British upstart Jessie J’s debut single, Do It Like A Dude, showed so much promise — a spunky, beat-heavy pop track that indicated she’d be a threat to the likes of Britney and Rihanna. It’s unfortunate, then, that her first album sticks more closely to the wishy-washy sounds of, say, Natasha Bedingfield. The songs here are just not up to scratch, particularly for an artist who penned a hit for Miley Cyrus (Party in the USA, lazily rewritten here as Price Tag). Her tendency to oversing each and every note makes for painful listening too. A major disappointment.

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