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    Hello, Just A Reminder That It's Been 15 Years Since The Most Iconic Pop Album Of All Time

    You better believe I am talking about Queentina and her masterpiece.

    Hi, welcome, take a seat. We're going on a musical journey, sweaty.


    This month, it has been 15 years since the most iconic album of the '00s, nay, of ALL TIME, was released.


    You better believe I am talking about the sophomore album from Christina Aguilera.

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    It was a GROUNDBREAKING release.


    Your other pop icons are still shaking.

    From start to finish it was a powerful feminist album.

    It opened with an absolute banger of an intro.

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    "Sorry you can't define me,

    Sorry I break the mold,

    Sorry that I speak my mind,

    Sorry don't do what I'm told."

    I got goosebumps at 12-years-old, and I still have 'em.

    And then launched straight into iconic anthem "Can't Hold Us Down".


    Christina wasn't afraid of getting down, dirty*, and sexy and unapologetically showed that women can do whatever the fuck they want.

    *No pun intended. Also, "Get Mine, Get Yours" is a fucking bop about getting your own, and I LOVE IT.

    But these aren't the only reasons why Stripped is so goddamn iconic. The album also touched on important emotional and societal issues – like the domestic violence she experienced and witnessed as a kid in "I'm OK"...

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    ... and the emotional manipulation she faced in a previous relationship in "Walk Away".

    And then came songs like "Fighter", the powerful anthem to help anyone get back on track...

    ... and of course "Beautiful" with the overall message that it's OK to be different.


    And when people came to criticise her about her "promiscuous" image she wasn't having a bar of it.


    "When you are bold and open, artistically speaking, in music and in video, a whole bunch of people automatically feel threatened by you, especially in Middle America. That’s just the way it goes. OK, I may have been the naked-ass girl in the video, but if you look at it carefully, I’m also at the forefront, I’m in the power position, in complete command of everything and everybody around me," she said in an interview.

    Oh, let's not forget the interlude, "Stripped Pt. 2".

    This woman is a goddamn icon.

    Legendtina, thank you from the bottom of my heart, for the blessing that was Stripped.

    A timeless classic. An important part of every teenage girl's growing up experience. An album that's still relatable to this very day.

    Now no pressure or anything, but I'll just sit here and wait for the next release.