American Idol Season 7 fan favorite, David Archuleta has become a household name as he spent his 2008 summer on the nationwide American Idol tour with his fellow contestants. This album includes a sequence of Pop tracks from the industry's most talented writers and producers. Archuleta's first single 'Crush' was produced by Emanuel 'Eman' Kiriakou.
正直中盤ダラける気がしますが、アーチーの声の魅力を最大限に生かすのはやはりバラードなので、選曲自体は正しい結果だと思います。個人的には『Little Too Not Over You』『Desperate』のような若干冒険気味なナンバーがもう少しあっても良かったかな？とは思いますが、歌唱力もルックスも抜群（ルックスは日本受けするかは微妙ですが）の久々の大型正統派アイドルのアルバムとしてはパーフェクトだと思います。
それにしてもUSのこのアルバムの売り方には唖然です。US iTunesのみで手に入るデラックス版には『Waiting For Yesterday』『Falling』『Let Me Go』がボーナス収録されていますがこれはアルバムすべてを購入しないと手に入らなく、さらに予約者のみ『Somebody Out There』が手に入った模様。そしてWallmartで買った人には『Works For Me!』がボーナストラック収録された別バージョンが存在。んーー、単純にこの通常版？CDだけ買った人は全部揃わないんですね。。。いつか物理CDとしてちゃんと完全収録版（か日本版）が出ることを希望します。
（Billboard 200 初登場２位！）
先行シングルの CRUSH (プラチナ達成！)もお薦めですが、
キャッチーな曲 A LITTLE TOO NOT OVER YOU と BARRIERS
バラード曲 TO BE WITH YOU と YOU CAN
アメリカンアイドルＳ7でも歌った ANGELS とお薦め曲満載の１枚です。
My favorite track is the "almost" duet with Kara DioGuardi, "To Be With You".
I really hate the second to the last track "Your Eyes Don't Lie". It's weird. The whistle sound makes it seems like a western movie theme song, totally doesn't fit with anything else.
Overall a very good first try. Kind of reminds me of Nick Lachey, vocally, although they have completely different styles. This is the kind of album that grows on you. I'm looking forward to seeing which way he'll go with the next one.
Yes, this album is focused more on the teens/younger crowd, but I think there's at least one song that anyone can enjoy. This album has a variety of pop songs (not only focused on one type of pop). It's a bit of a tester album where you can see (maybe) what direction he may go in the future.
If you watched him on American Idol and was disappointed by him only singing ballads, this album is NOT only full of ballads, although there are some. And personally I think his ballads are beautiful! It really features how amazing his vocals are.
My favorites are Crush, You Can, A Little Too Not Over You & Waiting For Yesterday (although that song is sadly not on the main album). The bonus tracks are great so if you like the album, you should listen to the bonus tracks also!
Overall, I highly recommend this album. Give it a try if you haven't yet. This is a great debut!
Side note from album: He is also AMAZING at singing live.
Check out the AOL Sessions if you have time. :)
A great start of a humble, noble and sincere soul!!!! :D WAY TO GO, DEAR DAVID!!!!! :D
However, David and his people had a little surprise in store for us. The last 3 tracks differ strongly from the first 9. In "Don't Let Go" he sounds much more like a mature vocalist than a young teen idol. The melody is more challenging, and his voice sounds, well, more confident and more sophisticated. All of a sudden, he's a young man, not a boy. This sudden maturity continues in "Your Eyes Don't Lie", which is almost bluesy. Again, the vocal performance is given greater emphasis than on other tracks. The concluding track, "Angels", is a strong ballad in the tradition of what made him succeed on AI in the first place. His vocal is not lost in the rich production; he rides the tide like a veteran performer, which his fans know that he will become, given time. I expect we'll hear more of this maturity on his next album. I definitely hope so.
Buy it! You will not be disappointed if you are a fan of David Archuleta's beautiful voice. I support him and love him!