Best of Hilary Duff

Music review by
Grace Le, Common Sense Media
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Straddling between tween pop and teen cool, Duff grows up.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages
Violence
Sex

The title of Duff's single, "Reach Out (and Touch Me)," pretty much says it all.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Miss Duff has turned up the heat with sexually provocative lyrics that may be too hot to handle for younger fans.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byMiley Cyrus Twilight October 5, 2009

Mixed compilation makes it hard.

As this is a compilation album, Duff has got all genres covered up for young and old.So, some songs may be iffy for younger children. Also the music video featu... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bysara4ever95 February 16, 2009

hi

oh ya definatly 12+

What's the story?

With a nod to various musical influences, the songs on BEST OF HILARY DUFF borrow heavily from some unlikely sources, including samples from Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and lyrics from Ludacris' "What's Your Fantasy." Duff deftly combines the infectious dance beats she's known for with a more sultry vocal tone reminiscent of Nelly Furtado and even Britney Spears.

Is it any good?

Hilary Duff isn't for tweens anymore. The hit single "Reach Out" features more aggressive sexual lyrics ("Baby can't you see how you're affecting me? Baby sensual, physical-fantasy,") than on previous albums. While Dignity was OK for 11 year olds, the Best Of compilation pushes the target age higher. The funky remixes and danceable electronic beats are fun and catchy, but the sexed-up lyrics and themes aren't intended for younger fans.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Hilary Duff's continued progress toward maturity. Is sex in the media growing up or selling out? Does Duff still remain a responsible role-model for younger audiences? How does lyrical content affect audiences?

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