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3.0 out of 5 stars
Good, but should have been great., 25 Mar 2008
The marketing team behind One Republic were extremely shrewd choosing to release 'Stop and Stare' and 'Apologise' from the album. These are by far the most outstanding tracks on the CD, and i think it was fair to expect great things from this group. Unfortunately after a very promising start the songs sound uninspired and consequently none stand out, which is a shame because you certainly get the distinct impresssion this band are capable of great music, but for every 'All fall Down' and 'All we are' there are tracks like 'Tyrant' and 'Somethings not right here' which sounds like a bad pastiche of Jeff Buckley, wailing isn't singing and can be quite grating in the wrong arrangement. But there is enough to enjoy here, you just wish they managed to maintain their evident quality throughout instead of sporadically.