Autobiography

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Well-produced, self-absorbed pop for teens.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Ashlee learns to love herself--a lot!.

Violence
Sex

Some sexy innuendo.

Language

An occasional "sh*t" or "a*s."

Consumerism

Sticker advertising MTV show on shrink-wrap.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is the most self-referential album to come along in years. The lyrics are pretty tame, with the exception of an occasional "s--t" or "ass." "La La," the sexiest song on the album, is filled with lusty kink-lite innuendo that will zoom right over the heads of younger kids. Older teens, especially those engaged in their own odysseys of self-absorption, will find a lot to relate to.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymike600 April 9, 2008

very good...

Lyrics from the cd are kinda self centerd. (I'm a bad a-s girl in a mesed up world) ( I'm a sexy girl in n this crazy world) but good cute cd.
Adult Written bygreenmargarita10 April 9, 2008

A Good CD

I love this Cd!!
Teen, 15 years old Written byteamjacobgirl2.0 August 30, 2010
This is a great album and is wonderful for all ages.
Ashlee rocks!!!!!!!!!
Teen, 15 years old Written bylilly117 April 3, 2010

It's Not That Innapropriate

Not only is Ashlee a talented girl, but there is very mild cussing. For children below the age of eight, stay away from the track "Lala"

What's the story?

On AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Ashlee Simpson is portrayed as an edgy romantic whose primary object of affection seems to be herself. For the most part, lyrics are pretty tame, with the exception of an occasional \"sh*t\" or \"a*s.\" The sexiest song on the album, \"La La,\" is filled with lusty kink-lite innuendo that will zoom right over the heads of younger kids. Older teens, especially those engaged in their own odysseys of self-absorption, will find a lot to relate to, and the music is well-played rock & roll. So let your kids kick off their shoes, pump up the volume, and have fun listening to this CD. Then remind them to do something nice for someone else.

Is it any good?

It's hard to imagine how any one person could be that interesting, yet a lot of the album works. Sweetly breathy vocals are mixed high above well-performed instrumental tracks. Unlike big sister Jessica, Ashlee can actually sing, and her vocal strengths are showcased on her original tunes. She also has a better-than-average band backing her up. But the real stars are producer John Shanks and recording engineer Jeff Rothschild, who created this impeccably produced CD

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether or not Ashlee would have an album if it weren't for her famous sister.

Music details

  • Artist: Ashlee Simpson
  • Release date: August 2, 2004
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: September 9, 2015

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