Paris

Common Sense Media says

Notoriety trumps talent in blonde's blah offering.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

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

Violence
Not applicable
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
Not applicable

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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

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?

Music details

Artist:Paris Hilton
Release date:August 22, 2006
Labels:Warner Brothers, WEA
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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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 voice. The only song that shines is "Nothing In This World" because her voice is able to be heard. Crazy lyrics like "They'll be like d--n, I like that/Sexy and you know it, clap your hands" in "Turn You On", the most stupid song to make it on an album ever. All in all, a computerized voice over fake, monotonous beats with a shiny, glossy, alluring cover to temp you. Her crotch is wide open to tempt you to buy it.
Adult Written bypaper_monkey April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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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 clothing line good for stylish soccer moms! Whats not to love?
Adult Written byMichael G. April 9, 2008
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