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  • Summary: The Essex-born pop singer, Jessie "J" Cornish, makes her debut and has already created a buzz as the the recent Brit's "Critics Choice" winner.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. 80
    This debut switches effortlessly from r&b ballads to punchy rap tunes. With her big voice and ballsy attitude, is she Ilford's very own Pink?
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    70
    She'll no doubt weather criticism for such a broad palette, and for a debut called Who You Are, it certainly doesn't shed any definitive light on its maker's artistic identity.
  3. May 13, 2011
    60
    Sincere but Hokey homilies test the patience, but she brings imaginative vocal skills and real life experiences to "White Room," which displays a certain determined character. [Jun 2011, p.86]
  4. Mar 22, 2011
    50
    She's still one to watch, but the hype which preceded the release of Who You Are promised much more than what has been delivered.
  5. Apr 11, 2011
    50
    Unfortunately, the songs on Who You Are that allow Jessie J's ugly, born-that-way vocals to cut loose are in the distinct minority. In the quest to find herself, she seems to have gotten sidetracked.
  6. 50
    Weirdest of all, though, is that no matter how much Jessie J sings about being herself, we don't really ever get a sense of who, or what, that is.
  7. Mar 29, 2011
    10
    This is dead-eyed pop with aspirations of being your comfort food but turns out to be a starchy soulless slop.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. May 4, 2011
    10
    To be a new artist, that hasn't received the promotions due to her, I Think She's AWESOME!
  2. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    A rainha do UK, mais conhecida como Jessie J marcou o mundo musical com seu álbum de estreia Who You Are, que hitou e vendeu horrores no seuA rainha do UK, mais conhecida como Jessie J marcou o mundo musical com seu álbum de estreia Who You Are, que hitou e vendeu horrores no seu país materno e nos outros quatro cantos do mundo. Mesmo com debut #2 UK e #11 Billboard 200, nada prejudicou as vendas. Única cantora que colocou 6 singles no top 10 do chart britânico com o 1º álbum. Conseguiu dois hits mundiais, Price Tag e Domino. Dona de uma voz imensa e poderosa, tem para doar, vender e emprestar. Compositora de mãos cheias e já participou de algumas produções musicais. O talento dela é nitído e com o passar do tempo foi crescendo mais! Um dos melhores álbuns da minha vida e um presente para o pop/r&b/urban/dance/hit/conceitual. Who You Are é um álbum que Katy Perry sempre pediu a Deus e ela só recebeu o Katy Hudson, um fracasso em todos os quesitos. Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2011
    10
    I love this album. "Do it like a Dude" is one of the best songs of the year! Congratulations Jessie J, you have a piece of my heart. If youI love this album. "Do it like a Dude" is one of the best songs of the year! Congratulations Jessie J, you have a piece of my heart. If you (Jessie J) continue on this path will be the next to pop artists like Lady Gaga Expand
  4. Sep 6, 2014
    8
    Who You Are é um CD que marcou a carreira de Jessie. É seu melhor álbum até agora, com músicas divertidas e muito gostosas de ouvir. AsWho You Are é um CD que marcou a carreira de Jessie. É seu melhor álbum até agora, com músicas divertidas e muito gostosas de ouvir. As melhores são Price Tag, Rainbow e Abracadabra. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2013
    6
    Incredible, versatile voice, but isn't used to her full potential here. Most of the songs have weak lyrics disguised with far too many riffs,Incredible, versatile voice, but isn't used to her full potential here. Most of the songs have weak lyrics disguised with far too many riffs, and the entire album is over-produced. I heard "Nobody's Perfect" and "Who You Are" first in her live performance videos on YouTube, and they were 10x better than on the album. These tracks are good for mindlessly belting out alone in your room or the car but they're too over-the-top to get any real emotion from them. Hopefully she will find some new collaborators to work with on her next album and keep things vocally simpler, but most intelligently constructed. Expand
  6. Jan 7, 2013
    5
    Jessie J falls into the same category as Christina Aguilera. Both singers actually have nice voices, but decides to purposely fall into theJessie J falls into the same category as Christina Aguilera. Both singers actually have nice voices, but decides to purposely fall into the same 'Pop Diva' category. Her single Money is pretty good, but there is a lot of unnecessary vocalizing in her other tracks. That's the crappy side of Pop Music. You have singers with limited range whose 'average' voice blend with its deliberately produced beats (case in point, Kylie Minogue). Yet there are singers who can actually sing who are disadvantaged and over powers songs that are 'electronically processed'. In the end, she felt like a second rate 'Lady Gaga'. Expand
  7. May 13, 2011
    0
    Just awful. This girl, who seems nice and fairly talented, should be ashamed of selling herself so cheaply to every whim and demand of popJust awful. This girl, who seems nice and fairly talented, should be ashamed of selling herself so cheaply to every whim and demand of pop culture and record labels. It's a sad thing to see. It would not have been a groundbreaking record but could have been a nice guilty pleasure. Now it's just watered down p*iss. Expand

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