The Tracks of Tyler Hilton

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A great CD for tweens – it's all good.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Tyler goes out of his way to seem like a nice guy.

Violence
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Sex
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One teensy reference to cigarettes

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that they can feel comfortable with the content of this rising star's debut full-length CD. Families listening together can make a game out of trying to find something not to like. Some kids may even be inspired to write their own songs, just like Tyler.

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What's the story?

Tyler Hilton's music is unapologetically pop without succumbing to current hip-hop fashion and his TV career as an actor on the WB teen drama One Tree Hill, and portraying Elvis Presley to Joaquin Phoenix's Johnny Cash in the 2005 biopic \"Walk the Line,\" can only help secure his position as a teen heartthrob. The songs on his album THE TRACKS OF TYLER HILTON are catchy, clean, and clever enough. The production and delivery are also simple and clean, with a pop/folk-rock feel that supports husky, likeable lead vocals.

Is it any good?

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There's something about Tyler Hilton that makes a cynic want to find something to dislike about him. He's adorably handsome, plays guitar very well, writes his own intense love songs, and sings with raspy, heartfelt honesty. On someone less talented, this combination of qualities could come across as extremely annoying, but the thing is -- Tyler Hilton is REALLY good. If Hilton hasn't quite given up on the "young Elvis" thing, inviting physical comparison in both his song lyrics and his CD insert photos, so what? In the world of teen heartthrobs, we could all do a whole lot worse.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether they've ever been inspired to write their own songs.

Music details

Artist:Tyler Hilton
Release date:September 28, 2004
Label:Maverick
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byClassof09girli April 9, 2008
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Love it

Tyler Hilton is an amazing artist. I love his music. I also love his character on One Tree Hill. He is a great song writer. This cd rocks

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