Christina Aguilera

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Since Christina Aguilera is the third and last of the New Mickey Mouse Club alumni to hit the charts in the mid-'90s -- following two members of 'N Sync and Britney Spears -- it's easy for cynical observers to assume that she was the lesser of the three talents since she arrived last after everyone scaled the charts. That's not the case at all. If anything, Aguilera is the best of the three, blessed with a rich voice that's given the material it deserves. Her eponymous debut remains firmly within the teen-oriented dance-pop genre, but unlike Spears' album, this is done right. The songwriting is strong -- the ballads are engaging, the dance numbers are catchy -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Since Christina Aguilera is the third and last of the New Mickey Mouse Club alumni to hit the charts in the mid-'90s -- following two members of 'N Sync and Britney Spears -- it's easy for cynical observers to assume that she was the lesser of the three talents since she arrived last after everyone scaled the charts. That's not the case at all. If anything, Aguilera is the best of the three, blessed with a rich voice that's given the material it deserves. Her eponymous debut remains firmly within the teen-oriented dance-pop genre, but unlike Spears' album, this is done right. The songwriting is strong -- the ballads are engaging, the dance numbers are catchy -- the production is clean and uncluttered, letting Aguilera's voice take the foreground. Most impressively, she not only has charisma, she can actually sing, bringing conviction to these love and heartbreak songs. So, Christina Aguilera may be lightweight, but it's lightweight in the best possible sense -- breezy, fun, engaging, and enjoyable on each repeated listen. Out of the deluge of teen-pop albums in 1999, this feels like the best of the lot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2010
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886977266027
  • Catalog Number: 772660
  • Sales rank: 5,648

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christina Aguilera Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jerry Goldsmith Conductor
Steve Kipner Drums, Keyboards
Evan Rogers Background Vocals
Rick Baptist Horn
Ron Fair Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards
David Frank Drums, Keyboards
John Goux Guitar
Gary Grant Horn
Ron Harris Keyboards
Khris Kellow Keyboards
Shelly Peiken Background Vocals
Joel Peskin Horn
Tim Pierce Guitar
Travon Potts Musician
Carl Sturken Musician
Bruce Watson Guitar
Matt Laug Tambourine
Ali Boudris Guitar
Robert Hoffman Bass, Keyboards
Heather Holley Piano
Robin Thicke Synthesizer, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Anthony Mazza Guitar
Pro J Synthesizer, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Celebrity Status Keyboards
Michael Thompson Guitar
Sue Ann Arwell Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Matthew Wilder Composer
Steve Kipner Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Tom Snow Composer
Evan Rogers Composer, Producer
Franne Golde Composer
Paul Arnold Engineer
Ron Fair Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
David Frank Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Dan Garcia Engineer
Ron Harris Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Phil Kaffel Engineer
Khris Kellow Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Doc Little Engineer
Bill Malina Digital Editing
Shelly Peiken Composer
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer Arrangements
Travon Potts Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Guy Roche Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Carl Sturken Composer, Producer
Brock Walsh Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Diane Warren Composer, Executive Producer
Aaron Zigman Orchestral Arrangements
David Zippel Composer
Ray Cham Composer
Michael C. Ross Engineer
Sean Mosher-Smith Art Direction
Pamela Sheyne Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Chaka Blackmon Composer
Ali Boudris Engineer
Al Hemberger Engineer
Christina Aguilera Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Robert Hoffman Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Johan Åberg Composer
James Ryan Freeland Engineer
Mike Hatzinger Engineer
Heather Holley Composer
Paul Rein Composer
Robin Thicke Composer
Nick Cucci Artist Development, Marketing
Mario Luccy Engineer
Celebrity Status Arranger, Programming, Producer
Eric Anest drum programming
Mathew Wilder Arranger, Producer
Sheree Ford-Payne Vocal Arrangements
"Famous" Dave Nash Recording Assistant
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Christina Aguilera is HERE! Have a Happy Summer!! I loved this

    Christina Aguilera is HERE! Have a Happy Summer!!
    I loved this album, it was her first, it wasn't as good as her later ones, but you get to see what she can do and not just her vocals and if you can get one of the deluxe editions you are so lucky. It was amazing, she was mind blowing on it, she started to just show us what she could do even though she was scaling the songs a lot there is some awesome belting like on songs, "Somebody's Somebody" and "When you put your hands on me". "Blessed", "Obvious", and "Love Will Find a Way" does showcase her talent even though those are cheesy songs and "Blessed" has been re-made by so many artists now in 2013 that it is practically a religious song at some churches. Her debut on "Reflection" the "Mulan" Soundtrack is a foreshadowing of her forth coming albums. "So Emotional", you get to really see her work her belting muscles. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Belated Birthday Christina Aguilera (Dec.18.1981) !

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