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Departure

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Departure

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jesse McCartney
genre:
POP

We gave it a C+

At 21, Jesse McCartney is now co-writing big, grown-up hits like Leona Lewis’ ”Bleeding Love,” so you can’t blame the former WB heartthrob for wanting to reinvent himself with this more adult, if carnal-minded, third CD Departure. While ”Make Up” proves a catchy Justin Timberlake facsimile, McCartney’s nasal, still-boyish vocals often sound preposterous paired with come-ons like ”You and me, we gon’ travel like a Visa” on such harder-edged cuts as ”Rock You.” By the time he declares himself ”about to pop” on ”Into Ya,” you might be ready to make a Departure from this CD. C+
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