What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the vocals on this CD are mostly heavy breathing, with lyrics to match, and the CD package includes an insert advertising perfume and ringtones.
What's the story?
Paris Hilton does have a cutie-pie presence and style and would, no doubt, bring down the house if she were singing a terrifically written pop song in your neighborhood karaoke bar or amateur talent show. In fact, she does exactly that on Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," which ends up being the most successful track on the PARIS album. But for the most part, her vocals are sort of spoken, not really sung -- and pushed way back in the mix, at that.
Is it any good?
There's no way this reality TV star is ready for prime time. Then why does Ms. Hilton get to make a heavily promoted major-label CD when so many others with actual talent have such a hard time getting heard. There's an insidious, subliminal message that comes along with a CD like this. We're being told that working hard to develop your talent and hone your craft and paying dues at rehearsals and disappointing gigs doesn't matter all that much. It's more important to be a sexy rich girl made famous by reality TV.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the production and mixes. Hilton's breathy vocals are way down in the mix. Is this the producer's artistry, or a cover-up for weak vocals?