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Speak

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Barnes & Noble - Amy Barkat
We all know the theory about Hollywood: Actors want to be musicians, and musicians want to be actors. Well, the latest crop of teen stars take that rule to heart from the very beginning. Teen dream Lindsay Lohan, who first showcased her singing prowess in her Freaky Friday remake, makes her album debut with the dance pop–based Speak. Lohan infuses her diatribes about the hassles of stardom with guitar-driven rampages and sassy club beats, as on the funky single "Rumors." Naturally, she finds time to weigh in on love and heartbreak - boys, she doesn't care if you love her or hate her in "Nobody 'Til You." But her emotions get the best of her as she "watches the walls ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Amy Barkat
We all know the theory about Hollywood: Actors want to be musicians, and musicians want to be actors. Well, the latest crop of teen stars take that rule to heart from the very beginning. Teen dream Lindsay Lohan, who first showcased her singing prowess in her Freaky Friday remake, makes her album debut with the dance pop–based Speak. Lohan infuses her diatribes about the hassles of stardom with guitar-driven rampages and sassy club beats, as on the funky single "Rumors." Naturally, she finds time to weigh in on love and heartbreak - boys, she doesn't care if you love her or hate her in "Nobody 'Til You." But her emotions get the best of her as she "watches the walls around her crumble" in the ballad "Over." Lohan revels in her untamed teen angst and seems to make no apologies for it. But let's hope she doesn't burn out like another young, fair-haired pop-dance diva we know. Musically, Lohan is following in the rock-lite tradition of Hilary and Ashlee, staking her claim to musical fame with several songs - such as "Symptoms of You" and the title track, "Speak" -- that will find their true calling played at high school parties or used as motivation while dressing for said events. And Lohan's voice is distinctive enough that she could well stand the test of time and develop into a 20-something talent to be reckoned with.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lindsay Lohan played a rock & roller in the 2003 remake of the classic Disney identity-change flick Freaky Friday, so perhaps it wasn't a huge stretch for her to leap from acting to singing for the teen idol, yet her 2004 debut, Speak, still feels like a byproduct of an overdriven, overamplified celebrity culture. After all, with just two hit films under her belt, Lindsay wasn't exactly a huge star -- particularly one with a proven track record, one who could regularly open movies or had a fan base ready to follow her to pop music. Nevertheless, it was impossible to read gossip columns, entertainment press, and blogs without reading about Ms. Lohan, whether it was details of her feud with Hilary Duff, debates over the authenticity of her breasts, praise for her role in Tina Fey's Mean Girls, reports of her breakup from That 70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama, and tales of her partying. This relentless flow of stories made Lindsay Lohan a star even to people who never saw her films, the way that the constant coverage of Paris Hilton turned the heiress into a star. And like that creation of celeb culture, Lohan decided it was time to turn her into a multimedia, cross-platform star, instead of simply an actress, and so Speak was recorded quickly and rushed into the stores at the end of the year. It should come as no surprise that the record sounds like a record that was created in the moment and for the moment, to be the soundtrack to Lohan's wild year. So, there are songs that allude to her partying ways -- most explicitly on the lead single, "Rumors," where Lindsay bats her eyes for the camera as she pleads to be left alone -- and the music is a blend of old-fashioned, Britney-styled dance-pop and the anthemic, arena rock sound pioneered by fellow tween stars Hilary Duff and Ashlee Simpson. Lohan stands apart from the pack with her party-ready attitude and her husky voice, which may be mannered but is fuller than Britney's, and it's perfectly suited for the glitzy music on Speak.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2004
  • Label: Casablanca
  • UPC: 602498645086
  • Catalog Number: 000368602
  • Sales rank: 366,466

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 First (3:29)
  2. 2 Nobody 'Til You (3:38)
  3. 3 Symptoms of You (2:56)
  4. 4 Speak (3:47)
  5. 5 Over (3:38)
  6. 6 Something I Never Had (3:39)
  7. 7 Anything But Me (3:16)
  8. 8 Disconnected (3:34)
  9. 9 To Know Your Name (3:21)
  10. 10 Very Last Moment in Time (3:30)
  11. 11 Magnet (3:16)
  12. 12 Rumors (8:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lindsay Lohan Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Charlie Bisharat Violin, Concert Master
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Larry Corbett Cello
Armen Garabedian Violin
Berj Garabedian Violin
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Peter Kent Violin
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Shelly Peiken Background Vocals
Kara DioGuardi Background Vocals
Suzie Katayama Cello
Corey Rooney Keyboards, Background Vocals
John Shanks Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Denyse Buffam Viola
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Darrin McCann Viola
Charlie Falk Guitar
Roberto Cani Violin
Kristian Lundin Keyboards
Andreas Carlson Guitar, Background Vocals
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Anna Nordell Background Vocals
Jeff Rothschild Drums
Börge Petersen Överlei Guitar
David Eriksen Drums, Background Vocals
Kalle Engstrom Bass, Keyboards
Jason Lader Keyboards
Christopher J. Wormer Guitar
Mario de León Violin
Technical Credits
David Campbell String Arrangements
Jimmy Harry Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Tommy Mottola Executive Producer
Shelly Peiken Composer
Herb Powers Mastering
Steve Robson Composer
Kara DioGuardi Composer, Producer
T.J. Jackson Composer
Lars Fox Engineer
Corey Rooney Composer, Producer
John Shanks Composer, Producer
Matthew Rolston Cover Photo
Dave Audé Engineer
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl Producer, Engineer
Tom Nichols Composer
Kristian Lundin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Pablo Munguia Engineer
Andreas Carlson Composer, Producer, Engineer
Mark Valentine Engineer
Jeff Rothschild Programming, Engineer
David Eriksen Composer, Producer, Engineer
Kalle Engstrom Programming, Producer, Engineer
Peter Wade Keusch Producer, Engineer
Jason Lader Programming
Lindsay Lohan Composer
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Chris Avedon Engineer
Troy Verges Composer
Dina Lohan Management
LL Rocks Management
Savan Kotecha Composer
Sebastian Thott Composer
Darkrow Composer
Martin Sjølie Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    eeew just eew this album sucks period.

    eeew just eew
    this album sucks period.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

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    the most annoying album of 2004

    lame from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow....pretty bad!!!!

    Try writing a book.....singing is not your thing....acting?....ok....not great! Like I said....try writing!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alright

    She's more known as a actress but Lindsay Lohan stepped into the studio to record a supposedly hip-hop/rock record but it seems more like teen-pop and a marketing strategy. I like "Over", Rumors and Something I Never Had" but this album isn't on Grammy-type level. The topics are meaningful but the lyrics are too bubblegumish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is The Worst CD Ever!!!!

    Lindsey Lohan is an okay actress but her singing sucks. The song 'Rumors' is probably the worst song that has ever been written. I really hope that people will start listening to Green Day and Avril Lavigne more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!

    For her first CD Lindsay Lohan did a good job, I listen to the whole CD and now I can't get this one songs out of my head! 'Symptoms of you' is one of my favors, I love the piano and music to it. For anyone who want this CD, you should go out and buy it now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You just go along with it

    This CD was alright. I like her music, I'm just not so crazy about her voice. (She has serious pitch problems) I think that who Lindsay Lohan is as a person affects her music, too because she's really dingy she always dyes her hair and I think it's sort of ridiculous: You get one hair color, and one hair color only! Lindsay is always switching from boy to the next boy, so I feel really bad for her ex's. Getting back to her CD, lots of people think she's bad, and that she's good, but most of the time, you just go along with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS CD SUCKS!!!!!

    this was the worst cd i have EVER heard in my life. It was really boring and pathetic and every song is about the same thing it's either about a boy or trying to look pretty.Don't buy this cd!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alright, But Not The Greatest

    Linday Lohan's first was Alright, but nothing to get excited about. it did have some really cool songs it from my perspective, like First, Over, and my personel favorite, Rumors which i thought was the best song on the album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OMG!!! WHO KNEW!!?

    WOW!!!! This CD was AWESOME!!! The music was inspiring. I agree that "Singing wont get her nowhere" because singing will get her everywhere! She's a great actress AND singer!!! If you like the sample tracks, get the CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LL really rox!!

    i love lindsay and her new cd.it's rox!!i recomend you buy it!!!~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd

    this cd rocks it had some wonderful songs on it i just plain liked it there were a few that were sorry but most of them were fantastic this is something to spend your money on i love this cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SOUNDALIKE

    I think she has acting talent, but, she needs to leave singing alone.Singing wont get her nowhere, and im sorry, because shes a great actress,but, she just, well, cant sing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't waste your time or money!!

    I bought this cd thinking it was gonna be all that, boy was I mistaken! She sounds like she is trying to sound like someone else.Stick with movies and not singing Lindsay!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    linsday rocks

    i'm a hilary duff fan and i think linsday rocks,i love this cd especially the song "speak"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite teenage actress!!!

    I think Lindsay Lohan ish a very good singer and actress!!! I love her music...I support her alot...everything new i just need to buy it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A+

    It's very good!!! I love the cd alot!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Um...who wrote this?

    When I first heard her sing on "Drama Queen" I knnew she was going to be in the records business. Well I read the reviews on this website, thinking what is the buzz on this CD? Well i listened to the CD and while I don't think Lindsay is the wrost person that graced the world I don't think she is that wonderful of an artist either. Her song Rumors had a cool dance beat but is that her voice? Different from when I had to take one of the kids I baby sit to see "Drama Queen." Her voice is pretty when she isn't trying to sound like something she is not. I do like the variaty of this CD, different topics to discuss but it doesn't go far enough to talk about other things other than different degrees of love. It doesn't dig deep into the hearts of a teenager. It is clicky that is why people like it and there is nothing wrong with clicky music. Lindsay's voice on this album is disgusting at some points. It seems as if she is going to be another Britney Spears and Hillary Duff, the girl who does everything three steps behind Lindsay is the next Christina Augilera and they will have the whole "who is better delima--but with this next generation. So I feel partly bad for Lindsay but not enough to purchase this CD. Listen to it on www.bn.com (by the way it helps to beable to preview music from home) It is another tween (10-12 years of age people who are trying to be trendy and figuring out their idenity) album that will go into the trash as soon as the next big thing comes out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great, but.....

    Before I get to the negatives of this CD, I should tell you that it has great tunes and the songs are wonderful. But, there is a problem or two. Lindsay Lohan used to be as sweet as Hilary Duff, but now she is a total slut! She has slutty photos in the music packet and swore in the CD in one of the songs. I don't recommend this for children under the age of about 11.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I like it!!!

    I love this cd. I listen to it evereyday. At first I was like "Am I listening to Hilary Duff or Lindsay Lohan?!", but I really love the catchy beats and words. I would recomend it to rock fans.

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