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Saturday, June 03, 2006


Old Xtina: Drrrty. New Xtina: Brassy!

Miracles actually happen, people. Witness: a fun and surprising new single by Christina Aguilera. Now working its way across the internet, "Ain't No Other Man" features a full-on brass section (a la Beyonce's "Crazy in Love"), riffing over an irresistible beat that may make this the song of the summer. I'm tempted to agree with Popwatch, who raves that "Xtina 2006 is fabulous, funky, retro horn-y, and in great voice, delivering what should be an off-kilter kick to the keister of rote top-40 radio." Queerty agrees: "It's not very 'drrrrrrty,' but we can look past that...She is singing about fidelity, and with such fierceness that we actually believe her even though she is such a skank." If ModFab, Popwatch and Queerty all agree, isn't that kind of like winning the Gay Diva Triple Crown?

What do you think, readers? And I'm talking to you, my R&B/hip-hop posse (Nick, Damion, Nathaniel, Stinky, Dr. S, etc.) -- stand and deliver (your verdict)!


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