Collecting songs by Disney's stable of young female singer/actresses -- including teen queens Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan -- Disney Girlz Rock gathers the highlights from Disney movie soundtracks ranging from Freaky Friday to Ice Princess. There's not really much "rock" on the album; Lohan's "Ultimate" from Freaky Friday and "Drama Queen (That Girl)" from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen -- both of which conjure visions of Avril Lavigne fronting Josie & the Pussycats -- are as about as close as the collection gets to rocking out, along with Caleigh Peters' slightly edgier "Reach." However, Aly & A.J.'s "Rush," Rayven-Symoné's "This Is My Time," and the A-Teens' "Can't Help Falling in Love" show that there is life in teen pop beyond Britney, Jessica, and Mandy. "Reflection," the song from Mulan that launched Christina Aguilera's career, is another of Disney Girlz Rock's highlights. Though the collection is a little samey, it has enough fun and attitude to become a fitting slumber party soundtrack.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares