Paris

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Notoriety trumps talent in blonde's blah offering.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

A very subtle-but-negative message that fame and money mean more to the world than talent.

Violence
Sex

A lot of innuendo, explicit in a couple of instances.

Language

"I'm screwed" is as strong as it gets.

Consumerism

The CD insert advertises perfume and ringtones.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bypaper_monkey April 9, 2008

ROLE MODEL

Paris Hilton has become a strong role model for my kids! Even though everyone thought low of her she persevered and put out an outstanding album along with a cl... Continue reading
Adult Written byMichael G. April 9, 2008
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

The leader of the army of the peroxide blondes is here!!

Although very danceable, this album is heartless, with a one track mind: Sex. Her voice sounds like it's part of the music. Probably to cover up a squeaky... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byRosebud95 August 10, 2012

No

Just a bunch of shrill, heavy breathing. Like, more than Britney.

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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