- Released: February 2, 2010
- Label: RCA
Entertainment Weekly - p.72
"The singer has banished melisma and belting from these electronic confections, and her chops sound just as hot set on simmer." -- Grade: B+
- 1.Genie in a Bottle
- 2.What a Girl Wants
- 3.I Turn to You
- 4.Come on Over (All I Want Is You)
- 5.Dirrty - (featuring Redman)
- 8.Ain't No Other Man
- 11.Genie 2.0
- 12.Keeps Gettin' Better
- 14.You Are What You Are (Beautiful)
Recording information: Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA; Kung Fu Gardens, North Hollywood, CA; Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, CA; The Enterprise Studios, Burbank, CA.
Photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth.
Thsi is a well assembled career-spanning compilation from Christina Aguilera that, as the title implies, charts the golden throated songstress's evolution from her early years as a seemingly effervescent teen pop sensation to her later incarnation as a more mature artist with self-consciously high artistic aspirations.
Though Aguilera seemed uncomfortable with the comparisons to teen icons like Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson that dogged her early career, singles like "Genie in a Bottle" and "You Are Beautiful" are sterling examples of cannily written, dance-floor-oriented pop, and compare favorably with much of Aguilera's later output. Though KEEPS GETTING BETTER places a marked emphasis on newly recorded tracks like "Keeps Getting Better" as well as material from BACK TO BASICS, Aguilera's R&B-inflected 2006 release, it's those infectious early singles that make this compilation truly essential.