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I Am Me

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Self-absorption set to music.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

This much self-absorption = negative role model.

Violence

Nothing offensive.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

Nothing offensive.

Consumerism

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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

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.

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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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

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Adult Written byjwest002 April 9, 2008

So-So

This cd is just average. I think that it just displays that she trully has no real talent.
Teen, 16 years old Written byHotGirl10940 April 9, 2008

This is sick!

This so cal;led music makes me puke. It is dicgusting.It should never reach kids 19 or younger.
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 SNL.