Friday, November 14, 2008
ALBUM REVIEW: David Archuleta
It's been a while since I've watched "American Idol," so whenever a winner or runner-up comes out with an album, I try to give it a fair once-over. Archuleta has been pandered as the cute little boy with a cute little voice, and when he came out with "Crush," it took a while to grow on me. After listening to his entire album, I decided it was a good first effort for an amateur with no clear artistic vision. His voice is strong, it's just the lyrics, as usual, that this "Idol"-alum has to work on.
Despite the fact that his latest single is a cover of Robbie Williams' "Angels" and the next one will be the mellow, party-starter "Touch My Hand," I'd recommend giving a listen to "Waiting for Yesterday," "My Hands" and "Running." But for your own sake, completely avoid the annoying echo in "Barriers" and the useless assistance of former N'Syncer JC Chasez on "Don't Let Go." However, if you want to hear the Adam Levine-fiery-potential in his voice, listen to the semi-tolerable "Let Me Go."