Sound — 8
The sound is very organic, with songs ranging from soft pop to hard rock, sure to please everyone. Allison Iraheta finished fourth on American Idol, and fans worried that this rare talent wouldn't have the opportunity to make music. Soon after, however, she was signed to Jive and it was announced an album, Just Like You, would be released December 1st. Fans of Kelly Clarkson, Pink and Paramore are sure to find something to enjoy on the album!
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are actually quite creative. Some of the songs are generic but there are a few that will really surprise the audience. There are heartfelt ballads with moving lyrics (e.g. Scars, Trouble Is) as well as upbeat, in-your-face tracks (e.g. Beat Me Up, You Don't Know Me, Just Like You). The lyrics are sure to get you singing along!
Overall Impression — 9
As an Idol debut album, it most certainly rocks. The most impressive songs on the album, in my opinion, are Scars, D is for Dangerous as well as Don't Waste The Pretty. Allison even co-wrote one of the songs herself, You Don't Know Me which is reminiscent of Kelly Clarkson's Since U Been Gone. If it were stolen or lost, I would certainly repurchase the album. Make sure you pick up a copy!