A Little More Personal (Raw) by Lindsay Lohan

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 February, 2006, 12:00am

Lindsay Lohan tries to shed her cute Disney movie persona in her second album A Little More Personal (Raw), which projects the image of an angry, grown-up and streetwise singer.

Attention-grabbing first single Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father) is about the singer's strained relationship with her dad, which has been the centre of tabloid gossip. Despite its controversial subject, the song lacks appeal.

The album's remaining songs sound similar, which makes the CD boring.

Black Hole, I Live for the Day, My Innocence and If It's Alright start off with appealing introductions, but the choruses sound the same.

One of the album's biggest problems is Lohan's failure to develop a unique style. The fact that the tracks were produced by Butch Walker, Greg Wells and Kara DioGuardi - a trio of professionals who have worked with the likes of The Donnas, Jewel, Ashlee Simpson and Whitney Houston - hints that the album's lacklustre element may be Lohan herself.

If Lohan wants to succeed as a singer, she'll have to improve her vocal skills and musical expression. Otherwise, it will be hard for her to rise above peers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.