First Appeared at The Music Box, December 2003, Volume 10, #12
Written by John Metzger
With her song She, Jen Foster became a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and won First Prize in the Great American Songwriting Contest — both within the events’ respective pop music divisions. Based on this, she signed with the American Garage label, which recently released her debut Everybody’s Girl. Unfortunately, whether the song is good or not — it’s not — really doesn’t matter. Musically, Foster plays it extraordinarily safe, and as a result, the entire album’s execution is bland, generic, and downright boring. It also happens to be perfect for the staid ennui of modern rock radio. However, if Foster is ever going to succeed as an artist, she’s going to have to take a risk with her sound and do something different. Otherwise, she’s apt to disappear as quickly as she arrived.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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