5 Powerful and moving.drakula | 03/03/2009 | See all drakula's reviews (29)Top 100 Music Reviewer Far deeper and more emotionally-charged than the front cover pic suggests, 'Stripped' is almost a concept album. From start to finish, this epic album takes us on one woman's journey from (and let's not shy away from this) childhood pain and betrayal to ultimate release, fulfillment and success. Forgiveness and empowerment are recurring themes throughout, as is the sense that this is a hugely personal and autobiographical record. Christina co-wrote almost every song and the end-result somehow manages to be both heart-rending and uplifting at the same time. If you've never bothered to listen to her music before, then I'd recommend that you give this album a try. It deserves to be heard.