Who You Are

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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.
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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. Uncut
    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: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36
  1. Apr 20, 2013
    10
    Brilliant album, Jessie J has a fantastic voice, i loved it. The songs were amazing to very good, Who you are and Nobody's perfect are greatBrilliant album, Jessie J has a fantastic voice, i loved it. The songs were amazing to very good, Who you are and Nobody's perfect are great songs and i really enjoyed all the other songs. Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2014
    10
    The best album ever! I love Jessie J! She is the best! All the songs on the album make me well, who you are is a hymn, domino and price tagThe best album ever! I love Jessie J! She is the best! All the songs on the album make me well, who you are is a hymn, domino and price tag are the best! Do it like a dude was a blast! Jessie deserves much recognition, not only for voice but also as a person! 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. Oct 16, 2014
    8
    Un buen álbum, la mayoría de canciones son bastante pegadizas, no se a que se deben esas notas tan mediocres de algunos. Algunas de estasUn buen álbum, la mayoría de canciones son bastante pegadizas, no se a que se deben esas notas tan mediocres de algunos. Algunas de estas canciones se oyen un montón de veces en la radio. Expand
  5. May 30, 2011
    7
    This album covers, slow to up beat and rapping music. All the while you are left with the feeling that this young British artist has spent aThis album covers, slow to up beat and rapping music. All the while you are left with the feeling that this young British artist has spent a long time thinking these songs through and has come up with some very touching and thought-provoking songs. I loved Jessie J from the moment i heard 'Do it like a dude' and straight away went out and bought her album to be thrilled, yet again, with the contents of her songs.
    Anyone who enjoys young British artists, will definitely enjoy this album.
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  6. Feb 11, 2012
    6
    Jessie's voice is amazingly strong and delivers very well in every song. However, I feel her talent is sort of ruined thanks to Dr Luke andJessie's voice is amazingly strong and delivers very well in every song. However, I feel her talent is sort of ruined thanks to Dr Luke and his incredible ability to produce generic songs and turn the artists he works with into mainstream pop stars. Jessie J has A LOT of potential and if she had another producer that really used that potential, Jessie would be one of the most respected artists in the business. Why would anyone use autotune with a voice like Jessie's? I have mad respect for her because I know she's a true, hard-working artist, I just think she could do WAY better. I know she can. 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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