Ashley Tisdale
Headstrong


3.5
great

Review

by suddykilljaywalkers USER (7 Reviews)
July 18th, 2018 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I'm working on myself please help me

‘Headstrong’s sound often blends teen-pop with R&B/Hip-Hop. Filling in between cuts of that nature are hearty Disney Princess ballads. While totally inaccessible to anyone outside of preteen girls, all tracks absolutely serve their purpose and use the mentioned song types to aid the tracklists pacing.

The moderate mellow opener bounces along into ‘He Said She Said’, an awkward attempt at a G-rated club song. The writers must have been Castlevania fans, seeing as the song samples the intro of ‘Bloody Tears’. Imagine being trapped in a Minnie Mouse bouncy house with dozens of snakes, this song is a similar anxiety inducing experience.

There are no filler tracks because every track is hearty semi-filler. ‘Positivity’ might be a personal favorite. It features a fun pop instrumental and a wonderfully cringey ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ reference. ‘Not Like That’ graces teen pop classic with its sharp miraculous cheese. There is so much attitude injected into this track especially but also the others. It’s a true strength as Ashley’s girly persona puffs out. Ashley can also actually sing, although many of the songs rightly feature talk singing, her obnoxious voice comes out when needed.

The title track is a stand-out. It’s one last hoorah to wind things down before the closer. The lyrics are blandly nonsensical, but the instrumentals are great and rally together the most atmospheric track on the record. If any track here has a 'High School Musical' vibe to it, it’s this one. ‘Suddenly’ is the closer, and one of only there songs here that Tisdale has a writing credit on. It’s okay; a nice little piano ballad that closes the curtains.

One of the best from it’s decidedly terrible kind. If you have even the smallest appetite for something from this over-produced, squeaky clean corner of pop, then 'Headstrong' will certainly do. There is much fun to be found here.



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suddykilljaywalkers
July 18th 2018


1018 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

better than Guilty Pleasure but also very different creatively.

dfevil085
July 18th 2018


1509 Comments


BACK OFF, I'LL TAKE YOU ONNN!
HEADStr-

wait...

Cygnatti
July 18th 2018


33102 Comments


I DONT ASK FOR MUCH

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
July 18th 2018


18103 Comments


We need more pop reviews on this site

bloc
July 18th 2018


60198 Comments


Literally was about to write what dfevil wrote.

Anyway, this chick on drugs yet or has she remained clean

suddykilljaywalkers
July 18th 2018


1018 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

she turned out fine. she was already 20 somethings when she became famous so yeah

bloc
July 18th 2018


60198 Comments


Glad to hear that

suddykilljaywalkers
July 18th 2018


1018 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

stardom prob effects you more when youre like 15 you know

Drifter
July 18th 2018


16399 Comments


dfevil thats exactly what I thought lmao

Asdfp277
July 19th 2018


22136 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

queen of music

mindleviticus
July 19th 2018


10099 Comments


how much money do you have to make to want to make a fucking G-rated pop album

Asdfp277
July 19th 2018


22136 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yaaaaass!

TheSonomaDude
July 19th 2018


6875 Comments


what has Ashley Tisdale been up to lately?

Havey
July 29th 2018


10264 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

goin crazy is a good deep cut

suddykilljaywalkers
July 30th 2018


1018 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yup.. so is over it but esp goin crazy good catch

suddykilljaywalkers
July 30th 2018


1018 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

im in a better mood from when i wrote this so the ending is fixed



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