What the fuck is with ADDING NOTES TO SONGS? Aguilera has made it her trademark that she will not hold a note, EVER. Is it that important to have your own distinct version of every song you sing? Even at the expense of the way the song is actually written?
Aguilera is a horrible singer, because she can't just sing the damn song the way it was written. She can't even remember the lyrics, put that bitch out to pasture.
Slumgullion - 2011-02-07 Seriously... all those songs with too many goddamn confusing notes. Put those notes out to pasture.
chumbucket - 2011-02-07 she's just "making it her own"
pastorofmuppets - 2011-02-07 It's old and boring and no one cares anymore if you change it (I wouldn't mind "This Land is Your Land" as an anthem though).
But yeah adding vocal riffs to every single phrase is really obnoxious.
I like her cover of Lennon's "Mother", which surprises me.
themilkshark - 2011-02-08 The term for what she does is called melisma or "oversouling" and I'm not the only one who thinks she ruins songs
Johnny Madhouse - 2011-02-07 "This Land is Your Land" is a reference to Manifest Destiny and didn't include all sorts of non-white Americans at the time it was written, particularly the Native ones.
Enjoy - 2011-02-08 But the National Anthem is musically horrible. Even the lyrics need help. Right now it deserves all the butchering it gets.
I think we need an American Idol style songwriters contest to be televised and voted on to come up with a new anthem.
Crackersmack - 2011-02-08 I thought "This Land is Your Land" was Woody Guthrie's response to "God Bless America"; both of which would have been created many years after Manifest Destiny stopped being a popular ideology.
HP Lovesauce - 2011-02-07 A vocally endowed freak randomly hacking through scales and octaves.
She is to 'singing' what Sun MingMing is to basketball or John Holmes was to 'making love'.
themilkshark - 2011-02-08 Is it safe to say that her style of singing is totally outdated? I mean, there was literally NO autotune to speak of!