What parents need to know
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.
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?
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?