If she had just stuck to the bubblegum 80's homage that the first 5 or 6 tracks are then A Public Affair - while maybe still not an amazing album - would have at least felt like it had real direction. Instead it just falls off into anything goes territory and it hits some truly horrifying lows. The Jessica Simpson Essentials are: I Wanna Love You Forever I Think I'm In Love With You Where You Are (feat. Nick Lachey) Irresistible A Little Bit Whats It Gonna Be With You A Public Affair You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) B.O.Y If You Were Mine Let Him Fly If those songs do something for you then go explore the albums. But her albums are such mixed bags that if you don't have great nostalgia for them, I'm not sure how worth your time you'd find them.