Guilty Pleasure

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Graduated from High School Musical and on the eve of her 24th birthday, Ashley Tisdale is ready to act like an adult, or at least not like a tween, on her second album, Guilty Pleasure. The title is a giveaway to Ashley's pop aspirations, the cover an indication of her Britney Blackout makeover, the album a curious hodge-podge of every young starlet of the last few years of the decade, both big and small, good and bad. Britney, in her post-K-Fed incarnation, is naturally at the foundation, but Ashley also incorporates Ashlee Simpson's junkie-wannabe rock, Katy Perry's provocative stomp, Fergie's trashy club crawl, some of Christina's theatricality, and Kelly ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Graduated from High School Musical and on the eve of her 24th birthday, Ashley Tisdale is ready to act like an adult, or at least not like a tween, on her second album, Guilty Pleasure. The title is a giveaway to Ashley's pop aspirations, the cover an indication of her Britney Blackout makeover, the album a curious hodge-podge of every young starlet of the last few years of the decade, both big and small, good and bad. Britney, in her post-K-Fed incarnation, is naturally at the foundation, but Ashley also incorporates Ashlee Simpson's junkie-wannabe rock, Katy Perry's provocative stomp, Fergie's trashy club crawl, some of Christina's theatricality, and Kelly Clarkson's spunk plus, most bizarrely, a bit of Lindsay Lohan's soul-baring second album on "How Do You Love Someone," a song that lashes out at distant dysfunctional parents, a song so atypically ugly it stops the album dead. That is, until the realization flashes that this, like so much in Tisdale's career, is a careful pose from a showbiz kid who relishes performing so much she'll try anything just along as she can stay on the stage. That attitude can be a little grating in High School Musical, because it was amplified in the character of Sharpay Evans, but here it largely works because her total commitment to the game can result in some truly fun disposable pop. 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624978251
  • Catalog Number: 518235
  • Sales rank: 53,732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Acting Out (3:47)
  2. 2 It's Alright, It's OK (3:00)
  3. 3 Masquerade (2:56)
  4. 4 Overrated (3:40)
  5. 5 Hot Mess (3:27)
  6. 6 How Do You Love Someone (3:28)
  7. 7 Tell Me Lies (3:38)
  8. 8 What If (4:23)
  9. 9 Erase and Rewind (3:27)
  10. 10 Hair (3:10)
  11. 11 Delete You (3:35)
  12. 12 Me Without You (4:14)
  13. 13 Crank It Up (3:01)
  14. 14 Switch (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ashley Tisdale Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Sean Hurley Bass
Lars Jensen Percussion
Emanuel Kiriakou Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Janice Robinson Background Vocals
Martin Larsson Keyboards
Leah Haywood Background Vocals
Lindy Robbins Background Vocals
Josh Alexander Guitar, Keyboards
Joacim Persson Bass, Guitar
Niclas Bosson Bass
Heather Bright Background Vocals
Kevin Gruft Guitar
Frankie Storm Background Vocals
Keely Hawkes Background Vocals
Johan Alkenäs Bass, Guitar
Ann Marie Boskovich Background Vocals
Alaina Beaton Background Vocals
Johan Fransson Bass, Guitar
Pontus Jacobsson Guitar
Tobias Lundgren Background Vocals
Sibel Redzep Background Vocals
Tim McEwan Keyboards
Technical Credits
Chris Garcia Digital Editing, Vocal Producer
Mario Lucy Engineer
Shelly Peiken Composer
Billy Steinberg Composer, Producer
Pat Thrall Engineer, Digital Editing
Diane Warren Composer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Tom Whalley Executive Producer
Scott Roewe Digital Editing
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Tom Coyne Mastering
Emanuel Kiriakou Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Bishop Charles Mason Composer
Leah Haywood Composer
Lindy Robbins Composer
Josh Alexander Composer, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, drum programming
Niclas Molinder Composer
Joacim Persson Composer
Heather Bright Composer, Vocal Producer
Peter Stengaard Vocal Arrangements
Brian Sumner Engineer
Ellen Wakayama Art Direction
Lori Feldman Executive Producer
Toby Gad Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Ashley Tisdale Composer
Frankie Storm Composer
Warren "Oak" Felder Composer
Chasity Nwagbara Composer
Dicky Klein Programming, Instrumentation
Kelly Levesque Vocal Producer
Papa Justifi Producer
Alaina Beaton Composer
Johan Fransson Composer
Johannes Joergensen Programming, Instrumentation
Tobias Lundgren Composer
Chris Thompson Vocal Engineer
Steve McMorran Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love it!!

    I have to say that Ashley's second album is a big improvement over her first one. She is showing the listener a wide range of emotions and its not all packed in a cute litle package. The first track talks of being a rebel and letting her love for a boy make her a mess. Something I think we all have felt as girls. My favorite track is Hair. Its a cute track of the joys of letting your boyfriend run his fingers thru your hair and mess it up. Its just a really cute track. How do you love someone is a emotional track that reveals the pain of a bad homelife. Probably the most edgy on the whole album. All told, I happen to love this CD and I think I have played it enough that I have caught my mom singing along to a couple of tracks.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Excellent CD!

    Ashley Tisdale does an amazing job on her 2nd CD! All the songs are wonderful and fun to listen to. She shows off her voice on all the slow songs that she sings and all the fun songs. Ashley has an amazing voice. Her Cd does not sound anything like Ashlee Simpson's 3rd CD. Ashley Tisdale and Ashlee simspson both have amazing voices and shouldn't be compared. Ashley Tisdale worked really hard on this CD and it sounds amazing. I love Ashley Tisdale and her music is amazing!! :)

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