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Jessie James

August 10, 2009 | Format: MP3

$6.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 10, 2009
  • Release Date: August 10, 2009
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 42:40
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  • ASIN: B002JLVV8S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,591 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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If you are considering purchasing this album (for the formidable price of...$1.99), I would go right ahead. All of Jessie's songs are well done and her voice is just fine and dandy. As I was listening to the album all the way through, I found myself singing along, bopping around in my chair and occasionally laughing out loud, not in derision, but in delight at the humor and general fun of some of the songs lyrics. The tunes are catchy and Jessie's singing is just as good or better, in spots, than a lot of the other young women topping the charts. So, perhaps the nay-sayers will give her another listen, with the mind set that she's here to entertain us, not to change our lives and save our souls.
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An extraordinary premiere effort by a musical talent who could make it as either a songwriter, or a singer...but gives us the gift, in her eponymous debut, of both. Jessie James possesses remarkable emotional insight for someone so young, a deft manner with both lyrics and melody, and a deliciously rich voice to communicate it all. And, as a couple of the women in my life have observed (when chuckling at me for being enthralled with her music), she's pretty freakin' hot. Obviously, her beauty has nothing whatsoever to do with her music...but it doesn't hurt a thing.

Other reviewers criticize the album as not having a defined "theme." I disagree. The theme, with a couple of alternately playful and earnest self-conscious exceptions (Blue Jeans, and Girl Next Door respectively), represents the range of the young romantic experience. It covers the evolution of the relationship from beginning to end, with some arguably seamy, but emotionally resonant, sidetrips. We start with two fun but self-assertive anthems to what the modern woman seeks--what we would all hope our sisters and daughters find--in My Cowboy and Big Mouth. She gives us two portraits of the burning compulsion of newfound desire, whether lustier in nature (Wanted), or somewhat more idealized (Inevitable, which is also one of the "sidetrip" songs). It proceeds through a thoughtful retrospective on something that was either a pre-empted romance, or might have started, but been ended before it got too serious (Burnin' Bridges). Illicit romance, as pining true love (Inevitable) or something less noble (Guilty). We see permutations of the end of love, both as the one ending things (Burn It Up), and as the one surviving, and flourishing, despite heartbreak (I Look So Good Without You).
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Wow...what can I say?..I'm a dance and techno freak so the twang wasn't exactly what i was listening for, but it's not that bad. Sure a little slide guitar and blues guitar was a given, but I do like the album. It's words are funny and the tunes are catchy. I first heard of her music with the song "dangerous" and turned some of the dance crowd on to it..and they liked it!...so yeah its definitely worth the $1.99. Although my hardcore dance friends blow if off as pop, It'll be my secret guilty pleasure.
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(Note, this is really a 2.5 star review, but I had to round down or up, and I think it's a LITTLE closer to 2 than 3, I could have just as easily made it 3).

This is primarily a first listen review, and I'll edit if my opinion changes significantly.

About a year ago (in fact, August 3rd, 2008), Amazon put up another album by a rising female solo artist who made notice on sex appeal for a highly discounted price as a DotD. Since then, Katy Perry has had four highly charted singles (I Kissed A Girl [which was active at sale time], Hot 'N' Cold, Thinking of You, and Waking Up in Vegas). Not exactly a critical darling, but even a cursory listen of that album showed several songs with hit potential. Regrettably for Jessie James, her album doesn't seem to hold the same promise.

The current single, "Wanted", is a highly charged and generally positive pop effort. That's not exactly re-writing the pop history books, but it's a relatively edgy, strong first showing from Jessie James. However, as a first listen through the album progressed, the problems began to arise.

First, not enough of the other songs really pop out as individual entities. "Burn It Up" has a somewhat more subtle, but similar style to "Wanted", and seems like a logical counterpart. "Psycho Girlfriend" has a distinctly interesting pace, mostly because it's reminiscent of a 90's song or two. But otherwise, if you quizzed me on the other nine tracks, I would probably have trouble matching titles. It's a mash of songs, without many clear standouts.

Second, as another reviewer mentioned, you don't get a real sense of Jessie James the artist. You get one style on "Burn It Up" and "Wanted", you get a different style on a song like "Bullet" than you would on "Blue Jeans".
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When I first heard about Jessie James' new album, I wasn't sure what to think of it, but after I listened to it, I really love it. Jessie's got a soulful, strong voice and a cool style. Here's my favorite songs on Jessie's cool new album:

1.) Wanted: Bold, sassy, and upbeat. This is one of my favorite songs from Jessie's album.
2.) I Look So Good (Without You): Cool, upbeat ballad with great guitar music and Jessie's soulful vocals.
3.) Burn it Up: Bold and sassy just like "Wanted," but Jessie really sings it with soul and attitude.
4.) Burnin' Bridges: Sweet, soulful ballad that's nice and soothing to listen to.
5.) Psycho Girlfriend: Great song that Jessie sings with attitude and soul. The melody in the song is so infectious, it'll stay in your head after you listen to it.
6.) Inevitable: Nice, upbeat, pop-like song that's good to listen to.
7.) Girl Next Door: Sweet pop song that's nice to listen to.
8.) Guilty: One of my favorite songs from the album. This song is so soulful and has a nice, soothing melody. Jessie really sings it well.

Jessie James is quite a talented singer and this album proves it.
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