Just Like You (2009) With 11 different producers for 13 tracks, you'd think 17-year-old Allison Iraheta would need a miracle to create a cohesive debut disc with Just Like… 2009-12-01 Allison Iraheta Pop
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Just Like You (2009)

Just Like You, Allison Iraheta

#4 NO MORE Allison Iraheta

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Dec 01, 2009; Lead Performance: Allison Iraheta; Genre: Pop

With 11 different producers for 13 tracks, you'd think 17-year-old Allison Iraheta would need a miracle to create a cohesive debut disc with Just Like You. But nope, the muscular, instantly recognizable growl that carried her to a fourth-place finish on American Idol's eighth season is all she needs to seamlessly wed a collection of first-rate ditties, from the relentlessly propulsive ''Holiday'' to the '80s-influenced ''D Is for Dangerous'' to the soaring ''Don't Waste the Pretty.'' Meanwhile, ballads like the understated ''Scars'' and the bluesy ''Trouble Is'' separate Iraheta from questionably abled Miley/Selena contemporaries. Girl. Can. Sang! A-

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Originally posted Nov 24, 2009 Published in issue #1078 Dec 04, 2009 Order article reprints