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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

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Suitably, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement sports a more grown-up, developed track listing than its predecessor. Like The Princess Diaries, this album boasts teen pop aplenty, but it's more distinctive and from bigger names: along with Disney regular Raven's "This Is My Time," songs like Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway," Lindsay Lohan's "I Decide," Avril Lavigne's "I Always Get What I Want," and Pink's "Trouble" instantly boost the album's star power. The album also makes stabs at sounding mature with Norah Jones' cover of "Love Me Tender" and the similarly smoky jazz-pop of Reneé Olstead's "A Love That Will Last" before retreating into the sickly sweetness of Raven and Julie Andrews' duet, "Your Crowning Glory," which reassures princesses of all ages that the right princes for them will find their hearts to be the most beautiful things about them. Musically, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is bigger and marginally better than the previous film's soundtrack, but it still has some conflicting messages about girlhood and womanhood underneath its pop veneer.

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