Christina Aguilera


Eighth studio album from the American singer, her first in six years, with Kanye West and Anderson Paak amongst the producer credits

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  1. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A healthy mix of hit-chasing, theatrics and soon-to-be classic power ballads that emphasize her immense skills over half-baked conceptual themes
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  2. 8.0 |   The Observer

    It’s tricky to ascertain the true extent of Aguilera’s newfound freedom, but she’s giving it one hell of a go
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    She might be 20 years a pop star but with Liberation, she’s finally found her voice
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  4. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    An album that keeps pace with modern pop trends while remaining true to Aguilera’s past
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    A hybrid between the personal and commercial, which makes the record resonate emotionally no matter what success it may or may not have
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  6. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    The pop survivor shows off her powerhouse voice, dabbles in try-hard slang, and takes tentative steps toward creative rebirth on her first album since 2012
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  7. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While it isn’t without a few bumps along the way, Liberation really is a welcome return to form for one of this era’s greatest vocalists
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  8. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    She doesn’t sit back, and if her showboating voice didn’t appeal before, it won’t this time either. But she’s impossible to ignore, which seems like a smart move at this stage in the job
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  9. 6.0 |   The FT

    Although the album subsides into a run of dull slower numbers towards the end, such as “Masochist”, a syrupy account of a dysfunctional relationship, it serves as a decent reminder of Aguilera’s glory days
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    This time, the reinvention feels half-finished: more frustration than liberation
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  11. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The swing between mournful and fierce is jarring, and it sets the scene for an inconsistent journey
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  12. 6.0 |   NME

    It lacks the dazzling ambition of her glory days, but album eight makes Aguilera feel relevant again
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  13. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Though Liberation never reaches the heights fans likely wanted from Xtina, it serves as a pleasant refresher for a voice that has earned its place in the annals of pop history. That said, it’s a bit sad to feel like her finest moments are, at least for now, also in her past
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