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Editorial Reviews

Allister is proud to release their third full-length CD Before The Blackout. Their sophomore album, Last Stop Suburbia went on to sell 80,000 copies in the US alone and fans have been waiting patiently, three years to be exact, for the band's follow-up. Allister is respected by fellow musicians and fans alike for their demonstrable commitment to the DIY ethics of the punk scene/ Tried and true, Allister is back with Before The Blackout to remind us how it's done! Sanctuary. 2005.

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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listen  1. Waiting (Album Version) 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. D2 (Album Version) 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. A Lotta Nerve (Album Version) 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. From The Ground Up (Album Version) 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Blackout (Album Version) 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Rewind (Album Version) 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. 2 A.M. (Album Version) 3:32$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  8. You Lied (Album Version) 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. A Study Of Economics (Album Version) 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Suffocations (Album Version) 2:55$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen11. Easy Answers (Album Version) 2:55$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Legend Of Pegleg Sullivan (Album Version) 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Potential Suicide (Album Version) 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Alone (Album Version) 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 11, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drive Thru
  • ASIN: B000B5XZKG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,640 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I definietly recommend this album.
K. Gravel
Little has changed in the composition of the music from "... Suburbia", which is quite refreshing as a long time fan.
Matthew Berdan
When the CD was released, it took me until now to buy the cd.
Andrew E. Kaiser

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
To start off I have been a huge allister fan since Dead Ends... I liked Suburbia because it showed progression within the band by tweaking the music slightly but keeping the same catchy lyrics that made Dead Ends such a great album. I have to admit, early demos for this cd had me worried that allister's light had run out. When the CD was released, it took me until now to buy the cd. But now I'm hooked! Allister is back and better than ever! This cd tells us that allister is one of the few bands who can change their music just enough to keep up with ever changing tastes in music but at the same time remains loyal to the fans who have loved allister since the beginning. This album is sure to please any true allister fan!
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By B. V. Dam on November 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Although I still like Last Stop Suburbia, it has gotten stale in my CD player. Along comes Before the Blackout. At first listen I was not sure but after a few passes, I have to say this is equal to Suburbia. Unlike many other bands of this style Allister writes intelligent thought provoking lyrics as opposed to childish teen angst crap. They continue with punchy guitar, vocals, and all around great music. If you like Last Stop Suburbia, buy this you will not be disappointed. If you preferred Dead Ends and think that Last Stop was too pop then this may not be for you as it is a bit more evolved.
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By J. Neighbor on October 4, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a fun, talented punk group. Every song on "Blackout" rocks, and the lyrics are right on. "I Lied" (#8) through "Alone" (#14) just fly by, and each has it's own catchy tune and fun lyrics. I've got a 9 year old son, and while the lyrics are pretty salty (I sing loud, different words over them), he loves the beats."A Study in Economics" (#9) has a little Cheap Trick sound, and "Pegleg Sullivan" (#12) is a great piece of Chicago story telling. This CD is well worth the few bucks.
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By B. Craig on October 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Wow! A Band that still embraces who they are, Rockers! This disc is everything you would expect from Allister and everything that made us fall in love with Allister in the first place. Do yourself a favor, have a listen to the samples and buy this CD. Thank you boys.
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I wasn't sure that Allister were going to be able to top Last Stop Suburbia, but they did by a long shot. You can hear a more mature direction and understanding while still remaining tied to their own sound. I definietly recommend this album.
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