A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that while Lotus doesn't feature a whole lot of graphic language or content, it does include a handful of curse words ("f--k" and "s--t") in the song "Circles," as well as some steamy sexual scenarios in a couple of tracks. Even the clean edition still sports some of the sexual innuendo in tunes like "Your Body" and "Around the World" -- resulting in a record that's too mature for younger fans.
What's the story?
LOTUS is the seventh full-length album from pop diva turned TV show host, Christina Aguilera. Though much of Aguilera's time has recently been taken up with her hosting duties on vocal competition The Voice, she's found some time to record 13 new tracks, two of which feature guest appearances by her TV co-hosts, R&B singer Cee Lo Green and country vocalist Blake Shelton. The deluxe edition includes three additional tracks, along with a remix of the original version of the main album track "Your Body."
Is it any good?
Christina Aguilera is undeniably among the most talented singers of her generation. That said, the somewhat schizophrenic quality of this album makes it hard to love on the whole. Best to concentrate on stand-out individual singles like "Make the World Move," her duet with Cee Lo Green, and "Best of Me."
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Christina Aguilera's incredibly popular TV show, The Voice, may have influenced the making of this album.
The record includes duets with two of Aguilera's co-hosts on The Voice, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton. Do these collaborations result in great songs, or are they a thinly veiled means of marketing the show? Why?
Aguilera has been criticized for having a fuller figure. Do you think The Voice's emphasis on talent rather than appearance has helped Christina feel more comfortable in her own skin? Why?
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