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David Archuleta - MAG

February 5, 2009
By Jillian SILVER, East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jillian SILVER, East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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David Archuleta’s self-titled debut album is one of those discs that never get old. If you are a fan of pop, soft ballads, or just good music to rock around your bedroom to, you will be starstruck.

The album opens with the chart-topping song “Crush.” If Archuleta’s voice hasn’t captivated you after that number, the next few will most certainly leave you wanting more.

Archuleta really brings “teen life” to his songs and speaks to his listeners about falling in love, the confusion of breaking up and, of course, “crushing,” which any teen can understand. Archuleta closes with the phenomenal “Angels,” originally sung by Robbie Williams. Slower tracks on the album (“You Can” and “To Be With You”) fit perfectly with the faster, more upbeat “Touch My Hand,” “Running,” and “Don’t Let Go.”

What makes us fall head-over-heels in love with this 17-year-old rising star? Is it his voice? His talent? His charm? Normally, I listen to classic rock radio stations; I grew up with the music my dad played in the car. I love bands like America and The Rolling Stones, so I never imagined I would love a pop singer like Archuleta. But his fantastic voice, upbeat attitude, and ­conservative values really draw teens – and their parents – to this sensational new album.

It doesn’t matter whether you are eight or 78: you will be able to relate to any song on the album. It’s worth your while to pick up a copy today.

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on Apr. 11 2011 at 10:21 am

boss said...
on Apr. 11 2011 at 10:21 am
david archuleta is the cutie in i love himsele

on Mar. 7 2011 at 11:22 am
karstarr13 BRONZE, Swansea, South Carolina
3 articles 2 photos 21 comments
great review! :)

lil boo said...
on Mar. 3 2011 at 9:30 am
hes kinda hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Mar. 3 2011 at 9:19 am

i <3 <3 david he is soooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)



on Feb. 26 2011 at 7:36 pm
DaydreamBeliever GOLD, Lockport, Other
15 articles 4 photos 140 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you live to be one hundred, I want to live to be one hundred minus one day, so that I'll never have to live without you. -Winnie the Pooh

It was okay. I was actually a little disappointed with it. After watching him on American Idol, I was expecting more acoustic rock stuff. That's what he's good at. For someone who doesn't really like pop, I did enjoy it, but probably not as much as I could have.

Blissless said...
on Feb. 26 2011 at 2:07 pm
Blissless, Milton, Vermont
0 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Kidnapping" is a strong word. I prefer "Surprise Adoption."

I've heard his name before but I don't think I've actually listened to him :S Maybe I'll go look for his album now

Hope Udarbe said...
on Feb. 4 2011 at 3:42 pm
Hope Udarbe, Westminster, Colorado
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ok with david archuleta he is a cutie pie

on Oct. 31 2010 at 6:39 am
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
14 articles 0 photos 279 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's mouth...it will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

I definetely agree with what you said about his relatability, especially in "Crush."

The review is well written and pretty well organized as well. Keep up the good work.

on Oct. 17 2010 at 4:15 pm
TheMalfunctioningWallflower BRONZE, Houston, Texas
1 article 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:

"I did wood paneling."

"Do not FEAR the Crooked Zipper!! EMBRACE the Crooked Zipper!!!"

"What's better than infinity?"

"Wear your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of three!"

"You could walk on your hands and catch up to him!"

Now I want to buy his cd

on Oct. 6 2010 at 7:30 am
TessaOhhh BRONZE, Funchester,, Virginia
2 articles 3 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We will all be the greatest, we will all be degraded." -John O'Callaghan

really really good job on this article, it made me want to go out and buy his cd.. :)

on Sep. 25 2010 at 8:57 pm
scoobiibaby54 PLATINUM, San Antonio, Texas
24 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Trust me,I know where my heart is & my heart`s right here.I`m going to keep doin everything because I love to do it,but I will never sacrifice my time between the ropes.That`s no shot to anybody. Everybody's got diff career paths. This is mine-John C.

i love david!!!!!hes so amazing!

Meldina said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 12:15 pm
Meldina, Utica, New York
0 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
HHmmmm I don't know but when I figure it out I'll tell you

I love when people appreciate David's voice. He is comming out with a cd in spetember yay!!!!!!!!!

on Jul. 21 2010 at 11:22 am
WritingLoverForever PLATINUM, Bowling Green, Ohio
32 articles 2 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's not about success; it's about significance.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

I'm absolutely obsessed with David! His songs rock! Especially "A Little Too Not Over You", my favorite one!

Diana101 GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2010 at 8:08 pm
Diana101 GOLD, Grove City, Ohio
13 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"God's delays are not God's denials"

Wonderful article!

I love all of David's songs! They're so amazing! I can't wait for his next album!

ELM522 DIAMOND said...
on Jun. 27 2010 at 4:37 pm
ELM522 DIAMOND, Selden, New York
79 articles 0 photos 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All those other girls, well they're beautiful, but would they write a song for you?"-"Hey Stephen" by Taylor Swift

I met him!!! He's EXTREMELY sweet and down to Earth!

on May. 17 2010 at 2:06 pm
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

I completely agree, but for a lot of people it's the easiest way in. Once they're established in the industry, it's easier to go and do their own thing.

on May. 16 2010 at 8:35 pm
shelbywearsprada33 BRONZE, Carrollton, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ignorance Is NOT Bliss.

wow, why would someone want their music to be controlled? that's stupid.

on May. 16 2010 at 11:54 am
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

Usually I'm annoyed when people don't write their own songs, too, but I've been studying the music business a little, and I found out that it's a lot easier to break into the business if you DON'T write your own songs, because that gives the record company more control over your sound. Also, on his next album, he's actually working on writing a lot of the songs... he just needed to get a strong fanbase first before the label would let him do his own thing.

But anyway, I have a question on who you DO consider a "musician". I mean, most professional musicians who play orchestra pieces and all that kind of stuff don't write their own music... you can be a composer, or a musician, or both. They're two different things (or at least in my opinion they are).

So yeah. Not trying to rile you up or anything -- I completely respect your opinion, and I used to agree wholeheartedly until I started doing more research into the matter. I'm just wondering.

on May. 16 2010 at 11:46 am
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

I love David Archuleta! :) I wasn't a big fan of him until last summer when I got to see him perform live, and he was just as good there as he was on a recording. For about three months straight I listened to "Angels" every night before falling asleep.