Lotus [Deluxe Edition] [Clean Lyrics]

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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. [A Deluxe Edition with four bonus tracks was also released in a clean version.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 887654043023
  • Catalog Number: 540430
  • Sales rank: 368,527

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 (3:00)
  5. 5 Your Body (4:00)
  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 (3:24)
  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 (3:48)
  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
Oscar Holter Keyboards
Jakke Erixson Keyboards
Steve Lu 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
Chris Braide Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Brian Gardner Mastering
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
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
Nikki Flores Composer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee Composer, Producer
Claude Kelly Composer, Vocal Producer
Jayson DeZuzio Composer, Producer
Nate Campany Composer
J. Bonilla Programming
Savan Kotecha Composer
Sam Miller Engineer
Shellback Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Graham Marsh Vocal Engineer
Sam Holland Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Olivia Waithe Composer
Lucas Secon Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Busbee Composer, Producer
Alex Da Kid Producer
Josh Mosser Engineer
Tiffany Amber Composer
Jon Keep drum programming
Aeon "Step" Manahan 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
Candice Pillay Composer, Vocal Producer
Tracklacers Producer
Martin Garrix Remixing, Additional Production
Mike Del Rio Composer, Producer
Dwayne Abernathy Composer
Ali Temposi Composer
Aeon Manahan Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Great Music!

    Great Music!

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