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January 21, 2004 by Dusk411
The Trouble With Love Is
Album: Love Actually Soundtrack/Thankful
Year: 2003

With the failure of Low, RCA decided to release yet another Kelly Clarkson ballad, The Trouble With Love Is. It’s much better than her previous ballads. It’s R&B lite instead of pure pop, allowing it not to be mired in candied notes and choirs. The lyrics have shown some minor improvement. They are now average instead of horrible. But bad grammar strikes again in the last verse, “The story al...
January 20, 2004 by Dusk411
I Turn To You
Album: Christina Aguilera
Year: 2000

Diane Warren ballads are tough to pull off. It is a feat that many singers/entertainers cannot accomplish, especially in their first outing. On Christina Aguilera's first album, she had two Diane Warren songs. Unfortunately, I Turn To You is the weak one.

I Turn To You is about a girl who turns to someone close to her when she is scared, etc. However, the lyrics are trite, i.e. "For a shield/ from the storm/for a friend/for a love to...
January 20, 2004 by Dusk411
What A Girl Wants
Album: Christina Aguilera
Year: 1999

By 2000, Christina Aguilera had established herself as the rival to Britney Spears. However, subtle changes in her image began to occur. The clothes began to get a little bit skimpier, the tongue a bit sharper. Her reported divaness also began to get mentions in gossip columns.

However, What A Girl Wants, although decent, represents the problem with her first album. The material is far too weak for her voice. Although she sells it ef...
January 20, 2004 by Dusk411
Genie In A Bottle
Album: Christina Aguilera
Year: 1999

In 1999, a squeaky clean Christina Aguilera debuted. In her first video, Genie In A Bottle, Christina Aguilera sat on the beach and looking shyly into the camera. Despite the some of the suggestive lyrics, she was deemed inoffensive.

Genie In A Bottle is one of the better pop songs which did not rely on songwriter and producer Max Martin. First, Christina Aguilera can sing. Her voice moves effortlessly from the upper to lower regis...