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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Christina Aguilera's "Your Body" Doesn't Suck

I'm glad Christina Aguilera learned a bit of humility over the past four years, came down off her high horse and realized people were bouncing fucks left and right from their account of caring about her retro smoky lady soul/late-in-the-game forays into electro pastiche. Because it's about time she got into the studio with Max Martin.

Personally, I became pretty much maxed out on Martin's sound once he starting doing watered-down, paycheck-whore productions for the likes of Usher and Maroon 5. But the 41-year-old producer and 31-year-old have truly created something memorable — at least in the context of Aguilera's discography — with "Your Body."

This is just straight up disco. It's brainless pop that's somehow smart and sexy — something Xtina lost sight of around the time of the try-hard "Dirrty." That said, I still love "Not Myself Tonight," off her massive flop Bionic LP from two years ago, but I think my standom for that trash was the kiss of death.

The best bit in "Your Body," aside from, obviously, the woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ohs, is when the song seems to be concluding about three minutes in, then erupts again with the hooker yowls and electronic beats and trudges on for another 40 seconds.

"Your Body" is on iTunes next week, and will be the first single from Xtina's new album Lotus (out November 13).

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  • At 3:18 AM, Anonymous Patrick said…

    I wish the song lived up to the first 9 seconds...

  • At 6:26 AM, Anonymous sildenafil said…

    he diva showed a teaser of newest video for her single Your Body during The Voice Monday night! And it looks like we got our old Christina back!The action-packed clip features lots of boys, cars, fabulous outfits aaaand an explosion! A++!


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