Guy Sebastian
Just As I Am


1.0
awful

Review

by bellovddd USER (59 Reviews)
February 6th, 2024 | 29 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Not even a killer Afro could save this one.

Does God exist? I don’t believe he does if he did Would Angels Have Brought You Here? What would happen When Doves Cry? Will their tears fall until you Can’t Stand The Rain? So many questions, so little time.

Guy Sebastian is an Australian Icon. Despite how much I dislike his music, there is no denying Guy has made an impact on Australian Pop Music. Most notably he was the first Australian Idol winner and had a trademark Afro.

What do you get when you step into ‘Just As I Am’? You get every bit of generic poppiness you can stomach. Sprinkled in along the way is the occasional RnB occurrence, mainly due to Guys strong vocals and some attempts at funky basslines. Guy had a hand in writing a couple of the tracks here, which I do appreciate but would appreciate more if they were good. He absolutely destroys 'When Doves Cry' its so depressing to hear...

I love cheese in my music, I am all for it in most cases. But the cheese must be applied correctly and in a way that it doesn’t stink up the place. Unfortunately for Guy, he has applied smelly blue cheese to all tracks, and they come across as a poor man’s Boyz 2 Men on most tracks. Guys voice is great, I won’t deny that. His got a fantastic range and great control, ‘So I’ being the only track here I can stomach purely because of Guys vocals. Everything else here, washes over me and down the drain never to return, even Splinter don’t want em.

In all fairness, this album was rushed to get out before Christmas because Australian Idol was such a hit. You can feel it in every note that is played. There is no feeling, no emotion despite Guy’s best efforts to convey anything through his vocals. The lyrics are dull and boring, and the backing tracks could have had anyone singing over them and no difference would be heard.

In 2003, I wasn’t the same person I am now. I didn’t like most of the music that I like now. I loved dumb Pop that was on the radio, and I wanted to hear it from a fellow Aussie. Guy bro, you and your afro let me down.



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bellovddd
February 6th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

OMG Guy, why.

pizzamachine
February 6th 2024


27258 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

It’s okay, but calling a song When Doves Cry = no higher than a 2.5. 🤷

bellovddd
February 6th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

When Doves Cry is a great song pizza. this version is not though.

Egarran
February 6th 2024


34115 Comments


Just let it go, man.

bellovddd
February 6th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I WILL NEVER LET THIS DIE

Butkuiss
February 7th 2024


7087 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Gave you Guy just so you could suffer through the godawful Prince cover, big boy 😌



Great review!

bellovddd
February 7th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

it was truly horrible.

veninblazer
February 7th 2024


16839 Comments


What on earth is this?

bellovddd
February 7th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Australians first Aussie Idol winners debut album. It is not good. at all.

onionbubs
February 7th 2024


21103 Comments


"guy bro"

pos'd

Hendoi
February 7th 2024


740 Comments


I need that circa 2003 Guy drip

bellovddd
February 7th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

ICONIC

ThyCrossAwaits
February 7th 2024


3992 Comments


The outfit SCREAMS 2003, the pocket chain and the popped collar and the T-shirt over a button-down that’s sticking out everywhere

But damn what is that T-shirt?? That looks like a harsh noise tee I’d wear now

bellovddd
February 7th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

WTF is that t-shirt a naked lady with tape over her nipples?

bellovddd
February 7th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT HOLY SHIT. GUY YOU SLY DOG YOU

Butkuiss
February 7th 2024


7087 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Holy shit, this album has been on my cd shelf for decades and I hadn’t noticed that shirt either. Absolutely Redhot for the Hillsong boy

Hendoi
February 7th 2024


740 Comments


https://youtu.be/mMo67Nb-jeA?si=_j73Dn_I2cuj1s6G
Love this video, the cameramen, the collar, the hair, all goes crazy.

wildinferno2010
February 8th 2024


1906 Comments


I was in grade prep when Angels Brought You Here came out, and some of the teachers decided that the entire grade needed to hear. So they brought us all into the hall and told us to lie on the floor and close our eyes while they played the song through the PA. I've had it stuck in my head every since.

bellovddd
February 8th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

WOW what a memory haha

Hendoi
February 8th 2024


740 Comments


this sounds very familiar, but I don't want to disclose my location.



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