Ashlee Simpson or Avril Lavigne?
I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm quite a fan of Ashlee Simpson. Her music is fun to listen to, and some songs are actually quite meaningful, despite what people say about her. I remember when she first came out, everyone was raving on how good the album was and how talented she was, then she had the SNL incident happen and now she has been bunched together with the Paris Hiltons and the Lindsay Lohans and the Britney Spearses, where it is a social stigma to hate everything they do. People won't admit that the music is quite good in itself.
I have both of Ashlee's albums and they are both so catchy & fun, something I can't quite find in Avril's albums. I'm quite excited for Ashlee's next album out in early 2008, as she will be going a more dancey route with beats and such. With Ashlee, she has made progression with her music.. to me, all of Avril's albums sound the same. Punk-pop, over & over. Ashlee's Autobiography & I Am Me are quite similar as well, but the third album is going to be totally different, something Avril should take a hint from.
Avril tries too hard to be "badass" and "rebellious", it has been said since she first rose to fame in 2002. With Ashlee, you get the real her. She doesn't try to start shit or be something that she is not, she is just herself (even though I will admit she is kinda boring in real life). Avril is just loud and reminds me of a squealing piglet that has been injected with testosterone.