Jojo grabs her crown with the reissue of ‘Jojo’

It’s a new month and a new year. Since it’s January and this artist just re-released all of her old music, it’s only fitting to dedicate a whole month to her. Welcome to Jojo January. No, it’s for JoJo Siwa and her obsession with big bows. That’s all the jokes I’m going to make about her since she’s only like 8 years old. I’m talking about the original teen queen Jojo. There are four Fridays in January and she happens to have three albums and two extra songs on iTunes.

Growing up, I wasn’t a huge Jojo fan. I pretty much enjoyed the hits like “Leave (Get Out)” and “Too Little Too Late.” So when she re-recorded a re-released all of her older work, I decided it was time to look into her work as a whole. I need to educate myself more on the fine arts. As a musical connoisseur, I need to explore different artist. Music and Sexuality go hand and hand. You don’t know what you like until you try it. And that the tea. Anyways, let’s talk about Jojo’s self-titled debut album. Keep in mind that I’m listening to the re-issued/re-released updated version.

No tears will fall from these eyes

“Jojo” was originally released in back in the summer of 2004. It was re-released in December 2018. To make a long story short about why she re-recorded, re-worked, and re-released 14 year music, I leave you with this: label drama. The album is a mix of R&B, Pop, and hip-hop. It’s actually a very nice blend of everything. It reminded me of Ariana Grande’s first album “Yours Truly.” Which is ironic because this album was nine-years-old when Ariana Grande released it. Ariana wanted to be like Jojo. Even their high ponytails were similar. Maybe Jojo is really Ariana? *conspiracy theory*

The album itself is a really good mix. The album seems to be split into two different acts: first act before “Leave (Get Out)” and last act after “Leave (Get Out).” The main flaw with the album is that most of the songs on the album sound the same and similar. It’s not a bad thing but it’s not a good thing. It just blends together too much and you can’t tell the songs apart.

Some songs were better than others. Obviously, “Leave (Get Out)” is the stand out of the album but “City Lights,” “Breezy,” and “Baby It’s You” are also good songs as well. There are also some songs that are just meh. “Weak” is a cover but it’s just too long of a song. If they would have trimmed like two minutes off of the song, then it would have been a fine song,


“JoJo” is a great debut album. It’s a standard debut album with debut album issues but I’ve just come to expect that when it comes to debut albums. Jojo was definitely underrated and ahead of her time. I didn’t take vocals into account for the review because of their new vocals but still. Her vocals slay and could make angels cry. I do recommend taking a listen to it because I enjoyed the album.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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