The Other Side of Down Judging by the metaphors David Archuleta employs on his sophomore studio disc — see "Falling Stars," "Elevator," and "Parachutes and Airplanes" — life after reality… The Other Side of Down Judging by the metaphors David Archuleta employs on his sophomore studio disc — see "Falling Stars," "Elevator," and "Parachutes and Airplanes" — life after reality… 2010-10-05 David Archuleta Pop
Music Review

The Other Side of Down (2010)

David Archuleta | GOOD PLACE David Archuleta
GOOD PLACE David Archuleta
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 05, 2010; Lead Performance: David Archuleta; Genre: Pop

Judging by the metaphors David Archuleta employs on his sophomore studio disc — see ''Falling Stars,'' ''Elevator,'' and ''Parachutes and Airplanes'' — life after reality TV has been an up-and-down ride for this fresh-faced Idol finalist. Yet his vocals still gleam with so much dewy naïveté that the music never succumbs to the bitterness it seems to circle. Maybe state-fair meet-and-greets are what the kid was born to do? B

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Originally posted Sep 29, 2010 Published in issue #1123 Oct 08, 2010 Order article reprints
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