Christina Aguilera chronology
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|Slant Magazine||3/5 stars|
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic commented that it was Christina Aguilera' musical return since Bionic and back to the stages of her studio album Back to Basics. He notes the production values on the soundtrack and the success of the compositions, he then says "Some of this stuff is quite good, particularly when Christina Aguilera swings her hips to Etta's lead, bringing to mind the zest of 'Ain't No Other Man'".
Slant Magazine's Eric Henderson called Burlesque "a collection of post-disco boogie remakes and recreations", commenting about Christina Aguilera, "But there's way more fission from the numbers that recast her as a bionic Lady Marmalade: the nasty, buzzing bump-and-grind 'Express' and a truly bizarre BPM cover of Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People" that even Baz Luhrmann may have suggested was a little much".
The New York Daily News gave Burlesque a mixed review saying "Cher puts every one of her sixty-four years into this number, coming out with a signature song that's in no way camp and in all ways thrilling", however they also said "Regardless of the material at hand, though, Christina Aguilera constantly throws her voice around with such generic abandon, it speaks not of emotion but of athletics".
Billboard's Kerri Mason gave Burlesque a positive review, saying it showcased Christina Aguilera's "distinctive flair for the big band style", adding that her second collaboration with Sia Furler, on the song "Bound to You", "rings just as true as their first, on Bionic".