In the midst of the fake pop craze of the late 90s there emerged a truly talented and beautiful woman: Christina Aguilera. With her debut CD, in the wake of the debuts of her former Mouseketeer mates, Christina shows off her impressive range and singing talents.
The CD kicks off with Genie in a Bottle, one of my favorites off of the CD and the first single that came from this CD. A blend of computerized background music, Christina's amazing vocals, and an eyebrow-raising message, this song was definitely the best one to kick off the CD. Following come a few more of my favorites. What A Girl Wants, my favorite song when I first got this CD, I Turn To You, which is very different from the dancing music of the first two songs, and So Emotional, another more soft song with a sexual twist to it. Come On Over follows and although I enjoyed it, I like the single version of the song better. Reflection follows, the famous ballad from Mulan, which pretty much gave Christina her career. A memorable song with a twist of Chinese music in the background, which was different from the music of the other songs, the song is then followed by the more unknown songs of the CD. But don't ignore them, for they equally show off Christina's talent if not moreso than the opening songs of the CD. Blessed, Obvious, and Love For All Seasons are among my favorites of those songs.
An enjoyable CD and an excellent debut, I recommend this CD, however, if you want the real Christina and not the fake Christina, check out Stripped, which I HIGHLY recommend. Also, check out My Kind of Christmas and Mi Reflejo (which includes a few of the songs on this CD in Spanish).