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Christina Aguilera – Stripped (2002)

July 5, 2017

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[Album 544/1001]

Ladies & Gentlemen, it’s that time again.

Time for everyone’s favourite Game…

…is it Christina Aguilera or Marilyn Manson?

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Is it Christina Aguilera or Marilyn Manson?
Original/Obligatory Theme Song played on a Casio Digital Guitar

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Pencils Ready?

For each of the statements below, is the statement describing Christina Aguilera (CA) or Marilyn Manson (MM)?

Good luck!

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Is it Christina Aguilera or Marilyn Manson?

1. Despite being in the industry for over 20 years, they only have 1 album on the 1001 list.

2. Parents weren’t happy with the provocative video for the lead single from that 1001-listed album.

3. Beyond the video shock value, the artist is more talented &/or intelligent than their critics would like to believe.

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4. On the 1001-listed album, the best song is track 4.

5. On the 1001-listed album, the biggest track was about people described as being beautiful.

6. The 1001-listed album is 77 minutes long.

7. If the 1001-listed album was half the length, it likely would have been twice as potent.

 

 

(scroll down to check answers)

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If you said, when in doubt pick (c), BOTH to all of the above, you win!

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Verbalize the Positive

I always enjoy reading posts that find parallels in unexpected places (like Down Goes Brown’s piece about the winner of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, written before the game took place).

So thank you to all those unexpected-parallels writers who helped inspire the Christina/Marilyn game here!

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30 Comments
  1. It’s a strange old world, and not mistake.

    • I wouldn’t have guessed the two would have so much in common, strange indeed!

      • Would you nominate either/both for a book entitled “1001 Albums I hope I never have to hear”?

      • I’ll admit the singles are pretty strong – but I’m afraid we’re just not the target audience for the full records Bruce!

      • Haha 🙂 There are lots of singles I like, and not sure I’ve heard full albums by either.

  2. Both really are more talented & intelligent than their critics would like to believe. Marilyn Manson took decadence and made it moral.

    • I think a lot of people were stunned by his appearance in Bowling For Columbine – so well-spoken, and seemingly more empathetic than the people who were protesting his shows

      • They were protesting his shows because he was telling people what he thought of them and doing it brilliantly.

      • A friend’s wife photographed him and Dita Von Teese for a magazine years ago and said he was very pleasant, very easy to deal with.

    • Music, mostly singles, from both are among my favorites.

  3. jprobichaud permalink

    Wow. So many similarities that it’s eerie…

  4. Well there you go… Aguilera among the 1001. Personally I find her a bit grating. Similar to Mariah Carey… no doubt great voices, but the constant need to over sing really hits nerves (seems to be an attitude of “why sing one note when I can sing the whole scale”).

    As for the other, I actually saw Manson perform live in 2001 or 2002. Not my cuppa, but it was quite the spectacle.

    • I hear you with the ‘one note vs. the scale’ philosophy J – I imagine Christina’s one of those singers that could stretch the American National Anthem into a half-hour rendition!
      I’d be interested in seeing a Manson show – not my cuppa would be an understatement, but it sounds like it would definitely be a show!

  5. How about both were name checked by Eminem?

    • I think that’s true!
      Though from what I recall, not the most flattering of name checks, with Marshall Mathers, they rarely were!

  6. In a perverse kind of way, I’m kinda looking forward to reviewing this and Britney’s album. Mind you, I’ve been listening to Depeche Mode all day who often loosely reference masochism, so possibly my mind is befuddled.

    • Britney’s was a lot shorter – my personal favourite track was the ballad (that could only have been written in 1999), email my heart!

  7. Both have never been in my kitchen.

    • Haha thank you, Mr. Claven! (I caught that reference) 😉

      • I was hoping you would!

      • So many classic moments. Like this one:

        Sam: I keep askin’ myself: what is the point to life?

        Woody: Whew. That’s a tough question.

        Cliff: Ehh. Well, I got the answer.

        Frasier: Somehow I knew you would.

        Cliff: Comfortable shoes.

        Frasier: Shoes?

        Cliff: Yeah. If you’re not wearin’ comfortable shoes, life is just chaos. I mean the greatest accomplishments in history have been made by men wearin’ accommodating shoes. Uh, Frasier, tell me, who do you think is the greatest thinker in all mankind?

        Frasier: I don’t know, uh… Aristotle.

        Cliff: There you go: sandals. Perhaps the most comfortable shoe there is. You hardly even know you have them on. I mean Confucius: thongs. Einstein: loose loafers.

    • I suppose that would be option (d) – also true!

  8. I guessed both! Man, those are two very different artists but the stats don’t lie.

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