Hilary Duff - Breathe In. Breathe Out. Album Review

"I made the top ten list 
of all the things I've missed.
Your lying eyes and lips, 
they didn't make it."

Hilary Duff is back with her new album Breathe In. Breathe Out. and it's been worth the wait! After the unsuccessful singles Chasing The Sun and All About You (which are great songs tho), the new album has gotten its first official single - Sparks. And that's just the beginning of this super cool album! Let's check it out:

No doubt you've already heard the lead single, and it's a total bop. Sparks is a cool and catchy pop song with a great chorus with some whistles thrown in. Also, the video is very hot! (5/5)

My Kind is has a cool reggae vibe to it, very similar to the song Only Tonight by UK boyband JLS. It is even better than Sparks and definitely deserves to be the next single! (5/5)

This dance pop gem is another highlight on the album. It's a great break-up anthem that could become the next hit. Hilary is definitely going to have a hard time choosing singles from this album because the songs are so good. (5/5)

After the previous song, this one comes a bit underwhelming. They're similar, dance pop songs, but Confetti is just not as catchy. You may have to listen to it a few times before you're hooked. (3/5)

The title track is the first mid-tempo song and it definitely deserves to have the album named after it. It's one of the best songs here, telling about a break-up through some very interesting lyrics ("X marks the spot where we left our hearts and X marks the spot where we fell apart"). (5/5)

This is a very catchy song, another one with some reggae influence. It sounds like something Rihanna would do, but it suits Hilary very good, too! (5/5)

I'm not sure if Hilary ever had a successful ballad (except Come Clean), but ballads don't seem to be her strong suit. This mid-tempo ballad is still a very good song, just not as good as most other songs on the album. (3.5/5)

Stay In Love continues in the same style of dance pop, which is dominant on this album. After a few listens, I just realized how much Hilary sounds like Taylor Swift in this song. It's definitely worth checking out. (5/5)

Here's another ballad, but this one is more acoustic, with a simple hook that easily gets stuck in your head. It sounds like Hilary's songs from her first album, but that doesn't mean it's outdated or out of place here. It's definitely one of the highlights of the album! (5/5)

After Brave Heart, the album continues with slower, acoustic songs. Tattoo is a cute love song that will get stuck in your head after just one or two listens. The chorus is just perfect and Hilary's voice is very emotional here. Also, Tattoo was apparently co-written by Ed Sheeran. (5/5)

With acoustic guitars and whistles, Picture This sounds like a mix of several songs of the album, mostly Stay In Love and Tattoo. (4/5)

The last song on the standard edition is a catchy ballad that features a former Big Time Rush member Kendall Schmidt. Both of them sound very good and their voices perfectly fit together. Also, the lyrics are written as a conversation between the two of them, which is very interesting. It's another standout track you should definitely check out! (5/5)

Belong is an inspiring song with a country sound, similar to Chasing The Sun, and sounds like it could be on a soundtrack of some animated movie. When you're down, just listen to this song and it'll definitely cheer you up! (4/5)

This is one of the best songs on the album without a doubt. It has this mysterious medieval folky sound and will get stuck in your head after the first listen. If there's any justice in the world, this will be the next big hit for Hilary. (5/5)

To sum it up: Breathe In. Breathe Out. is a true gem and possibly the best album I've heard this year. Even the songs that are not really single material are good and you won't get bored of them. This is pop music at its finest! Well done, Hilary!

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