The Bottom Line
Christina Aguilera tosses out a stopgap single to preview this fall's greatest hits collection. It all sounds a bit like that. Lyrically, it's a late entry in a crowded field, and the catchy electro-pop vibe isn't enough to make it one of her more memorable efforts.
- Catchy electro-pop vibe
- Confident vocals
- Sounds like a late entry in a crowded field
- Written by Christina Aguilera and Linda Perry
- Produced by Linda Perry
- Released by RCA September 2008
Guide Review - Christina Aguilera - "Keeps Gettin' Better"
There's an instantly engaging electro-pop style here that will catch your attention the first time through. However, the lyrics now sound like a bit of a re-tread of Katy Perry's rising hit "Hot n Cold." Unfortunately, "Keeps Gettin' Better" isn't as witty as Katy Perry or as unashamedly aggressive as Pink. The overall effect feels like an attempt to grab a current trend which is the antithesis of Aguilera's best work.
Production and co-songwriting here is courtesy Linda Perry. Unfortunately, this work is significantly below their achievement on songs such as "Hurt" on the Back to Basics album. The song is a reasonably pleasant diversion, but will not rank with the impressive quality of her best efforts.
If you are a stranger to Christina Aguilera's overall catalog, the greatest hits album due later this fall could be a very worthy purchase. She has more than her fair share of quality hits on her 3 studio albums. This set will be a welcome addition to the Christmas musical gift giving options.