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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

Lyrics model strength during a breakup ("No Time for Tears") and a reluctance to play the victim card ("What I've Become," which adds, "I'm hoping for a better day"). The title track examines how personal vices and demons can isolate us and create conflict. On "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)" Simpson tells a guy, "Show me respect or I will show you the door." However ...

Objectionable Content

It's one thing to demand respect, another to lash out abusively. Later on that track, she's "Outta" control when she unleashes a partially bleeped f-word and threatens, "I swear, I'll bite your head off!" Similarly caustic, the rebellious "Rule Breaker" talks of violence, vandalism and alcohol use—with two more muted f-bombs. A "Sunday school girl" wants to disrobe on "Hot Stuff," which involves sex and booze. It's implied that couples are sleeping together on "Never Dream Alone" and "Little Miss Obsessive" (neither offers marital context). Proud to be a tease, Simpson brags about her manipulative cruelty toward "Boys" and makes a crude reference to male anatomy.

Summary Advisory

Moments of self-awareness aside, sexuality, alcohol and barely censored profanities make this CD more bitter than sweet. Simpson recently married the father of her baby, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, and seems poised to become better known in the tabloids than for her music.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

Discussion Topics

Additional Comments/Notes

Episode Reviews

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

RockPop

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Cast

Director

Distributor

Network

Performance

Disc peaked at No. 4

Record Label

Geffen

Platform

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Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Adam R. Holz Bob Smithouser

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