David Archuleta – Self-Titled Album Drops Today!

David Archuleta’s debut album drops today!   And I have to say, David’s first effort is a solid pop album.   Post-Idol records are put together quickly, with the usual roster of professional songwriters, so they can’t help but sound at least a bit generic. David’s debut is no exception, but the producers did a good job of putting together a pleasing record that contains a little bit of everything–tween pop, ballads, a little rock–that should keep his fans happy, and win a few new ones along the way.

My favorites: The single “Crush” is an effervescent and melodic bit of pop that’s simultaneously teen-pleasing and an adult’s perfect guilty pleasure.   Co-written by David and JC Chasez, “Don’t Let Go” has a distinct adult alternative vibe–I hear David’s future in this song–it’s going straight on to my iPod.   “Running” has a hooky, sweet chorus that keeps the song stuck in my head. “To Be With You” is a pretty ballad, made prettier with Kara DioGuardi’s lovely vocal counterpoint.

Not liking it so much:   “Your Eyes Don’t Lie”– I’m not buying David performing this slinky, sexy arrangement.

One last thing.   I said during the competition that I didn’t think David could cut it on pop radio.   I’ll admit it.   I was wrong.   Happy now? Hee.

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