on November 27, 2009
I've been a casual idol watcher since season 2, but have only purchased 2 idol CD's, first David Cook's, and now Kris Allen's. Like David Cook on his own CD, Kris was a writer/co-writer on 9 of the songs here. You feel his emotional connection with the music, and can't help but connect with it yourself, as a result. One wonderful surprise is that the usual degree of overproduction associated with Idol is absent from this CD. The songs include some up tempo pop, along with some emotional ballads, and his now famous cover of Kanye West's Heartless is a bonus track.
I highly recommend this CD. It's lots of fun, and there's not really not a single "filler" type song on the CD. I think you'll be surprised, in a good way, that this is from an American Idol winner.
on December 17, 2009
I didnt watch Idol this past season but my mom did and she wanted Kris to win from day 1. I borrowed his cd from her after hearing him sing on SYTYCD and I LOVE IT, I am going to buy the CD. He sounds like the lead singer of The Script which is one of my fave bands. I reccommend this cd to anyone. I am surprised that the sales for his cd were not high when it came out.
on November 29, 2009
I bought this CD because I liked Kris on Idol and thought he was getting a raw deal with all the voting controversy and so forth from Adam's fans. The more I listen to the CD, the better I like it. It's thoughtful, emotional, and intriguing. There's a good music mix, and some depth to the lyrics. So far, my favorite tracks are "Live Like We're Dying," "Red Guitar," and "Alright With Me", but I may have other favorites tomorrow. Nothing I dislike.