Jim Farber of the New York Daily News profiled the year in music and offered his best and worst pop album choices. Ashlee Simpson’s ‘Autobiography’ was his pop favorite. “She may not be able to cut it live, but Simpson’s debut has the tunes and hooks of top kid rock,” he remarked. As for the year’s biggest dud, Farber thinks Hilary Duff’s self-titled sophomore LP gets the nod. “Neck-and-neck for junkiest CD of the year with her arch nemesis, Lindsay Lohan, who put out ‘Speak’,” Farber said.