Saturday, 29 August 2009

OneRepublic 'Stop And Stare'

Chart Peak: 4


With its earnest refusal to do anything as outre as a tune and inane rhyming-dictionary lyrics ("Stop and stare/ go nowhere/ hear not there/ hear my prayer/ get what's fair/ is that a rabbit or a hare?" yeah, OK, I made one of those up) I'm reluctant to spend more than the four minutes or so that the record itself lasts writing a post about it. Chorus lyric aside, most of this is competent in an artless, antiseptic sort of way, topped off by Ryan Tedder's entirely charm-free lead vocal. The worst of this is that it sounds so pleased with itself as to completely undermine the intended message of existential doubt.

Still, it doesn't enter the same dimensions of awfulness as Nickelback.

Available on: Dreaming Out Loud

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