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)

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