Thursday, July 23, 2009

All Time Low Album Re-Review - Nothing Personal

Here's the 5k article I promised you all. I'm going to use parts of my old review too.
Track List:
1. Weightless
2. Break Your Little Heart
3. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)
4. Lost In Stereo
5. Stella
6. Sick Little Games
7. Hello, Brooklyn
8. Walls
9. Too Much
10. Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal
11. A Party Song (The Walk of Shame)
12. Therapy

I still think Weightless is the second best ATL song ever. The lyrics are epic and the chorus might be one of the best choruses I have EVER heard. "Maybe it's not my weekend, but it's gonna be my year" is probably the best line of any song I've heard. I got some beef for putting this before but the way I mean it is motivational. It means a lot to me. I'm really upset it's not getting as much publicity as it should, cause I could see this song going #1. This song is perfect. Get it. Now. Break Your Little Heart is another one of my favorites. It begins with the lyrics that show the song title and is extremely catchy and flowing. The chorus is also extremely catchy and has more great lyrics. The lyrics as well as the tune flow perfectly. After I got to listen to this song it instantly became one of the best on the album to me. It just proves that first listens of albums never work well. Damned If I Do Ya is extremely catchy. I was singing the chorus all evening after I came home from the album party. It's actually ATL's first ever top 100 hit. Surprising. This should be Weightless. However it definitely is still one of the best on the album. It may be poppy, but it's good. Sick Little Games is not as upbeat as the other songs, but it is still great. It flows extremely well and still stays catchy even though it's a slow song. Alex Gaskarth shows great vocals during the final chorus as he does part of the chorus with almost no instrumentation. Another highlight. However, Track 9, Too Much, is awful. It started with club beats and just was overall terrible. They said "Too Much" way too much and had the worst lyrics I've heard in an ATL song. "Too much of anything is too much" is when I gave up on the song. I haven't even given this song a second chance. They redeem themselves with A Party Song. This song is probably my favorite after Weightless. All over my vacation I kept singing this song. It's a definite pop-punk anthem. The chanting in the song would definitely be great for crowd participation. This is what All Time Low can do at their best. Therapy is the one ballad on the anthem. I expected there to be another Remembering Sunday. Instead, it isn't even acoustic. It keeps the same style as Remembering Sunday as more instruments come in over time and the song gets heavier. I'm also not particularly fond of the lyrics. "Therapy, you were never a friend to me" aren't the kind of lyrics I see ATL using. It's still good, just a complete letdown.

There is also the Bonus Song Poison, which I might review later if you guys want me to.

This album is much better than I thought it was. This just proves that first listens can not give you a full outlook on something. However, I still don't think it is as good as it was hyped to be. It was expected to be one of the best albums of the year, while I think it's just great. You can listen to ATL on myspace HERE.

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