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Friday, April 30, 2010

Christina Aguilera's "Not Myself Tonight" Video Pays Homage To Other Videos

Christina Aguilera is clearly paying tribute to iconic videos of the past (Madonna's "Express Yourself" and "Human Nature," George Michael's "Freedom '90," etc.) with her own clip for "Not Myself Tonight."

But this attempt to go full-throttle whore in a post-Lady Gaga music world just smacks of desperation. She already covered this dirrty territory in 2002, no? And why should Xtina—an icon herself at this point—have to reference anyone else? Her voice is clearly her strong point, so why is she trying to sell music by getting her tits out again?

Granted, this video plays into the very notion of Aguilera not being herself. But did she have to be every other pop star for the camera? Couldn't she have been, say, a migrant worker? Or a librarian? Oh, well. Here's the S&M/leather/vinyl-clad bondage video:

Will reserve full judgment on this Bionic project till the full album is heard. Because as stated before, I still think "Not Myself Tonight" is a decent jam.



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