Back on Monday, Popjustice, the final word on all things pop music, picked "Crush" for their coveted Song of the Day (the song doesn't get released until next week in the U.K., hence it being "brand new" and in need of discovery to the primarily British readership). And, as if that wasn't exciting enough, Popjustice wrote a whole blog post about little Davie! A whole blog post! That's something usually reserved for the biggies: Girls Aloud, Sugababes and the Pet Shop Boys. Not only does Popjustice call "Crush" an "undeniably clever, complex song" but they also call his debut album "surprisingly good."
Oh my God, I can't believe it I just read that. POPJUSTICE JUST CALLED DAVID ARCHULETA'S ALBUM SURPRISINGLY GOOD! Suck on that, David Cook.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Popjustice's scale of goodness, "surprisingly good" is just one or two notches below "quite good" which is just below "brilliant," usually reserved for masterpieces like Girls Aloud's Out of Control. So, basically, this is a ringing endorsement from people who really know their pop music (Maybe I need to re-listen to this album because I generally thought that, "Crush" aside, it was pretty stinky?).
Congratulations Davie! Getting an endoresement from Popjustice means you're already on your way to conquering the U.K.!