Just Like You - Allison Iraheta
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  • Summary: The top female finisher on the eighth season of American Idol releases her debut album.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The muscular, instantly recognizable growl that carried her to a fourth-place finish on American Idol's eighth season is all she needs to seamlessly wed a collection of first-rate ditties.
  2. The boys got most of the attention on “American Idol’’ last season, but fourth-place finisher Allison Iraheta has the last laugh with the most consistent debut album thus far.
  3. Her debut album, Just Like You, has no shortage of commanding pop-rock tunes, but Iraheta really shines when her spirited voice breaks through the precise production.
  4. Just Like You is a workmanlike pop album with shrewdly punky touches, like a ready-made outfit from the mall chain Hot Topic. It flatters Ms. Iraheta as a singer but too often suggests other empowered female stars, like Pink or Brandi Carlile or Kelly Clarkson.
  5. Allison may strongly resemble her idols here, but chalk that up to youth and it doesn’t prevent her from conveying considerable charisma.
  6. That spitfire spirit carries over into the most electrifying moments of Just Like You, a batch of tuff-girl tunes for the torn-fishnets set, but too much of it sounds impermanent, like so much Manic Panic rinsing down the drain.
  7. 'Friday I'll Be Over U' is Scandinavian-designed punk-pop perfection, and 'Robot Love' turns Gary Glitter's 'Rock and Roll Part 2' riff into something fresh. But on ballads like 'Scars,' Iraheta sounds so much like Pink that it's distracting.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Apr 11, 2013
    amazing debut from Idol alum Allison Iraheta. It has some songs on the weaker side like "Robot Love" and "D Is For Dangerous" but overall it has a good level of quality, and her vocals are just pop rock at its purest. "Friday Ill Be Over You" Might be my favorite debut single from any former Idol contestant. Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2011
    good one debut album from American idol contestant! this girl can sing can rock but some song s is so underrate her ability because she can do something better than this! Expand

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