Audio Day Dream

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Paula Abdul notoriously labeled Blake Lewis as "the contemporary rebel," a seemingly nonsensical assignation that nevertheless had the ring of truth. Compared to everything else on that turgid sixth season of Idol, Blake was contemporary and a rebel. Unlike the obligatory soul throwback Melinda Doolittle, Lewis seemed versed in music made after his birth year, and compared to teen queen Jordin Sparks, he was happy to bend but not break the rules, beatboxing as often as he sang. It made for OK TV, pushing him to the forefront of a pack that gleaned its only personality through the skin of Antonella Barba and the hair of Sanjaya Malakar. Blake carried a tune ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Paula Abdul notoriously labeled Blake Lewis as "the contemporary rebel," a seemingly nonsensical assignation that nevertheless had the ring of truth. Compared to everything else on that turgid sixth season of Idol, Blake was contemporary and a rebel. Unlike the obligatory soul throwback Melinda Doolittle, Lewis seemed versed in music made after his birth year, and compared to teen queen Jordin Sparks, he was happy to bend but not break the rules, beatboxing as often as he sang. It made for OK TV, pushing him to the forefront of a pack that gleaned its only personality through the skin of Antonella Barba and the hair of Sanjaya Malakar. Blake carried a tune better than those two, but not better than Melinda and Jordin. Where he trumped them was the fact that he seemed to have a sense of himself, a musical identity cobbled together from the scrap yard of '80s MTV -- all learned via VH1 Classic and YouTube, naturally, as he was a toddler when the network launched -- that nevertheless seemed fresh when put against the endless Motown versions and Celine Dion on American Idol, and helped justify Abdul's appellation, at least a little bit. What Blake had that the other contestants didn't was musical ideas that came from outside the confines of the show, which was enough to make him interesting on a weekly basis, and it was enough to suggest that he could possibly pull all his thoughts together on his inevitable studio album. That inevitable studio album -- punningly titled Audio Day Dream, whose shorthand is ADD, a too-knowing acknowledgment of Lewis' scattershot attention span -- ranges from the expected beatboxing and new wave fetishism to white-boy soul cribbed from Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5's Adam Levine, prissy schoolboy crooning pitched halfway between Keane and a neutered Morrissey, self-conscious digital effects, and a revamped "Puttin' on the Ritz" as learned from Taco, not Fred Astaire. All 16 tracks on Audio Day Dream fall into one of four categories: stabs at old-school hip-hop, new wave revivalism, shaky club/dance soul, or tremulous Brit crooning. He's a jack of many trades and tries to do everything -- and as it has so much going on, ADD is surely more interesting than almost any other post-Idol effort from a finalist. Interesting as in, there's a whole bunch of stuff going on here.
The Associated Press
The radio-friendly fantasy begins with some hip-hop stained songs that....are as curiously pleasing as the blond boy wonder's streaky dye job.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2007
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 886971993523
  • Catalog Number: 719935
  • Sales rank: 206,737

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Silence Is Golden... (Intro) (0:32)
  2. 2 Break Anotha (3:09)
  3. 3 Gots to Get Her (3:09)
  4. 4 Know My Name (3:58)
  5. 5 How Many Words (3:34)
  6. 6 Surrender (3:43)
  7. 7 Hate 2 Love Her (4:14)
  8. 8 Without You (4:22)
  9. 9 Here's My Hello (4:16)
  10. 10 What'cha Got 2 Lose? (4:06)
  11. 11 She's Makin' Me Lose It (3:55)
  12. 12 Bshorty Grabs Mic! (1:08)
  13. 13 End of the World (3:33)
  14. 14 1000 Miles (4:17)
  15. 15 I Got U (3:37)
  16. 16 ...I Choose Noise (Outro) (1:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blake Lewis Primary Artist, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Sean Hurley Bass
Chris Kirkpatrick Background Vocals
Sean Gould Guitar
Blake Healy Synthesizer
Chris Poage Baritone Saxophone
Aaron Sterling Drums
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Louis Biancaniello Arranger, Composer, Programming
Clive Davis Executive Producer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Sean Hurley Composer
Sam Watters Composer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Mike Elizondo Composer, Producer
Brett Kilroe Art Direction
Alexander Greggs Composer, Programming, Producer
Wayne Wilkins Arranger, Programming
German Villacorta Engineer
Adam Hawkins Engineer
Craig Durrance Engineer
Sam Hollander Composer
Kevin Augunas Engineer
Curry Weber Engineer
Sean Gould Engineer
Ryan Tedder Composer
David Hodges Composer
Keith Gretlein Engineer
J.R. Rotem Composer, Producer, Instrumentation, Instrument Arrangement
Greg Ogan Engineer
Kristal "Tytewriter" Oliver Composer
Blake Lewis Composer, Producer
Doug Fenske Engineer
Steph Jones Composer
Josh Hoge Composer
Jordan Omley Composer
Michael Mani Composer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Audio Day Dream

    All i can say is wow. this cd is amazing. it reminds me of justin timberlake, maroon5 and one republic all in one! blake lewis is not only cute, funny, and cool, but mega-talented as well. i love you blake!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great mixture of pop music

    This album is refreshing vocally and musically and offers diverse and yet very catchy songs. It has a combination of slower tempo with upbeat songs. It does a great job in fusing different musical influencs from hip hop, electronic, to alternative pop, with Blake giving his own spin to each song. If you give a chance to listen to the entire album from the beginning to end, you will truly enjoy it and will want to play it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best CD of 2007

    This is the best CD I've heard in the longest time! Blake beatboxes, sings, and does his thing to make this CD the BOMB! I can't stop listening to it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bad Day Dream

    I'm not feeling this album at all. The songs sound the same and like a Maroon 5 copy-cat. Plus his voice isn't as strong as on idol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT

    This sounds like a Great album. ill be buying it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    What was all the hype about this being a new genre of music? Its a poor rehashing of justin T and maroon 5 with a few other obscure bands thrown in. I'm very disappointed in this but truly didnt expect more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous!

    Very original! I'm glad Blake stayed true to his roots...this is the sort of music he's been playing in and around Seattle for years. Great job!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's outstanding

    This Cd is awesome. I was always a supporter of Blake on Idol now I am going to but like 5 of these and give to people for gifts. Great Cd i would reccomend it to anyone who likes great music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    The album sounds like its going to be a good one! Blake's hard work is really starting to pay off, and I can't wait until December 4th to be receiving my album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sorta like electro

    some songs are great some songs are not. alot of them sound very electro and etc. :] i like it, its something different. and no not like justin timberlake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Exciting Debut

    I can see Blake doing well with this CD. We knew he would do a lot of 80 styles but I like the updated version with his smooth vocals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a composition

    If you like that 80's sound with a twist this is the cd for you. I have done preview of this cd in its completed form I have to say this is a cd for everyone as it crosses many different genres of music. I would expect this cd to sell well and I could easly see Blake Lewis becoming one of the best post Idol best selling artists. Time will tell, especially with the sophmore project. Bottom line though is Blake Lewis has delivered more than we could expect with his Freshman album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unique sound, catchy beat, Blake's worth a listen!

    This album has a really great, catchy sound and rhythm to it, especially if you like dance/electro/hip-hop. Give this boy a chance and buy his album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    His love for music and eclectic tastes shine in this album. I am even MORE anxious to hear it in its entirety.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Great!

    Sounds more appealing than Timberlake. More melodic than Maroon 5. But a bit more watered down than probably what Blake wanted to do (as are more Idol's first albums). I like what I hear. Can't wait for the CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best

    i am buying 5 copies of this cd the DAY it comes out. OMG. i LOVE it. one copy for me. the other 4 as presents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    I think blake is awsome. He can TOSS MY SALAD ANY DAY!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Audio Day Dream

    I thought this CD was amazing!!! It's fun and it really shows of his outstanding voice! I will definitly be buying this CD!!! Rock on Blake!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally a great pop album.

    With catchy beats and a new style, Blake Lewis is sure to grab attention with this great album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BSHORTY DOES IT AGAIN!!

    Blake has exceeded all expectations!!!! Some of these songs are amazing and I am definately buying one!!!

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