Autobiography - Ashlee Simpson
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  • Summary: A bit more "rock" than her older sister Jessica, the 19-year-old former ("7th Heaven") and current (her own MTV reality show) TV star makes her recording debut with these 11 tracks produced by John Shanks.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. [Courtney Love's] American Sweetheart is tragic and blasted and pissed-off and pathetic and desperate and sad; Autobiography is all those things, plus it has Fruit Stripe bubblegrunge guitars and insanely chewy melodies and an ear-tickling production job.
  2. It's not perfect, and it's often affected, but it winds up being endearing because of her earnestness.
  3. The album is a thoroughly calculated package, aiming for the same audience that embraces Avril Lavigne and Pink. [26 Jul 2004]
  4. 60
    There isn't a song on her debut that doesn't paint in huge strokes. [Sep 2004, p.143]
  5. [A] mundane melange of Avril-ish brat pop and Sheryl Crow cod rock.
  6. She sounds like she’s adopting characters and singing their songs, rather than her own. And, for a record with the name Autobiography, it seems like no bigger criticism could be leveled.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 96
  2. Negative: 39 out of 96
  1. SamanthaR
    Aug 12, 2004
    10
    i love this cd and ASHLEE SIMPSON ROCK i think you and your sister have great voice and i love both of you!!!!!
  2. noubnoub
    Oct 9, 2004
    10
    i love this album and shlee 4 shure is my role model b cuz she doznt give up juss b cuz she kant sing but she loves wat she doz and she doz i love this album and shlee 4 shure is my role model b cuz she doznt give up juss b cuz she kant sing but she loves wat she doz and she doz it gud!!! :D Expand
  3. DaphneH.
    Sep 19, 2007
    10
    Her best album yet.
  4. ixata
    Dec 22, 2006
    7
    its an okay album... 7 cuz honestly she can't sing as well as jessica does.. she cant hit the high note... and the reason this album its an okay album... 7 cuz honestly she can't sing as well as jessica does.. she cant hit the high note... and the reason this album sold 450000+ copies in its first week is becoz she had some popularity from jessica and her mtv show and this is john shank's creature. She rocks, yes, but to little kids... she'll never gonna be alanis, unless she writes and produces her own record, that it can be considered. but all in all, this album is catchy and worthwhile. But dont get me wrong, im not her fan... Expand
  5. AnnaJ
    Aug 12, 2004
    2
    I cannot find it in my heart to give her a 0 as my score but only because she is so young. She is obviously sucking her fame from her sister. I cannot find it in my heart to give her a 0 as my score but only because she is so young. She is obviously sucking her fame from her sister. Vocals do not run in the family this time. Her range is terrible, her writing ability is nonexistant considering she hired a team of song writers to help her with her "autobiography". Its a shame that many of the younger generation think this is good music, God help our future! Expand
  6. MandyR
    Jul 28, 2004
    0
    Avril wanna-be. Proves that having talent isn't a prerequisite for getting an album contract...as long as you have a famous sister.
  7. Paul
    Feb 17, 2005
    0
    Ashlee is a has been that never was. She's a one hit wonder who never had a hit worth wondering about. She is riding on another Ashlee is a has been that never was. She's a one hit wonder who never had a hit worth wondering about. She is riding on another talentless Simpson that is her sister Jessica. Parents: If you can Just say no to drugs, then please Just say no to Ashlee. She is every bit as detrimental as drugs are Expand

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