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2007 release, the debut from the talented runner up on the sixth season of American Idol. Features production from Jonathan JR Rotem (Rihanna and Sean Kingston), Ryan 'Alias' Tedder (Timbaland and Leona Lewis) and S*A*M & Sluggo (Gym class Heroes and Boys Like Girls).
The strategy sessions over how to present Blake Lewis's post-American Idol debut must have been excruciating, as label-types scratched their heads, wondering: Is it possible to market a disc full of beat-boxing? If not, would the world warm to Blake Lewis, pop charmer? Or Blake Lewis, balladeer? The safest bet seems to have been to build a better post-prime time set by way of experimentation. Audio Day Dream unfolds much the way late-season American Idol shows do: It sets Lewis on a lot of platforms and lets him play up his charm, if not always his straight-outta-the-'80s musical predilections. Partially the brainchild of producer Ryan Tedder (One Republic), "Break Anotha" is pure beat-box Blake and, as such, it's demonically catchy. The same can be said for hip-hop and electro-tinged numbers such as "She's Makin' Me Lose It" and "Gots to Get To Her." Stabs at sentimentality surface, and they're not bad: "I Got U" may very well get you, if you like soft pop stylized with a nod in Adam Levine's direction. Overall, ADD demonstrates why Lewis blazed his way into AI's final round: He's out there, sure, but he's willing to reel it in enough to keep it real for the masses. -Tammy La Gorce
The first few songs are great but then the get a little repetitive until you get to "Meet me at the end of the world" this is the best song that never got released as a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by E Wayne Miller
Loved the cd, the case was broken when I received it, so that was quite irritating but the cd itself was in good condition and I just love Blake Lewis he is so amazingly talented.Published 10 months ago by Lola Cleary
his songs reminds me of the 80's and early 90's and at first i did'nt like it but the more i listened to this cd the more i like his music and i had to have it so much i bought his... Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by tigeress2010
This is the debut album from American Idol Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis. It's an interesting mix of styles, and while some of the tracks are mediocre, others are phenomenal. Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by ErinAlegra
Blake Lewis' ADD album is the only American Idol-related album I ever listen to on a regular basis these days. I listen to it often, and enjoy it every time. Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by Point99
I always liked him on idol, but this album was lacking. It was just too original. I wished he remade some other songs and tweaked them to make them his own. Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by M. V. Damiano
I was a big fan of Blake on AI and really enjoy this CD. It was exactly what I expected and a good effort for someone relatively new to the industry. Read morePublished on April 17, 2010 by C. A. Leeth
I had the CD and something happened to it and I had to have another one. I don't know you they don't play any of his songs on the radio. Blake get another manager.Published on January 8, 2010 by Ron
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It's Blake we are talking about though. Don't worry Jimbo.
Nov 22, 2007 by J. Prado | See all 6 posts
I think this is a good CD. Blake shows that he is a novice songwriter and, at times, he wants to be Adam Levine a little too damn much, but the music swings and he manages to keep the beatboxing from becoming annoying. I certainly wouldn't want that stuff to have taken over the music. The Fat... Read More
Dec 4, 2007 by Thomas G. Knoch | See all 2 posts
|LA Times gives "Audio Day Dream [A.D.D.] a 3/4 star rating!||
Thanks for posting this article. I am very excited to hear the full album on Tuesday!
Nov 29, 2007 by Shauna Future | See all 4 posts
|BLAKE LEWIS- BREAK ANOTHA||
The only thing better would be to hear Blake perform it live.
Nov 11, 2007 by J. Prado | See all 6 posts
|who thinks blake and jordin should hook up with timbaland?||
I think an "artist" should rely on their own talent rather than get a "flavor of the month" producer to do the work for them. That is, afterall, what makes them an "artist".
Jan 12, 2008 by Chris Kaiser | See all 6 posts
|Music video to "Break Anotha" will premiere on Thursday, 12/6 on Yahoo!||Be the first to reply|