Unfabulous and More

Unfabulous and More

by Emma Roberts
     
 

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Half soundtrack, half teen pop debut album, Emma Roberts' Unfabulous and More features songs from the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous -- in which Roberts plays Addie Singer, a sensitive but sassy 13 year old who writes songs to cope with the ups and downs of adolescence -- as well as a few new tracks. Much like Hilary Duff's…  See more details below

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Half soundtrack, half teen pop debut album, Emma Roberts' Unfabulous and More features songs from the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous -- in which Roberts plays Addie Singer, a sensitive but sassy 13 year old who writes songs to cope with the ups and downs of adolescence -- as well as a few new tracks. Much like Hilary Duff's first forays into pop during Lizzie McGuire, Roberts is fresh and genuine, and the album is filled with sweet, idealistic songs sung by a young girl who sounds like a young girl instead of a pop tart. Unfabulous and More is just as musically eclectic, if not more so, than many of the albums by established teen divas: it spans the big, shiny pop of "I Wanna Be," the spunky rock of "Punch Rocker," and "Say Goodbye to Jr. High," a detailed look into the inner workings of the junior-high caste system set to bittersweet synth pop, in just the first three tracks. Like many other teen pop albums, there's a small army of writers, producers, and musicians responsible for these songs, but Unfabulous and More actually manages to sound like the voice of one girl. Many of the best songs were written by Jill Sobule, whose work has always had a sometimes-sweet, sometimes-sharp insight into young women's thoughts. "New Shoes" captures the giddy delight of getting a new pair of kicks, while "94 Weeks (Metal Mouth Freak)" nails the prison-like feeling of putting your teeth in a cage. Though the song is more than a little self-pitying, and much like having braces, goes on a little too long, it's still kind of remarkable that this teenage rite of passage and the worries surrounding it (will you still like me if I have braces?) hasn't had a song dedicated to it before. Songs like "Mexican Wrestler" and "Dummy" -- a kiss-off song dedicated to a friend who's becoming a poser -- also add some quirky but perceptive twists to teen angst. Unfabulous and More may be too earnest and innocent for fans of glossier, more glamorous teen pop, but based on these songs, it's easy to hear why Unfabulous, and Roberts, strike a chord with teenage girls.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2005
Label:
Sony Mod - Afw Line
UPC:
0828767764023
catalogNumber:
77640
Rank:
106383

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emma Roberts   Primary Artist
Jill Sobule   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Paul Bushnell   Bass,Group Member
Julian Coryell   Guitar,Group Member
Zach Danziger   Percussion
Mark Rogers   Bass,Group Member
Sean Hurley   Bass,Group Member
Nick DiMichino   Bass,Group Member
Jon Levine   Piano,Keyboards,Leader
Marshall Altman   Group Member
Dorian Crozier   Drums,Group Member
John Levine   Piano,Keyboards,Group Member
Jim McGorman   Keyboards,Group Member
Mike Standal   Electric Guitar
Samantha Murphy   Background Vocals
John Hampson   Guitar,Leader
Yurko Mychaluk   Guitar,Group Member
Dino Meneghin   Guitar,Group Member
Dean Drouillard   Guitar,Group Member
Gabriel Mann   Keyboards,Group Member
Vincent Tattanelli   Drums,Group Member
Aaron Sterling   Drums,Group Member
John Hapmson   Guitar,Group Member
Daniel Holter   Keyboards
Lee Nadel   Bass,Group Member
Anjulie Persaud   Percussion,Background Vocals,Group Member
Lindsay Sorensen   Background Vocals
Denton Whited   Drums,Group Member
Erin Workman   Background Vocals
Marc Rogers   Bass
Keely Hawkes   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jill Sobule   Composer
Franne Golde   Composer
Brian Malouf   Producer,Engineer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Matthew Smith   Engineer
Aimee MacAuley   Art Direction
Robin Eaton   Composer
Marshall Altman   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Joe Zook   Engineer
George Fullan   Engineer
David Robert Sweeney   Management
Greg Kolchinsky   Engineer
Dan Gross   Engineer
Kasia Livingston   Composer
Doug Tyo   Engineer
Jeannie Lurie   Composer
Emma Roberts   Composer
Jason Angel   Engineer
Big Stu   Programming,drum programming
Daniel Holter   Composer,Programming
Anjulie Persaud   Composer
Lindsay Sorensen   Composer
David Sweeny   Management
Erin Workman   Composer

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