A Little More Personal (Raw)

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. While this makes for an album that's substantially more interesting and cohesive than the gaudy Speak, it doesn't necessarily mean that A Little More Personal (Raw) is a successful record, either.
  2. Has she grown up? Maybe not entirely yet, but Lohan is showing the promise of an honorable mainstream career.
  3. The New York Times
    60
    Ms. Lohan has staked out a patch of musical ground between Kelly Clarkson and the Foo Fighters, and she can snarl a little without laying it on too thick. [5 Dec 2005]
  4. RAW is considerably more consistent than its predecessor, and it's not a bad listen by any means, but for all the so-called weighty subject matter, there's not much meat on these bones.
  5. The album de-emphasizes the (very) guilty pop pleasures of her 2004 debut in favor of leaden I-hate-you-Daddy laments.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 49
  2. Negative: 16 out of 49
  1. BenB
    Jan 18, 2007
    10
    This album her best one yet the songs are all catchy and has some good lyrics throughout the album. Her voice has really developed since This album her best one yet the songs are all catchy and has some good lyrics throughout the album. Her voice has really developed since speak which seemed to be quite teen popish. Hope the Next one No Little Angel will be as good as this one. Full Review »
  2. ChrisE
    Nov 8, 2006
    8
    I might not be a dedicated fan of Lindsay Lohan, but I sure as hell know good music when I hear it. Her first album (04's Speak) had I might not be a dedicated fan of Lindsay Lohan, but I sure as hell know good music when I hear it. Her first album (04's Speak) had some bland filler but most of it featured examples of great Top 40 ear candy, from her debut smash single "Rumors" to the relationship-questioning "Over," the syrup-y "Symptoms of You" and beautiful ballad "Very Last Moment in Time." Her sophomore effort took some getting used to--upon a first listen long ago I knew the first single "Confessions" proved to be a great track and showcased Lindsay's ever-maturing singing abilities. But I couldn't find much about the remainder that had the likable qualities of Speak. Upon further listens, though, I started to realize that Lindsay's current studio release is the type that requires additional listens to get the most out of it--for example, "Black Hole" is one of the catchiest tracks on record, "I Live For The Day" is likable enough (during its blaring chorus), "A Little More Personal," despite an oft-confusing and slighlty odd opening line, soars during its chorus and "If It's Alright" is stellar. The closing track "Beautiful" is like its name suggests and is also a nice final touch to an overall surprisingly mature and likable disc. As a whole, it might not sound as radio-influenced as Speak, but track-for-track Lindsay delivered a pretty good album. Full Review »
  3. Jonathan
    Jun 1, 2006
    9
    Wow, this album really impressed me...the fact that she wrote a lot of the songs was incredible...i am a musician and it is awesome to hear Wow, this album really impressed me...the fact that she wrote a lot of the songs was incredible...i am a musician and it is awesome to hear real music...yes her vocals aren't friggin incredible but they are actually enjoyable...Good Listen Full Review »