Autobiography

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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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Pieces Of Me
On a Monday I am waiting Tuesday I am fading And By Wednesday I can't sleep Then the phone rings I hear you And the darkness is a clear view Cause... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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. Blender
    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 97
  2. Negative: 39 out of 97
  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. Jul 16, 2016
    7
    "Autobiography" was an edgy debut from Ashlee Simpson. It had its high moments with "Pieces of Me," "Shadow," "Better Off," "Love Me For Me,""Autobiography" was an edgy debut from Ashlee Simpson. It had its high moments with "Pieces of Me," "Shadow," "Better Off," "Love Me For Me," and "Giving It All Away," and though it did have a few weak songs, the album was, overall, spectacular. Expand
  5. Becki
    Aug 19, 2004
    2
    I haven't heard Ashlee Simpson's CD, but I've heard her single "Pieces of Me" on the radio, and I'd like to know this- I haven't heard Ashlee Simpson's CD, but I've heard her single "Pieces of Me" on the radio, and I'd like to know this- WHY is she so popular?! Her music is average at best, she has almost no vocal range, and I hear that she doesn't even write her own songs. 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. DesB
    Feb 17, 2005
    0
    she has no talant

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