Dirty Little Secret
Label: 19 Recordings
A personal memoir co-written by Clarkson, My December evokes numbing dreams and bleak memories. "Can you feel how cold I am," Clarkson begs on the acoustic lullaby "Irvine." In fact, her frigid reflections stirred RCA mogul Clive Davis' dissatisfaction with the album. The anticipated release finds the American Idol performing less teen pop as she explores more introspective avenues with the soulful hidden track "Chivas" and the garage-driven anthem "Hole."