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65 of 80 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Opportunities missed, mistakes made, profiteering ahoy, 7 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Who You Are [Platinum Edition] (Audio CD)
I rather like Jessie J. I rather like her music too. I would also be first in line to defend music made for adults, artists being able to express themselves how they wish, and record labels running a business profitably.

However (and it's a big however), it's utterly inexcusable that a CD should be on sale that contains graphic language and sexual content without having the industry-standard warning. Especially one that the record company knows full well will appeal to a younger audience. This smacks of a deliberate ploy since there is a Parental Guidance label which is almost illegibly small and printed in a corner on the back.

To add insult to injury, they have seen fit to re-issue the original album with a few extra tracks. Since the album was already popular (and thus didn't need to be brought to our attention à la Fleet Foxes first CD being re-issued with a later EP), this is just profiteering. It rewards only those people who haven't yet bought the album and penalises all those who have already made the record company (and Jessie J) a bunch of cash. Of course the extra tracks can be downloaded individually, but this is more expensive (remember, young audience) than getting them with an album.

Pretty much an indictment of the industry all round, and one which harms both Jessie J and her fans but not, I suspect, her label.
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Initial post: 11 Feb 2012 00:38:46 GMT
A. Jones says:
Thank you for this review. I was looking to buy this album for my daughter (7) but thanks to your, and other similar, review(s) I have been saved the money.

I feel there should be an explicit warning on the Amazon website to protect young ears.

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 17:20:10 GMT
Jessie J is a bisexual the same as lady gaga why can't she have sexual things and rude language in her album? Its not bad at all do it like a dude is the only one on their with sexy sounds in it and i read somewhere only the younger listeners liked that song anyway. Calm down kids are a lot more informed about about sex and language nowadays.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2012 14:29:01 BDT
I don't believe the original reviewer is saying the album shouldn't be allowed to have such content, merely that it should be clearly denoted so customers can make an informed choice. I don't see a problem with that. On the other side, it annoys me when they release albums with language censored (Gaga's being one) and neither make this clear prior to purchase or provide an option for adults.

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Posted on 6 Jun 2012 16:48:38 BDT
Buddy says:
Music for adults, loud mouth teenage brat's, White van men and House wives, are considered sentient adults?

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2012 16:51:08 BDT
Buddy says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2013 00:53:55 BDT
C. Dowsett says:
What the hell has her sexuality - or Lady Gaga's, for that matter - got to do with anything you just said, you ill-informed, ignorant imp?!
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