Christina Aguilera’s ‘Bionic’ Album Turns 5: Stan & Deliver
Name: Jared Roys | Location: Auburndale, Florida | Twitter: @justjared2
This album is such a moment for Christina, it shows her departure from her previous Motown inspired album Back To Basics, to a futuristic, bass thumping, and even sometimes sexy LP known as Bionic.
When you play the album for the first time, you’re greeted with an explosion from the title track, “Bionic.” I fell in love with it because it instantly gets you up on your feet and whisks you away to euphoria asking you step into the future as she brags about her icon status: “Many times imitated, not duplicated, can’t be replaced.” In a time when electro-pop is taking over the airwaves, she shows the world that she can hop on that train and do it better than anyone else!
I really love “Bionic” because it’s such a different side of Christina that no one had ever seen before! It showed her versatility as an artist! It’s one of those songs that never gets old, whether it’s been 5 years, or 10 years. It’s a timeless song!
Name: Max | Location: At home buying Bionic on iTunes, USA | Twitter: @Floptina_Legend
2. “Not Myself Tonight”
“Not Myself Tonight” kicked off one of the most unforgettable and iconic eras in pop music history and, if you’re reading this, you already know why. The lead single from Bionic, Xtina’s 6th studio album (a game changer—for many reasons) is as infectious and campy now as it was when it first arrived via a countdown on her website, imagine if she had only known what she was counting down to. “Not Myself Tonight” remains one of my favorite songs off of Bionic and it really is hard to pick just one song at this point.
I love “Not Myself Tonight” (and all of Bionic, really) because it’s so bad that it’s actually really fucking good, from the self-narcissism to the overtly sexual and empowering theme. The song takes you on a journey of self-discovery and therapeutic liberation— taking shots and kissing all the boys and girls on the way. It really is a joy ride that relishes in letting you lose control of yourself, and my favorite Xtina is when she really doesn’t give a fuck. “Not Myself Tonight” is the self-empowering anthem you didn’t know you had. Born This Way who?