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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
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 www.lyrics.com.
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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.