Finally Out of P.E.

Finally Out of P.E.

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by Brie Larson
     
 

While she's contributed here and there to soundtracks (Disney's 2005 ice skating romp Go Figure, for example), Finally out of P.E. is Raising Dad and Sleepover alumnus Brie Larson's first real leap into music. It's pretty standard fare for the Nickelodeon nation. "She Said" and "Life After You" are slick, empowering pop of the meticulously…  See more details below

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While she's contributed here and there to soundtracks (Disney's 2005 ice skating romp Go Figure, for example), Finally out of P.E. is Raising Dad and Sleepover alumnus Brie Larson's first real leap into music. It's pretty standard fare for the Nickelodeon nation. "She Said" and "Life After You" are slick, empowering pop of the meticulously layered and processed type that's starting to sound pretty tired in 2005, and "Ugly" is the bittersweet, ultimately triumphant ballad. Larson's thin vocal isn't distinctive -- she's interchangeable with Hope Partlow. But on the plus side her team of writers and producers manage some wit and genuinely teen-focused themes, as well as a few memorable melodies. And since so much of mid-2000s teen pop sounds so similar, anything that lends Larson buoyancy and her own voice is a plus. "Whatever" is the album's best arrangement, with a mild R&B flavor in the verses and a snappy chorus, while "Done With Like" ("I'm too young to be jaded!") and the quietly rebellious "Loser in Me" let Larson be the adolescent that she is. The title track is even better. Larson fights through some heavy-handed pitch correction on the vocal and the canned instrumentation to deliver a humorously awkward tale of a girl with rock star dreams who's stuck on earth in gym class. "I play guitar/But your class that won't get me far," she sings. "And I try/But my running sucks/And I try/But I hate doing chin-ups." Brie Larson won't reach rocktastic heaven with Finally out of P.E. But in its better moments she's visible behind its safety-glass formula.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
Label:
Casablanca
UPC:
0602498802403
catalogNumber:
000426102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brie Larson   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Mark Russell   Bass
Joe Bonadio   Percussion,Drums
David Frank   Drums
Eric Kupper   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Tommy Mottola   Electric Guitar
Tabitha Fair   Background Vocals
Michael Binikos   Keyboards
Peter Zizzo   Bass,Background Vocals
Richie Jones   Drums
Eric Mayron   Bass
Cassidy Ladden   Background Vocals
Anthony Binikos   Bass,Guitar
Jen Scaturro   Keyboards
Sheléa Frazier   Background Vocals
Jessica Sheely   Background Vocals
Rob "The Onion" Math   Guitar
Eren Cannata   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Bruce Carbone   Executive Producer
David Frank   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Jon Ingoldsby   Composer
Eric Kupper   Programming
Dan Shea   Programming,Instrumentation
Soulshock   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Michael Tucker   Engineer
Rick Wake   Producer
Dan Hetzel   Engineer
Craig Bartock   Composer
Corey Rooney   Producer
Cesar Ramirez   Engineer
Michael Binikos   Composer,Programming,Producer
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Pamela Sheyne   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Peter Zizzo   Composer,Engineer
Richie Jones   Programming,Producer
Blair Daly   Composer
Orlando Calzada   Engineer
Jim Annunziato   Engineer
Amy Powers   Composer
Lindy Robbins   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Jen Scaturro   Programming
Dorian Cheah   Composer
Alex Cantrall   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Holly Brook   Composer
Troy Verges   Composer
Brie Larson   Composer
Rob Hudnut   Composer
Tracy Walker   Engineer
Jessica Sheely   Composer
Eren Cannata   Composer

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Finally Out of P.E. 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brie Larson sings about so many real topics!!! "Finally Out Of PE" is the story of my life!!!! Congrats on an awesome CD, Brie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brie Larson is good. I've heard her songs "She Said" and "Life After You", and seen the "She Said" music video on MTV. She's the long-awaited break from formula pop and hard rock.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brie has a great voice and wonderful songs! She really tells you things in the songs if you listen. The songs are great for all young girls who want to just fit in or get the boys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is great! All the songs are great! Her voice is amazing to be so young. All people especially teen girls can relate to this cd! I love all the songs. Finally out of p.e. is ok. Alot of people can relate to this song. It's not Brie's best song though. My favorites are 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,13. The others are ok. Everyone should but this cd. Especially for a VERY cheap price! It's defintly worth buying! You WON'T regret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is awsome! Brie did a GREAT job. I love ALL the songs on this album! My favorites are: Life after you, Whatever, Loser in me, She said, Invisible girl, Go goodbye, and Hope has wings. All of the songs are great but those were my favorites. My least favorite is Finally out of p.e. Yes alot of people can relate to that song but I just don't like it. Everyone should get this cd. You won't regret it!