Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is a star vehicle for Lindsay Lohan in every sense: it's not only Lohan's first movie after her success in Freaky Friday, its soundtrack also features several songs by her as well. Songs like "What Are You Waiting For" and "Drama Queen (That Girl)" build on the musical persona Lohan began on Freaky Friday's "Ultimate," offering some of the sassy empowerment of Avril Lavigne with a lot less sullenness. While she may not have the pipes to completely carry off the medley of "Don't Move On/Living for the City/Changes" (yes, the David Bowie song), on tracks such as "A Day in the Life" (thankfully not the Beatles classic) Lohan does have enough presence to work as Disney's answer to Avril, just as Hilary Duff is their response to Britney. Overall, the sound of the album is so sweet that it might as well be called Confections of a Teenage Drama Queen, although there are some attempts at originality within its teen pop sound. Atomic Kitten and Kool & the Gang turn in a not half-bad version of "Ladies' Night"; Superchic(k)'s "Na Na" sounds like a Sugar Ray song covered by teenage girls; and fan_3's "Boom," a slice of girl-driven hip-hop, might not be as brilliant as anything by Fannypack, but it's still pretty fun anyway. However, the soundtrack's required dashes of testosterone sound lost in the sea of pink that makes up the rest of the album: the acoustic version of Simple Plan's "Perfect" borders on sappiness, while Wakefield's "Un-Sweet Sixteen" and Diffuser's "Only in the Movies" are both pleasant-enough but slightly bland punk-pop singles. But, of course, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is really all about the girls, and it revels in its celebration of all things fierce and frilly.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares