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Hilary Duff


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August 27, 2003

Don't be mad at the rocks that she got — mass-media assassin Hilary Duff wants to be a music star, too, and the Lizzie McGuire star's backers have shelled out for some of the best pop songwriting on the market. The snoozers here ("Party Up") are outnumbered by likely hits: The excellent "Where Did I Go Right?" is Avril pop without the sneer, and "Why Not" borrows Michelle Branch's sentimental pout. The best songs are so thoroughly focus-grouped that they actually transcend cliche and come out gleaming.

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