Release Date: Oct 18, 2005
Record label: Geffen
All of this lends a bit of substance, albeit silly substance, to songs that are otherwise hollow, particularly because they lack the spark, canny commercialism, and cheerful vibe that distinguished Autobiography. Sure, that record was calculated, but the music was lively, energetic, and infectious; it was an ideal soundtrack for a fantasy high school. While some of the songs on I Am Me do skirt typical adolescent themes, Simpson no longer sounds like she's sorting things out; she sounds sullen and defiantly complacent, which becomes a lethal combination with the murky, muddy music.