Christina Aguilera fans are scrambling to save Bionic, but unless every one like the one above buys 250 copies for themselves (at $15 a pop, that’s a total of $3,750), it’s time to ‘give up the ghost,’ as they say. However, I enjoy the acidity in the message made out of the albums toward Perez Hilton for allegedly launching a ‘smear campaign’ against the singer. Honestly, though, she did it to herself.
Aguilera had people really excited about Bionic, with promises of great collaborations, a new sound and direction and said that she’d be using her voice in many different ways. What she didn’t mention that as a whole, her album comes across as a sonic, schizophrenic mess. Songs about sex next to ones that say ‘I’m a mommy’ just don’t work.
Even through her album debuted in the US at #3 (111,000 units moved) and in the UK at #1
(only having sold 24,000 units – the lowest sales figure for a UK #1
album in 8 years), it dropped to #29 in its second week. That’s the
biggest single-week drop in UK history. This is also a testament that the music industry as far as moving CDs is dead.
As of this post, I’ve read about four new songs being released from the album in the wake of the abomination that was “Not Myself Tonight,” which really was not the splash that Aguilera needed to make to let the public know she was back. It was an oversexed, overthought effort that had many people lining up references to point out how much she had copycatted off other artists. Plus, we’d seen “Dirrty” Xtina about two albums ago, so it felt like rehashed subject matter.
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Then the tour was announced and promptly canceled due to her commitment to promote her upcoming major film debut in Burlesque, co-starring with Cher.
Uh huh. I’m wondering if the studio is now scared that they may be in
the midst of an Aguilera backlash. And I bet that tour never happens.Then
the song “Woohoo” leaked and was said to be the second single, but now
a ‘radio remix’ of “I Lost You” is circulating on the internet and
slated for a US release, while “I Hate Boys” may be released
internationally. All rhyme or reason is gone and the label is
scrambling to do something with this shit fest of an album. Don’t get
me wrong – there are some solid tracks, but overall, it’s just not that great. She’s a great singer, but she overhyped it before it was heard and that is what killed this project in part. I’d pull a Kelly Clarkson My December, and just walk away from it and laugh it off later. Hide out, play with Jordan and Max and don’t come back until you feel you’ve done something amazing.