Review | Christina Aguilera, Bionic

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In Stores: Tuesday, 6/8

Us Rating: **1/2

"I'm out of character!" Christina Aguilera crows on her fourth studio CD's first single, "Not Myself Tonight." Well, yeah -- the seasoned singer doesn't need to crib quite so much from Lady Gaga's raciness, M.I.A.'s rapping and Beyonce's braggadocio this time out. When she simply unleashes her prodigious pipes on the ballads (like "All I Need"), it's classic Xtina. (RCA)

-- Ian Drew