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My instincts were right. The All-American Rejects' debut simply cannot be rejected. Ever since I bought this CD a couple of months ago, it has been a regular spin on my CD player.
This album consists entirely of songs with memorable hooks, up-tempo rhythms, melodic punk-pop choruses, and infectious lyrics. The album has been well-produced, enhancing the overall packaging of each song. More importantly, it's remarkable that such a young band has demonstrated these sophisticated pop sensibilities in their songwriting. The album contains eleven laudable songs, each of which is a worthy listen in its own right. Lead singer Tyson Ritter never misses a note, even transitioning in and out of falsetto, and the band adroitly blends hard driving guitars with keyboards and even orchestral arrangements. What's not to like?
With this debut album, the All-American Rejects have demonstrated they have sharp musical senses. Their music compares favorably with any emo-type artist you hear on today's radio. Between the band's natural musical talent and its alignment with today's hottest commercial sound, it wouldn't surprise me to hear more from the All-American Rejects. This young band is poised to make it big.
Well, something happened and I decided I was in need of some new music, so I decided to buy it. Turns out, I was happily surprised to find out that I just adore every song on the album (pretty much equally). The lead singer's voice is just very captivating, melodic, and powerful. Each song is very catchy and gut-wrenching at the same time...a GREAT driving record, in my opinion. It's definitely not an album that will be making history any time soon, but if you are looking for something to just listen to all the way through and enjoy, buy this. It's really worth a try...at least.
Criticism: All American Rejects strongly resemble Blink 182, Green Day, and other modern punk bands of today. They also don't stray too far from their formula, leaving the songs to blur from one to the other.
Conclusion: Buy this cd. It's enjoyable to listen to when you compare it to all the dull music out right now. It's not the best this band can do, but it's a great start. All American Rejects caught my attention because they reminded me of old school new wave/punk like The Cars, The Cure, New Order.
My Paper Heart- Good lyrics, repeats the chorus a lot, but good singing, good guitar work, and good drumming, good emo song
Your Star- Great song, well written music with okay lyrics, good guitar work
Swing, Swing- Their first single, good emo song, good drumming...again, song repeats the chorus a lot, I'm getting a little sick of this song (only because I've heard it so many times now)-Still a good song
Time Stands Still- One of my favorites on the entire CD, good lyrics- nice choice of words like "epitome of perfection", good drumming and singing, great song!
One More Sad Song- Faster song, best lyric: "all the perfect words they seem so wrong", awesome lyrics-well written, awesome drumming and guitars!
Why Worry- Nice acoustic guitar in the begining, okay lyrics, not my favorite song but still a pretty good song, another well written song, best lyric: "angry and gone and the list goes on and on"
Don't Leave Me- Great drumming and guitars, awesome lyrics, Tyson has a great voice, little faster song, one of my favorites
Too Far Gone- Starts slow then speeds up, okay song, okay lyrics
Drive Away- The best song on this album! well written, great singing, guitars, drums...everything, I love it, I sing it in my head a lot, catchy song
Happy Endings- The beging of the song is really cool, I don't really like the counting thing in the chorus, still a very good song, best lyric: "my love for you is sinking to what seems an all-time low... or high", this song will get stuck in your head
The Last Song- Good ending for this CD, I like this song, well written, good drumming tabs
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i love the cd but when I get it there was a huge crack in the center they looked like they tired to glue it back together r something I will never be buying from this seller againPublished 4 months ago by Ariah
Another two song album from the rejects. They can kick out some good tunes, but don't seem to have the creative range to create a compelling album experience.Published 17 months ago by ZeusandApollo
again I am writing a review for something I know nothing about. How about that. It's like an american reject huh?Published 20 months ago by Mike Mcconkey
dont know what you expect out of a review over a digital album, if your buy this music without listening to some of the songs on youtube, no sympathy if you hate itPublished 22 months ago by Brandon S.
I love AAR!!! I have seen them in concert and am not disappointed with their high energy music! All of their music is amazing!Published on December 27, 2013 by ALM
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I never once heard Adam Lazarra or Tom Delonge or Jim Adkins come out and say they were punk rock have you? yes they talk about the influence these bands have had on them but never once said we're punk rock. i listen to these bands as well as what you call punk rock ie sex pistol and i'll admit... Read More
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