Listen to one song on this CD, and you'll know that Christina Aguilera is not the perky and young singer she was back in 1999. Christina has grown, and this album's here to prove it. Many of the songs on this CD are related to or are about Christina's personal experiences, and she has co-written and co-produced all but two of the songs. You can tell that Christina has dug deep, deep into her past, and turned many of her important experiences, good and bad, into songs.
The songs on this album also show tremendous growth from Christina's "Genie in a Bottle" days. Gone is the fluffy bubblegum pop that made her so popular, replaced with heartfealt ballads, inspirational songs, a few angry-sounding rockin' tunes, R&B-flavored songs, and so much more. A few of the songs do seem a little inappropriate for kids, including "Get Mine, Get Yours" (a song about casual sex), "Dirrty" (you've all heard this one by now), "Make-Over" (Christina throws around the word "bulls***" in this song a lot), and "Can't Hold Us Down" (featuring some cussing).
However, this is truly a fantastic album. If you didn't like Christina back in her "girlie" days, listen to this CD, and you'll see her in a totally new light. She's changed so drastically, some of the pictures in the booklet with lyrics picture her completely naked! As Christina claims in the introduction, this is the REAL her, and she's not gonna let anyone stop her from doing what she wants to do. I highly do recommend this CD.