Speak

Speak

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by Lindsay Lohan
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2004
Label:
Casablanca
UPC:
0602498645086
catalogNumber:
000368602

Tracks

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
Tommy Mottola   Executive Producer
Shelly Peiken   Composer
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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Speak 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm a hilary duff fan and i think linsday rocks,i love this cd especially the song "speak"
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love lindsay and her new cd.it's rox!!i recomend you buy it!!!~
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a fan of Lindsay's acting, but wasn't so sure of her music, especially after I heard "Rumors" which I thought was a bad song, but the album is actually a pretty good one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's very good!!! I love the cd alot!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listen to this cd almost once a week. It helps me think. The lyrics are very good, and her vocal range is great. She really shows her multi-facettedness. Great CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good pop album BECAUSE the rest is not like "Rumors." The lyrics are brash and the songs are crisp.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The album is modest at best..her voice is ok..and the first single..rumors is very misleading..because the album does not reflect the first single..i think many people will be disappointed at this...I would recommend Kelly Clarksons new album..its in stores today..and it is aweasome..far superior this this album..vocally, musically and lyrically...if u want good lasting music..go with kelly clarkson or Gwen stefani...later..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lindsay Lohan has released her first cd entitled "Speak" and some pretty good songs on this disc. My favorite is "Rumors" and if u don't like it, u are corny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is awesome!! I would buy it the second i saw it because waiting is just painfull. Lindsey was amazing.!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well rumours a tune but i mean oh my god can this girl actually sing? Singing through your nose doesn't count as singing and mindless rubbish tunes doesn't count as music....i really wanted to like lindsay's album i really did but im sorry putting my ears through torture is just not worth it...better luck next time!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is good, and I like the beats. But, her music video for "Rumours"? Not so great. She's showing off her body, and making out. Not appropriate for kids. But, even though the music video wasn't too great, the song is pretty cool. The other songs in this album are good, too. Just... please don't show that much skin...
Guest More than 1 year ago
For Lindsay's first album I have to say it is very good. I really liked the variety of songs from rockers to ballads and in-between. She sounds good singing all types of songs. She seems to have made the transition to singer quite easily. Favorites are First, Speak, and Nobody "Till You.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I tought this was a great album because most of the songs on the disc was catchy and i loved all of them! they had a different tune from the rest but yet you can tell that she actually sang it unlike other* artists.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
RoseleeSnow More than 1 year ago
Try writing a book.....singing is not your thing....acting?....ok....not great! Like I said....try writing!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I heard and saw the music video "Rumors" my first reaction was "Oh great another Britney" Basically because I could visualize Britney singing this type of song and dancing in a cage for pitisake. I was turned off by her song until my sister bought her album. She made me listen tirelessly to it since she was playing it every second of her life. It wasn't until I actually started listening to it closely that I caught myself feeling the beat to some of her songs (not rumors might I add). She's good, but not awesome, not really anything you'd have on repeat for hours (unlike my sister)
InsaneCrazedJuggalo More than 1 year ago
lame from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rather enjoy this album. I had heard many horrible reviews for it, and was wary of listenign to it. But once I did I began to enjoy it. Over,First, and Anything but me are actually pretty good tracks. I definately reccommend this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.