Thursday, January 21, 2010

Add Kris Allen's Debut Album to Your iPod

Kris Allen's self entitled album is on my iPod on replay, and I still cannot get enough! The CD was released in November with the first single "Live Like We're Dying" playing scarcely on one LA radio station. As soon as I heard it I immediately purchased it (that's the amazing thing about having an iPhone =), a few weeks later buying the entire CD.

Last season on American Idol I didn't have a favorite until the contestants started dwindling down, right about when Kris Allen started performing amazingly I started gaining appreciation for his talents. Of course it didn't hurt that he's a total cutie either. I was so happy when he was announced as THE American Idol.

Now that his CD is out, I completely realize the musician that he is. I will admit that most of the songs have a similar sound; however, I like that sound so it works for me. It's good to have a cohesive album that flows.

You can listen to some of Kris Allen songs on iLike.

The songs just make me smile...even the slow sappy ones that I usually despise. His voice is so soothing. My favorite track is "Alright With Me." It's actually the song in his Ford commercial. For those of you who are watching this season of AI, you've seen it I am sure.

On one hand, I want Kris to be successful and have a long career. But, on the other, I hate when artists/songs get too popular. That equates to too much radio play and high concert ticket fees. I kind of hope that this song doesn't blow up. I know that is very selfish of me.

Here is a video of the song, check it out:

How do you feel about artists and fame? Do you like or dislike it?

Be sure to catch Kris Allen singing the National Anthem before the Saints vs. Vikings game this Sunday. This playoff showdown starts at 6:40 pm ET on FOX. (GO SAINTS!)

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Typically, most of the artists I like never achieve mainstream fame; and the many who do seem to sound different once they hit the "big time." It doesn't necessarily affect me personally, so I don't pay much attention to it. :/

I will have to check out Kris Allen. I'm not an American Idol viewer, so I hadn't heard of him until now!! :)

Leah said...

I love Kris Allen... I just bought his CD yesterday. His voice is just so soothing.

I'm in LA too right now. I'll be here in California until mid-Feb. So that tain is here in your area. Hahaha!

Leah said...

Sorry about the mispelling... I meant that "rain"... my eyes badly need new glasses. xoxo

Ashley said...

I don't watch American Idol but he's cute! Maybe I should have been watching! ;)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

@.Ashley.Lynette. he is way cute, and married...=/ hehe

Mom Fashion World said...

I love Kris Allen. I remember him watching in
American Idol. I love his voice so much!

p.s thanks so much for the comment. would
you like to exchange links with me?

Mom Fashion World said...

i didn't get an email from you.
anyway, thanks so much for the comment again.
i just added you to my blog roll too. all links
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i named you ''join the gossip''. see you around, sweetie!

J said...

I don't really know his music since I wasn't big on American Idol, but def will make me check him out now. I hate it when they overplay artists on the radio over and over, it makes you not like that song anymore!!

Audrey Allure said...

i think kris allen is an amazing musician, although i didn't really watch american idol. i did hear a few songs from his album though :)

Fashion Court said...

i like him! i am partial though to david cook. he's my faaaavooorite winner (besides carrie!) and i actually had the opporunity to meet him (aka jump on stage) at regis & kelly!

koralee said...

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Megan Cassidy said...

I LOVE KRIS ALLEN!!!!!! My boyfriend and I both really like him! I def have his songs on my ipod.