Ashley Tisdale
Guilty Pleasure


2.0
poor

Review

by suddykilljaywalkers USER (7 Reviews)
April 18th, 2018 | 25 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Craving to be wild... zzz

For what was supposed to be Tisdale’s “good girl gone bad” album, ‘Guilty Pleasure’ is far too tame for its own good. Flailing in the shadow of the her far superior debut, Ashley Tisdale and company present us with a collection of pop-rock songs ranging in quality from lifeless and messy to average at best, held up by an edgy canvas of dark-pink and black.

The R&B style from ‘Headstrong’ is purposely replaced by a painfully generic wall of electric guitar and drums played in the most teen pop-rock way possible. This new sound put alongside the lazy and messy production/writing can bring the album to a slow stop at times. Outside of the second track’s anthem ‘It’s Alright, It’s OK’, most every song is void of energy, with some of the “upbeat” songs struggling to pass as exciting. Even the dance party single ‘Crank It Up’ has very low energy and unfortunately comes close to sounding like a ‘Lady Gaga’ radio hit. The production and writing on ‘Crank It Up’ is very soulless and commercial, and just doesn’t fit in well in any way with the other songs, which is probably why it was included after the tracklisting as a bonus track.

‘Masquerade’ and ‘Hot Mess’ and about the only highlights on the album. The “you wake up in your bra and your makeup” chorus from ‘Hot Mess’ are remnants of the bat*** crazy fun lyrics from Tisdale’s previous effort, and the instrumental here, although fully embracing her new “rock” style, is still acceptable enough. ‘Masquerade’ should have been a dark pop-rock classic if it weren’t for the so-so production. I want to really hear those snaps, I wanna hear Tisdale’s voice layered above those droning electric chords.

‘How Do You Love Someone’ is notable for how melodramatically pathetic the lyrics are. Tisdale “walks alone and broken” because “daddy never held mommy’s hand”. Her desperate and sorrowful voice rising and falling with an overly dramatic instrumental is not something cute or worth experiencing. An offender of pushing this teen pop album over the depression limit.

‘Erase and Rewind’ and ‘Tell Me Lies’ are solid fillers, both starting better than they progressive with average choruses. They’re good examples of how much this album loves the use of very standard guitar playing and familiar dance beats you would hear just about anywhere you went at the time.

I wouldn’t really recommend bothering with anything outside of the moderately enjoyable ‘Hot Mess’ and ‘Masquerade’ and possibly ‘Hair’ is you feelin’ weird.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
suddykilljaywalkers
April 18th 2018


1017 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This may all be leading up to a 'Headstrong' review but well see.............

Yeah this albums kinda sucks/letdown

Asdfp277
April 18th 2018


21935 Comments


queen

Baronessa
April 18th 2018


57 Comments


Objective rating, eh.

suddykilljaywalkers
April 18th 2018


1017 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

ehhhh

Asdfp277
April 18th 2018


21935 Comments


"In relation to the genre: 3.5"

fuk of

suddykilljaywalkers
April 18th 2018


1017 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

lul

TheLongShot
April 18th 2018


861 Comments


“My rating: 2-2.5
Objective rating: 2
In relation to the genre: 3.5”

no

suddykilljaywalkers
April 18th 2018


1017 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

ye sbabe

WatchItExplode
April 18th 2018


7802 Comments


Played out shtick

klap
Staff Reviewer
April 18th 2018


12249 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

wow, really brings me back

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Casavir
April 18th 2018


4045 Comments


lol I forgot she released music.

Asdfp277
April 18th 2018


21935 Comments


ashley is queen

Baronessa
April 19th 2018


57 Comments


I shall heed no definition of objectivity conjured by a person of lesser objectivity to my own.

Cygnatti
April 19th 2018


33048 Comments


tisdale was qt btw, and she def got some bops up her sleeve.

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suddykilljaywalkers
April 19th 2018


1017 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

(most of headstrong bops hardest)

gryndstone
April 19th 2018


1425 Comments


we dont need no more than he SAID she SAID

Asdfp277
April 19th 2018


21935 Comments


she's killer on phineas & ferb as well

Asdfp277
April 19th 2018


21935 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soiw4Bh6lig

this song alone is better than the entire beatles' discography

Cygnatti
April 19th 2018


33048 Comments


busted is such a banger omfg

Beautiful
April 19th 2018


417 Comments


bops





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