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Paying tribute to the music that inspired her, pop icon Christina Aguilera releases her third studio album proper, 'Back To Basics'. A double-disc modern take on vintage jazz, soul and blues from the 1920s, '30s and '40s, the album is wildly inventive with a throwback style creating a sound that's gritty and raw. 'Back To Basics' reunites her with producer Linda Perry as well as creating new collaborations with producers such as DJ Premier. The sexy first single, 'Aint No Other Man', produced by DJ Premier and Charles Roane, is an up-tempo fusion of 21st century sass and retro sounds, and the video acts as the perfect introduction to Christina's new alias... good-bye Xtina, hello Baby Jane.
'Back To Basics' utilizes an orchestra, choir, string quartet and jazz horns, as well as techniques that offer a vintage sound and sensibility. 'I Got Trouble' incorporates a scratchy blues feel, while 'Candy Man' recalls the tight harmonies of all-girl groups from the '30s and '40s and 'Save Me From Myself' is an emotionally naked, raw-sounding song dedicated to her husband. 'Thank You', dedicated to her fans, features DJ Premier splicing bits of 'Genie In A Bottle' with fan voicemail messages. Also sure to appeal to Aguilera fans is the risqu song 'Nasty Naughty Boy' (which has a '20s burlesque feel) and the club track 'Still Dirrty', assuring her fans that she's "still got the nasty in me ...still got that dirty degree ...still got that freak in me".