Who I Am - Nick Jonas And The Administration
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  • Summary: The youngest brother of the Jonas Brothers, with the help of a backing band that comprises members from Prince's New Power Generation, releases his solo side project.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Very accomplished, vaguely surprising--and a wee bit dull.
  2. Who I Am all feels a bit tentative. Recorded, supposedly, in just two weeks, think of it as "Camp Soul."
  3. In this side project, he's not trying to be too different from the Bros, just going for a more retro-soul vibe with a band of old Prince alumni.
  4. What’s surprising is that when he’s cut loose from the chaff of his brothers, the result is an album that’s all chaff.
  5. While it’s easy to admire his well-cultivated classicism, Who I Am is an awkward growth spurt, relying on songs designed as grooves but given performances too hemmed-in to be soulful and often undone by Nick’s thin teenage yelps.
  6. N Jo’s fan base doesn’t care about calculation. They’re just the right age to buy into the workmanlike quasi-genuine rock of Who I Am. And there’s still enough of that original Jonas flavour to keep them interested.
  7. Should his solo career continue, this record could stand as an in between point between his teen past and his adult future, but as it stands now, it's just a muddled, occasionally interesting but often baffling pop-rock album.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Art
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    This is really good. Hopfully with time, he will grow as a musical artist. People need to give him more credit. He is REALLY talented. As for This is really good. Hopfully with time, he will grow as a musical artist. People need to give him more credit. He is REALLY talented. As for the haters, they don't know what they are missing. They really don't, and they may regret it someday. Nick, keep doing what you are doing. Best of luck!! Expand
  2. sdadsa
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    I'm going to be completely honest here, this is an amazing record. i absolutely hated the Jonas Brothers, but when i heard the single I'm going to be completely honest here, this is an amazing record. i absolutely hated the Jonas Brothers, but when i heard the single 'Who I Am' i was blown away. Nick sounds like a young John Mayer and I'm actually surprised he maned up and left the Jonas Brothers for this. Amazing, a must buy. Expand
  3. AndrewW
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    Modern masterpiece. The greatest album of All Time.
  4. TimOff
    Feb 3, 2010
    1
    Boring, cliched drivel that barely passes as music. Don't waste your time.
  5. May 24, 2011
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is just garbage.... just that.... don't waste your time.... seriously............................... disgusting Expand