All Sides

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All Sides
Studio album by O.A.R.
Released July 15, 2008
Genre Rock
Length 58:51
Label Everfine, Lava, Atlantic
Producer Matt Wallace
O.A.R. chronology
Live from Madison Square Garden
(2007)
All Sides
(2008)
Rain or Shine
(2009)
Singles from All Sides
  1. "This Town"
    Released: February 17, 2009 (U.S. Radio)
  2. "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)"
    Released: April 29, 2008 (Radio)

All Sides is the sixth studio album by O.A.R., which was released on July 15, 2008 by Everfine Records, Lava Records and Atlantic Recording Corporation.[1]

Song Details[edit]

Marc Roberge revealed in an interview with Songfacts that "Dinner Last Night" was inspired by an episode of Seinfeld.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Marc Roberge and Richard On, except where noted.

  1. "This Town" - 3:35
  2. "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)" (Roberge, Gregg Wattenberg) - 4:13
  3. "Whatever Happened" (Roberge, On, Dave Bassett) - 5:11
  4. "Try Me" - 3:45
  5. "One Day" (Roberge) - 3:35
  6. "Living in the End" (Roberge) - 4:19
  7. "Something Coming Over" (Roberge, Peter Zizzo) - 3:59
  8. "What Is Mine" - 4:34
  9. "Dinner Last Night" - 4:00
  10. "The Fallout" (Roberge) - 5:29
  11. "Gift" - 5:20
  12. "War Song" - 6:14
  13. "On My Way" (Roberge, Matt Nathanson) - 4:37[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
Artist Direct 2.5/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]
UGO D[6]

The album was generally received negatively among professional reviewers. Rolling Stone attributes the album's failure to a change in the group's style, calling the album "a poor man's Goo Goo Dolls".[7] Allmusic claims, "O.A.R. wasn't designed for Top 40 radio, which makes All Sides...disappointing."[8]

Chart positions[edit]

The album was the band's highest charting prior to the release of King, debuting at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 with approximately 33,000 copies sold in its first week.[9]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 13
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 4

Credits[edit]

  • Chris Culos - drums, percussion
  • Benj Gershman - bass guitar
  • Richard On - lead electric guitar, vocals
  • Marc Roberge - lead vocals, acoustic and electric rhythm guitar
  • Jerry DePizzo - saxophone, guitar, percussion
  • MikelParis - keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Rob Cavallo - additional guitars, production on "Shattered"
  • Jamie Muhoberac - additional keyboards on "Shattered"
  • Dorian Crozier - programming, percussion on "Shattered"
  • Suzie Katayama - strings, string arrangement on "One Day"
  • Joel Derouin - violin, concert master on "One Day"
  • Charlie Bisharat - violin on "One Day"
  • Mario De Leon - violin on "One Day"
  • Alyssa Park - violin on "One Day"
  • Andrew Duckles - viola on "One Day"
  • Matt Funes - viola on "One Day"
  • Larry Corbett - cello on "One Day"
  • Steve Richards - cello on "One Day"
  • Matt Wallace - producer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b All Sides > Overview, allmusic.com, Retrieved July 17, 2008.
  2. ^ "Dinner Last Night". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Artist Direct review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ UGO review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone > Review, rollingstone.com, Retrieved October 7, 2008.
  8. ^ Allmusic > Review, allmusic.com, Retrieved October 7, 2008.
  9. ^ Nas Dethrones Lil Wayne Atop Billboard 200, billboard.com