All Sides

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
With its slick mix of pop
ock anthems and radio-ready melodies, All Sides presents an important question: what happens to the quintessential college band after 12 years of touring and recording? Essentially, the college band grows up. It's been more than a decade since O.A.R. honed their undergraduate-friendly sound at Ohio State University, and the five bandmates are now pushing 30. Faced with the prospect of playing mellow frat rock for another ten years, O.A.R. took a different approach on All Sides, hiring producer Matt Wallace (the man behind Maroon 5's Songs About Jane) in an effort to crack the Billboard singles charts. Wallace ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
With its slick mix of pop
ock anthems and radio-ready melodies, All Sides presents an important question: what happens to the quintessential college band after 12 years of touring and recording? Essentially, the college band grows up. It's been more than a decade since O.A.R. honed their undergraduate-friendly sound at Ohio State University, and the five bandmates are now pushing 30. Faced with the prospect of playing mellow frat rock for another ten years, O.A.R. took a different approach on All Sides, hiring producer Matt Wallace (the man behind Maroon 5's Songs About Jane) in an effort to crack the Billboard singles charts. Wallace cloaks Marc Roberge's vocals in reverb and adds thick layers of piano, strings, and guitars. Of course, nobody can fault O.A.R. for trying something new, but polished adult contemporary fare is probably not their forte. Thankfully, traces of the old O.A.R. show up during the album's second half.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2008
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678993305
  • Catalog Number: 511179
  • Sales rank: 15,153

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Town (3:35)
  2. 2 Shattered (4:13)
  3. 3 Whatever Happened (5:11)
  4. 4 Try Me (3:45)
  5. 5 One Day (3:35)
  6. 6 Living in the End (4:19)
  7. 7 Something Coming Over (3:59)
  8. 8 What Is Mine (4:34)
  9. 9 Dinner Last Night (4:00)
  10. 10 The Fallout (5:29)
  11. 11 Gift (5:20)
  12. 12 War Song (6:14)
  13. 13 On My Way (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
O.A.R. Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin, Concert Master
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Rob Cavallo Guitar
Suzie Katayama Strings
Dorian Crozier Percussion
Chris Culos Percussion, Drums
Benj Gershman Bass Guitar
Richard On Electric Guitar, Vocals
Marc Roberge Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jerry DePizzo Guitar, Percussion, Saxophone
Alyssa Park Violin
Andrew Duckles Viola
Steve Richards Cello
Mario de León Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Technical Credits
Bob Ludwig Master Chorister
Doug McKean Engineer
Matt Wallace Producer
Rob Cavallo Producer
Mike Landolt Engineer
Suzie Katayama String Arrangements
Dave Bassett Composer
Peter Zizzo Composer
Mike Fasano Drum Technician
Dorian Crozier Programming
Rafael Serrano Engineer
Gregg Wattenberg Composer
O.A.R. Art Direction
Richard On Composer
Marc Roberge Composer, Engineer
Matt Nathanson Composer
Matt Bowen Programming, Engineer
Miles Wilson Engineer
Dave Roberge Management
Brian Grunert Artwork
White Bicycle Art Direction
Rob Gold Art Direction
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