Poppy dance rock act OneRepublic's 2013 album Native is one of those albums I'm surprised I enjoy as much as I do.
It oozes with generic soaring pop sensibilities that channels an easily digestible mixture of fun., U2 and Prince resulting in a well-rounded friendly listen. The only problem is Ryan Tedder's vocals, as well composed and strong as they are, they lack any sort of defining character that leaves much to desire after a few songs. It might not bring anything new to the table at all but it sets out to entertain and does a fine job at it.
3 burning bridges out of 5