Music review by
Cynthea Riesenberg, Common Sense Media
Metamorphosis Music Poster Image
Duff morphs from Lizzie McGuire to sexually aware.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 16 reviews

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Positive Messages

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


The album is violence-free.


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."


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."


The album makes no references to commercial products or labels.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

There are no references to drugs or alcohol.

What 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

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
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 th... Continue reading
Adult Written byForknose April 9, 2008

Whoa it is like a Britney jr.

Pop is all raunchy, but not in a funny snotty way. Oi forget pop like Hilary Duff, go punk!
Teen, 13 years old Written byKingriku January 29, 2016

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So lets start off with this Musicaly IS a app where you pick your music or comedy or any like that And you dance around or do what ever you want why you Make a... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written by4tora9 June 5, 2011


4 little kids

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: June 23, 2019

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