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Classic Album Review: Jessica Simpson | Irresistible

The Texas teen-pop diva is indistinguishable from her peers on her sophomore set.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Irresistible, huh? Wanna bet?

Texas teen-pop diva Jessica Simpson has been portrayed as the good-girl, God-fearing anti-Britney, but frankly, after listening to this second album it’s tough to tell the difference between the two. Oh sure, Jessica isn’t nearly as provocative — nearly every one of Irresistible’s dozen tracks has pseudo-religious overtones. But she’s every bit as cheesy — these cuts jive to the same hip-pop robotics, swoon to the same Latin-flecked ballads and groove to the same synthesized vocals you’ve heard Spears peddling for some time now. Indistinguishable is more like it.