Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

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Reviews

Who I Am

Jessica Andrews

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Seventeen-year-old Nashville singer Jessica Andrews joyfully explores growing up on "Who I Am" (DreamWorks Records), a rock 'n' country CD that mixes steel and electric guitars with touches of teen pop. The confident title track celebrates the discovery of self-identity and is already a hit on country radio. "Karma" is infectious pop featuring fiddle and funk. Furthest from country is "Good Friend to Me" it's pure dance-party music. Through all the styles, Andrews sings in a full, fabulous voice (and with less twang than on her 1999 debut album, "Heart Shaped World") and she crosses genres by addressing universal youth themes. The darkly-titled "I Don't Like Anyone" begins with teen angst and feelings of isolation, then happily ends in finding true love. …

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