her? I don't know. Christina has always been really, really weird. do you remember "Dirty?" my TV doesn't like to talk about it. it hurt its, well, let's cop a title here. "Woohoo." I am not sure what to make of that song...
and Aguilera does shift her identity a lot. her last album, Back to Basics, was a pumped-up retro affair. I enjoyed it, but I guess a lot of fans weren't having that.
okay I just turned "Bionic" on WHAT IS GOING ON ????? oh wow I like this. okay. can you believe she dueted with Ricky Martin? me neitherrrrr.
Sia and Le Tigre also have songs on this album. kudos to Christina! Sia's understandable- she's edgy, you know, but not too edgy - but Le Tigre is being brave. and my goodness Peaches! !!!
I understand Aguilera had to cancel some tour dates due to poor selling. which kind of sucks, because this album seems like it has the potential to be pretty awesome. actually, I'm getting excited!
fans: just love Christina already. I don't know if this is going to be her lasting identity, but we get bored easily. and we all still love Madonna's flaky ass.
SO DO YOU THINK
HER COMEBACK WILL SINK OR SWIM?
"a diva is a female version of a hustla, of a hustla..."- B
p.s. I am in DC for the weekend. peace!