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Allison Iraheta - Just Like You

2010-02-22 17:32
Just Like You
Her gravelly voice hits all the right notes and if you've heard her live, you'll know that most of the tracks are not as overproduced as her debut single "Friday I'll Be Over You". That's not her fault though, we can blame pop manufacturer producer Max Martin for that. However, the other Martin-produced song, "Just Like You", allows her to showcase the beautiful vocals we heard on Idol. Note to Allsion: This song should be your next single.

Songs like "Don't Waste the Pretty", "D Is For Dangerous " and "Beat Me Up" are edgy yet catchy and will keep you going back for more. While she succeeds in her up-tempo pop rock numbers, her ballads like "Scars" and "Trouble is" are filled with such emotion that you wouldn't guess a teenager was behind the microphone.

Perhaps the only criticism is that she sounds so much like Pink that she could easily be mistaken for her if someone were to hear Allison on the radio for the first time. But it's better to be compared to Pink than Miley Cyrus any day. It's a strong first album and if she's given a fair chance in the crazy music industry, Allison has the potential to be the next Kelly Clarkson.
Allison Iraheta, the red-haired rocker chick who finished fourth on American Idol Season 8, didn't get nearly enough credit on the show and if you listen to her debut album you'll understand why. The sassy 17-year-old is more talented than most young singers her age (specifically the singers Disney churns out).

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