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Little More Personal (Raw)
     

A Little More Personal (Raw)

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by Lindsay Lohan
 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2005
Label:
Casablanca
UPC:
0602498871935
catalogNumber:
000578202

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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
Robert C. 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
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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A Little More Personal (Raw) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
lindsay did it again!!! im a huge lindsay lohan fan and this album is by far her best, i can listen to it from 1 to 12 and can just let it play, and thats when you know its an awesome cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lindsay's new cd is wonderful. She has a great range for such a new singer. The lyrics and poinant and make sense. The Edge of Seventeen remake is already my favorite and I am sure will get airplay as well as clubplay. LOVE SANDY BICE
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though many were dissapointed by Lohan's debut album, Speak. I saw through the hate and figured that there must be some kind of perspective on this. A more mature Lohan speaks out no longer in bubbles, but in sincerity. Composing nearly all of the songs on the album, I'd say its a pretty good collection. Way big improvement from her debut.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read a review of this CD and gave it a listen to check the cover of Stevie Nicks' Edge of Seventeen. Like what I heard on the whole CD. This CD is full of catchy pop rock songs. Lindsay Lohan rock and roll image is much more accessible and believable then most of those attempting this same format....Ashlee Simpson comes to mind. This is fun and hook-filled CD. You Go Lindsay!
Guest More than 1 year ago
confessions of a broken heart is so amazing. best song EVER! so much emotion. i can totally relate!
Guest More than 1 year ago
They have this cd on MTV's The Leak and I must say that it is far beyond my expectations. All of her songs are great, including the two cover songs. The lyrics are great, and Lindsay sings with a voice I never knew she had. I definitely recommend this cd.
PeterHeimsoth More than 1 year ago
I haven't listened to the song dedicated to her father more than once, not because it's not good, but because it's so heartbreaking, especially when she sobs at the end. But there's a lot of great music here, and for Lindsay's sake, I hope she keeps up with the songwriting and singing, as it seems cathartic for her and may keep her from letting out her feelings and frustrations in less healthy ways.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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"
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the worst album in music history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has an interesting colabaration of music. Most of the time, it's a mellow beautiful song about her life. But, sometimes it's punk and sounds like a farmhouse. Here's what I think of each song: #1-Confessions of a Broken heart- This is her first single off the album. It has a wonderful melody to go along with great lyrics and vocals. #2-Black Hole- This is a song about her finding old love letters by her ex-boyfriend, and she believes he has completely changed. Great story and melody, but the vocals were boring and tiresome. #3-I Live for the Day- This is the first truly bad song off the album, sounding much like the Backstreet Boy's "I Just Want You to Know". This song starts off good, but then takes a horrible twist and becomes a yelling competion between her self and the drums. #4-I Want You to Want Me- With no doubt, this is the worst song of the album. She does not sound like she wants to sing this song, and the vocals are very stretched out and boring. #5-My Innonence- Finally, some relief from the bad songs and back to the good ones. With fading in and out beats with the piano and drums and beautiful vocals and lyrics, this song competes for the best song on the album. #6-A Little More Personal- This is a follower of "I Want You To Want Me", with her vocals all over the place. When I first heard the title of the album, I thought she was gonna let us in on her life, not that she has a boyfriend who she wants to get to know more. #7-If It's Alright- With no doubt, this is the best song on the album. Beautfiul vocals and lyrics, wonderful melody and beat, and her meaning gets throught the song in a way that makes you feel bad for her. #8-If You Were Me- Yet another follower of "I Want You To Want Me", with vocals thrown out everywhere and sounding like a little kid who complains to her mom because she can't go to the movies. This competes for the worst song on the album. Than God it's the shortest song!! #9-Fastlane- This is one of the bad songs, but nowhere near as bad as numbers 4,6, and 8. Ok beat and ok melody, bad vocals with confusing lyrics. #10- Edge of Sventeen- This is a wonderful cover of Stevie Nick's song. Although she stretches out the words a little, everything else is great. #11- Who Loves You- The 4th follower to I Want You to want me, this one has the worst vocals. For the last :50, I can't understand a single thing she says. #12- A Beutiful Life (La Bella Vita)- A good ending to an album. You can tell this was written from her heart, although I have no idea why she wrote "A Beautiful Life" in spanish in parenthesis. I recommend this album, although she could have worked a little harder on #'s 3,4,6,8,9 and 11. It is better than Speak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think its better...but i realy only like 2 songs from this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago