June 11, 2010
New Albums: Christina Aguilera and Glee
Christina Aguilera – Bionic
It seems as if we have been waiting forever for this album, doesn’t it? Or maybe it feels as if it has already been out for a long time…either way, Christina Aguilera is back with Bionic, which came out on Tuesday!
Also seems like Miss Aguilera is trying to be very badass and rebellious. Do you think she can pull it off? I’ll let you decide.
Anyway, so if you get the Deluxe version of Aguilera’s CD, you get 23 new tracks–I know, it’s a lot! You get her newest single, “Not Myself Tonight,” along with 22 other songs (thank you, Captain Obvious, right?). Just FYI, too, about 1/3 of the entire album has a warning of being “explicit.” What is she trying to prove?
All of the songs on this album sound very futuristic, which I guess is fitting with her music video for “Not Myself Tonight.” It’s very trippy. I like the song “Glam” too! She should make it one of her singles…it’s upbeat and she sounds good (and not as if she is trying too hard). Her voice also sounds really nice in “Lift Me Up,” but I think people are going to be hesitant to like one of her ballads as much as they like “Beautiful.” It’s a curse.
Check out the album today!
P.S. What’s with the little-kid-talking intro?
Glee – Journey to Regionals
I know, I know. It seems like every week, I’m reviewing a Glee album. What can I say, though? Their albums keep debuting at #1 on the Billboard charts! People think this show is the greatest thing since sliced bread. (Hey, cliche for cliche.)
So this album contains only 6 songs, since it’s an Extended Play (EP), but my guess is that it will still be as popular as ever. If nothing else, Glee is consistent.
This time, the cast from the hit show take on the musical stylings of the band Journey (yes!) for their regional finals. In the actual episode of the show, most of these songs were shown as a medley. However, for the album, they recorded some of the songs separately so that viewers (listeners) could soak it all in, I guess.
Finally, the two songs at the end were “To Sir with Love” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (the hippie ukulele version), which actually sound pretty good. I think the latter is very over-performed, but regardless, it’s a song that people like and seem to respond positively to. So, good move, Glee. Until next season!
Check out the EP, out now!
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