David Archuleta’s List of Music You Should Hear is now posted on Amazon, and I for one find it awfully interesting. In addition to the selections themselves, it is the language of certainty he uses in his descriptions — “love it,” “amazing,” “he’s a genius” — that I find terribly intriguing. For a guy who tends to equivocate on his opinions on almost everything else, his views on music are subject to no such prevarications. It would be hard for anyone not to find a personal favorite on this eclectic list; I was gratified to find Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman, as well as what I can only characterize a guilty pleasure: Yes.

Thanks to FOD for the album covers image.