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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Subtlety not being part of Christina Aguilera's vocabulary, she trades the retro-swing of Back to Basics for the future-pop of Bionic, receiving assists from a roster that reads like a who's-who of progressive pop in 2010: M.I.A., Le Tigre, Peaches, and John Hill & Switch, known for their work with Santigold. But like the half-cyborg/half-diva illustration of the album cover, this revamp is only partial. Aguilera hedges her bets by adding a ballad from old friend Linda Perry, gets Tricky Stewart to produce a trio of cuts, drafts Polow da Don and Focus… to produce some heavy and slow R&B, respectively, letting enough air into the machines to reassure ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Subtlety not being part of Christina Aguilera's vocabulary, she trades the retro-swing of Back to Basics for the future-pop of Bionic, receiving assists from a roster that reads like a who's-who of progressive pop in 2010: M.I.A., Le Tigre, Peaches, and John Hill & Switch, known for their work with Santigold. But like the half-cyborg/half-diva illustration of the album cover, this revamp is only partial. Aguilera hedges her bets by adding a ballad from old friend Linda Perry, gets Tricky Stewart to produce a trio of cuts, drafts Polow da Don and Focus… to produce some heavy and slow R&B, respectively, letting enough air into the machines to reassure hesitant fans that she hasn't abandoned her roots. All this hesitancy means that for as many risks as it takes, Bionic doesn't feel daring. Apart from the stuttering opener of the title track and glassy chill of "Elastic Love," notably the two Hill & Switch productions, this never delivers the future shock it promises, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, because the robot-diva hybrids are often interesting even when they stumble, as they do on "WooHoo," its incessant title loop piercing like a dental drill. Exhibit A in Xtina's curious tin ear for sex, "WooHoo" doesn't work as temptation, not when the chorus come-on is "licky licky yum yum," but her crassness is no longer alienating as it was on Stripped; it's simply part of her persona, just like her shameless narcissism, showcased on the closing "Vanity," where she gets her kid to confirm that she's the greatest of them all. This triumphant self-possession comes so naturally to Christina that it's hard not to wish that she acted so boldly throughout Bionic, letting the entirety of the record be as distinctly odd as its best moments. Frankly, the deluxe edition of Bionic does suggest what the album could have been: it's supplemented by four bonus songs that are wildly imaginative, whether it's the clattering, chanting "Bobblehead," the cool synth glide of "Birds of Prey," the perfect new wave pop of "Monday Morning," or Sia's mournful ballad "Stronger Than Ever." In their place on the album proper are competent, relatively colorless club odes to fashion and fabulousness and Perry's boring inspirational "Lift Me Up," songs that play to Aguilera's persona without inhabiting it. The rest of Bionic -- not just the hipster flirtations and Sia's trio of richly ruminative AAA ballads, but the tracks directly within Aguilera's wheelhouse, like Tricky Stewart's wildly successful, slinky "Desnudate," and the sultry slow burner "Sex for Breakfast" -- find Christina not playing to expectations but simply acting as a natural diva and is all the more compelling for it. [A deluxe edition, featuring five bonus tracks, was released in 2010.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886977149122
  • Catalog Number: 771491
  • Sales rank: 49,614

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bionic (3:21)
  2. 2 Not Myself Tonight (3:06)
  3. 3 Woohoo - Nicki Minaj (5:28)
  4. 4 Elastic Love (3:33)
  5. 5 Desnudate (4:25)
  6. 6 Love & Glamour (0:11)
  7. 7 Glam (3:39)
  8. 8 Prima Donna (3:25)
  9. 9 Morning Dessert (1:32)
  10. 10 Sex For Breakfast (4:49)
  11. 11 Lift Me Up (4:07)
  12. 12 My Heart (0:18)
  13. 13 All I Need (3:33)
  14. 14 I Am (3:52)
  15. 15 You Lost Me (4:17)
  16. 16 I Hate Boys (2:19)
  17. 17 My Girls - Peaches (3:07)
  18. 18 Vanity (4:22)
  19. 19 Monday Morning (3:55)
  20. 20 Bobblehead (3:01)
  21. 21 Birds of Prey (4:19)
  22. 22 Stronger Than Ever (4:16)
  23. 23 I Am (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christina Aguilera Primary Artist, Vocals
Larry Goldings Piano
Richard Dodd Cello
Stefanie Fife Cello
Terry Glenny Violin
Linda Perry Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards
Tom Tally Viola
Joel Shearer Electric Guitar
Oliver Kraus Strings
John Krovoza Cello
Sam Endicott Bass
Arturo Solar Trumpet
Daphne Chen Violin, Concert Mistress
Cameron Patrick Violin
Denise Briese Contrabass (Vocal)
Jenny Takamatsu Violin
Peaches Rap
Samuel Dixon Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Celeste
Anna Kostyuchek Violin
Leo Abrahams Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Richard Worn Contrabass (Vocal)
Deantoni Parks Drums
Neli Nikolaeva Violin
Melissa Reiner Violin
Diego Miralles Cello
Rodney Wirtz Viola
Audrey Solomon Violin
James King Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Snake
Marisa Kuney Violin
Jimmy Hogarth Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Switch Synthesizer
Alwyn Wright Violin
Paul Ill Bass
Julio Miranda Guitar
Jason Torreano Contrabass (Vocal)
Amy Wickman Violin
Radu Pieptea Violin
Claude Kelly Background Vocals
Felix Bloxsom Percussion, Drums
Jessica van Velzen Viola
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Percussion
Alessandro Cortini Synthesizer, Electric Guitar
Karolina Naziemiec Viola
Matt Cooker Cello
Brett Banducci Viola
Sam Fischer Violin
David Sage Viola
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli Conductor
Victoria Lanier Violin
Ami Levy Violin
John Hill Synthesizer
Kellii Scott Drums
Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis Keyboards
Esther Dean Background Vocals
Alejandro Carbollo Trombone
Abe Liebhaber Cello
Pablo Correa Percussion
Technical Credits
Cathy Dennis Composer
Greg Curtis Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Manny Marroquin Engineer
Linda Perry Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Pat Thrall Engineer
Kuk Harrell Engineer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer
Oliver Kraus String Arrangements
Sam Endicott Composer
Oscar Ramirez Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Christina Aguilera Composer
Cameron Craig Engineer
Sia Composer, Vocal Producer
Le Tigre Producer
Jamal Jones Composer
Kathleen Hanna Composer
Samuel Dixon Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ladytron Producer
Johanna Fateman Composer
Jason Perry Composer
Reuben Wu Composer
Sia Furler Composer, Vocal Producer
J.D. Samson Composer
Helen Marnie Composer
Daniel Hunt Composer
Mira Aroyo Composer
Santi White Composer
Cory Williams Engineer
Merrill Nisker Composer
Jimmy Hogarth Engineer
Switch Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
William Tyler Composer
Andros Rodriguez Engineer
Claude Kelly Composer, Vocal Producer
Kyle Moorman Pro-Tools
Ester Dean Producer
Andrew Wuepper Engineer
Andrew Chavez Pro-Tools
Josh Gudwin Engineer
The Real Focus Producer, Instrumentation
B. Edwards Jr. Composer
C. "Tricky" Stewart Producer
Alex Leader Engineer
Eric Spring Engineer
John Hill Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Josh Mosser Engineer
Kalenna Harper Composer
Detail Composer, Vocal Producer
Maya Arulpragasam Composer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer
Jeremy Stevenson Engineer
Esther Dean Composer
Polow da Don Producer
Bryan Morton Engineer
Onika Maraj Composer
Eli Walker Engineer
D Face Artwork
Bill Wellings Composer
J.J. Hunter Composer
Eric Gordain String Arrangements
Dave Taylor Composer
Subskrpt Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    PURE FUN!!!

    I know most people have been hard on this record but please give it shot. I think it's some of her best work. The 1st half is Christina being X-tina (Woohoo & Prima Donna), which we love her for. The 2nd part is her takeing it down a notch. I love the way her voice can soar (You Lost Me & Lift Me Up). The last bit is her just haveing some FUN (My Girls,Vanity & Bobblehead)! Soo PLEASE give this another shot! You just might enjoy yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    It should have gotten a bigger chance by radio. The album was

    It should have gotten a bigger chance by radio.

    The album was underestimated and it does sound a lot like Ciara's "The Evolution" but don't let that stop you, what Ciara can't do in pop. Christina takes to the next level, with sex, fashion, pop star music love, and putting men and bobble heads in their places. I would rate the album Rated R for content and cussing. But for older fans so worth it and the songs, "Lift Me Up" and "You Lost Me" show her soft side. On the songs, like I Am and Stronger than Ever, you see her showcase her voice beautifully. Whoohoo and Prima Donna show her sexy side that men will like more as well they enjoy Breakfast in Bed and understand Beyoncé's reference in Drunken in Love. Morning Dessert and My Heart aren't the songs you think they are and do show case some of what Christina went through before she ended up on the voice. Not Myself Tonight and it's throwback to Vouge and Express Yourself by Madonna might be a little much for some people, the title track Bionic is very optimistic and fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2010

    LOVE IT!

    Great Variety!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing!

    Christina Aguilera's fourth studio album is even better than I expected.
    I honestly thought it was going to be unoriginal.
    I thought to myself, "Eh, It'll probably sound like contemporary music these days." But I'm proud to say I'm wrong.
    Christina definitely experimented on this record - Electronic, Pop, Classical/Piano, and R&B.
    She starts the album with catchy tunes such as Bionic, Not Myself Tonight, Woohoo, Elastic Love, and Desnudate.
    The music starts calming in the Love & Glamour Intro.
    Then gets calm, strong, emotional, and classical in the Morning Dessert Intro.
    Beautiful music is found from Sex for Breakfast to You Lost.
    The album then again goes to catchy pop tunes in I Hate Boys.
    The music once starts calming in Birds of Prey.
    The album ends beautifully with I Am (Stripped), with Christina Aguilera's voice describing herself to the listener.
    This album really is amazing.
    It really has something for everyone. This album is very unique and I love it.
    A definite must buy album for the summer.
    For fans of Kelly Clarkson's All I Ever Wanted.<3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome

    she is still the best!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Christina does it again!

    Christina is amazing in whatever she chooses to do and this album is no exception. Every album she does is totally different then the last. She takes her voice to places it has never been. This album is a must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Christina is Bionic ...

    Christina's fourth studio album is shaping up to be her best yet, I can't wait to get this cd. Christina rocks! ..

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Christina is a Diva

    What a talent.

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