Native

It's unfair to criticize One Republic for the formulaic sound of their walloping ballads – it was frontman/songwriting-production ninja Ryan Tedder, who, as much as anyone else in pop, helped establish that formula. Native is catchy and predictable: big melodies, inspirational lyrics, production that sits between pop and rock and dance. The main problem is also the main asset: Tedder himself, a song savant who's a boring and characterless singer.