Hi. I’ve been a lurker on Exhale for four years now, and I really wanted to join so I could engage in this conversation. I’m a huge Lindsay stan (probably one of the last remaining four) and I LOVE Speak. I don’t personally believe it’s ahead of it’s time. I think it’s a perfect time capsule of the early 2000s, and that’s what makes it special to listeners who’ve given it a chance. The album wasn’t promoted as heavily as it should’ve been, because Lindsay was filming ‘Herbie’ during what would’ve been the album’s press tour. If you ask most people today, they wouldn’t know she ever had a signing career. Pair that with a lack of performances of the singles, no tour, and the GP viewing her as another teen actress getting a record deal; It’s actually surprising how well it did. Stream Speak.