Metamorphosis

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Hilary Duff breaks out of her Lizzie McGuire mold and onto the music scene! The teen dream's debut is a rock-flavored pop collection, featuring the hot single "So Yesterday," written and produced by hitmakers The Matrix (Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera) and Charlie Midnight.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hilary Duff's debut, Metamorphosis, is what teen pop should sound like in 2003. It picks up on mainstream trends, particularly those spearheaded by Avril Lavigne, but turns them light and sweet, making for a very good modern bubblegum album. One of the keys to its success is that Duff is never sexed up, the way that Britney Spears ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Hilary Duff breaks out of her Lizzie McGuire mold and onto the music scene! The teen dream's debut is a rock-flavored pop collection, featuring the hot single "So Yesterday," written and produced by hitmakers The Matrix (Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera) and Charlie Midnight.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hilary Duff's debut, Metamorphosis, is what teen pop should sound like in 2003. It picks up on mainstream trends, particularly those spearheaded by Avril Lavigne, but turns them light and sweet, making for a very good modern bubblegum album. One of the keys to its success is that Duff is never sexed up, the way that Britney Spears was right from the start of her career. This is also true of Hilary in her acting career, since her TV alter ego, Lizzie McGuire, is a regular teenager with teenage concerns, including but not limited to crushes on unattainable boys, getting along with her pest of a little brother, understanding her parents, worrying about money, and negotiating the cliques at her school. Metamorphosis is the musical equivalent of Lizzie McGuire, only splashier and savvier and not as silly or Disneyfied as the show. In other words, it's the sound of a preteen turning teenager, finding inspiration in the tough-girl pose of Avril but also being in the fortunate position of being able to work with the Matrix as well. The three songs helmed by the Matrix -- "So Yesterday," "Where Did I Go Right?," and "The Math" -- bear their trademark beats, acoustic guitars, and ridiculous spoken interjections, and they all sound a bit more natural coming from a teenager than they do coming from, say, Liz Phair, but Avril's influence can be heard throughout the record, particularly in how Duff has absorbed how Lavigne appeals to average girls while singing insidiously catchy songs. Hilary does that here, too, but she has a sweeter, more appealing voice than Avril, and the rest of the record follows her cheerful charisma, resulting in a charmingly effervescent listen. While some songs shine brighter than others, there is no dullness here, and the whole thing clocks in at a breezy 43 minutes, which helps keep things light and engaging. Metamorphosis isn't a record that will change the world, but like the best teen pop, it sounds right in its moment, which means it's about as good as this kind of music gets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Buena Vista
  • UPC: 050086100675
  • Catalog Number: 861006
  • Sales rank: 52,693

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Yesterday
  2. 2 Come Clean
  3. 3 Workin´ It Out
  4. 4 Little Voice
  5. 5 Where Did I Go Right?
  6. 6 Anywhere But Here
  7. 7 The Math
  8. 8 Love Is Just
  9. 9 Sweet Sixteen
  10. 10 Party Up
  11. 11 Metamorphosis
  12. 12 Inner Strength
  13. 13 Why Not
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hilary Duff Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Lauren Christy Composer
Matthew Gerrard Composer
Jay Landers Executive Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Charlie Midnight Composer, Producer
Charlton Pettus Composer
Kara DioGuardi Producer
Graham Edwards Composer
C. Midnight Composer
Meredith Brooks Producer
John Shanks Producer
Marc Swersky Composer
Denny Weston Jr. Producer
Andre Recke Executive Producer
Hilary Duff Composer
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Chico Bennett Composer, Producer
Scott Spock Composer
Martin Häusler Art Direction
Jim Marr Producer
Wendy Page Composer, Producer
The Matrix Arranger, Producer, Engineer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OK

    This was an OK CD but it wasn't the best one by Hilary I thought Dignity was better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilary Duff's Metamorphosis

    Recommend all the songs especially so yesterday, come clean, the math, sweet sixteen, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is GREAT!

    Fun great for the whole family.Buy this now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a reviewer

    I must say I am a big fan of Hilary Duff , but this album wasn't her best work ever compared to "Most Wanted" which was released August 2005, however it did have more ballad songs than Most Wanted which I liked , but some of them were a little bit sappy, such as "Inner Strength" but one of the most ballady songs on the entire album which I LOVED by the way (HA!! HA!!) was "Love Just Is", I think I listend to it about 5 times for each day of the week! Some of my favorite songs on the CD were "Workin' It Out" and "Anywhere But Here" Bottom line at least try this CD an' if ya don't like it return it (That is of course if the store you bought it from takes refunds!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Start!

    I Never Expected Her To Go As Far As Singing, But Nevertheless This Album Is Very Good For A Debut! I Highly Reccomend It! One Of The Best Pop Albums Of 2003!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!

    This is a really good cd, and i love all the songs except two. Hilary isn't a great actress, but her singing rules! To all you Duff haters out there, you don't know what you're missing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweet Hilary!

    She rocks on in this CD. Songs like 'Anywhere but here' get my attention!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let's See...

    Ok, Hilary Duff is a fine actress, but her singing efforts aren't nearly as good. I've heard most of these songs, and the singing isn't so great, and the lyrics make no sense. You're a cute actress, Hilary, so stick with that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This book is excellent!

    I highly recommend this supsenseful book to all who live. It not only has great photos of cheese, but tells you how to grow a computer in your garden! This book is for everyone and anyone ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hi

    People who like hip hop will love this c.d. But if you are into dull slow music you will not like this c.d . Some songs will not be suitabe for children for lanugage .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hil Rocks!!!!

    I loved this CD!!!! I especialy liked the songs The Math and Metamorphisis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    this CD is great. every song in this CD is good. hilary duff is a really really talented singer. i believe she is much better than Lindsay Lohan musically and in the acting business! my favorite songs are Come Clean, Love Just Is, and Inner Strength. i totally recommend this CD. you won't be sorry. it's worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a suspenseful book!

    I love this book on how to speak Spanish. It rocks! I read it EVERY day! I especially like the chapter, "Senorita Bob" It was awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Cd Hilary Ever Made!

    I like this one alot better then the other one. I think these are alot cooler and easier to dance 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    she is awsome

    she is the best singer in the universe she has a great talent she will never become a brittney clone! lindsay will soon defently be a brittney/christina clone!!! I love hilary duff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Smooth Transition!

    Wow! Hilary has a great voice that will get her far! All of her songs have a great dance beat, too. Great for dancing to or practicing flute to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Metamorphosis

    I like this ablum because all the songs are great! I really find it hard to pick a favorite. Hilary Duff is a pretty cool girl. She has an interesting voice and a lot songs that people can relate to. Hilary has come along way. I think she deserves the cerdit fot this neat ablum.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilary ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hilary duff is ausome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Her CDS!!!!!!!!! Her music is modern but not hip hop and rap. I love It!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    terrible

    This is probably the worst CD I have ever heard in my life. She has no vocal talent at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilary Duff

    I knew that I woudn't like the cd and my cousin let me borrow it and it was horrible!!!! Lindsay Lohan and Ashlee Simpson are so much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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