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Finally Out of P.E.

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
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: 602498802403
  • Catalog Number: 000426102
  • Sales rank: 163,928

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Life After You (3:07)
  2. 2 Whatever (3:16)
  3. 3 Shoebox (3:19)
  4. 4 Falling into History (4:11)
  5. 5 Done with Like (3:46)
  6. 6 Loser in Me (3:37)
  7. 7 Finally Out of P.E. (3:17)
  8. 8 She Shall Remain Nameless (3:41)
  9. 9 She Said (3:44)
  10. 10 Invisible Girl (2:42)
  11. 11 Go Goodbye (3:31)
  12. 12 Ugly (3:29)
  13. 13 Hope Has Wings (4:02)
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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, Guitar
Technical Credits
Bruce Carbone Executive Producer
David Frank Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally Out of P.E.

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally Out of P.E.

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CHIC GIRL SONGS

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sounds Cool...

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is so cool!!!!

    Brie Larson sings about so many real topics!!! "Finally Out Of PE" is the story of my life!!!! Congrats on an awesome CD, Brie.

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