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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 Dec. 7 2013 at 9:40 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

Comment no 100! :D Nice review!

on Sep. 16 2013 at 8:50 pm
VictorianEra BRONZE, Rosedale, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”


on Jul. 2 2013 at 7:00 pm
Cupcakes4ever PLATINUM, Warwick, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land
among the stars.”- Brian Thomas Littrell and Les Brown.

THIS IS THE BEST ALBUM EVER! I LOOVE EVERY SINGLE SONG! The second he came into the audition room for American Idol, I knew I'd love him forever!;)

on Sep. 25 2012 at 8:10 am
i really like david(; I think he has amazing talent

on Sep. 17 2012 at 12:09 pm
City_Of_Angels PLATINUM, West Des Moines, Iowa
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I am now fully aware of the mission trip (DA2014). But he is in his twenties. He was born in 1990. Making him almost 22 years old.

on May. 11 2012 at 9:47 am
kimberdawn SILVER, Sedalia, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
The sun, with all these planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it has nothing else in the universe to do.


There is now way David is 21. And I believe the break for music is only for his 2 year mission. 

on May. 11 2012 at 9:45 am
kimberdawn SILVER, Sedalia, Missouri
7 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
The sun, with all these planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it has nothing else in the universe to do.


lucky!!!! that is so awesome!!!

on Apr. 19 2012 at 8:59 am
Poison-ivy SILVER, Park City, Utah
5 articles 5 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Music can change the world, because it can change people.

I love David Archuletta so much.  He's mormon, and I got to meet him at church one day.  :)

on Mar. 30 2012 at 12:17 pm
dragonfly95 SILVER, Argaon, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
'' there is nothing to fear but fear its self''

this is a great reveiw...

god`s girl said...
on Mar. 28 2012 at 1:36 pm
i do luv david especially "a little to not over u" and "crush" is the best. 

on Feb. 13 2012 at 1:18 pm
City_Of_Angels PLATINUM, West Des Moines, Iowa
25 articles 1 photo 31 comments
Didn't this come out in 2008? So wouldn't that make him now 21 years old? I'm just sad that he's quitting music for awhile.

JacenS BRONZE said...
on Feb. 13 2012 at 7:32 am
JacenS BRONZE, Burlington, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
You aren't defined by what your situation is, you are defined by how you face the challenges that are given to you.

I agree with you that David has amazing singing abilities, and he is one of my favorite artists. I liked this album too, but his third CD has, in my opinion, better songs and more memorable lyrics. "The Other Side of Down" is the title if you want to look it up.

KayKay6 GOLD said...
on Jan. 31 2012 at 11:48 am
KayKay6 GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Poetry comes from the heart, it is not something that is just made up"

I have to admit it to that he's an awesome song writer. I'm someone that listens to more rock music but his songs are freaking amazing. They're totally relateble and just bring in his own experiences, which makes it a must listen to.

on Nov. 10 2011 at 12:36 pm
ambamix3 BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
3 articles 5 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
We live by the sun
We feel by the moon

This album is probably ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS ever ever Created !!

his music has so much meaning .

And icant lie , he is hot ^.^ and yeahh (:

iLuv:^) said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 1:24 pm
When I was 11 years old I loved the song Crush. To this day the song still lives in my i-pod :) i agree that it's a good album... for only tweens & teens.

on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:29 pm
AllThingsTheatre BRONZE, Vidor, Texas
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I LOVE David Archuletta!!! I was a HUGE fan when his songs came out. I've been to his concert in Texas and I'm not sure why I don't often listen to the cd i bought. You are totallly right! Your work is great, you sound professional, 5 STARS!! You deserved to be in the magazine!

on May. 25 2011 at 6:50 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
10 articles 8 photos 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

uv all his songs!!!!!! hes soooooooooooooo good!

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