Hilary Duff

Common Sense Media says

Overproduced and bland CD for tweens.

Age(i)

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Nice girl -- if humorless -- role model.

Violence

Non-violent.

Sex

Nothing bothersome.

Language

Squeaky clean.

Consumerism

Surprisingly commercial-free.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's not much to worry about content-wise.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

A one-woman entertainment industry, Hilary Duff already has a successful career as a movie and TV actress, and seems intent on establishing herself as a music artist of substance and maturity. Whether she has singing talent is awfully hard to tell on HILARY DUFF, her self-titled album. It is so heavily overproduced that it's impossible to know where the sweet little-girl voice ends and digital processing begins. On song after song, impassioned pleas for this or that are buried deep in the mix. And when you do catch the lyrics, they are so obvious that they border on inane. \"I'm an angel/I'm a devil/I'm somewhere in between...sometimes I am a million colors/sometimes I am black and white...\" she warbles on \"I Am.\"

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The musicianship and production are adequate but uninspired; the songs are instantly forgettable. In her eagerness to leave her childish world and adorable slumber-party playfulness behind, Duff has apparently lost her sense of humor. It's too bad, because along with her image as a confused but lovable teenager, she's abandoned a lot of her kooky charm as well.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the pitfalls involved in taking yourself too seriously, then spend your money on another CD.

Music details

Artist:Hilary Duff
Release date:September 28, 2004
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

This review of Hilary Duff was written by

About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

Find out more

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Kid, 10 years old September 30, 2009
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

okayish

i think its quite good!
What other families should know
Great role models
Teen, 17 years old Written byhdfergie March 30, 2011
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Okay whoever wrote the review is a hater, a mean one, too. Hilary Duff is a beautiful, talented, wholesome girl. Give her credit! This CD is AMAZING!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old November 10, 2009
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

perfect for kids 10 and up

im 11, and i bought this cd about one year ago, and my parents thought it was fine, and very age appropriate. the cd is definitely age appropriate for kids aged 10 and up, maybe even 9. as for me, i loved this cd!!!!! i memorized half of the cd's songs by heart in about 2 weeks, and i really appreciated the cd. i give it 5 thumbs up!!!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Essential Apps Guide