Guru wrote: menime123 wrote:
Benjamin wrote:The ‘Stripped’ era is iconic and I love how it has influenced todays popgirls like Miley and Demi.
True BUT... she’s better than a career with only 1 iconic era. Honestly, I’d call her a lazy popstar, but the ‘popstar’ part just isn’t true anymore
IMO her first three eras were iconic; her debut proved she is the new generations vocal slay queen. Stripped solidified that status. And then her third album theme was a well calculated risk and different to what her peers were doing.
Her first album isn’t iconic though - it was pretty standard, run of the mill bubblegum stuff. Aside from her voice, there isn’t anything about that stands out and marked her a huge star. Aside from Genie, it’s a pretty forgettable era (I get it was huge in the US, but in the UK it wasn’t).
Stripped however was huge here and she showed some personality and star quality. Iconic.
BTB is my favourite Xtina album and despite the creative side of the entire project, and finding a way to stick with pop music in a very un-pop era was great. But nowadays it’s pretty forgettable outside of ANOM - which is the last time she had a top 10 hit here (outside of her features).
The last time she ever really had genuine success as a solo star was with BTB era and she must know it. I’m all for her taking time to have a life, figure out what she wants to say and raise her kids away from all the madness...
But she’s wasted the last decade really, as far as her career has gone.