Who You Are - Jessie J
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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. Mar 28, 2011
    50
    What it's not, though, is a collection that confirms the arrival of a significant solo talent. It's too patchy, too hurried, the powers behind it too eager to capitalise on the artist's current chart success.
  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: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Jun 4, 2012
    10
    A Amazing Album!
    Very Unique Voice! One Of The Most Underated Album's Of 2011!
  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 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 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. 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, 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. 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 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 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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