Monday, June 18, 2012

Ali Lohan - A Career Retrospective


With Lindsay Lohan about to be crowned the new Meryl Streep with her sure-to-be triumphant return to acting in Liz & Dick, I think it's only fair her much-maligned younger sister gets a second shot at stardom. Ali is clearly the La Toya of the Lohan clan. Her stunning beauty and haunting vocals were too much for Hollywood the first time around. The skeletal songbird was mocked for looking post-menopausal at the age of 15 and she was accused of getting more plastic surgery than Madonna. So cruel and heartless! Not that Ali's career was a total failure. The now successful model (according to her bio) was memorably vacant in the reality mess otherwise known as Living Lohan and she had a flawless, if short, music career.


I don't care what anybody says - Lindsay Lohan was an amazing pop star. Both of her albums were epic and I still salivate at the prospect of one day hearing her scrapped third opus featuring "Bossy". While Ali never experienced the same success as her sibling, I think she was just as gifted. After releasing a Christmas album as a 12-year-old, the forgotten Lohan shook pop music to its very foundations with 2008's "All The Way Around". Written by hitmaker Kara DioGuardi, the track is a slick mid-tempo faux-urban ballad. Think JoJo when she still made good music. Her vocal is smooth and I'm still hypnotised by the glorious chorus. The song was supposed to launch Ali as a pop star but it stalled outside the Hot 100 and even its number 22 chart placing in Slovakia - no shit - couldn't save her album from being lumped on the shelf next to Her Name is Nicole. Revisit this modern classic (below) and join me in praying for a long-overdue comeback.

10 comments:

Martin said...

I'm dying for Dina to release a single. I'm thinking something along the lines of "Dina Lohan feat. Michael Jackson - Dirty Dina 2012 remix".

Anonymous said...

Why are you talking about her singing in 2012. She says her only focus is modeling and not singing, that's where she has the backing of a top 5 agency and she's coming along nicely with it. The All the Way Around Ali is old Ali. She stands apart from Lindsay and Dina by keeping out of the spotlight and being sensible.

Anonymous said...

At least she sings about real things and has truth in her lyrics. Ignore the haters!!!

Anonymous said...

Have you guys seen Dina's acting debut? She's in the ads for Charlie Sheen's new series "Anger Mangement". She plays the train

discodevil said...

When I first saw Ali in her family show, I thought she is so rough, rough as guts. She was 14 going on 44.
They are talking about her singing because this is Pop Trash Addicts.

Anonymous said...

She should have done alright with her music, weird that it wasn't more successful. Seeing her on Living Lohan she seems like a nice girl

Anonymous said...

Jesus where was I when this came out? My new (old) jam <3

Anonymous said...

I am wishing both ali and lindsay release another album. Both girls have led a life in the lime light and ppl r haters, but no one can deny both girls have amazing vocals.

Anonymous said...

Wish we would've seen more of Ali and less of her mom... was this her mom's video? WOW!

Anonymous said...

_HER 15 MINUTES OF FAME ARE UP. THE ENTIRE FAMILY IS SO DYSFUNCTIONAL, A HOT MESS. LINDSAYS DAYS ARE LIMITED, EITHER A DRUG OVERDOSE, A CAR ACCIDENT, ALCOHOL POISONING OR PRISON. SISTER ALLIE LOOKS LIKE SHE HASNT EATEN A GOOD MEAL IN MONTHS. BROTHER IS ONLY ONE MISSING FROM THIS EQUATION. COMPLETE TRAINWRECKS!!!! ALK COURTESY OF DINA AND MICHAEL LOHAN.