A Little More Personal (Raw)

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Slick pop CD with nothing much to it.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Two songs about troubled father-daughter relationships may be helpful to girls going through similar stuff.

Violence
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Sex

Flirty innuendo on a couple of songs.

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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Lindsay Lohan isn't a kid anymore. Her new CD doesn't appear to be meant for the tweens who love her in Disney movies, but doesn't push the envelope either.

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What's the story?

Barely a year after her musical debut, Lindsay Lohan is back with another startlingly humorless effort. A LITTLE MORE PERSONAL (RAW) is a slick pop production that doesn't hold back on dramatic angst. It's hard to reconcile Lindsay Lohan's playful, cute-as-pie actress persona with the self-serious diva wanna-be we hear on her albums, but she seems ready to dig down and share her deepest thoughts and dreams -- whether or not we want to hear them. Two songs address the issue of troubled father-daughter relationships. \"Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)\" and \"My Innocence\" might trigger conversation and offer support to girls experiencing similar real-life problems. The other songs are pretty sappy and ultimately forgettable.

Is it any good?

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Highlights are the two covers. Lindsay's "I Want You to Want Me" gives the Cheap Trick original a run for its money in the energy department, featuring fantastic guitar work by Ben Moody of Evanescence. Moody also contributes wonderful guitar tracks to Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" and the perky, appealing "Fastlane." These songs show off Lohan at her vocal best, tailor-made for her sweet but limited vocal range. As manufactured pop stars go, Lindsay seems to be growing into a pretty good singer.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the angst-filled songs about troubled father-daughter relationships. Is Lohan sharing her much-publicized daddy drama for artistic reasons or to sell more CDs?

Music details

Artist:Lindsay Lohan
Release date:December 6, 2005
Label:Casablanca
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byeagle_wings2000 April 9, 2008
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Throw another one in for the rehab can.

Just lock all the so called celebs up and save us all the pain of them coming back.
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008
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I feel like I'm in a dark room when I listen to this.

While her voice can sometimes be limited to a squeak, this is a great album. Although a bit flirty, and explicit with lines like, "You come everywhere" or "Nothing gets me off the way that you do", your parents might get a bit red-faced, but there's nothing that is really offensive. Although a nice album, Lindsay is such a pessimist! Always looking at what could be bad, like "Tell me the truth!!/Did you ever love me????!!!!". But, the way she is photographed partying (with cocaine close by), she has a LOT more fun than this. Good album, though!!
Teen, 13 years old Written bydarrenc95 April 9, 2008
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Better (and moodier) than Speak

Sexual Content (Pause): Some flirting and innuendo. Violence (Not an Issue): Lindsay gets a paper cut, that's about it. Language (Not an Issue): Squeaky clean. Social Behavior (On): Songs about dysfunctional family relationships can be helpful to kids going through similar stuff. Commercialism (Not an Issue): Lindsay's not a sell-out. Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco (Pause): A reference to being high.

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