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  • Summary: The first full-length for the pop singer since 2012's Lotus features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, GoldLink, Keida, Demi Lovato, Shenseea, Ty Dolla $ign, and XNDA.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    Aguilera lets her talent fly as high as her freak flag, solving pop’s current obsession with box-ticking by nudging their lines into shapes more her liking.
  2. Jun 15, 2018
    80
    Her eighth album is a healthy mix of hit-chasing, theatrics and soon-to-be classic power ballads that emphasize her immense skills over half-baked conceptual themes.
  3. Jun 18, 2018
    74
    It’s a well-calculated offering from a living legend whose abilities are still very much intact.
  4. Jun 13, 2018
    70
    Even at its busiest, though, the music emphasizes Aguilera’s powerful voice, which more than anything is what separates her from the younger stars whose popularity has eclipsed hers in recent years. She runs through the full gamut of moods, from flirty to depressed to joyful to furious--each a response, or so we’ve been trained to think, to some real-life situation.
  5. Jun 20, 2018
    67
    These ["Maria," "Sick of Sittin’" and "Fall in Line"] are sturdy moments on an album that feels less like an end in itself than a promising first step toward a genuine pop rebirth—moments that are strong enough to inspire hope for Aguilera’s own The Velvet Rope or, at least, My Love Is Your Love. She has certainly still got the range.
  6. Jun 18, 2018
    60
    Every track is polished and purposeful, but the sheer busy quality of her singing and overactive variety of the production ensures that Liberation never settles into a coherent listening experience.
  7. 58
    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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  1. Negative: 17 out of 559
  1. Jul 3, 2018
    10
    Only Christina Aguilera has the balls to make an album like this. She explores, she experiments, she DELIVERS. Her voice is at her best, andOnly Christina Aguilera has the balls to make an album like this. She explores, she experiments, she DELIVERS. Her voice is at her best, and the sound is sick. 'Deserve' has to be a single, THE best song of the year. Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    Liberation is something Christina Aguilera has never done before and I do not expect anything less. She is always reinventing herself and herLiberation is something Christina Aguilera has never done before and I do not expect anything less. She is always reinventing herself and her music and to me, she is a true artist. Liberation easily shows off Christina's voice in many different textures and genres. You will not be disappointed. Expand
  3. Jun 15, 2018
    10
    xtina release a masterpiece.
    best songs: maria, sick of sittin', right moves, pipe, masochist and unless it's with you
    worst track: any
  4. Jul 2, 2018
    10
    I really love this album it's a masterpiece. .. queen xtina done what she has to. her vocals the lyrics everything is great. definitely worthI really love this album it's a masterpiece. .. queen xtina done what she has to. her vocals the lyrics everything is great. definitely worth the wait.. Expand
  5. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    Christina can sing whatever genre she wants. Her voice is so good in every song. No doubt i'ts the best album of 2018. The highlights: Maria,Christina can sing whatever genre she wants. Her voice is so good in every song. No doubt i'ts the best album of 2018. The highlights: Maria, Deserve, Fall in Line and Twice. Expand
  6. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    Xtina show us how to make a great album after almost a decade of being ignored by the public. Liberation its a masterpice. start very dramaticXtina show us how to make a great album after almost a decade of being ignored by the public. Liberation its a masterpice. start very dramatic with liberation intro, and then we emerge in searching for maria . songs like Maria, sick of sittin, when we hear that powerful and dramatic vocals in the beging of the album, and we saw a different side of her in like i do, pipe, rigth moves. the album end with a poweful song unless its with you. is this album we can hear a person who figth for liberation, for the power of womans. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2018
    0
    This album was a failed attempt to appeal to the general public. I'd advise against listening to this album, as it is lacks originality and focus.

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