Paris - Paris Hilton
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  • Summary: The heiress and reality television semi-star covers Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" (answer: no) and duets with Jadakiss on her recording debut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Paris makes no apologies for being mass-market pop, but everybody involved made sure that this was well-constructed mass-market pop.
  2. It's no pop masterpiece to rival The Beatles, Madonna or Michael Jackson's best. But then again, few things are. If however the bench marks are Aguilera and Pink, it's only fair to say that Ms Hilton or rather her album, holds its own.
  3. Listening to her debut album, you get the feeling that she breezed in and out of the studio.
  4. 60
    Shockingly, Paris the vocalist is actually listenable; no Gwen Stefani, but better than, say, K-Fed. [Oct 2006, p.151]
  5. What's most surprising about Paris's album is that it's really not all that bad; released by any other, ahem, artist, it would likely earn better notices than recent albums by the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, or Ashlee Simpson--not that that's really saying much.
  6. 40
    Lavishly appointed, expensively designed and almost entirely characterless. [Sep 2006, p.84]
  7. Though Storch and other heavy hitters do their best to craft reasonable facsimiles of a broad range of Today's Best Dance-Pop Hits, they can't hide the fact that Hilton's a shit singer who can't carry a tune even when the vocal melody is reproduced note-for-note in the arrangements.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 88
  2. Negative: 47 out of 88
  1. DouglasH
    Oct 1, 2006
    10
    Brilliant. An astonishing satire on celebrity vacuity in the 21st Century...Paris will have the last laugh. On the surface dazzlingly empty, Brilliant. An astonishing satire on celebrity vacuity in the 21st Century...Paris will have the last laugh. On the surface dazzlingly empty, yet full of subtle irony meaning for the more attentive, the lyrics convey something of the dense, multilayered/referential suggestion of Melvilles chapter on the "Whiteness of the Whale", or for that matter, Brett Easton Ellis. Paris Hilton - musician/philosopher. Who would have thought? Expand
  2. nadiaho
    Aug 25, 2006
    10
    Fantastic!!!
  3. ChristianE
    Nov 11, 2006
    8
    Like many I didn't expect to like Paris Hilton's debut album Paris. But like over half of the majority I decided to purchase it Like many I didn't expect to like Paris Hilton's debut album Paris. But like over half of the majority I decided to purchase it anyway--just to see how it sounded. It surprised me to say the least that I ended up enjoying it and not finding it utterly pathetic. There are two bad, bad missteps (the bland "Fightin' Over Me" and the horrendous cover "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"), but the remainder is great pop music, especially current hit single "Nothing In This World." It's hard to tell where Paris begins and production ends due to overproduction--but does that matter? Love her, hate her or just don't give a crap about her, this disc might surprise you. Expand
  4. Cashy
    Aug 30, 2006
    1
    The day the music died. Why, oh why, did this project ever get off the ground, we may never know? The novelty factor of listening to Paris The day the music died. Why, oh why, did this project ever get off the ground, we may never know? The novelty factor of listening to Paris Hilton put her voice to CD is entertaining for about 0.8 of a second. Then it's all downhill from there, folks. The lyrics to the songs on this album would have been more meaningful if my two cats had written them. My favourite lines of all are (and there's many to choose from) 'Everybody's looking at me/But that's alright, I like attention' (like, yeah!) and 'I'm sexy and you know it, clap your hands'! Quality stuff. Every song is about boyfriends, being sexy, kisses, love, going to clubs ... you get the picture. Thanks Paris. You just gave new meaning to the phrase 'burning a CD'. The literal one. It's a bit toxic when you do it, though! Just like listening to your music... Expand
  5. FoxyRoxy
    Aug 23, 2006
    0
    I saw and heard her sing happy birthday and she didn't sound like her record. The recording studio does wonders. Maybe everyone should I saw and heard her sing happy birthday and she didn't sound like her record. The recording studio does wonders. Maybe everyone should become singers. Expand
  6. HaroldB
    Sep 7, 2006
    0
    A two word review: Shark Sandwich!
  7. RyanD
    Oct 27, 2006
    0
    what has the world come to when a record label will sell an album to deal to a person who literally screams "no talent to save my life". what has the world come to when a record label will sell an album to deal to a person who literally screams "no talent to save my life". there may be a day when people look back and say "you know, this wasnt all that bad", and when that happens we will all know that armageddon has finally come. just horrible. Expand

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