Waking Up

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 50
  2. Negative: 6 out of 50

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  1. DanD
    Nov 25, 2009
    4
    Unfortunately I think Mr. Tedder used up his writing on songs for other artists like Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson among others. This album is a watered down version of their first album without the catchy songs.
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    60
    Second album Waking Up is a set of polished arrangements so middle of the road they make Snow Patrol sound like Animal Collective.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    OneRepublic sophomore disc reflects that studio experience with loads of slick synth licks and jucy percussion tricks; it's much more flavorful than the band's Fray-like debut. [20 Nov 2009, p.87]
  3. Fortunately, on OneRepublic's second album Waking Up, they've internalized a lot of the things that made Timbaland such a compelling producer--that good sounds are paramount, songs should move in odd directions and many different ideas can constitute a hook.