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She gained acclaim alongside such artists like Avril Lavigne and Vanessa Carlton as a young woman performing pop music that was not "bubblegum," or marketed based on the artist's sexy image rather than musical integrity. She is also noted for writing or co-writing all of her songs on her albums. Critics have commended her thoughtful lyrics and interesting guitar chords. However, recent steamy photoshoots with magazines like Maxim and Blender have put her previous clean cut, less sexualized image into question, in a fashion broadly reminiscent of fellow American pop stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.