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Grade Eh

''American Idol'' grads Kelly, Clay, Ruben, Fantasia, and Diana all released albums within weeks of each other -- here's what EW thinks of them

Fantasia Barrino
Kelly Clarkson
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Kelly Clarkson

''Breakaway'' (RCA)

The ''Idol'' albums: Kelly's ''Breakaway''

Claim to Fame Season 1 winner

The Gist Kelly kinda goes rock. Think Avril-meets-Evanescence, with a splash of Pat Benatar.

Highlight The infectious eff-you anthem ''Since U Been Gone.''

Lowlight Could do without the live version of ''Beautiful Disaster.''

Liner Notable The Southern gul uses ''y'all'' only 12 times.


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