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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Considering all the trials and tribulations surrounding her 2010 album Bionic, Phoenix may have been a more appropriate title for Christina Aguilera's fifth album than Lotus. Plagued by delays, Bionic underwhelmed upon its 2010 release, as did Xtina's silver screen debut Burlesque, and her career appeared on the brink of meltdown until she signed up to be a voice on the NBC singing competition The Voice. Soon, she was duetting with her co-star Adam Levine on Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," her star was hotter than ever, and she was determined to not have it dim with Lotus. Streamlined considerably from the confused but often gripping Bionic and the sprawling ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Considering all the trials and tribulations surrounding her 2010 album Bionic, Phoenix may have been a more appropriate title for Christina Aguilera's fifth album than Lotus. Plagued by delays, Bionic underwhelmed upon its 2010 release, as did Xtina's silver screen debut Burlesque, and her career appeared on the brink of meltdown until she signed up to be a voice on the NBC singing competition The Voice. Soon, she was duetting with her co-star Adam Levine on Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," her star was hotter than ever, and she was determined to not have it dim with Lotus. Streamlined considerably from the confused but often gripping Bionic and the sprawling double-album Back to Basics, Lotus isn't without risks -- "Red Hot Kind of Love" is a giddy, delirious piece of pop produced by Lucas Secon of "Lucas with the Lid Off" fame, as bracingly different as anything on the radio in 2012 -- but Aguilera isn't attempting a robotic future-soul, she's sticking with the belting soul ballads, hard disco, and pop that made her a star. And she feels comfortable in this familiar, slightly freshened territory, riding the glitzy pulse of "Let There Be Love," seizing the solo spotlight on the spare piano-and-voice ballad "Blank Page," sneering at her haters on "Circles," and spitting at them on the bonus cut "Shut Up." Christina may not pushing at her limits here -- a safeness underscored by the presence of not one but two Voice co-stars -- Cee Lo Green comes in for the pulsating party "Make the World Move," Blake Shelton duets on the slow, bluesy closer "Just a Fool" -- but it's hard to blame her for playing it safe, particularly because she wound up with such a strong pop album, one that reconfirms her gifts as a singer and savviness as a pop star.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 887654042125
  • Catalog Number: 540421
  • Sales rank: 34,586

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lotus Intro (3:17)
  2. 2 Army Of Me (3:26)
  3. 3 Red Hot Kinda Love (3:06)
  4. 4 Make The World Move (2:59)
  5. 5 Your Body (3:59)
  6. 6 Let There Be Love (3:21)
  7. 7 Sing For Me (4:00)
  8. 8 Blank Page (4:06)
  9. 9 Cease Fire (4:07)
  10. 10 Around The World (3:25)
  11. 11 Circles (3:25)
  12. 12 Best Of Me (4:08)
  13. 13 Just A Fool - Blake Shelton (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christina Aguilera Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Chris Braide Piano, Keyboards
Steve Robson Keyboards
Pete Whitfield Violin
Max Martin Keyboards, Background Vocals
Steve Daly Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards
Songa Lee Strings
Rodney Wirtz Strings
Jamie Hartman Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer Piano, Synthesizer Strings
Marisa Kuney Strings
Karl Brazil Drums
Simon Turner Celli
Shellback Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Sarah Brandwood-Spencer Violin
Tyler Chester Bass
Alisha Bauer Strings
Aimee Proal Background Vocals
Alex Stemp Violin
John Garrison Bass
Jon Keep Synthesizer, Keyboards
J Browz Bass, Guitar, Strings
Candice Pillay Background Vocals
Mike Del Rio Vocals
JulieAnn Cole Violin
Jeff Bobko Piano
The Professor Synthesizer Piano, Synthesizer Strings
Ruth Owens Celli
Technical Credits
Irving Azoff Management
Chris Braide Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Scott Hendricks Vocal Engineer
Pete Hofmann Engineer, Pro-Tools
Steve Robson Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Justin Stanley Engineer
Pete Whitfield String Arrangements
Brian Willis Pro-Tools
David Glass Composer
Max Martin Composer, Producer
Oscar Ramirez Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Christina Aguilera Composer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Sia Composer
Steve Daly drum programming
Wayne Hector Composer
John Hanes Engineer
Sia Furler Composer
Armando Trovajoli Composer
Oliver Goldstein Composer
Bonnie McKee Composer
Jamie Hartman Composer, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Dem Jointz Producer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee Composer, Producer
Claude Kelly Composer, Vocal Producer
Jayson DeZuzio Composer, Producer
Savan Kotecha Composer
Sam Miller Engineer
Shellback Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Graham Marsh Vocal Engineer
Sam Holland Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Tina Kennedy Management
Olivia Waithe Composer
Lucas Secon Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Alex Da Kid Producer
Josh Mosser Engineer
Tiffany Amber Composer
Jon Keep drum programming
Aeon "Step" Manahan Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Jason Gilbert Composer, Producer
Alexander Grant Composer
Virginia Blackmore Composer
Oscar Holter Composer
Phil Bentley Composer
Jakke Erixson Composer
Ali Tamposi Composer
Candice Pillay Composer, Vocal Producer
Tracklacers Producer
Mike Del Rio Composer, Producer
Dwayne Abernathy Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Christina's new hyped album "Lotus" is truly a rebirth

    Christina's new hyped album "Lotus" is truly a rebirth for her. We've been waiting for it since early 2011 when she went through a lot of backlash for the national anthem, weight gain, arrest and hundreds of weird rumours created by media about her life. So, you know very well that she had a lot to say on the new album about the last two years. It's quite obvious in songs like "Army of Me" ("So how does it feel to know that I beat ya, that I can defeat ya, how does it feel, 'cause it sure feels sweeter to me") which is characterized as "Fighter 2.0" by Christina herself and it's true that both songs are similar lyricwise. It's one of my favourite tracks! Another song about empowerment and feeling invincible is "Best of Me" ("Aren't you tired of throwing stones, trying to kick me when I'm down, but you'll never get the best of me"). Those two songs are representative of one of the album's main theme and concept of the unbreakable flower (Lotus) which survives under the harshest weather conditions, implying Christina has survived from the backlash all these years and she's back, stronger than ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    If you guys thought Bionic was bad, dear Lord this is worse. The

    If you guys thought Bionic was bad, dear Lord this is worse. There's just about one good track on this mess, and it's completely mediocre. Aguilera's trying much too hard to become a mainstream pop artist, and the sheer talent of her voice just doesn't work with that. Yes, she's incredibly gifted, and yes, this album understates it in such a way that there's nothing left but Ke$ha-esque autotune.
    Which is in no way a good thing.

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