Kris Allen’s Self Titled Album Is Now Available Everywhere!

Kris Allen’s self-titled album, Kris Allen, is now available everywhere! Well, you’ll have to wait until morning if you want to pick it up at a brick-and-mortar store.   But still! Yay!

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I know I promised a review–I’ll write something longer for the weekend.   For now, I’ll just say that I generally like the record.   I think it’s a solid first post-Idol effort.

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152 Comments

  1. Well even though I am not a fan, this is at least some positive idol news. Go Kris! Or should I say John Mayer Jr. from that picture, lol.

  2. Hooray. It is downloading as we speak from I-tunes. It is a great debut album from what I have heard so far. I’m very excited about it and happy for Kris.

  3. Just got my notification email. It’s down-loading now! I can’t remember ever getting the email this early before. I’m glad- I was worried there’d be a big pile up at iTunes at midnight when everyone starting getting all the new releases. I’m still traumatized from the Coldplay Viva La Vida download mess!

    BTW, my John Mayer preorder still isn’t available.

  4. So excited to finally own his CD. I’ve never followed someone from Idol so intently up to the point of the CD release so this is pretty new for me.

  5. Just downloaded mine. Listening to the bonus track and Jim’s fave “From the Ashes” :)

  6. Very exciting day for Kris and his fans. I dig a lot of the album – looking forward to getting my copy from Amazon tomorrow. Let the games begin!

  7. Congrats to Kris. I’m so excited for him. And cool for his fans that pre-ordered to have it already. So cool.

    So too early to talk about it on iTunes chart? which yes I know, it’s not a big part of the market, yadda. I’ts not like I can see what’s happening with soundscan this week.

  8. Just downloaded it on my iTunes am listening to the bonus track before going back and listening to the whole album in track order. Yayayayayay! So happy for Kris — his dream has really come true

  9. As usual, the iTunes sound quality is way, way better than the AOL stream. I definitely wouldn’t make the ultimate decision of whether or not to buy an album based only on those streams. Too many nuances lost in translation.

  10. I don’t think any of the idols are going to do amazing this time around due to weak fan support. But sounds like Kris is doing alright so far. Lucky guy. Life is a bitch. If life was fair, Adam would be topping the charts with his single on iTunes but Adam apparently has no such luck; I think I saw iTuens dropped the price of FYE down to $ .99 which is sad.

  11. Yay for Kris! I may spend most of my time here fangirling all over Adam, but I also think Kris’s album is lovely. Heading over to iTunes to download now!

    ETA: Not taking bait on comment about FYE pricing, seems Off Topic in this post. Back to flailing for Kris!

  12. Downloading now!

    Question…I was one of those that did the Pass, then did the additional pre-order when it looked like the Pass wouldn’t include the bonus. Right now the auto downloader is downloading the album with bonus and booklet; 15 total files. No indication this is from the Pass, nothing showing up in the Pass “playlist,” so I guess it’s the “preorder” (and got my email indicating this is indeed the preorder).

    Did anyone with JUST the PASS get the autodownload yet?

  13. Congratulations Kris..all of your fans are so proud of you!!!! guys what should we trend on twitter????

  14. Of course, I did NOT get my notification from epic fail iTunes.

    Good luck to Kris. Maybe I will actually get to hear the album on my Nano someday…

    Yep, it’s nice to talk about music once in a while, isn’t it? 8)

  15. KRISMAS IS FIANLLY HERE!

    But gahh… the iTunes Pass is being scorned! No download yet!

  16. I’m still waiting for my e-mail (I have the pass), but I’m with itunes.ca they seem to take longer than itunes.com

  17. I’m loving my download of Kris! Listening to Let it Rain right now. niice. I really like Before We Come Undone and Written All over My Face so far too. This is exactly the type of record I was hoping for from Kris.

  18. LA Times and MTV have reviews up.

    I can’t figure out why the mixed reviews? I think it’s a great record.. Hmm maybe it’s just my taste. I can’t find the MTV review, can you link me?

  19. Jeez, I can’t edit a post less than 10 minutes later?

    I’ve listened to the bonus song a couple of times. Sounds like Before we Come Undone meets Daughtry. I love BWCU, so that’s okay in my book. Love it, it was worth it to preorder to get the song.

  20. Just listened to half of it. Very nice!!! I’ll hear the rest tomorrow, too sleepy now.

    By the bye, I checked the liner notes, and it turns out all three members of The Script play on LLWD and WAOMF. I’m not sure if they recorded a new backing track for LLWD, but that explains why it sounds identical to their version.

  21. I’m with itunes.ca and just downloaded my pre-order!

    YEAH!!! HAPPY KRIS ALLEN RELEASE DAY :)

  22. If my stupid job ever pays me… I will be heading right out and buying this. Looking forward to it!

  23. I’m glad I went through the trouble to purchase the pre-order and get a refund on the partial pass when I didn’t know if the bonus track would be included. In the end, it might have cost me a few bucks, because I think the ‘list price’ of the videos was counted against my available refund, but I don’t really care. Given how long it took LLWD to be available for pass people, I’m just glad the wait is over.

    Also, seems that Kris also did an interview with Michael Slezak – here’s a preview: http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/11/16/kris-allen-american-idol-super-awesome-guy/

    I feel a bit creepy/cougar-ish saying this… but I’m loving Kris’s look in this interview (he changed out of the FOX interview plaid).

  24. OMG!!! Slezak just posted a 94 second teaser snippet of his Kris Allen interview. He looks amazing, and talks about how the internet can crush your soul. This makes up for not being able to download my itunes pass.

  25. Anyone have the links to the reviews?

    I don’t think people will like the LA Times one so not posting – only gives album 1.5 stars… ouch.

  26. Ok, I was just going to edit my last post, but it’s doing weird things. I wanted to add that the album has disappeared from the iTunes chart … or I’m losing my mind or going blind. I’m assuming that there’s just something weird going on with iTunes, but I wonder how long it will take to get it straightened out. (or, again, it really is there and I’m losing it).

  27. Congrats Kris and his fans!
    Am too tired now but will buy it tomorrow for sure … and that’s from a non-fan who became a convert with the AOL preview.
    Screw the LA Times. The reviewer obviously had an agenda but this is a solid album!

  28. Ok, I was just going to edit my last post, but it’s doing weird things. I wanted to add that the album has disappeared from the iTunes chart ‘ ¦ or I’m losing my mind or going blind

    #40 on mine.

  29. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to buy the whole album, but there are some tracks I really like, so I tried buying them. I kept getting error messages, so I just got so frustrated I bought the whole album, and that worked. What an evil genius way of suckering me out of a couple dollars Itunes lol.

  30. *clicked Check for Available Downloads*

    *saw list fill up*

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Question.

    We appear to be getting the old artwork, and each one is named “Debut Album Track”. Uhh, will that change at some time? I like the real album artwork and I don’t know if I wanna rename every track. It won’t feel as authentic :P.

  31. Umm, Rickey, methinks he’s talkin’ about YOU.

    Ha. Ha. I just twittered Rickey the same thing. What a douche.

  32. #40 on mine.

    Ok, I’m going to use the tried and true IT trick of shutting down the program and re-opening. Because on my iTunes, #40 is The Bridge, by Melanie Fiona

  33. The Slezak interview snippet was great. Can any other pass peeps download theirs?!! AAGGHHH!!! Itunes is crazy. Adam’s CD was at 177, and I know that’s not right. Kris’s album had the single cover (which I actually prefer), but this is nuts…haha…been listening to too many Kris interviews tonight!

  34. Just got my notification, I’m downloading now. Can’t wait to hear From the Ashes!!!

  35. I have the iTunes pass, like I said, but I rather like the real album cover over the pass cover.

    And I don’t like not knowing the names of the songs except for the last four! AHH!

    Wait, never mind, they come with the PDF in the pass. NVM. I just wish they’d change more conveniently :P.

  36. Yay! So happy the day is finally here. From the Ashes is amazing. I think it should have replaced Lifetime on the album.

    Now all I need is to force myself into going to Walmart to get the copy with the other bonus track.

  37. Happy Kris Day!!!!!!!!!!!! (that’s Allen by the way not Brown. LOL) Going to listen to my copy now!

  38. Love From the Ashes, a real rock vibe to it. I’m going to sleep happy!!!

  39. Squirrely
    11/17/2009 at 12:24 am

    Kris’ album disappeared on my itunes when it struck midnight.

    That’s because it is not a pre order Album. Give the Album itself time to chart back up. All the pre orders are going to orders so his album is actually considered a different “album” then the pre order.

  40. can’t wait for Realite of Slezac. Love the interview snippet and I’m very happy that Kris is no more reading the internet crap on him; that’s very true that it’s not good for an artist soul.
    that’s true now that i’m off to bed –couldn’t resist downloading the cd before :D

  41. congrats to kris allen on his debut release, and to all the fans who are supporting him… hang in there with him, you provide a much needed backbone, and it’s worth it… talking from experience… been there done that, got the tee shirt, hahahha… we’ll be doing it all over again soon for david a… there’s nothing like this first day of release, enjoy it!

  42. sorry I was trying to cut and paste dhunkin answer to my question.

    Anyways – thanks d!

  43. Mine’s all nice and downloaded. I have to go listen to From the Ashes now. :-)

  44. Just got my notification, I’m downloading now

    Me too! What an exciting day for Kris, it’s been a lot of work to get here.

    I watched the Slezak snippet. It looks like Kris has really come a long way with his interview skills. As cute as he is, I used to not really like to watch his interviews very much because of the “like pulling teeth” thing. But he’s chatting away like the pro he is now. It’s great that he is learning to show his personality more easily, he’s such a likeable person.

  45. Okay, I shut down iTunes, opened it back up…NOW it’s downloading the Pass version. WITH THE BONUS. After I emailed iTunes complaining it hadn’t downloaded and I wanted a partial refund. Frakkin’ Apple.

    *sigh* at least it’s only (fuck) THREE copies I’m buying this time, including Walmart. Two less than I bought for Cook. (I SO better get refunded.)

  46. got my copy on canadian itunes, i like it more then i though, great debut,go kris.

  47. From David Cook’s twitter

    thedavidcook

    Thank you Canada. Can’t wait to come back! Until then, you have plenty of time to go pick up @krisallen’s new record. go. go! GO!!!

    Amazing :D

    Also I now have three copies of Live Like We’re Dying. Kris has better songs lol.

  48. I needed some Kris happiness after a day of feeling grrrrrr-y about my other fave Adam.

    And EEEEE for climbing up and up on the Amazon and iTunes charts.

    Well at least part of my fandom was soothed today.

  49. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Slezak interview (Kris is definitely referring to Rickey in that tease) and the one with Jim C.

    On a shallow note — looking fine in that jacket, Kris!

    Loved From the Ashes — that should have made the standard album rather than just be a bonus track

    Can’t figure out how to get my Walmart version to download. It still says pre-order on the website. Maybe I have to wait until midnight Pacific Coast time for it?

    What time will Kris be on GMA tomorrow — around 8:30???

    (oh and to that L.A. Times reviewer — haters to the left. The first line of his review suggested he didn’t think Kris was good enough to win AI, but that review was way harsh — and totally whack IMO)

  50. Anybody know what the big scary Jim Cantiello scoop is? I’m always spoiled and I like it that!

  51. Andrew Cook tweeted it also:

    So if you haven’t already heard, @krisallen has an album coming out tomorrow and I suggest you get it. That is all :-)

  52. So for those of us who are old school and want a physical copy of Kris’s cd…what are the options in terms of bonus trackage? Is Walmart the only retailer that offers a bonus track? Any reviews of the bonus tracks? Debating if I should just order Kris & Ali off amazon or break my usual rules & go to Walmart….

  53. Just watched the Slezak interview snippet… And I have to agree, Kris is refering to “Name I shall not ever utter coz it makes me wanna HISSSSS’. God how could he do that to Kris!! For Fking HITS!?? Esp when he claimed to be such a big Kris Fan….

    Forget It…. Get Back to Happy place!!
    Kris Allen Day, Y’ALL!!…

    And I was trying to not make shallow comments today but DAYUM!!! Kris is looking FIIINE in the Realite Interview… And Aww Dolled up Slezak!

  54. Just received an email that my album is shipped- should arrive here in Australia this Friday- so that’s not bad- whooo !!
    I am so glad I pre-ordered it even if its more expensive- helps him on the US charts & whenever its available here -I’ll buy it again to help on the Aussie charts!!
    I am so grateful to Slezac & Jim C for the great interviews they do with Kris!! What’s with LA & the bad radio response for his single & bad reviews!! [ Is it because there are so many musicians in LA that they get a bit “snobby” about AI artists??]

  55. OMG Send Me All Your Angels is AWESOME. You can hear the Daughtry in it but it’s also Kris. Love the guitars in it.

  56. Wonderings – I prefer the Walmart bonus track, but also like the iTunes. I am LOVING the Chris/Kris collab. I can hear both their influences in the tune, I love it.

  57. Gah I’m dying! Send Me all Your Angels I love so much.

    I so luurve when DC pimps Kris :)

  58. Happy release party Kris peeps! I will prob be downloading Alright With Me, and Red Guitar tomorrow.

  59. Anybody else trying to trend #KrisAllen? I’m doing my part! I might as well since I can’t download the flippin album from Itunes!

  60. YAY amielee…I think it’s too late at night…in the morning, but I’m trying.

  61. Wow. 21 things on iTunes including the video and NoBo. I did not expect all of this.

  62. I have the iTunes pass, like I said, but I rather like the real album cover over the pass cover.

    You can replace the artwork with the actual album cover.

  63. Grrrrr, I hate (with a passion) everything Walmart, but I’ll be there tomorrow buying this album. I ordered Carrie’s new album (2nd ever Idol album that I’ve bought), through MJ’s site at Amazon.com. It took me over a week to get it. I’m finding, very unexpectedly, that I can’t wait that long for this one. Funny, a couple of hours ago, I wasn’t sure that I’d buy it. Now I must have it soon, though I don’t see me buying anything else from this season (unless Alexis Grace comes out with an album). I could see myself actually pre-ordering that one.

  64. Woohoo! Got my pass (early even, since I am west coast), basking in glorious HQ sound :) and off to Walmart tomorrow morning for a hard copy w/Send Me All Your Angels. I like From The Ashes (itunes bonus track) and got a listen to SMAYA and really like that one too.

    So happy to see big banner ads for Kris on itunes main, music, and pop pages!

    wonderings I would go w/Walmart over Amazon, since they get a bonus track and Amazon doesn’t.

  65. Andrew Cook tweeted it also:

    So if you haven’t already heard, @krisallen has an album coming out tomorrow and I suggest you get it. That is all

    Aw, I like the Cook brothers pimping Kris’ album. I can’t wait to go buy the darn thing, come on fricking job that owes me a check from *last* week! Cramping my style… can’t buy Kris’ album, can’t buy my tickets to my David Cook show… not fair. LOL!

  66. I ended up buying the album instead of singles. I’m enjoying it. Go Kris!

    Aww, the AI family and extended family pimping the album.

  67. gingerly
    11/17/2009 at 1:49 am

    Grrrrr, I hate (with a passion) everything Walmart, but I’ll be there tomorrow buying this album. I ordered Carrie’s new album (2nd ever Idol album that I’ve bought), through MJ’s site at Amazon.com. It took me over a week to get it. I’m finding, very unexpectedly, that I can’t wait that long for this one. Funny, a couple of hours ago, I wasn’t sure that I’d buy it. Now I must have it soon, though I don’t see me buying anything else from this season (unless Alexis Grace comes out with an album). I could see myself actually pre-ordering that one.

    Quoting myself because I can and also because my edit time has run out. Can anybody tell me what bonus track I’ll get at walmart tomorrow? I don’t really keep up on this stuff.

  68. I am LOVING the Chris/Kris collab.

    Same here. It’s so beautiful.

  69. mj, I love ya’ and have been here for over a year IIRC so I just have to say Kris’s new CD should be the first thing showing up right now when someone logs into your site. (The byline on your website, if I’m thinking correctly.) I will be patient because I know it will show up soon enough, the only problem is it will disappear just as fast.

    I’m so happy you got the album data785, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. :)

    Once again my two faves, tierbee. I can’t download from itunes right now because my ipod needs some help. Looking forward to the extras.

  70. I so luurve when DC pimps Kris :)

    IKR!!!!! Awwww, the best male idols of all time!

  71. I don’t think people will like the LA Times one so not posting ‘“ only gives album 1.5 stars’ ¦ ouch.

    Ouch is right! I guess they have their own idols to flaunt. Wow, I have to say just because someone isn’t from your area doesn’t mean they suck. Wow, again. Didn’t read the review, but probably for the best.

    ETA: Oops, didn’t mean to have three posts in a row. I guess I’m very late to the party. ;)

  72. Jae
    11/17/2009 at 1:23 am

    Happy release party Kris peeps! I will prob be downloading Alright With Me, and Red Guitar tomorrow.

    Awww, go for it Jae! Those two and Is It Over are my faves. Make sure there aren’t others you like (love) because there’s something for everyone! Same as AL’s I’m sure! :)

  73. Guys, Kris is at #4 overall on Itunes ! Just below 50 cents and John Mayer. Woohoo!
    And #1 on Pop!

    Go Kris!

  74. OK, I’m going to bed now. My I-tune pass did not come yet.
    What happened ? Usually it downloaded automatically.
    I did not yet get a confirmation E-mail. I turn off and turn it on again, and NOTHING.

    Better be here in the morning.

  75. Ok I LOVE ‘From The Ashes’ – chorus has a very BWCD feel… Love the ‘weird chelo + violin’ ending … OOoh and the swishy swhirly wind soundeffect at the end…Swooooooshhhhh.

  76. NICE TO SEE those big iTunes banners for Kris’ album on the iTunes main, music, and pop pages!

    2:20am PST:

    “Kris Allen” #4 overall album, #1 pop album

    LLWD #44 overall, #22 pop

    GO KRIS AND THANKS JIVE FOR THE PROMO!!!

  77. I don’t think people will like the LA Times one so not posting ‘“ only gives album 1.5 stars’ ¦ ouch.

    No, not so much. I tried to leave a comment last night for Mikael Wood, but the blogster is reviewing comments before posting them. I just thought it was curious that Mikael had an item in EW in October that asked, “Still can’t believe Adam Lambert didn’t win American Idol this year?”

    I just can’t wait for the day when these two gifted artists can do what they do best and be left alone by all the haters. I guess it’s just going to take some time.

    But today’s a great day so I won’t let it bum me out. I will download my I-Tunes pass for Kris and next week get my copy of Adam’s album. Happy times. :)

  78. I am so happy that Kris’s CD is out today! I just finished listening to it and it sounds awesome. It’s great that Kris’s album is doing so well on itunes this morning! For the first time in years I will be purchasing an actual CD, normally I just burn them from my itunes songs. However, I can’t wait to hear the Chris/Kris song, so I will be purchasing the CD to keep in my car (I am actually happy I have a long commute today :) . Does anyone know if Target’s CD has an extra song?

    MJ: Is it possible to pin this post to the top just for today? It is an important day for Kris fans.

  79. Well work is going to get in the way of my watching GMA, but I look forward to seeing it when I get home tonight. Looking forward to see what songs Kris sings besides LLWD.

  80. “MJ: Is it possible to pin this post to the top just for today? It is an important day for Kris fans.” – Jmom
    I second this !!!!

    #1 pop album
    So appropriate and hard earned and well deserved!!

    Go Kris Allen!!! Happy Kris Allen Day U’ll!!!!

  81. Oh and if I get the point of that LA Time review that because Kris beat Adam Lambert he had to create some music somehow worthy of such a feat? What an inane thing to say. I think Kris sales should be more, but that’s all I expect from Kris Allen re; Adam Lambert. Kris’s album should just be judged for itself, not as a function of his winning American Idol. Except maybe as I do, to give AI peeps some slack for the inevitable overprocessing and compromises towards commericialism that they are all forced to make in their first albums.

    What a fail of a review.

  82. ‘MJ: Is it possible to pin this post to the top just for today? It is an important day for Kris fans.’  ‘“ Jmom

    ^THIS.

  83. Already raved over album and now want to turn to fabulous Slezak interview. Kris has such charisma in his interviews with Slezak, Jim and a few others like Yong Chavez. And totally shallow, but OMG that high fashion, close fitting, cola-brown-eye-matching lapel jacket! Please keep wearing it Kris! And yes please Kris deserves the top today!

  84. “OMG that high fashion, close fitting, cola-brown-eye-matching lapel jacket! Please keep wearing it Kris! ”

    @fanaround: ITA! I’ve watched that little interview about 15 times on loop! I can’t get over how effing hot he’s looking. This boy looks FINE in leather jackets!! (@God! Why am I so shallow?)

  85. Congrats Kris! Nice bump on itunes! No time to listen this morning but can’t wait to let it play in the background while I’m working around the house this afternoon.

    I assume the big bump on itunes is amostly from pre-orders. I doubt too many people have downloaded it already who haven’t pre-ordered it. It is only 6:45 est.

  86. Congratulations Kris on your new album release. Props to dominating iTunes. The banners and the listings are awesome. #4 Album overall. #1 Pop

    Celebrations all round. Go Kris.

    And yes. I am an Adam fan.

  87. The music retailers in the PHILIPPINES totally sucks. Kris’ album is not available in the 3 big music stores that I went to. Totally dying of envy here.

  88. If we are this happy for Kris’ big day, I can only imagine how he must feel! He’s come such a long way in realizing his dreams. Congratulations to you Kris! My wish is that you get to keep on making your music.

  89. Congratulations to Kris on his album release!! :) Here’s wishing you much success. I LOVE The Truth, Let It Rain, and Before We Come Undone so I will definately be buying those.

  90. Woke up this morning and saw Kris’ album making it as the Top Pop Album and 4th Overall in Itunes. I couldn’t help but break into tears. I’m so happy for Kris and Kris’ fans. What a great journey this has been.

  91. Ok, so I ended up biting the bullet and getting the iTunes pass. So far I love the album but I do have a couple of gripes.

    How come it DOESN’T come with the LLWD music video but the iTunes deluxe album version DOES? The cost is exactly the same for both. Instead, I got TWO copies of LLWD (the audio). Any idea who I need to contact at iTunes to complain about this?

    Plus, it was annoying that I had to edit all the song description information myself for the first 10 songs of the album, as well as update the album artwork. That should have already been done by someone at iTunes.

  92. Congratulations to Kris on his album release!! :) Here’s wishing you much success.

    DITTO!

  93. Hmmm, Kris is getting some bad reviews from the press.

    It would help if these people even realized the song is called Heartless not Heartbreak

  94. MJ: Is it possible to pin this post to the top just for today? It is an important day for Kris fans.’  ‘“ Jmom

    fully agree with this :)

    on itunes Canada, Kris is #2 on pop and #7 overall at 8:05 this morning

  95. I thought the boston was nice…basically wanted him “Kris” to write more of his music

  96. I have the itunes pass, and haven’t gotten an email yet, and check available downloads doesn’t get anything either. This morning when I look it up on itunes, the pass isn’t there, just the videos. Maybe they are working on it because they didn’t have all the song names before, but now there’s nothing. I’m going to keep trying and will contact itunes if I still can’t get it.

    Not real happy with them because the regular cd is already there yet I bought the pass months ago and can’t get the cd. And now if I just got the cd I would miss the bonus track :(

  97. How I got my I-Tune pass to work was I was all ready signed into my account,so I signed out and then signed back in and it started downloading for me then. I so love this album. Am so proud of Kris,I think he made an album he can be very proud of.

  98. karenc
    11/17/2009 at 8:14 am

    I have the itunes pass, and haven’t gotten an email yet, and check available downloads doesn’t get anything either. This morning when I look it up on itunes, the pass isn’t there, just the videos. Maybe they are working on it because they didn’t have all the song names before, but now there’s nothing. I’m going to keep trying and will contact itunes if I still can’t get it.

    Not real happy with them because the regular cd is already there yet I bought the pass months ago and can’t get the cd. And now if I just got the cd I would miss the bonus track :(

    Karenc I did notice that Kris’s Album now has a deluxe album for purchase. Maybe that is the Itune pass reinvented. I am not sure but the $16.99 album was not there all last week and now it is.

  99. OK, listened to the whole thing. I like all of the songs except “Lifetime”. I think I would actually skip that one if it came up on shuffle play. I still love CSA and BWCU and have grown to love The Truth.

    Every album gets bad reviews. I’m not going to stress over it. And I agree with the above, how much weight can you give a review that can’t even get the title of the tracks right? I don’t pay attention to reviews for any music I buy, why start with Kris’ cd?

  100. Karenc I did notice that Kris’s Album now has a deluxe album for purchase. Maybe that is the Itune pass reinvented. I am not sure but the $16.99 album was not there all last week and now it is.

    I saw that, but if you bought the itunes pass, you already paid for the cd. It does look the same, but it doesn’t show up to download.

  101. Tweet from Adam:

    oh yeah! buy Kris Allen’s Album on iTunes!!

    What he said!!!!!!

  102. Karenc I did notice that Kris’s Album now has a deluxe album for purchase. Maybe that is the Itune pass reinvented. I am not sure but the $16.99 album was not there all last week and now it is.

    It’s a reincarnation of the iTunes pass, No Boundaries and all. If you have the pass, I wouldn’t bother.

  103. Oh, and by the way, I did get the pass. Are others having trouble getting it?

  104. It’s a reincarnation of the iTunes pass, No Boundaries and all. If you have the pass, I wouldn’t bother.

    There are a couple of differences. The deluxe version comes with the LLWD music video while the iTunes pass did not list that. OTOH, I got two copies of the LLWD audio track with the iTunes pass. I hope that’s just a mix-up and that iTunes pass holders will also get the video.

    You also get a digital autographed photo of Kris and a digital autographed photo booklet with the pass, though truth be told, there are many better pictures on kris-pics.net.

  105. Oh, and by the way, I did get the pass. Are others having trouble getting it?

    Yes, I’m having trouble getting the pass. I think others have gotten it though.

    I know no one here can do anything, but I was wondering if others were having the same problem and it seems they are. I did try logging out of my itunes account as others suggested, and that didn’t work either.

  106. I’m beginning to be glad that I decided not to pre-order anything this year, just get the stuff when it came out. Everything downloaded perfectly for me this morning, and I’m listening to nice, high-quality versions of these songs that I’m really enjoying and that sound like Kris! What a good, solid album this is. Is it possible that they’ve finally figured out how to make a solid post-Idol debut album in a hurry? Sounds like it here. Good job, Kris and Jive! Hope that top position on Itunes spurs a lot more sales today!

  107. This is always such a great day!! It all comes to this… the album! Congrats Kris.

    I’m not sure I’ll buy the album but I’ll probably get at least 3 songs. I’m a bit disappointed. I think it’s an ok album considering everything, but after Live Like We’re Dying I was quite excited and the rest of the album just isn’t as strong as that one. It’s also a lot more pop than I expected, I wish that pop beat would disappear, and they kinda of ruined Heartless, imo.
    The standouts? Besides the single, Written All Over My Face and Bring It Back, I also like I Need To Know, the vocals kinda of remind me of Damien Rice, and the vocals are what’s great about that song, the melody could be better, but it works. I think this is the kind of slow song I like Kris doing.

    Red Guitar and Lifetime are a bit dull. Those are really poor written songs and very amateurish.
    The rest is fine, good background music.
    Oh, and Can’t Stay Away is really overproduced. I enjoyed the live version, but listening to the studio verion was a big let down.
    It’s a bit clear why LLWD is the single. I think it is by far the strongest radio song there.

    Well, he should be proud. The cover is still very awesome and I believe this is representative of his sound. It will only get better.
    Go Kris!

  108. My favorites from the album:

    Alright With Me
    From The Ashes
    Red Guitar
    Before We Come Undone
    Written All Over My Face
    Bring It Back

    Alright With Me (It sounds a little country dance in the beginning, then pop rock, love it. I don’t even like country, and I’m sure Kris didn’t intend for a song to sound country, but it kinda does and I like it).
    From The Ashes (That was Jim’s favorite, right? Jim has good taste. This song should be in Rock Band. I think it’s one of the most).
    Red Guitar (It seems like a BNS song and I kinda don’t like how there are a few gaps of no singing kinda like some of the songs in BNS, but overall I like it)
    Before We Come Undone (Whoo! Love this one)
    The Truth (For some reason it reminds me of both No Surprise by Daughtry and Do You Know by Enrique Iglesias, the second of which is a LOL-worthy song, but I like this one).
    Written All Over My Face (The beginning sounds very Adam Lambert >_>. It sounds electronic and I swear it sounds like there’s a couple making out, lol! Please tell me I’m not the only one who hears kissy sounds in the background. But I love this song so much.)
    Bring It Back is a very nice song.

    Okay, I seriously love these songs. I even LOVE the version of Heartless that’s apparently not very popular (HUGE WTF @ the note on “You’ll never find nobody better than MEEEE!” though, that’s kinda scary and tbh it sounds like Kris got stabbed in the ass with a fork ala Tom and Jerry. I kinda lol at it and O_O @ the same time. I’m confused. It’s not a terrible moment in the song, but it catches me off guard every time. .)

    Lifetime is already weird to me (“I wake up, put my poker face on”. Made me roll my eyes.) I like the guitar, but the melody is pretty weird. Yeah, it’s probably on the bottom tier of songs on here. Not to say it’s bad.

    I Need To Know is amazing. It starts off a bit too sleepy for me (Now I know what some critics of Kris meant when they said “inarticulate”, but maybe that’s just because I’m deaf). It sounds kinda movie-esque. Very beautiful, but not perfect

    I would recommend this album so hard. Even I like it more than I expected (Coming from a Kris fan who kinda got bored of almost all the BNS songs). Exceeding my expectations is almost always a good thing, and in this case, it IS.

    In celebration for this album, I also preordered Adam’s yesterday >_>.

    Also, that PDF makes me really jealous. Kris is a really good looking guy. I’m definitely not.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SO GOOD

  109. There a way to get Send Me All Your Angels without having to buy another album? >_>.

    I want the other bonus tracks but I don’t wanna have to get another album to do it >_>. Despite having just thought that I’d buy this album a million times because it’s so good.

  110. @Mark: My pass downloaded as soon as I logged onto iTunes. I didn’t have any problems with it, but just had to put in the track names of 1-10 manually because the Pass had it listed under track numbers.

    “From the Ashes” is so amazing. I’m so glad it’s a bonus track. It’s really a much more experimental Kris, and I’m digging it! By the way, I believe Kris mentioned in an interview recently that he was able to experiment with different instruments for this record, and one of those instruments was a sitar – the sitar is in “From the Ashes”. This song KICKS ASS.

  111. I finally streamed the album! I liked two or three songs (about the same number I liked on Adam’s actually) and will probably buy “Alright with Me” and “Bring it Back.” I find his voice irritating on a lot of songs, but that’s just my personal problem, I think, since he did manage to win AI.

    I never bought any of Kris’s Idol songs, so I guess he has me about 15-20% converted. It’s a start!

  112. THANK YOU to all the Adam fans here who are showing their support for Kris today–much appreciated!!

  113. American Songwriter has some lovely things to say about Kris:

    The revelation here on this, the debut of American Idol champion Kris Allen, is not that he’s a great vocalist’”the world already knows that’”but that he’s also a gifted songwriter. Many of the songs here are co-written by Allen and one or two other writers, but ‘Red Guitar’  is the one song here he wrote entirely alone, and it’s the stand-out track of the album. It’s a power ballad, but a poignant one, and suggests that if Allen could be freed from the gaggle of producers who produced this, and allowed to write his own songs, he could be a serious contender. With AI’s Simon Fuller at the helm, however, expectations for mass success are so vast that liberating Allen to realize his own musical vision is not in the cards. The first single, ‘Live Like We’re Dying’ ’”which was already a hit for the Irish band The Script’”seems aimed much more for the charts than for hearts, and despite Allen’s impassioned singing, it sounds like the finale of a Broadway musical. But if ‘Red Guitar’  is any indication of what Allen can do on his own, perhaps someone in his camp will realize that this Johnny Cougar’s got Mellencamp potential, and can be more than an Idol, he can be an artist.

    They gave his album 3 stars (out of 5?)

    http://www.americansongwriter.com/2009/11/kris-allen-kris-allen/

  114. For those who are having trouble with the download, check the email account you used to sign up for iTunes. If you set up your account to download songs immediately, check your C: drive or where your iTunes library is located.

    If you didn’t set up your account to automatically download the pass when it was available, you need to go to your email account and look for an email from iTunes which has a link to download all the album stuff cuz you should have already received the videos if you bought the pass earlier this summer.

    I got mine last night at 11pm and I’m on the west coast!!

    I was thrilled to see Kris shoot up to the top of the pop charts! Right now, both of his albums, the pre-order ($10.99) and the Pass ($16.99) are at #8 and #18, respectively. LLWD is at #21 on pop and #44 on top 100. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!

    ETA: the American Songwriter review looks like it is a 3- out of 5-star rating because the other review they did for Dave Rawlings Machine got 4 1/2 stars.

  115. “Kris mentioned in an interview recently that he was able to experiment with different instruments for this record, and one of those instruments was a sitar ‘“ the sitar is in ‘From the Ashes’ . This song KICKS ASS.”

    @Starr: Interesting…. Went back and heard the song again. Is It really sitar? It sounds most like it in the end. I’d noticed the end earlier but couldn’t figure the instrument. That little piece in the end has a little Asian/Indian feel to it.
    But rest of the song, if it is sitar, then he’s used it so smartly, instead of giving the song an “exotic” feel, which most sitar based international pop collabs endup having, he’s blended the instrument in such a contemporary manner, just letting it stand out right at the end…

    Holy Crap, Starr, if it is sitar, then well spotted babe. I’m a little ashamed RN, for not picking it up earlier!

  116. Starr, thanks for posting that wonderful review! I love what he has to say about Kris as an artist! Yay! And yes, it’s 3/5 stars. (I clicked on the David Rawlings review while I was there and it had 4.5/5 stars-he’s my husband fave artist’s partner and has had tons of songwriting experience.)

    Looks like a good source for a nice unbiased review! :) :) :)

    ETA: Hee, Jasper said it too.

  117. I just checked, and KRIS ALLEN (iTunes regular version) is #3 in pop and KRIS ALLEN ($16.99 version) is #5. That has to be making him happy! On the overall music lists, he’s at #8 and #15. Sounds like lots of passes getting cashed in!

  118. omk yay Kristopher!!!!!!

    idk if I’ll buy it .album are expensive and on my mom’s account.hmm if I buy it it’ll be after fye..,

    but CONGRATULATIONS KRIS!!!

  119. Bought 2 copies today, and I love it! May buy a few more for Christmas presents, since I’m giving Christmas From The Heart by David Archuleta for Thanksgiving! Ha! But seriously, that is one radio-friendly album! I’m so happy for Kris!

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