Dying to Say This to You

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Dying to Say This to You
Studio album by The Sounds
Released 15 March 2006 (Sweden)
21 March 2006 (U.S.)
19 March 2007 (UK)
11 April 2007 (Japan)
Genre New wave, post-punk revival
Length 40:32
Label New Line
Producer Jeff Saltzman
The Sounds chronology
Living in America
(2002)
Dying to Say This to You
(2006)
Live EP
(2006)
Singles from Dying to Say This to You
  1. "Song with a Mission"
    Released: 13 January 2006
  2. "Painted by Numbers"
    Released: 27 August 2006
  3. "Tony the Beat"
    Released: 2 February 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (68/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
AbsolutePunk.net (82%) [3]
PopMatters (6/10) [4]
Rocklouder 3/5 stars [5]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars [6]
Stereology (7/10) [7]
Twisted Ear 4/5 stars [8]
NME (7/10) [9]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars [10]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [11]
LAS Magazine (7/10) [12]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [13]

Dying to Say This to You is the second studio album in English by Swedish new wave group The Sounds. It was released on 15 March 2006 in Sweden and 21 March 2006 in the United States. The album blends Swedish-influenced new wave music with a sassy and spunky delivery by vocalist Maja Ivarsson, reminiscent of Blondie.[14] The cover depicts The Misshapes' DJ Leigh Lezark on the left and her friend Alexis Page on the right.

The song "Running Out of Turbo" was featured in a chase scene in the episode "Free Fall" of the American television show CSI: Miami, as well as an episode of the MTV reality show The Hills. The song "Queen of Apology" was remixed by Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump for the soundtrack release Snakes on a Plane: The Album. The track "Hurt You" is featured in a 2008 TV spot for Geico in the United States.

Upon its release, Dying to Say This to You received generally favorable reviews from music critics.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jesper Anderberg, Johan Bengtsson, Maja Ivarsson, Fredrik Nilsson and Felix Rodriguez.

Original Swedish version
No. Title Length
1. "Song with a Mission"   2:56
2. "Queen of Apology"   3:05
3. "Tony The Beat"   3:10
4. "24 Hours"   2:40
5. "Painted by Numbers"   3:17
6. "Night After Night" (Acoustic version) 4:12
7. "Ego"   2:41
8. "Hurt You"   3:51
9. "Much Too Long"   3:05
10. "Running Out of Turbo"   2:45
11. "Night After Night"   3:28
Total length:
40:32
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Berkley"   2:36
13. "Goodbye '70s"   3:35
14. "Tony the Beat" (Rex the Dog radio version) 3:19
UK version [Enhanced]
No. Title Length
1. "Song with a Mission"   2:58
2. "Queen of Apology"   3:06
3. "Tony the Beat"   3:22
4. "24 Hours"   2:42
5. "Painted by Numbers"   3:20
6. "Night After Night" (Acoustic version) 4:14
7. "Ego"   2:43
8. "Hurt You"   3:51
9. "Much Too Long"   3:07
10. "Running Out of Turbo"   3:00
Bonus tracks*
No. Title Length
11. "Night After Night" (Rock version) 3:29
12. "Rock'n Roll"   3:54
13. "Living in America"   3:28
14. "Mine for Life"   4:42
15. "Tony the Beat" (Rex the Dog radio version) 3:19
16. "Queen of Apology" (Fall Out Boy remix) 3:09
Bonus videos*
No. Title Length
1. "Tony the Beat"    
2. "Song with a Mission"    

¹ Enhanced CD-ROM track remixed by Tommie Sunshine.

Personnel[edit]

The Sounds
  • Jesper Anderberg – keyboards
  • Johan Bengtsson – bass
  • Maja Ivarsson – vocals
  • Fredrik Nilsson – drums
  • Felix Rodriguez – guitar


Other contributors
  • Steve Beacham – engineer
  • Melora Creager – cello
  • Rudyard Lee Cullers – engineer
  • John B. Davis – management
  • Micah Gaugh – saxophone
  • James Iha – producer
  • Mikael Johnston – engineer
  • Joe Kara – marketing
  • Brad Kobylczak – engineer
  • Paul Q. Kolderie – mixing
  • Jason Linn – executive producer, A&R
  • Stephen Murray – artwork, design, cover photo
  • Jeff Saltzman – producer
  • Geoff Sanoff – engineer
  • Sandeep Sriram – album coordination
  • Annie Stocking – backing vocals
  • Adam Taylor – mix engineering
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Ken Weinstein – publicity

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Sweden Top 60 8
US Billboard 200 107
US Top Independent Album 9
US Top Heatseekers 1

References[edit]

External links[edit]