Lotus (Deluxe Version)
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
Oh, Christina. She's always had all the makings of a serious queen bee, yet her entire discography is kind of an epically drawn out identity crisis. Lotus is, unfortunately, still another chapter. Not unfortunately because it's bad, though! There's plenty to like here, from the pretty vocal orchestra in the middle of the dubby/drummy "Cease Fire" to the bouncy, scratchy, Cee-Lo-featuring drag queen strut/Sex and the City anthem "Make the World Move" to her increasing vocal subtlety. But it's all just a little ... unfocused, uncertain. Bonus sasser "Shut Up" points to a potential solid path.