Louder (R5 album)

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Studio album by R5
Released September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
Recorded 2012-2013
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop rock
Label Hollywood
R5 chronology
Heart Made Up On You
Singles from Louder
  1. "Pass Me By"
    Released: August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20)
  2. "(I Can't) Forget About You"
    Released: December 25, 2013 (2013-12-25)

Louder is the full-length debut studio album by American pop rock band R5, which was released on September 24, 2013 by Hollywood Records. Louder was also released as a deluxe album, with four extra tracks only available for digital download.[1]


“We wanted to put out a fun album,” says Rydel Lynch and Ratliff said “We wanted to make an upbeat and Inspirational album you want to play 24/7.”[2]


A deluxe version was exclusively sold at Target including the song "Wishing I Was 23" produced by Rocky Lynch, a ZinePak exclusively sold at Justice included stickers and the bonus track as well. A deluxe edition of the album was released in Japan in November, which includes another bonus track, "Crazy Stupid Love".[3][4]

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 24 selling 15,000 copies in first week.[citation needed]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Musichel 4/5 stars[5]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[6]
Today Online 2/5 stars[7]
Spin or Bin 3/5 stars[8]

The album received generally positive reviews, with AllMusic's Tim Sendra praising Louder as a "strong, uncluttered and fun modern pop confection." also he praised Rydel, has a vocal feature in "Love Me Like That" calling it "that's a nicely sassy interlude".[6] Musichel called Louder R5's impressive "grand entrance into the world of pop music", also adding that "R5's future is set for the sky and beyond." [5]


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pass Me By"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Savan Kotecha, R5 3:21
2. "(I Can't) Forget About You"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, R5, Lindy Robbins 3:31
3. "Ain't No Way We're Goin' Home"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou 3:06
4. "I Want U Bad"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Lindy Robbins 3:13
5. "If I Can't Be with You"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Jens Koerkemeier, Tony Oller, R5 2:55
6. "Love Me Like That"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, R5, Lindy Robbins 3:21
7. "One Last Dance"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Lindy Robbins 3:21
8. "Loud"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Lindy Robbins 3:26
9. "Fallin' for You"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Lindy Robbins 3:36
10. "Cali Girls"   Nathanael Boone, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch 3:28
11. "Here Comes Forever"   Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Ross Lynch 3:15
Total length:


Chart (2013) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[10] 47
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[10] 158
French Albums Chart[11] 121
Irish Albums Chart[12] 59
Italian Albums Chart[13] 11
Japanese Albums Chart[14] 60
Polish Albums Chart[15] 26
Portuguese Albums Chart[10] 27
Spanish Albums Chart[16] 38
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 149
US Billboard 200[18] 24


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  2. ^ "Hollywood Records - Artists - R5". Hollywood Records. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Peter Vidani. "R5 Tumblr (It’s official! Louder will be released Nov. 13 in...)". Officialr5.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Louder Tour To Be Released in Japan". 
  5. ^ a b Rachel Ho (2013-09-26). "Review: Louder by R5". Musichel. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  6. ^ a b Tim Sendra. "Louder - R5". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  7. ^ Paul Lim. "Louder (R5)". TODAYOnline. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  8. ^ Xinhua. "Album Review: R5 - Louder". Spin or Bin Music. PopBoard. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  9. ^ "R5: (I Can’t) Forget About You Music Video!". Popstar Magazine. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "R5 – Louder". Ultratop. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "R5 – Louder". SNEP. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Top 100 Individual Artist Albums". IRMA. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Italian Albums". FIMI. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ "「アール・ファイヴ│オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  15. ^ "Oficjalna Lista Sprzedazy". OLiS (in Polish). Polish Music Charts. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Spanish charts - Archive: Search for R5". Spanish charts. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  17. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 19.04.2014 (wk15)". UK Charts. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  18. ^ Illegal name entered R5/R5/chart?f=305 "R5 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for R5. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-09-29.