Unfabulous and More

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 828767764023
  • Catalog Number: 77640
  • Sales rank: 137,031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Wanna Be (3:14)
  2. 2 Punch Rocker (2:33)
  3. 3 Say Goodbye to Jr. High (3:39)
  4. 4 I Have Arrived (3:23)
  5. 5 94 Weeks (Metal Mouth Freak) (3:49)
  6. 6 This Is Me (3:40)
  7. 7 Dummy (3:08)
  8. 8 Mexican Wrestler (5:02)
  9. 9 We Are Gonna Happen (3:35)
  10. 10 New Shoes (2:15)
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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
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Brian Scheuble Engineer
Matthew Smith Engineer
Aimee MacAuley Art Direction
Robin Eaton Composer
Marshall Altman Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, Vocal Producer
Joe Zook Engineer
George Fullan Engineer
David Robert Sweeney Management
Greg Kolchinsky Engineer
Pablo Arraya Digital Editing
Dan Gross Engineer
Kasia Livingston Composer
Doug Tyo Engineer
Jeannie Lurie Composer
Emma Roberts Composer
Jason Angel Engineer, Digital Editing
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS CD IS AMAZING!

    This is is awsome! Emma couldn't of done a better job. I love this cd. I can listen to it over and over again and still not get tired of it! My favorites are: I wanna be, say goodnbye to jr. high, I have arrived, this is me, dummy, and we are gonna happen. Those songs are great I LOVE them! I hope she will come out with another cd! Great job Emma. You're a great singer and actress keep doing your GREAT work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is weird and too high-pitched for words!

    I hate her show, and her singing! I mean, these songs are corny and lame, like she couldn't find anything else to sing about, so she sang about mexican wrestlers and new shoes. Yeah, that's smart (sarcasm). Her character (and in real life) are shallow and care about unimportant things. What a waste if I acutally bought this junk!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Emma ROX!!!!

    Emma Roberts' debut album is a hit. With the amazing songs, like 94 weeks (metal mouth freak) this album has positive meanings for us teens and pre-teens. I would definitely buy this cd.

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