I Am Me

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Self-absorption set to music.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

This much self-absorption = negative role model.


Nothing offensive.


Nothing offensive.


Packaging is filled with ads for cell phone products and another group.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Nothing obvious.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this album is innocuous but boring. We dare your attention span to stay in gear long enough to evaluate these lyrics for appropriateness.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byjwest002 April 9, 2008


This cd is just average. I think that it just displays that she trully has no real talent.
Adult Written byraab April 9, 2008

Zero Talent

This cd was well mixed, thats it. Ashley Simpson is absolute crap. This cd confirms that she has no talent which people questioned after her performence on SN...
Teen, 15 years old Written bylilly117 April 3, 2010

Fine CD

Nope, nothing wrong here. Squeaky clean.
Teen, 13 years old Written bysara4ever95 February 16, 2009

What's the story?

There was some sweetness, a kind of goofy charm, to Ashlee Simpson's debut album that is completely lacking on her sophomore effort, I AM ME. Starting with the insert photos, in which the young singer seems intent on not cracking a smile, the whole project smacks of humorless self-importance and an absolute deficiency of soul. One reason the album falls flat are the songs themselves -- all co-written by (guess who) Ashlee herself. It's no surprise that a young artist so narcissistic as to title her first two albums Autobiography and I Am Me might come up with songs that portray a particularly self-absorbed world view. Personal revelation can be wonderful when accompanied by compassion; but not as charming when revealed as naked ambition with less than a teaspoonful of talent.

Is it any good?

The appealing musical hooks that keep the CD from drowning are all provided by producer/keyboardist/bassist/guitarist John Shanks, who should get some credit for saving what is savable. But at the end of the day, this much intensity without a drop of generosity or passion gets really boring, really fast.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Simpson is famous despite her lack of skills. Would she be famous if she didn't have a famous sister or well-produced music videos? Should style ever triumph over substance?

Music details

  • Artist: Ashlee Simpson
  • Release date: October 18, 2005
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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