Christina Aguilera – “Bionic”
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Dare we say, this sounds a lot like Santigold? In fact, it barely sounds like the Christina (or Xtina) that we’ve come to know over the years. There are no bombastic power notes or extended vocal runs, and she reins in her voice to simply recite certain verses instead of singing them. There’s a dash of spelling bee champ Fergie in there too — Aguilera spells out her own nom de plume, “Fergalicious”-style, in the middle of the song.
Shallow lyrics notwithstanding (“Bionic, so damn Bionic, gonna get you with my electronic supersonic rocket, ay” is about as deep as it gets), we think this track showcases more of the adventurous new directions Christina said she hoped to try on this album. We like it! “Bionic” is not exactly single material, but as an album opener, we’ll take it.
Now that we’ve heard the first three tracks off of Xtina’s new album—”Bionic,” “Not Myself Tonight,” and “Woo Hoo“—would these three songs played in a row get you pumped up for the rest of the incredibly-lengthy album? Or is there too much sex talk at the start?