Christina Aguilera's Le Tigre Song Is
Here Not Here : "I Hate Boys" [Updated]
In the battle between Xtina's titantic, firehose voice and the 2010 zeitgeist--in the persons of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and now Le Tigre, whose songwriting shows up on Aguilera's newest, "I Hate Boys" [cancel that: see below]--her singular bellow is winning handily, but that's not a bad thing. Regardless of what you think of her, recognize that it takes a strong artist indeed to make Kathleen Hanna sound like window-dressing. "Together we tailored themes and specific references to her personality and image," is how Le Tigre explained writing for Xtina, back in February, "but found a ton of common ground in our aim to make upbeat danceable tracks celebrating female friendship, strength, and of course, PARTYING." The first two, definitely; the third, well--if you can brave a scene anything like the one in her "Not Myself Tonight" video, you are a braver human than we are. [Stereogum]
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