Guilty Pleasure - Ashley Tisdale
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the actress best known for her role in High School Musical.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Not everything works--Tisdale isn't convincing when she tries to deal in either pain or carnality, but when she sticks to the surface, she makes sure that Guilty Pleasure lives up to its title.
  2. At 24, though, she's still treading an overly familiar pop-rock trail already better blazed by 16-year-old Miley Cyrus, and Guilty Pleasure isn't so much pleasurable as simply vapid.
  3. Power ballad 'What If' reveals that Tisdale can deliver the radio-ready goods, and 'Tell Me Lies' is convincingly spunky. But the rest of the material, as racy as it sometimes is, doesn't give the singer room to comfortably let loose.
  4. Ms. Tisdale, an average singer, gasps on 'Hot Mess.' "I’m leaving every piece of my conscience behind." But being bad, it turns out, is sort of boring.
  5. There are a few glimmers of hope; Tisdale has said her heroes are Pat Benatar and Kelly Clarkson. But to succeed in the crowded hallways of teen pop, she'll have to be as fearless a misfit as those two bad girls--and not feel guilty about it in the morning.
  6. By chasing trends in an attempt to stay current, Guilty Pleasure sounds hopelessly dated and out-of-touch in the ever changing pop marketplace.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. May 4, 2012
    10
    Great album! Ashley it's so awesome this time: great songs, great lyrics and a beautiful voice.. Even the photoshoot looks good, she's pretty and talented.. Her best album! Collapse
  2. Sep 23, 2010
    10
    Great album!!!! "Hair" is the best track on the album!!!! Even better than her debut and can easily be seen as amazing...I don't know why she didn't start singing much earlier like vanessa hudgens...Styill amazing though Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    8
    I have to be honest, this album is really good for me. I like it because I really enjoyed the Ashley's dark side. This CD involves more emotions and also have more dancing songs, plenty of love/break-up songs and many other ballads that help her to show us how goos her voice is. Guilty Pleasure is, for me, what its title says... my guilty pleasure. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2010
    5
    Honestly, it's better than most albums churned out by Disney stars, but it still feels engineered, almost unorganic. It feels like her producers didn't bother to grace her with their best work, like she wasn't good enough for it. While she doesn't have Kelly Clarkson-huge pipes, her voice is still decent, maybe one more shot can finally prove that her music might not be so guilty a pleasure. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2011
    5
    she show everyone that she can sing but her voice not suit for rock. she should stick with her pretty pop-dance songs. this album is okay but not good. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2010
    5
    Guilty Pleasure is not satisfying. Ashley's voice lacks grit and edge. Most of the songs are boring because of the sick beat and rhythm that does not fit the rock genre. Although, Ashley is a real singer but the album lacks everything for its title. Expand
  7. Mar 4, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. this album is horrible and the songs is so generic, she regression of guilty pleasure and headstrong (her last album) so i consider this album so low. Expand

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