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No One Is Really Beautiful


Download links and information about No One Is Really Beautiful by Jude. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 54:33 minutes.

Artist: Jude
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 13
Duration: 54:33
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No. Title Length
1. You Mama You 2:20
2. Charlie Says 4:19
3. I'm Sorry Now 4:22
4. Rick James 4:41
5. Battered Broken 4:57
6. I Do 4:50
7. Prophet 4:03
8. Out of L.A. 4:00
9. I Know 4:34
10. She Gets the Feeling 4:26
11. George 3:21
12. Brad and Suzy 4:37
13. The A*****e Song 4:03



Jude graduated from college with a philosophy degree — a usual surefire sign that his pop music would come loaded with cerebral sentiment. Anyone who has listened to their share of Jude's labelmate, Alanis Morissette, knows that dimestore philosophy can be a stumbling block, with self-important lyrics often getting in the way of well-executed sounds and ideas. But No One's Really Beautiful surprises by balancing lofty thoughts with an accomplished production that heightens the tongue twisters this artist is so fond of, while camouflaging the heady themes that run through several of his songs. Case in point: the stellar "Rick James" dances around sympathy for abused women, but the retro-drum track and rollicking, downtown funk guitar, paired with Jude's bubbly delivery, makes sure it steers far clear of preachy territory. Elsewhere, Jude lets the songs play out for themselves, letting sublimely bare arrangements and his often "lovable nerd" voice speak for themselves. On "You Mama You," he sounds like a jubilantly caffeinated Woody Guthrie; with "She Gets the Feeling," he sings about progressing in a relationship with the aggressiveness of Apollo Creed's punches while a muffled percussion loop keeps the mood fittingly smoky around him. This debut proves that Jude's sense of humor and his welcome embrace of pop culture could turn him into a worthy rival of Jewel, albeit thankfully without her weighty dose of pathos.