Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Album Reviews
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2014, 03:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
gimme gimme
 
misspoptart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: istanbul
Posts: 887
Default OneRepublic - Native [2013]



Counting Stars
If I Lose Myself
Feel Again
What You Wanted
I Lived
Light It Up
Can't Stop
Au Revoir
Burning Bridges
Something I Need
Preacher
Don't Look Down
Something's Gotta Give
Life in Color
If I Lose Myself
What You Wanted
Burning Bridges



My favorite tracks are in bold.

This album is incredible to me, considering that I had only ever heard OneRepublic's "Apologize" previously, a song that did make it into my collection but never got much play time. It was so Timbalandy, too, so I let it fall into the piles of other 2005-2008 era stuff.

Their single "Counting Stars" is an entirely different animal. I'll admit that I heard the song five or six times before realizing who it was. I figured it was someone else. That sort of upbeat, save the world attitude is so trendy these days (see: Imagine Dragons, Mumford & Sons).

This album is a far cry from folk, but it does have a sort of otherworldly, natural, kind of...country? feel to it. Its kind of atmospheric at times and the vocals are epic in terms of range and quality. It reminds of something like a bluegrass band meeting a rock band and the two of them discovering electronic music for the first time but continuing to live in the mountains and make music for their own interests without paying attention to an audience.

I'm really pleased. The electronica bits are very welcome, they make the album a bit more palatable (it can be kind of preachy). It's also great for remixes. I've heard a few remixes of Counting Stars in Istanbul and they all explore different parts of the song. It's cool. It's flexible. It's fun.

Parts of the album evoke Coldplay, but I think this is actually more pleasant than Coldplay, because the lead singer of that band's voice never seems to change in pitch or style.

I encourage any doubters to give it a shot. It's already almost a year old but it's only getting really popular in the past few months. It's really an uplifting little record.
misspoptart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Groupie
 
indiebands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 4
Default

I agree one HUNDRED percent. I think the entire album is balanced.
indiebands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 03:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Jacko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 3
Default

These guys are amazing live btw
Jacko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 08:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
Awesome Waves
 
Mindfulness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,365
Default

Counting Stars
If I Lose Myself
Feel Again
What You Wanted
I Lived
Light It Up
Can't Stop
Au Revoir
Burning Bridges
Something I Need
Preacher
Don't Look Down
Something's Gotta Give
Life in Color
If I Lose Myself
What You Wanted
Burning Bridges


best songs i thought.

Last edited by Mindfulness; 12-01-2017 at 12:32 PM.
Mindfulness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 08:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
...
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,221
Default

.
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"

Last edited by Mord; 12-13-2017 at 05:03 AM.
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 04:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
Awesome Waves
 
Mindfulness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mord View Post
thats what you thought of this album?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trollheart View Post
You need to be more mindful of what you post.
Mindfulness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 05:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
...
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,221
Default

.
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"

Last edited by Mord; 12-05-2017 at 03:51 PM.
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 05:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
Awesome Waves
 
Mindfulness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mord View Post
Nah. You're a necromancer.
the one republic album was great. im going to listen to it again

have a wonderful day, Mord.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trollheart View Post
You need to be more mindful of what you post.
Mindfulness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 05:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
...
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,221
Default

.
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"

Last edited by Mord; 12-05-2017 at 03:51 PM.
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2017, 02:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 2
Default

Great album
s5mato is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2018 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.