A Little More Personal (Raw)

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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 79
  2. Negative: 18 out of 79

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  1. EthanK
    Jan 11, 2006
    5
    This is not my type of music at all, but surprisingly, this CD is not half bad. Whether or not Lohan had any artistic input at all, there are some good tunes scattered through this CD. In the hands of a better singer/performer this could be closer to a 7/10. I've got to admit....this is pretty good pop rock....and it blows contemporaries like Ashlee Simpson and Hillary Duff out of This is not my type of music at all, but surprisingly, this CD is not half bad. Whether or not Lohan had any artistic input at all, there are some good tunes scattered through this CD. In the hands of a better singer/performer this could be closer to a 7/10. I've got to admit....this is pretty good pop rock....and it blows contemporaries like Ashlee Simpson and Hillary Duff out of the water. "Who Loves You" is an industrial NIN-esque pounding teenage sex anthem. And while "Confessions" and "My Innocence"'s lyrics are riddled with teen-angst cliches they still deliver a powerful punch thanks to the tunes themselves and the conviction with which Lohan delivers them. And "Black Hole" is picture perfect pop rock. I still wouldn't buy this album, and if you're an indie/alternative rock fan like myself it's not worth the money. But it's not a horrible listen if you can snag a copy of it online. Expand
  2. andiev
    Jul 2, 2007
    4
    my friend is a big fan of lindsay lohan, but i don't like her, she begged me to listen to this album because she claims it was amazing, so i did, and i thought it was crappy, lindsay sounds like she has a continuous cold, like her nose was clogged up or someting, she's not a rocker, and she can't sing, she should just stick to acting, which she's not really good at either...
  3. Shawna
    Mar 2, 2006
    4
    She doesnt write her own songs. So why should I rate her on voice which is fake, he movies, bleh im not going even comment on that and writeing. when its all FAKE. Iill give her a 4 for trying.
  4. SezyLaBomba
    Dec 11, 2005
    5
    Pros: Confessions is a brilliant cut, great production, much better than any attempt by Ashlee Cons: Lindsay's voice gets washed up in the great production, her think voice, songs lack originality Overview: Only buy this CD when in ten years in becomes $4.99
  5. Matt
    Dec 9, 2005
    5
    A Little More Personal's songs are just that - more personal than before - and they seem to reflect how Lohan feels. It's not opportunistic like Ashlee Simpson's I Am Me. Still, Lohan's vocals are a little too weak for songs like "Confessions Of A Broken Heart," and there's uneven material again. This time, the faster songs are worse, with the exception of the fun A Little More Personal's songs are just that - more personal than before - and they seem to reflect how Lohan feels. It's not opportunistic like Ashlee Simpson's I Am Me. Still, Lohan's vocals are a little too weak for songs like "Confessions Of A Broken Heart," and there's uneven material again. This time, the faster songs are worse, with the exception of the fun "I Live For The Day." Grade: C+, while Speak was a B-. Expand
  6. RandyB
    Nov 11, 2006
    6
    A LITTLE MORE PERSONAL (RAW) is not a bad album by any means. The music is strong for the most part, there are some good lyrical turns (though she definitely is not Tori Amos), and her cover of Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" is very well executed. Something that bugged me though is that on some of the songs it sounds like her voice is struggling for air against the production. A LITTLE MORE PERSONAL (RAW) is not a bad album by any means. The music is strong for the most part, there are some good lyrical turns (though she definitely is not Tori Amos), and her cover of Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" is very well executed. Something that bugged me though is that on some of the songs it sounds like her voice is struggling for air against the production. She's not Christina Aguilera, but Lindsay's got a nice voice and on "Confessions of a Broken Heart" for example it sounds airy and thin. There are also some very cheesy moments, such as adding the subtitle "RAW" to the album, the lyric from "I Live for the Day" that makes a good apple sound sour and like an anti-drug commercial, and as personal as "Confession"'s lyrics may be there is some wincing to be had, especially in the chorus. "If You Were Me" is likeable but purely guilty pleasure material as well. Ben Moody's contribution on "Seventeen's" production is perfectly recognizable, and as with Kelly Clarkson, it makes you wonder how this would have sounded with Amy Lee and the force of Evanescence behind it. I do respect Lindsay for wanting to branch into rock music, and she does it fairly well (certainly better than Ashlee or Hilary), but it's also disappointing because she makes perfect pop. The dance tracks on SPEAK and the two or three that sneak in on this one are very very good ("Who Loves You" is even reminiscent of electronica duo Goldfrapp). If you have some patience for the couple of missteps, and of course if you ignore any preconcieved thoughts you may have towards Lindsay Lohan, you'll find some good songs here. Unfortunately, except for "Edge of Seventeen" you won't find any exceptional ones. Expand
  7. BorisF
    Sep 24, 2006
    6
    what did u aspect from lindsy lohan? i was pleasently surprised with her uncanny ability to fake like a rock star if you didnt kno who she was this would be a solid pop album but b/c we kno who she is it brings her down. its obvious shes no rebell b/c she shines most within the pop range "who loves you" the obvious best song on the album is very 60's and up-tempo pop, if her next what did u aspect from lindsy lohan? i was pleasently surprised with her uncanny ability to fake like a rock star if you didnt kno who she was this would be a solid pop album but b/c we kno who she is it brings her down. its obvious shes no rebell b/c she shines most within the pop range "who loves you" the obvious best song on the album is very 60's and up-tempo pop, if her next album shows more of this side and less of the "ima rock star, ima rock star look how rebellious i am" she can actaully earn some respect in this world Expand
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. Ultimately, like her manufactured pop rivals Ashlee Simpson and Hilary Duff, Lindsay is a little too superficial to sell us angst.