Released: Nov 2008
For an artist who won over audiences with a platform of preternatural talent, endearing naivete, and a baby face just asking to be pinched, David Archuleta's ability to sound so ... adult always comes as a surprise. Here and there on his debut, a lack of depth and dimension -- musically and emotionally -- hints at the Idol runner-up's youth. But for the most part, the vocals are rich and mature, and the tracks are sensitive and even a little all-grown-up sexy ("My Hands"). In other words, just what the man-voiced, baby-faced crooner's devotees (tween girls and their middle-aged moms) ordered.