Hilton's Album Falls Foul of Critics
Aspiring pop star Paris Hilton's self-titled debut album has failed to
wow critics, who complain it sounds like the socialite phoned her vocals
in from the back of a limousine.
The Simple Life
reality TV star spent two years working on the disc, and enrolled the help
of big name music producers, including Scott Storch, Kara DioGuardi and
However the album, which was released yesterday (22AUG06) is leaving
music critics unimpressed, despite Hilton's declaration, "I, like,
cry, when I listen to it, it's so good."
Alexis Petridis, from British newspaper The Guardian, writes, "She
sounds both distracted and bored stiff, as if making an album is keeping
her from the more serious business of standing around a nightclub in a
pair of really enormous sunglasses."
Canadian newspaper Winnipeg Sun's Darryl Sterdan, adds, "Most of
this sounds phoned in from the back of her limo. Make that whispered in;
Hilton spends the bulk of the 40-minute album breathily, girlishly billing
and cooing in thin, airy tones that bear little resemblance to her deadpan
"We presume she's trying to sound kittenish and sexy - while
conveniently covering up the fact that she has a limited vocal range and a
stiff, singsong delivery."