Metamorphosis

 
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Duff morphs from Lizzie McGuire to sexually aware.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Sexual innuendo in songs like "Party Up" and "Metamorphosis" sends a questionable message to preteens.

Violence

The album is violence-free.

Sex

Despite her squeaky-clean image, in this album Duff free-associates about sexual involvement and sends conflicting messages. In "Little Voice," she confides, "When I see you I admit/ I start to lose my grip and all of my cool/ all I really want is you/ But there are some things a girl won't do." Duff takes a more aggressive approach in "Metamorphosis," demanding, "Come on and give me a kiss/ Come on, I insist," even though "when I walk by/ You start to sweat." In "Party Up," Duff complains, "You roll me, you use me, you love me and then/ You wrap me up and reel me in and use me again," but nonetheless pleads, "Come on and light me up."

Language

Although the songs are free of four-letter words, parents may balk at the suggestions of sexual behavior in tracks like "Little Voice," "Party Up," and "Metamorphosis."

Consumerism

The album makes no references to commercial products or labels.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

There are no references to drugs or alcohol.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that even if they enjoyed The Lizzie McGuire Movie with their daughters, they may want to think twice about buying this album for younger children. On this CD, she ruminates pretty frankly about subjects like sexual temptation and the challenge of abstinence. If you've already bought the album, the lyrics are included in the liner notes, so you can check whether the content is appropriate for your child. If you haven't bought the album, you can review all the lyrics at www.lyrics.com.

What's the story?

The success of The Lizzie McGuire TV show and film has lured myriad young listeners to METAMORPHOSIS, Hilary Duff's sophomore solo album. Much of the subject matter concerns the familiar territory of teen romance (\"Anywhere But Here\") or teen breakup (\"So Yesterday\"). But Duff's sweet smile on the album cover is at odds with some sexual innuendo inside, and this partial clash with her McGuire image may be too blatant for some parents.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Duff's spunky charm is still evident in upbeat tunes like "Come Clean," a defiant search for identity. But some parents may object to Duff's determined push for experience, whether for a kiss in "The Math," or something more worldly in "Party Up" and "Metamorphosis." So Duff's fans -- or at least their parents -- need to be aware of the product she's hawking here, which may not be as benign as they assume.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the inevitable temptation of having sex and why abstinence is so often the better choice.

Music details

Artist:Hilary Duff
Release date:September 9, 2003
Label:Buena Vista
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent Written byiampurpletoday August 8, 2012
 

YAY Hilary!

umm the description of the album makes it seem like this album is all about sex and is really inappropriate... This cd is anything but inappropriate! I love this cd and it's perfect for young girls!
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Teen, 14 years old Written by4tora9 June 5, 2011
 

ok

s-t-u-p-i-d 4 little kids
Teen, 13 years old Written byMileyRayCyrusRo... August 16, 2010
 

Ages 10+

I dont really like the cd myself but its OK for ages 10+
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