Holiday Shopping Suggestions: Music – Kris Allen & OneRepublic

Looking for suggestions for Black Friday shopping? Here’s two new albums worth check out.

Kris Allen, Kris Allen
No one expected him to win. 45% of the country was outraged.
But 2009 American Idol winner Kris Allen proves on his self-titled debut album that he deserves that title and more importantly, deserves a successful career in music.

Though he was known for playing his guitar on the show, prompting the acoustic singer-songwriter descriptions, Kris Allen is a collection of much more. His pre-Idol EP “Brand New Shoes” is closer to that John Mayer-vibe and just as good as this album.

But he proves his versatility singing up-tempo tracks like “Can’t Stay Away,” the literal toe-tapping “Alright With Me,” and mellow ballads like “Let It Rain” and “Is It Over.” A little bit of what you’d expect from him as well as some pleasant surprises.

The best tracks on the album include Find out Kris Allen’s best tracks and find out about OneRepublic’s newest album →

Kings – “Mercy,” OneRepublic

My first fanvid 😀
I was inspired to make one with scenes from Kings to the music of OneRepublic’s “Mercy.”

Hope you enjoy! 🙂