Dying to Say This to You

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Dying to Say This to You
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Studio album by
Released15 March 2006 (Sweden)
21 March 2006 (U.S.)
19 March 2007 (UK)
11 April 2007 (Japan)
GenreNew wave, post-punk revival
LabelNew Line
ProducerJeff Saltzman
The Sounds chronology
Living in America
Dying to Say This to You
Live EP
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
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [3]
AbsolutePunk.net(82%) [2]
PopMatters(6/10) [4]
Rocklouder3/5 stars [5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars [6]
Stereology(7/10) [7]
Twisted Ear4/5 stars [8]
NME(7/10) [9]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars [10]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars [11]
LAS Magazine(7/10) [12]
The Guardian3/5 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. The song "Tony The Beat" is playing during a party scene at Cora's house in the 2007 movie, "Music And Lyrics".

Upon its release, Dying to Say This to You received generally favorable reviews from music critics.[1]

Track listing[edit]

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

Original Swedish version
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
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
13."Goodbye '70s"3:35
14."Tony the Beat" (Rex the Dog radio version)3:19
UK version [Enhanced]
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
8."Hurt You"3:51
9."Much Too Long"3:07
10."Running Out of Turbo"3:00
Bonus tracks*
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*
1."Tony the Beat" 
2."Song with a Mission" 

¹ Enhanced CD-ROM track remixed by Tommie Sunshine.

Tenth anniversary tour[edit]

The Sounds acknowledged and celebrated the tenth anniversary of their album Dying to Say This to You with a U.S. tour (and two shows in Canada) from 15 November to 20 December 2016, performing the entire album live in its original track order; they also played their new single, "Thrill" (released 10 November 2016) as well as a few tracks from their earlier albums Living In America and Crossing the Rubicon.[15] [16] [17]


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
  • Alexis Page and Leigh Lezark - Cover Girls
  • 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]


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


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  2. ^ "Sounds, The - Dying To Say This To You - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net". Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
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  4. ^ "Music Reviews, Features, Essays, News, Columns, Blogs, MP3s and Videos". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
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  10. ^ "The Sounds Dying To Say This to You | Album Review". Slant Magazine. 2006-04-28. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  11. ^ "The Sounds - Dying to Say This to You (album review )". Sputnikmusic.com. 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  12. ^ "LAS magazine | music, media, art, culture, life, everything. - Reviews". Lostatsea.net. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  13. ^ Dorian Lynskey. "CD: The Sounds, Dying to Say This to You | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  14. ^ Kellman, Andy; Leahey, Andrew. "The Sounds Biography". All Music Guide. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  15. ^ Yaeger, Jackie (22 November 2016). "The Sounds Share Their Top 10 Everything In Honor Of Tenth Anniversary". News.bandsintown.com. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  16. ^ "The Sounds Thrill Release". The-sounds.com. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  17. ^ "The Sounds Setlist at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA". Setlist.fm. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.

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