I Am Me - Ashlee Simpson
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  • Summary: The second album by "singer" Ashlee Simpson was produced by John Shanks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. This is a very good record. I personally dare the “ASHLEE SUX” folks reading this to give it a reasonably objective spin.
  2. With constant acknowledgement of imperfections, Simpson separates herself from the peppy Lindsay Lohans and Hilary Duffs. [22 Oct 2005]
  3. The pop hooks are there, but we can't shake the feeling that the sentiments come off as phony.
  4. Sadly, this follow-up shows signs of premature ageing. [Mar 2006, p.109]
  5. No matter how hard Simpson tries, no matter how foreboding the surface, beneath it all she's still light and frivolous. But that doesn't mean, by any stretch, that this is bubblegum music, since that term implies that this music is frothy, fun, and, most important, hooky, and I Am Me is none of those things.
  6. Her singing is not convincing in the least. [16 Oct 2005]
  7. "I Am Me" has an awful lot of brooding teen-rock songs, none of which flatter Ms. Simpson's rather breathy, mannered voice. [24 Oct 2005]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 129
  2. Negative: 47 out of 129
  1. FabianoJ
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    I like this cd it is how you say amazingo?
  2. alexa
    Dec 21, 2005
    10
    Love ya ash
  3. Apr 26, 2012
    10
    Ooh not gonna lie, I sunk my teeth into this album from Simpson. Some of the songs are fun, catchy, and upbeat, Then, there are the songs thatOoh not gonna lie, I sunk my teeth into this album from Simpson. Some of the songs are fun, catchy, and upbeat, Then, there are the songs that will just make you want to turn the lights out and cry. Exactly like the song "Undiscovered." What a song. Songs like "Catch Me When I Fall" and "Say Goodbye" are very sad tunes. "I Am Me" is my favorite song on the cd. It packs so much anger! Nice one for her. Expand
  4. AshleeL
    Nov 3, 2005
    8
    I'm not gonna lie, i L.O.V.E ashlee simpson! And to be honest mainly because i feel as if we are the same person at times. Don't I'm not gonna lie, i L.O.V.E ashlee simpson! And to be honest mainly because i feel as if we are the same person at times. Don't call me a loser yet, i know it sounds stupid. But i can relate to alot of her songs, such as "Beautifully Broken." I'll admit there are songs with a few cheesy lyrics (such as "...i wanna break the circle but the circle wont break." found in "Coming back for more.") and sour sounds, but all together its a fun, deep, meaningful album with great "now" songs. While being a bit darker than her last album, which included more poppy-high-school-its-gonna-be-okay tracks, it still has some fun feels to it and some classic soul. I am gonna give her her props for just being able to make a new album and surviving after eveything that has happened to her. She's a strong and deep person with alot to say. And you can hear it all in "I Am Me." Expand
  5. marie-evet
    Nov 10, 2005
    5
    As much as i dont like the phony sounds. It is still a good album to listen in my car...not too loud.
  6. RichardD
    Oct 26, 2005
    1
    It was a struggle to give this even a "1." It just sounds like someone set the machine to "pop" and out shot this album. She could have done It was a struggle to give this even a "1." It just sounds like someone set the machine to "pop" and out shot this album. She could have done so much better. Sad. Expand
  7. ChuckW
    Oct 21, 2005
    0
    What a sappy, crappy piece of trash! This album sounds as if she's taken a number of great songs and just re-worked them in a different What a sappy, crappy piece of trash! This album sounds as if she's taken a number of great songs and just re-worked them in a different key and sprayed her "trademark" growl all over them. Really, really bad. Expand

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