A Little More Personal (Raw)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lindsay Lohan clearly spells out her ambition in the title to her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw) -- she's going to shed the glitzy trappings of her debut, Speak, and dig down deep in her heart, letting feelings flood onto the page. And, for better and worse, that's exactly what she does, nowhere more explicitly than the opening track (and lead single), "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)," where she rails against her absentee father, whose transgressions and addictions have been gleefully chronicled by the tabloids. It's a bracing minor-key assault that's honest to a fault, setting the tone for the rest of the album with its somber, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lindsay Lohan clearly spells out her ambition in the title to her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw) -- she's going to shed the glitzy trappings of her debut, Speak, and dig down deep in her heart, letting feelings flood onto the page. And, for better and worse, that's exactly what she does, nowhere more explicitly than the opening track (and lead single), "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)," where she rails against her absentee father, whose transgressions and addictions have been gleefully chronicled by the tabloids. It's a bracing minor-key assault that's honest to a fault, setting the tone for the rest of the album with its somber, self-conscious confession. A heavily stylized Strum und Drang hangs over the album, seeping into the purportedly lighter moments; for example, a cover of Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me" that arrives after "Confessions of a Broken Heart" reads more as another plea to her dad than as celebration of an unrequited crush. The compulsion to sound serious and mature did no favors for Lohan nemesis Ashlee Simpson's I Am Me, but A Little More Personal (Raw) is a better record than that due to Lohan's sense of conviction -- she really means it, man, when she sings about her father, or when she sings about alienation and heartbreak, and this emotional investment when married to the duly professional, straight-ahead songcraft of her collaborators makes for interesting listening. That's not the same thing as fun, and with so much glossy gloom it becomes hard not to marvel at the fact that Lindsay is expending so much energy on confessing matters that are already part of the public record. At the same time, this knowledge helps Lindsay's teenage angst seem more genuine than Ashlee's on I Am Me, and even if A Little More Personal (Raw) is less than totally successful, it is an intriguing mash-up of heart and commerce. And it does suggest one thing that Speak never did: Lindsay Lohan may have an artistic vision as a recording artist, which is indeed a huge step forward.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • Label: Casablanca
  • UPC: 602498871935
  • Catalog Number: 000578202
  • Sales rank: 72,407

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lindsay Lohan Primary Artist
Louise Goffin Piano
Butch Walker Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Kara DioGuardi Background Vocals
Michael Herring Guitar
Ashley Arrison Background Vocals
A. Brien Bass
Darren Dodd Drums
Mark Colbert Drums
Marty O'Brien Bass
Tim Myers Bass
Technical Credits
Stevie Nicks Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Louise Goffin Composer
Al Smith Contributor
David Campbell String Arrangements
Daniel Chase Programming
Michael Lattonzi Vocal Engineer
Michelle Lewis Composer
Charlton Pettus Composer
Butch Walker Arranger, Composer, Producer
Greg Wells Arranger, Composer, Producer
Kara DioGuardi Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Steve McMillan Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
Stephen Finfer Production Liason
Joe Zook Engineer
Jeb Brien Contributor
Mitchell Allen Composer
Andreas Carlsson Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Dan Certa Engineer
Chris Steffen Engineer
Lindsay Lohan Composer, Executive Producer
Ben Moody Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Dina Lohan Management
Christian Frederick Sr. Martin Contributor
Joanne Oriti Contributor
Ethan Mentzer Composer
Ben Romans Composer
Claire Aude Engineer
Jared Scott Programming
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    one very terrible album by lindsay lohan

    the worst album in music history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a waste!!

    Lindsay Lohan can't sing or act.....what is she useful for. I didn't like either of her CD's she is just trying to be some other person she's not!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The album that should of never have touched human ears.

    Gosh golly, is this album bad. I mean come on! It's sad, how pathetic Lohan is, people should feel bad for her. She can't act, and now she's finding out she can't sing! Way to take two punches! She'll never live up to Hilary Duff, who is a better actor and singer, and prettier. When it comes to Lohan, I believe that I could compose better songs than she could. I guess we need people like her- complete failures- to give the rest of the world the hope that if she can succeed, well, anyone can. The only reason she's famous is pure luck. I know plenty of people who are so much more talented. Anyway, the albums she has released are all an embarrassment to Americans. Just a screaming unbalanced girl who needs some help, and a job that she's GOOD at. She won't find it in the performing business. Who knows, maybe she's really good at flipping burgers. That might be all she was made for. The music business used smoke and mirrors to release this album, and it isn't anything worth listening to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Very Sad

    Well the music industry has hit a new low on this one, why do they insist that every pretty girl can sing. I can honestly say it is the most horrible thing I have ever heard, if 0 stars were an option this would get it. The lyrics are those of an immature teenager in need of some English lessons, and her voice is a monotone nightmare. This CD is full of highly forgettable and just plain BAD songs. Someone give this girl music lessons!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Interesting

    I think its better...but i realy only like 2 songs from this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Good!

    I like this album A LOT more than Speak. This songs are more personal and deep. I like "My Innocence", "If You Were Me" and "A Beautiful Life"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better!!!

    The follow-up to her album "Speak" is so much better. When I was listening to the record I got a sense of who she really was behind this tabloid queen. I really think the songs have more meaning. Who knew she had so much family drama? "Black Hole" and "A Beautiful Life" are my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OMG

    confessions of a broken heart is so amazing. best song EVER! so much emotion. i can totally relate!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dark, moody, touching, honest, truthful...outstanding and incredibly well produced!!!

    This album reminds people that Lohan did not evolve into this business to mess with it she is serious and there to stay. Lohan's debut album, Speak, created a fun and rocked out feeling as for this one, she becomes more 'personal' and shares her feelings that she thinks should be put out there now that everyone has had access to, either rumors or true stories, from her intamite life, loves, and the 'raw' relationship she owns with her father who went to a point where he considered the idea to kill---LOHAN DOES NOT WHINE, but share feelings and ideas already put out there either wrongfully or direct words from her and other intimate interview. Usually, a singer's second album comes out being, either a bit better or the best-- this album may be the very best proof for that theory. This was probably one of the best pieces of work she has completed since Parent Trap and Mean Girls. 5 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    REALLY GOOD!

    lindsay's first cd 'speak' was ok and i liked it but this one is even better. it has more of a rockier edge to it which i like and i also think it suites her voice better. my favorite song on this cd is 'live for the day'. my least favorite song is'a little more personal' although by the title of the cd 'a little more personal' this wasn't what i expected and i do wish she had gotten 'a little more personal' with her lyrics but all in all i love this cd. it's great!!!!!!! and much, much, MUCH better than her last one (even though it was good, just not as good). you definitly SHOULD buy this cd no matter what anyone else says if you are a true lindsay fan. i mean ok her vocals aren't the greatest (neither are hilary duff's but i still like her) and her acting is a better this cd is still worth checking out if you're a true fan. i fell in love with it right from the start. +++1.confessions of a broken heart- 9/10 really like it. great beat 2.black hole- 7/10 good but i think the lyrics in the chorus are a bit weak 3.i live for the day- 10/10 my fav. song. all around great beat & lyrics 4.i want you to want me- 9/10 great upbeat song but is real repetitive 5.my innocence- 6/10 one of my least fav. songs but pretty good 6.a little more personal- 4/10 my least fav. song. not at all what is expected. lyrics could have been A LOT better 8.if you were me- 10/10 one of fav songs really upbeat 9.fastlane-8/10 ok song ok lyrics 10.edge of seventeen- 10/10 really awsome song. love it 11.who loves you- 7/10 pretty good song. verses are catchy but chorus is kinda annoying 12.a beautiful life 10/10 really good song with good lyrics & a good message

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    better than hilary duff...

    it's okay...it's not great, but it's not terrible. i mean compared to ALL of hilary duff's ablbums, this album is great...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    o.O

    This was not what I was expecting. Unluckliy, our computer was broken so I couldn't sample this CD first, and my mom bought it for me -- even though I hadn't ever asked her for it. I personally think that Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Raven, etc. are just fake, wannabe singers who can't act either, but think they can buy their way into the movie and music industries with their undeniable beauty. If you like CD's with whining, gasping for breath, screaming robots, be my guest. But this was not the CD for me -- and hopefully you have enough sense to not waste your money on this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I cant believe it

    I only like Confessions of a broken heart. im so glad i didnt buy this cd. I loooove her first album "speaK" A LOT!! really its like 1 of my favorite cds i own. and im glad i didnt buy this cd cause if i bought it all my money would have gone to "confessions of a broken heart" im really mad this cd is not great. i have heard samples of every song and the melody is....too bad for words. im sorry lindsay, i really like u alot. but this album is...diff...I love ur 1st cd more than anything though!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LL ROCKS!!!

    Lindsay is AWESOME!!! I really LOVED this CD! the new songs are great, and I really like the fact that they are, 'a little more personal'. in fact, what I liked about it most, was that I could really relate to the whole thing. My fav songs are, On the Edge of Seventeen, Confessions, Fastlane, Beautiful Life, and gosh the whole album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Waist fo time

    This was the WORST C.D. I have ever heard! It seems like through out the whole C.D. Lindsay was blaming her father and whinning about her life. She should be grateful for what she has and keep her personal at home problems to herself instead of sharing it with the whole world. This C.D. deserves a D-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Refreshing change for 2nd cd

    This cd has something for everyone. The songs have great lyrics and the music is much different than on her first cd. There are the rockish ballads, uptempo songs, and even two classics redone very nicely. The hit song Confessions of a Broken Heart is so emotional. It grabs you the minute you hear it. The songs are all ones that people can relate to easily. Some favorites are Black Hole, A Little More Personal, A Beautiful Life, and If You Were Me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good...

    I was shocked I liked this CD, considering I can’t stand her first single, “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)”, but I do. My favorite song on the album is “A Beautiful Life”, where she sings “As hard as it gets, I know it’s still amazing to be alive/it’s a beautiful life” and basically says life is hard, but it’s still great when you really think about it. Other songs include “My Innocence”, where she sings about the innocence her father stole from her. My favorite line is “You broke me in with your mistakes, well thanks for the breakthrough”. “I Live For The Day” is supposed to be the next single, and it’s about wanting an ex to go through the same pain you went though (“I live for the day that you will be desperate and dying inside/I live for the tears to fall down your face”), “Who Loves You” is just a really cute, upbeat song about loving a guy, while “If You Were Me” asks the question to a cheating boyfriend if they would forgive you if you did the same thing to them. “Edge of Seventeen” and “I Want You To Want Me” are both covers, of course, and while I don’t really like the latter, ‘Seventeen’ is actually pretty good. In “Black Hole” she reminisces about old love letters, definite single potential, while “If It’s Alright” reminds me of “Over” from her previous record, only better (“If it takes all night I’ll wait here till the daylight so that I can see that we just don’t belong”). It seems have the same theme. Lastly, “Fastline” is a song that hasn’t stuck with me yet. It’s still growing on me. She sings about living life in the fastlane, but I really love the line “I drive around the superficial town with a smile on my face/No one really knows how I feel inside and I’m keeping it that way”. And last but not least, the title track “A Little More Personal”: Good pop song. I’m thinking she’s singing about how much easier it is to be a little more personal with someone she’s comfortable with. She sings “the more I know about you and the more you know about me, it’s easier to be a little more personal”. Overall, very good album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good, for lindsay lohan

    I really dont like hilary duff or anyone like that, but lindsay lohan is actually ok. I heard the song "confessions of a broken heart", and was surprised because I liked it. so I got this cd, and I liked it. this is recommended, and you should enjoy the cd. my favorite songs are, "black hole" "If it's alright" live for the day" "confessions of a broken heart" and "a little more personal." The only track that i didnt really care for was "if you were me." That track just annoys me. and "I want you to want me" is a little teeny-bopperish, but it's fun to listen to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Little More...

    Lindsay Lohan isn't a fresh face, but she's willing to produce fresh music and movies for her millions of fans. I've heard "Confessions of a Broken Heart" live on MTV's Total Request Live and on the heartbreaking, totally different music video she directed herself. This CD is worth checking out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Pop Catastrophe

    Not only is this album made of forgettable melodies and obviously poor lyrics, but the attempt at a remake of Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me," is hardly worth the space on the CD since she makes no changes to the original version. It's much more worth your money to buy a Cheap Trick album and learn something about early Alternative.

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