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4.0 out of 5 stars A.D.D. - A distinctive debut, 22 Dec 2007
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Amanda Richards "Hotpurplekoolaid" (ECD, Guyana) - See all my reviews
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He's no Kelly Clarkson, but at least Blake Lewis has made his mark by co-writing twelve of the songs on this album. The mix may best be described as eclectic, and you'll probably have to listen to the album a few times to get a feel for it, but I think you'll find a few tracks here to make this worth your while.

Hint: This album sounds best through headphones with the volume turned up.

The tracks that deserve a comment are:

1. Break Anotha - A little techno, a little beat-boxing, a little funk, but all held together with a great beat. A good choice for the first single.
2. Gots To Get Her - An updated tribute to "Puttin' on the Ritz"
3. How Many Words - Nice melody and a comfortable vocal range for him
4. Surrender - The one he didn't co-write. All around radio-friendly song with an eighties feel.
5. Without You -Arguably one of the best songs on the album, if you like eighties ballads, that is.
6. End of the World - A mid-tempo track suited to his vocal range, with a swelling chorus. This would make a good single
7. 1000 Miles - Nothing to do with the Vanessa Carlton song, and won't be as big a hit, but well worth a listen anyway
8. I Got U - Another mid-tempo track to end the album. Sounds boy-band-ish.

The song titles may make an English teacher faint, but you can't accuse Blake Lewis of not being himself on this album.

Amanda Richards
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blake the entertainer leads you into the trance, 5 Dec 2007
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Martin Milner "martin_milner" (New Jersey, USA) - See all my reviews
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Get out there and buy it! Blake was the rebel outsider on American Idol, definitely wanting to march to his own tune, but one of the most important things to remember about Audio Day Dream is that it is a testament to the man's love of music. It just shines through. The beatboxing vocal effects can get a little wearisome but you accept them as being part of what Blake is. Happily he has interspersed them throughout the tracks which sparkle in their variety. My favourite part of the disc covers the tracks from "How Many Words" to "I got U". This is a very solid debut and Blake takes the listener on a ride through the many different electropop styles that he has always favoured. One of the most explosive tracks on the disc is the fascinating "She's Making Me Lose It". Some songs have a musical interlude but this one has a BT-inspired sound effects interlude or bridge which almost takes your breath away. He mixes disco-friendly, hip-hop style rockets with tender ballads and it is true that the entire set has a dreamlike quality to it. It is a package of influences and experimentation and although some commentators feel that it is a little over the place I find that this is a definite part of its charm and makes it stand out from the crowd. A great debut, Blake. Keep it up
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not my usual type of music, 22 Aug 2013
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But I really like Blake Lewis. Not as good as his second CD but still a good set of songs to have in the background while you do other things. It is easy listening without being boring. Looking forward to his 3rd CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Should be better known, 5 Aug 2008
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M. R. Jones (Plymouth, UK) - See all my reviews
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It's a shame that Blake has not garnered the attention some of the other American Idol alumni have.

This is a good album. It's different, not like anything on the market. It has a mix of trance sounds, RnB, Pop, Rock and a hint of ballad.

The album has a good strong start, with an interesting interlude smashing into 'Break Anotha' (his first single but in my opinion, the weakest). Then the album slowly takes us on a journey into the creative mind of Blake Lewis. His incredible vocal talents and attitude that got him so much early attention on American Idol.

'She's Makin' Me Lose It' always stands out as a favourite of mine. Loud, fast and lots of effects. Perfect for a dance floor.
'1000 Miles' is also another great pop ballad type track. The chorus will stay in your head for a long time.

Great sounds, great lyrics....GREAT ALBUM.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Go Blake, go, 21 Jun 2008
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S. Lawson (UK) - See all my reviews
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Fantastic first album from Blake Lewis - liked it the very first time I played it and have listened many times since - hope he has a great career, he deserves to!
Would recommend.
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