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Dreaming Out Loud
     

Dreaming Out Loud

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by OneRepublic
 

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When a remixed version of "Apologize" found its way onto Timbaland Presents Shock Value in early 2007, OneRepublic were faced with an odd predicament -- the group had a number one pop hit without an accompanying album. Dreaming Out Loud corrected that problem, delivering a

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When a remixed version of "Apologize" found its way onto Timbaland Presents Shock Value in early 2007, OneRepublic were faced with an odd predicament -- the group had a number one pop hit without an accompanying album. Dreaming Out Loud corrected that problem, delivering a marketable brand of piano-led pop
ock that combined the melodicism of the Fray with the vocal acrobatics of Maroon 5's Adam Levine. It's a testament to the band's appeal that "Apologize" sounds better in its original setting than in the Timbaland remix, a fact that owes as much to the musicianship itself as frontman Ryan Tedder's own experience as a producer. He was one of the industry's hottest commodities in 2007, co-writing material for Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, and Natasha Bedingfield while producing tracks for Jennifer Lopez and American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis. Tedder also saved some material for OneRepublic's debut, and his band wound up eclipsing many of his past clients in popularity. Tedder kept working with other artists during the following years, penning hit songs like "Bleeding Love" and "Halo" in the process. Dreaming Out Loud had its own share of hits, too -- "Apologize" enjoyed a healthy residence on the charts, as did "Stop and Stare" -- but the album still sounded derivative, almost as if it were mimicking the popular trends that Tedder helped create with his production gigs. "All We Are" was particularly Fray-like, with Tedder wailing a radio-ready melody over layers of piano and swelling guitar, while the ghost of Coldplay loomed large on other tracks. None of this made Dreaming Out Loud a bad album, particularly, but it did make it an unoriginal one, and Tedder continued to fare better whenever he was writing for groups other than his own.

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Release Date:
11/20/2007
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602517507197
catalogNumber:
001026602
Rank:
5295

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Dreaming Out Loud 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
gamer2030 More than 1 year ago
I love this song Apologize
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Lynn-a-kins More than 1 year ago
There is not one word that will sum up this CD. (But if you find one, let me know) It's amazing, spetacular, soulful, unique (In a positive meaning of the word), and so much more. After you listen to one awesome song, you listen to another one, and another one after that. Then you find yourself under it's enchantment, making you compelled to just give a listen to the whole entire CD in one run through. (Which is exactly what I did.) BUY THIS CD, my friend. I promise you, that you will not be dissapointed. I guarantee it. (But if you buy the CD, and it doesn't really suit you, you can come yelling at my door with an angry mob and chase me down my street. Actually, I think I'll come to YOUR door, and chase YOU down YOUR street with an angry mob behind me. Heh.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best bands that I've ever heard before in my life. The songs are so addictive to listen to,it just makes me keep wanting more. If you're looking for a great,amazing,unique,and fun to listen to CD,this is for you. My favorite songs are Apologize,say (all I need),mercy,and tyrant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love one republic and their different styles of music. They are an amazing band.
CullenGirl77 More than 1 year ago
They are one of the best bands of this generation.... I have both of their cd's and will continue to buy more as they put them out... They are wonderful and a great addition to any music lover's files...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just an all around great album. Ryan Tedder's voice is perfect, not too femminine. The band's variety of styles make this an excellent cd to listen to
Lkessler More than 1 year ago
And while some may find that most of the songs sound quite a bit like the others, this is a really good album by a band that deserves to be around for a while. I really like every song, and hope to hear more of One Republic on their next album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i can't believe how amazing this is!!! it is undeniably the best and most amazing piece of musical genius the world has ever known. this is outstanding. "even tho i haven't heard it yet" "i'm pretty darn sure thats the way its gonna b"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son asked for this for his birthday. When I got it I didn't know who One Republic was, as I read the track list, I realized I know most of the songs. I need to buy my own CD so I don't have to keep taking my son's. Great CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It doesn't happen often that I enjoy most of the songs on a CD. I've bought and acquired plenty of albums on the strength of one song (having listened to the 30-second "previews") and been disappointed that I only liked the one original song or just a few others--e.g., KT Tunstall, The Fray, Snow Patrol. ----Not the case with Dreaming Out Loud by OneRepublic. I like the greater number of the songs on the album: "Say", "Goodbye, Apathy", "Stop and Stare" and "Come Home" are favorites, besides the obvious choices of "Apologize" and the Timbaland remix which is the mysterious "Untitled" listed as track 13 on this page. It's true that in a few cases, the songs resemble the song styles of other contemporary artists, but I don't think that detracts from the fact that this album makes for an enjoyable listen. People have accused John Mayer of being derivative, too, but that doesn't mean his music isn't good or original.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, I gave it 5 out of 5, but it's so much more than that!!! Onerepublic is such an amazing, wonderful group, and even though I haven't even purchased this CD, I can't wait for their next one!! As a massive lover of music (I never don't have music playing), I demand that you purchase this CD. Or at least Apologize, but the original one, without Timbaland (no offense, I love his music too, I just prefer this version). So, go buy it!
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