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Dignity

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Grown-up Duff delivers self-absorbed dance music.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some positive messages about being -- and standing up for -- yourself: "You gotta know yourself to be yourself."

Violence
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Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

One shoe brand (Jimmy Choo) is mentioned.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's no explicit content on this album, but a newly sophisticated dance-club diva has replaced our comfy, wholesome-looking teen queen.

What's the story?

On DIGNITY, Hilary Duff has the same electronically processed, baby-doll voice, and the same penchant for self-absorbed lyrics as we heard on her past efforts. Still, the former child star has transformed from well-scrubbed, wholesome girl-next-door blonde to sultry, glamour-puss brunette. Some of the lyrics are clever; for example, when she uses a line attributed to Andy Warhol: \"You'd show up at the opening of an envelope.\" Other lyrics address dealing with disappointing boyfriends and other tough life events with self-confidence and humor, delivering a subtle girl-power \"you-can-do-it\" message to young fans.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Dignity is a sparkling, energetic album that will appeal to dance-club wannabes of all ages. Hilary doesn't exactly break new ground, as most of the songs seem to be about herself. But she does apply some ironic wit here and there. "It's not news when you've got a new bag/it's not news when you're looking your best/Come on, give it a rest." Instrumental tracks are tasteful and appropriate, featuring some especially terrific rhythm section and guitar work. So put on your dancing shoes, sing along loudly, and join the party.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Hilary's transformation from cutie-pie teen star to glamorous young woman. Is she still relatable to her young fans? Do you think she's a good role model? Why or why not? Do pop stars have a responsibility to serve as role models?

Music details

Artist:Hilary Duff
Release date:April 3, 2007
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byiloveharrypotter7 April 9, 2008

Surprised

I was really surprised i'm not much of a Hilary Duff fan but this CD is most definietly her best. It's great to dance to and just to sing along. It shows her new more mature side. Not what I was expecting.
Teen, 13 years old Written byBethStump April 9, 2008
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

More edgy than previous albums...but still nice

A lot more edgy than the previous albums (Hilary Duff, Metamorphosis, Most Wanted, etc.) but still good messages for kids.

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