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Stripped is Christina Aguilera's fourth studio album that was released on October 22, 2002 by RCA Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Stripped Intro 1:39
  2. Can't Hold Us Down (featuring Lil' Kim) 4:15
  3. Walk Away 5:47
  4. Fighter 4:05
  5. Primer Amor Interlude 0:53
  6. Infatuation 4:17
  7. Loves Embrace Interlude 0:46
  8. Loving Me 4 Me 4:36
  9. Impossible (featuring Alicia Keys) 4:14
  10. Underappreciated 4:00
  11. Beautiful 3:58
  12. Make Over 4:12
  13. Cruz 3:49
  14. Soar 4:45
  15. Get Mine, Get Yours 3:44
  16. Dirrty (featuring Redman) 4:58
  17. Stripped Pt. 2 0:45
  18. The Voice Within 5:04
  19. I'm OK 5:18
  20. Keep On Singin' My Song 6:29

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Stripped" debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 33,000 copies. It was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.

As of August 2014, the album has sold over 4,383,000 copies in the United States.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Stripped" received mixed to average reviews from music critics.

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, it received an average score of 55, based on 14 reviews.

Billboard was positive toward the album, writing that the album is "a must-heard recording rich with pleasantly surprising depth".

In a mixed review, E! Online wrote, "If she had just shown up and sang her ass off, Stripped would've been a better show".

Josh Kun from Spin commented, "As an artistic statement, Stripped is all over the place–it's a move toward hip-hop, it's a move toward rock, it's ghetto, it's Disney".

Jancee Dunn of Rolling Stone provided a three-out-of-five-stars rating for the album, calling it "almost" an album for grown-ups, yet criticized its lack of musical concentration.

Blender wrote a mixed review, yet commenting that it is better than Britney Spears' works.

Writing for BBC Music, Jacqueline Hodges said that the album "is as full-on bold and over the top as most of Christina's outfits ... much of this seems to be an exercise in stretching the vocal chords [sic] to weak backing tracks".

Jim Wirth for NME commented that Stripped is a "Mariah Carey album".

Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine commented that the album is "so overproduced and overwrought that it could easily pass for a Janet album".

In a negative way, The Village Voice criticized the album as a "nü-Mariah on mood stabilizers, extended with pseudo-pastiches of semi-popular songs".

Todd Burns for Stylus Magazine was also negative toward the album, giving it an "F" score and wrote: "in between ten to twelve mediocre/good songs, we have eight to ten songs that would be better served as B-sides".

Q provided a two-out-of-five-stars rating and commented that: "Sadly, bra-burning rhetoric and gospel warbling make poor substitutes for addictive songs".

AllMusic's editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine also gave the album a negative review, commenting that it is "the sound of an artist who was given too much freedom too early and has no idea what to do with it".

Writing for The New York Times, Jon Pareles also provided a negative review, commenting that the album "is a blast of excess that risks alienating Ms. Aguilera's old fans without luring new ones, and it's bursting with misguided energy".

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