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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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Editorial Reviews

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. [The Deluxe Edition added four bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 887654042323
  • Catalog Number: 540423
  • Sales rank: 12,477

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 (4:15)
  14. 14 Light Up the Sky (3:31)
  15. 15 Empty Words - Steve Lu (3:47)
  16. 16 Shut Up (2:53)
  17. 17 Your Body (5:12)
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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
Josh Mosser Background Vocals
Jon Keep Synthesizer, Keyboards
J Browz Bass, Guitar, Piano, 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
Armando Trovajoli Composer
Oliver Goldstein Composer
Bonnie McKee Composer
Jamie Hartman Composer, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Dem Jointz Producer
Nikki Flores Composer
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
Busbee Composer, Producer
Nate Company Composer
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
Steve Lu String Arrangements
Ali Tamposi Composer
Candice Pillay Composer, Vocal Producer
Tracklacers Producer
Martin Garrix Remixing, Additional Production
Mike Del Rio Composer, Producer
Dwayne Abernathy Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    She lights up the sky!********** 5 Stars and more. I enjoyed lis

    She lights up the sky!********** 5 Stars and more.
    I enjoyed listening to it. My favorite song was "Army of Me" and then I heard, "Light up The Sky", both should have been put on to movie soundtracks. I enjoyed the songs, "Your Body" which is about a night on the town that gets really fun for Xtina. "Red Hot Kinda Love" is about finding love on the dance floor. "Let There Be Love" about finding love in the dark. There were other songs that most people wouldn't think to listen to, that I was surprised Blake Shelton would like as I do. "Empty Words", "Cease Fire", "Best of Me", and "Just a Fool" which he sang with her on. I also enjoyed, Ceelo's feature with her on "Make the World Move" and producing on "Around the World". I like "Sing for Me" when she sings about how she just wants the honest truth out of someone. "Blank Page" I enjoyed, because she sings about needing to start over. "Circles" about how relationships, especially "bad ones" tend to circle and they just need to usually let the person go and not do what some woman did 30 years ago and cut something off of people. The intro for "Lotus" was different how she took 2 or 3 different haiku poems and turn them into a stylized and classy intro into her album. Don't let Musical Flower fool you the album is better than she reviewed it and the bonus remix of "Your Body", "Let the World Move" and "Army of Me" on different albums are worth it. It is much better than expected and she takes some lessons she learned from Demi Lovato and Britney Spears along the way and Justin Timberlake and make a mind blowing adult electro-pop R&B Rock record.

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  • Posted November 13, 2012

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    Musical Flower

    Christina Aguilera’s interview with Lucky magazine was what first got me interested in checking out her recent work. My curiosity was also heightened when she mentioned that anyone that likes the song “Fighter” is also going to like her new work and when Blake Shelton publicly endorsed her latest cd (via facebook). I consider both Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert naturally good singers. Naturally,I figured that “Lotus” must contain good vocals as well. I am glad that I went by this hunch because Christina Aguilera’s voice definitely shines through on this deluxe version. I understand that others may prefer different songs, but these tracks are currently among some of my favorites on “Lotus”: “Army Of Me”, “Red Hot Kinda Love” “Make The World Move” (featuring Ceelo), “Your Body”, “Let There Be Love”, “Around The World”, “Best Of Me”, “Just A Fool” (featuring Blake Shelton), and “Light Up The Sky”.
    “Lotus” by Christina Aguilera is definitely recommended for those who enjoy “Fighter” and/or at least three songs by Christina Aguilera.

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