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All-American Rejects

All-American Rejects: Move AlongMove Along (2005)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 3
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It could be worse for the All-American Rejects. So, they were publicly humiliated when they submitted their album to Dreamworks and were ordered to "return with something a lot catchier." So their hired drummer and guitar player publicly criticizes the band's music and admits to only being in it for.
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It could be worse for the All-American Rejects. So, they were publicly humiliated when they submitted their album to Dreamworks and were ordered to "return with something a lot catchier." So their hired drummer and guitar player publicly criticizes the band's music and admits to only being in it for the money. So what if you're releasing an album that critics and scenesters are already hell-bent on hating? With all that pressure, it would be easy for a band to just call it a day. But on the All-American Rejects second major label release, Move Along, they attempt to do just that, and are successful...sometimes.

Let me start off by saying: Like this record or hate it, you're going to be hearing a lot of it over the next year. With the infectious "Dirty Little Secret" already predestined to be loved by 13-year-old girls everywhere and retired from TRL, you've got a surefire summer radio smash. Songs like the title track "Move Along" also show great potential to do the same thing. So you may as well go ahead and get used to it now. Let's take a glance at the record itself.

The album opens with "Dirty Little Secret," which is what it is, obviously written just to please their label; cheeky, and a catchy as hell power-pop song. The first immediate thing you'll notice on this song, aside from the laughable intro riff, is Tyson's voice sounds undenaibly better. His vocals sound much less nasal on this album, which is a huge plus for listeners. But you'll also notice another thing: While Tyson's voice has matured, his lyrics certianly have not. Sorry Tyson, "I'll keep you my dirty little secret / don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret" is not going to cut it with the in crowd. Still, this song is a great listen, if you like obnoxiously infectious hooks. While this song may be the opener, it definitely does not represent the rest of the album. The next song is "Stab My Back," which sounds very reminiscent of their previous album. While it is a catchy song, once again the lyrics scream "relate to me please." After that comes the title track "Move Along," which if I may say so myself, is an excellent song, and the perfect predecessor as a single to "Dirty Little Secret." You definitely hear some maturity in this song; even if it's only a tiny bit, it's still there.

Next, the album takes a serious dive with the song "It Ends Tonight," an over-emotional mid-tempo ballad that will either put you to sleep or make you cry for hours, depending on your age/race/sex {14-year-old caucasian females, this one is for you}. After that, the album speeds up, thank God. "Change Your Mind" is your typical catchy AAR quiet verses / big anthemic choruses power rock song, which they're beginning to get quite good at making; "And when the sky is falling / don't look outside the window / step back and hear I'm calling / give up, you don't take the fast road." Try to listen to that a few times and not have it stuck in your head the next day. "Night Drive" is by far the heaviest song on the album; although it's still that squeaky-clean AAR sound, it has an undeniable edge in comparison to the other tracks.

The second half of the album opens with the very 80's-sounding "Dance Inside." This song builds up, seemingly forever, and then finallly explodes into a huge catchy anthemic sort-of chorus. Next comes "Top Of The World," which sounds nothing like the AAR of old, and is maybe the standout track of the album. All the credibility AAR built up with that last song just comes crumbling to the ground with "Striaghtjacket Feeling," an acoustic ballad that for lack of a better word really, really sucks. "Etched with marks but I can't heal / and you're the problem but you can't feel" Tyson cries on this disaster. "I'm Waiting" is a very enjoyable song, but nothing mind-blowing. The album closes with "Can't Take It," an odd orchestra balled that is at times endearing, and at others just awkward. Every track on this album is basically a hit or miss and "Can't Take It" definitely falls into the latter.

After listening to Move Along, one word immediately comes into mind: potential. This band has endless potential. If they would ever fully embrace their pop-rock sound that makes them so lovable, they could be a great band. And more importantly, if Tyson could ever learn to write lyrics...

Best Track: "Top Of The World"

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seanmarion (June 2, 2011)

guys, All-American Rejects band is one of the best band in town.. they are my idols. i love their music actually I've been saving all their albums in my usb flash drive so that in time I can heard it from them....

drbino (December 18, 2008)

Well, it's just like the old saying: You can't pollish a turn. This is one big steaming pile of shit. Fuck off AAR.

fugazifreak (May 2, 2007)

I'll give the guys credit the lead singer is a hottie

pinkerton (January 9, 2007)

look at the "other albums people liked"

heroine?

fallout boy?

these bands obviously have no substance. its strange because i first heard this band 6 years ago on a big wheel comp, playing their first radio single. to be honest im not sure what to think. the radio tunes arent too terribly bad, yet through videos, commericals, and interviews i get the impression that this band believes they are the second coming of christ. therefore, i cant bring myself to enjoy their music anymore

Peggy-luSparkletoes (December 18, 2006)

I DONT GET IT!!!
it this review taking the piss out of the album or saying its good!!!
i totally disagree with this
i think that "Move along" is a album suited for EVERYONE!
MY MUM LOVE IT!!!
all american rejects are top class and i love them!!
AND I AM 17!!!
hehe
xox

Apple-loop (November 28, 2006)

For fuck sake!! This gobshite doesn't know what he's talking bout!!! I have this album n i fucking luve it!! Screw this idiot! AAR rock the best band ever!! All their songs are fantastic n i love Tysons voice n hes a brill song writer!!

WHO'S WITH ME?? :-)

ktbaby21404 (November 13, 2006)

I 100% disagree with this review. This entire album show so much growth from the first album. The lyrics arent just fluff like most bands out there. Most of their songs have some deep meaning, especially move along. That song helped get me through a lot, and i somehow doubt that it would have if it was truly just a 3 star song with potential. They rest of the songs are catchy but i dont know why thats viewed as such a negative thing. I dont know about you but i LIKE my songs to be catchy. I thinks its amazing if you can combine catchy and deep in one song.....which they do multiple times here. Annnnd if you ask me secret and regret is a good rhyme and i couldnt think of that on my own. Tyson Ritter is actually an amazing lyricist and i dont think any of us here could do what he does, and he does far better then a lot of the other bands our there who write about shit and dont even make the shit sound good. He doesnt just stick a you and me wait and see sentance together and call it a song, He takes time and thought and comes out with some really great stuff, This is one of my all time favorite albums because of what i have just said and i think it has a lot more then just potential

Jim_Neighbors (September 15, 2006)

Poop Tunnel. That would be a good band name

totalstranga (July 26, 2006)

is this punk? but since I belive that if I dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all, this is ok for a pop record.

Anonymous (June 12, 2006)

this band sucks ass they r the all american fucking REJECTS.FUCKING REJECTS THEY SUPER SUCK ASS!!!

Anonymous (May 7, 2006)

all american rejects are the best band EVER!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous (May 3, 2006)

Are you gay tyson R?

ilovesonny (May 2, 2006)

I want to know tyson's dirty little secret on
how he gets into those pants!!!!!!!!!
i love you tyson!!!!

Anonymous (April 28, 2006)

To paul-
First of all I absolutly LOVE the all american rejects, I respect your opion but do you have nothing better to do than sit around and write hundreds of comments about a band you dont like? SHUTUP!!!!

- score is for the album

Anonymous (April 22, 2006)

There latest album was pretty sweet. With some pretty decent chord-work. i dont how they do it again and agian, with these awsome hits. and cutoos to there lead guitarist how is killer.Man i would kill to see them live.

Ray Robertson

Anonymous (April 10, 2006)

There a great band they rock they rock they rock eeerrrr .....

ALL AMERICAN REJECTS!!!!!!!

Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

you is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are the best band in the world and the lead singer hotttttttttttttttttttie

Anonymous (February 14, 2006)

your star isnt on the new album... maybe you didn't realize that you worded it so weird though... oh well... I think the album was amazing.. aaron? I forget what the critics name was... let's just call him aaron then... he pretty much had my opinion the whole way... I like the fact that their music is clean... although you should hear Tyson in concert... definitely NOT clean lol... well... bye

Anonymous (February 13, 2006)

Hey, I really respect The All-American Rejects and the music that they put out into the world. I think its really cool if you listen to the message behind it. And they are not sell outs! Some people just cant handle the truth behind each song they do. o, and Move along is an ausome Album! "YOUR STAR " ROCKS!!!

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

i think the CD is amazing. i`m going to the concert in April they are sharing with Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, From Frist to Last and 2 others... i think it will b sooooo good .. thank god i have good seats i might get to touch them haha. but seriously if anyone thinks the CD is bad... u really need to listen to the words...get a feel for them. i dont kno about you but i kno i learned alot from their CD.. and besides there a great group. they deserve the love of their fans

Peace

Anonymous (January 6, 2006)

i win, ha ahhaha ahahahaha ha haha ha ah ha, sorry i can't laugh properly anymore every time i laugh cream cheese comes out, its not as sick as it sounds every time i laugh just think of john candy and what hes doing with his pocket

thanks for the understand guys

paul

Anonymous (January 6, 2006)

oh and all-american rejects are gay, nearly forgot that one

paul

Anonymous (January 6, 2006)

sorry guys i haven't posted for so so long its coz i was in an accident, if if only i just didn't get in da, in da caaarr..i wouldn't be like dis, my heads all bruised and swollen it looks like john candy with a hole in his pocket wanking in public, if you can imagine that, thatā??s what my face looks like right now. Its all true Iā??m 25 years old and I live with my mom on a beach house on our own private island so it does get lonely her with mom and I, on those candle lit nights. So sorry for all the trouble guys can we just be friends?

yours truely

paul

elementchic (December 16, 2005)

they rock!!!!!!!!!
they like totally kick ass!!!

Anonymous (December 16, 2005)

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BooFace (November 18, 2005)

pretty original album
120893012983x better than their first

Anonymous (October 22, 2005)

Yeah this album definitly have some serious potential. People always seem to pick on bands trying to write hooks. Seriously, a really good hook is WAY more harder to come up with than some 8 minute indiepop song. Tyson's vocals are fantastic, and a thousand times better than the last album.

Now I hope that the next album will be something to grow into, something that takes a few listens to really appreciate. While I think this album is really really good and well-written, the potential (as mentioned) shown by the band should definitly be used to make some really really special and "innovative" music.

All the best wishes to AAR

Anonymous (August 20, 2005)

The All-American Rejects ROCK! I don't care if you disagree, but this is my opinion. They're not just in it for the money, they're the real deal.

Anonymous (August 19, 2005)

I need to get laid.

Paul

fall_out_girl (August 14, 2005)

oh yeah........

fall_out_girl (August 14, 2005)

i think their new album rocks....i cant stop tsingin dirty little secret.....tyson is so hot, nick is so cute...their drummer's real good

crazytoledo (August 12, 2005)

Welcome to the World of Idiots.

Members: You, Me, Bush, and around 5 billion others.

Anonymous (August 9, 2005)

I think that AAR is a really good band they are not EMO like other bands are. These guys are way BETTER than most of the bands out there and I'm happy for them because they are finally getting heard. the best song on their CD is "Move Along". it is fucking awesome.

md40_07 (August 2, 2005)

yea i guess so...but thats about it

crazytoledo (August 2, 2005)

HBB is reasonable.

md40_07 (August 1, 2005)

MTV2's comercials are gay? How about the whole program?

Anonymous (August 1, 2005)

Paul,

Maybe Im mistaken, but i believe that i have seen your name about 50 times on this one post. Why spend so much time writing about a band that you consider garbage? this is what i dont get. you throw around some facts, and some speculation, and then you throw around those same facts, and that same speculation about 100 more times in case somebody in this room did not see the name paul. truth be told, i came on here to see what PEOPLE thought about the album, and all i see is you rambling on repeat. what's up with that? don't have any fiends? you sit here and pass rumors around like my 12 year old sister......oh wait.....are you my sister under another alias? that is grounds for a new topic:

12 YEAR OLD GIRL POSES AS MENTALLY CHALLENGED GUY IN CHATROOM.

people like you piss me off. a forum is not a place for you to try and make the friends you never had. here's an idea.....go outside.....go see REAL people.

crazytoledo (August 1, 2005)

Mtv2's commericials are idiotic and why the fuck do you use a pink bump with a doll on it for a program that plays fucking metal, metalcore, and hardcore.

crazytoledo (August 1, 2005)

Watching the Headbanger's Ball because I had nothing better to do when they did that, watch MTV2 Wednesday for a new, shitty video.

Anonymous (August 1, 2005)

Ok....to all the children pretending to make points in this room. What the hell does artwork have to do with this album (if you read down you'll find that idiotic review). secondly......yes, AAR is poppy rock music, BUT THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE! They didn't exactly come onto the scene as the most hardcore of groups.

In regards to a review that bothered me more than the others. To the person who so eloquently stated "fuck pitchfork, and commercial formula pop". What are you talking about? Are you 4 years old trying to use big words that you heard from your dad or something. dont get me wrong, im not commercial rocks biggest fan, but don't come in here and state the obvious. Say something unique that hasn't already been discussed in the same conversation. truthfully, you're being a hypocrite because your of this album was in every sense of the word.....COMMERCIAL. Think up some legitimate things to say and then post something idiot.

Anyways, the album was alright. very catchy, but a little too whiney (i guess thats just tysons appeal). contrary to some peoples opinions, I think that Tyson is a rather good lyricist...no Chris Cornell....but not bad. i think that they have a lot of talent; they just need to work on setting a trend, not following it.They do not want to be one of those bands that releases 10 renditions of the same album. Bear in mind however that they are YOUNG, and they have a LONG way to go.

BEST SONG: TOP OF THE WORLD

md40_07 (July 31, 2005)

okay first of all, the song is not called "Your Dirty Little Secret". and second of all I didn't like the CD a lot either. but i thought it was worthy of a little bit of air space. Ohh yeah and do you remember when you dissed me for watching a program that would play a HH video??? Well what were you doing watching AAR on TV? probably the same thing i was doing watching HH...just flipping through the channels

crazytoledo (July 30, 2005)

"Your Dirty Little Secret" wasn't catchy and I clickly changed the channel.

The AAR = Pop Band.

Hell, they aren't even emo.

md40_07 (July 30, 2005)

Just bought the CD. Half the songs are pretty catchy and good and half of them I can barley listen too, but just because Dirty Little Secret is so damn addictive I will agree with the reviewer and give this 3 stars

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

You guys are fucking crazy. This albums lyrics are NOT bad. Listen to rap for five minutes. Then you'll hear something that is totally and completely SHIT.

AAR is the most amazing band I think I've ever heard. Fuck yourself if you think anything different.

&hearts MAM

Anonymous (July 24, 2005)

More like the All-American FAGGOTS

HAHAHAH

Anonymous (July 24, 2005)

It baffles me that this pile of alligator shit was even reviewed and posted on PunkNews.org. What the FUCK? Jesus fly fishing christ if you listen to this shit you are a goddamn retard and need to hack your ears off with a meat cleaver because you have no use for them if you're listening to the All-American Rejects.

Anonymous (July 24, 2005)

LOOK AT THE ALBUM ARTWORK. its so terrible. i cant believe you people even bother to review this bullshit. I downloaded this album for free....AND THE SCORE is for THE NEW LOWS....fuck pitchfork, commercial radio and manufactured formula pop. This album has already come out a couple times a year since cavemen created the music industry.

Anonymous (July 23, 2005)

haven't heard this but i think it's how awesome that mike tyson is channeling his rage into more creative efforts.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

"jones the bones

Chinatown

Scott Heisel

paul"

Oh, oh, l get it!! They're all fucking lame!!!

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

"teenage dirtbag was written by neither of them. it was written by wheatus, bitch."

You say it like you're cooler than me for knowing that...

stevejonestherealbones (July 21, 2005)

anyone else excited about what kinda arguements we can get in tonight about the new reviews? anyone? anuone?

well i'm not, cause i have better things to do.

the Aquabats are finally coming to my town bitches!!!!! this show is gonna be sweet, dog

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

Is there any interviews with the drummer and guitarist where they openly trash the band? I gotta read it for myself.

karasu (July 21, 2005)

gay.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

jones the bones

Chinatown

Scott Heisel

paul

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

eat.my.shorts

paul

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

I'm voting for a kick in the head for "paul." Rarely has someone who posted so much had so little to say.

Score is for the album.

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

i think anyone that calls fugazi "emo core" needs a kick in the balls

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

shut your fucking mouth for the love of god. I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW FUCKING MUCH I HATE IT WHEN THEY FUCKING SCENE POLICE PULL THAT FUCKING 'OH THATS NOT SCREAMO THIS IS'. you know goddamn well what i meant about the first wave of 'emocore' in reference to thrice/tbs/thursday.

yea, NO, i'm 25 and have never heard of fugazi. yea i'm a fucking retard. I don't own end hits. its not one of my favorite records. 'foremans dog' isnt' one of my favorite songs. i wasn't listening to minor threat in 6th grade.

i'd like to fucking beat you.

paul

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

I
hate
all
of
you.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

yeah two of them are in these enzymes. but in no way are they grind. its basically crusty fast paced punk with screamed vocals. like all american rejects meets..converge.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

"i basically listen to everything but hardcore and super emo stuff. if its skatepunk, pop punk, powerpop, the first wave of emo core (thrice, TBS, thursday) i listen to it."

those bands weren't the first wave of emocore, moron. maybe you've heard of rites of spring, or this band fugazi...

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

So their hired drummer and guitar player publicly criticizes the band's music and admits to only being in it for the money.

>>>>>>

Now while this seems silly with a "band" like All-American Rejects, I think that the real annoying thing is the official "hired gun" mentality.

Because, it's basically the same thing as Bigwig. Fearless may not hire side musicians, but Tom Petta clearly IS Bigwig and he owns a majority of the band's incorporated business. He pretty much writes all of the parts and has whoever happens to be in the band at the time (it sure changes, doesn't it?) play what he tells them to, how he tells them to. Normally I wouldn't like this. And maybe it's not fun to be in Bigwig, but Tom writes goddamn amazing songs and he wants things exactly how he wants them. So, can you blame him? The albums and songs are fucking great. Imagine how much worse "Invitation to Tragedy" would have been if he had allowed the Near Miss fuckers to contribute to the songwriting process.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

we've all been thinking this but it's about time someone said it.

Hilary Duff > Black Flag

*****************************************

Yeah, I think that the food-chain:

Hilary Duff > Black Flag > All American Rejects

Is probably true, though NOT true (at least at this point, but give it time), in terms of historical significance and influential impact.

That said, Black Flag has had over 10 times as long to establish itself among the annals of history.

Hilary is certainly harder rocking and more legit, showing a certain collaborative ethos with her band (unlike Ginn, she appears with the same musicians on her various albums),

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

the lead singer is perhaps one the biggest assholes in the music industry today

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

did anyone know their singer used to weight like 250 when he was like early teens? yea man, he was a fatty. rumors of bulemia and coke abuse on the road may or may not have merit (he lost the weight before they ever got signed...but i've heard rumors how he keeps it off, and rumors of their extreme drinking/coke/fucking sluts habits)

paul

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

"I can't get the image out of my head of their douche bag guitarist putting his foot up on the monitor, getting in classic rock stance, eye balling the ladies and then breaking out a 4 barre chord progression. No solo, no cool riff, a shitty run through the chord progression. You can't stand on the monitor and get in Slash position to play some pussy ass chords...that is all you need to know about this band"

now THAT was classic

paul

swingline (July 20, 2005)

rumor has it the lead singer is actually amanda pete.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Thier label didn't hire the drummer and guitarist. They knew them already from other bands in Oklahoma City, mainly Euclid Crash and Leasing Nations. And yes, they do think the band sucks.

SoupIsGoodFood (July 20, 2005)

Score is for the comments in this thread. I'm laughing so hard.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Aren't some of these guys in the grind band These Enzymes...or am I wrong

sfbarker (July 20, 2005)

This is probably the worst band I've EVER seen.

I can't get the image out of my head of their douche bag guitarist putting his foot up on the monitor, getting in classic rock stance, eye balling the ladies and then breaking out a 4 barre chord progression. No solo, no cool riff, a shitty run through the chord progression. You can't stand on the monitor and get in Slash position to play some pussy ass chords...that is all you need to know about this band.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

You are all aware about how their label made them re-write the record to be 'poppier' and 'more catchy' right? Just checkign that this is common knowledge.

I did enjoy their first one at the time a few years ago. This is much more overproduced and was written to meet a labels expectatins. thats about as dishonest as an album can get.

paul

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

The hold steady was just on Conan. It was uber rocking.

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

This album still is better than their piece of crap old one. Sure, they'll be gone ina few years, but dont take shit like this seriouslly. Burn, listen for a month, throw away. Stop taking shit like this as on the same level as Black Flag and stuff like that.

Use your fucking mind dicks.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

wow you beat me to the comment

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

teenage dirtbag was written by neither of them. it was written by wheatus, bitch.

Anchors (July 19, 2005)

"Wait were THESE the guys that wrote "Teenage Dirtbag" or was that American Hi-Fi?"

Nah dude, that was Wheatus. American Hi-fi was "Flavor Of The Weak."

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

all american rejects > the lawrence arms

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Wait were THESE the guys that wrote "Teenage Dirtbag" or was that American Hi-Fi?

RondoMondo (July 19, 2005)

When your label hires your bandmates how could you even feel like there's truth behind your music?

TheNightProwler (July 19, 2005)

Wow, I just find it hilarious now how this reviewer's other 2 reviews are Fugazi and Jawbreaker.... and in the Jawbreaker review he insults Fat Wreck and Epitaph for not having any DIY ethics.

Is this another joke person like with that Warped Tour review?

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

"Hilary Duff > The All-American Rejects"

Is there any need to state the obvious like that? Anybody who disagrees is clearly under the age of 12 or completely retarded.

swingline (July 19, 2005)

we've all been thinking this but it's about time someone said it.

Hilary Duff > Black Flag

ChokingVictim (July 19, 2005)

How can anybody say this is catchy?

The first album, maybe. But this is just terrible.

Well, they are both terrible.

But, score is for "Full Throttle" by the Blue Meanies. I'm listening to it for the first time in ages - I forgot how good it is.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Hilary Duff > The All-American Rejects

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

If you seriously listen to this garbage I want to kick you in the head and then laugh in your face. Give this band 5 years and no one will even remember them. Complete trash.

TheNightProwler (July 19, 2005)

I was more referencing on hearing people say how some of the members of the band don't even like the music they play.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

"
Haha that's hilarious! Don't a few of the members of Sugarcult do the same thing?

But in actuality that's pretty sad that this album is being reviewed here then..."

how much money could the dudes in Sugarcult possibly be making? i didnt realize they still had fans...its not like they ever made it to a major

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

ok i'm going to be totally unbiased about the actual music, because everything about this band's attitude, marketing, etc. is totally wrong. dirty little secret is fucking terrible, i enjoyed almost every song for at least a couple months on their debut but i didn't even listen to this song all the way through. "move along" and "it ends tonight" are above average pop songs and even though i hate to admit it, i can't stop listening to "move along". the rest of the album is total shit though. i've listened to it at least 3 times through and absolutely nothing else sticks out.so with 2 good songs, a few horrible ones, a few boring ones, and a few average ones, this album doesn't deserve more than a 3.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

its true man! its all true!

paul

dazed (July 19, 2005)

Also while it's kind of despicable to play crap and admit to being in it for the money you have to admit it really is in better taste than someone who actually likes the crappy music they play.

dazed (July 19, 2005)

Their first album is sickening

Crookedsuperhero (July 19, 2005)

Well Paul, it seems when every sub-par pop album comes up on here i can always expect you to call it your guilty pleasure.

TheNightProwler (July 19, 2005)

So their hired drummer and guitar player publicly criticizes the band's music and admits to only being in it for the money.

Haha that's hilarious! Don't a few of the members of Sugarcult do the same thing?

But in actuality that's pretty sad that this album is being reviewed here then...

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

haha jones the bones is a cunt. I like this.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

lmfao. i so got owned, cuz its so true. i listen to Fall out boy, mest, new found glory and these guys

paul

....on the brightside though, i do own 3 dillenger 4 albums, bad religeon, lawrence arms, social D, all that stuff.

i basically listen to everything but hardcore and super emo stuff. if its skatepunk, pop punk, powerpop, the first wave of emo core (thrice, TBS, thursday) i listen to it.

Crookedsuperhero (July 19, 2005)

Paul: When every album you listen to is a "guilty pleasure", it's time to admit you have a bad taste in music and even you know it.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Black Flag is horrible.

The All American Rejects are okay.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

"black flag>all american rejects"

Is there any need to state the obvious like that? Anybody who disagrees is clearly under the age of 12 or completely retarded.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

black flag>all american rejects

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

"yes, I care. I love all types of music. Ranging from Shai Hulud to this. And as far as overly poppy stuff goes, I really enjoy the all american rejects. All you stuck up scenesters who say pop punk sucks before they listen can kiss my ass. Get off your high horse, stop acting so serious, throw this album in and learn to just be happy and listen to some simple and good pop."

Wow, I rarely post here but that has to be the stupidest fucking comment I've ever read on this site. Buddy, you seriously need to just die. People as fucking retarded as you shouldn't be allowed to access the internet. Fuck you asshole.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

I'll admit, their first album was a guilty pleasure of mine back in summer 2003 or whatever...it was so cheesey but so catchy that I loved it w/ the exception of a few duds.

This album though is
A. waaaaaay to overproduced. sounds like good charlotte's 'the young and the hopeless' sonically. they got a real drummer this time around, but the production makes it sound like fake drums anyway (just like that gc record, even though it was josh freese on drums)

B.waaaaay to overdramatic. 'it ends tonight' is so fuckin' over the top. and that 'hard' song , track 6, is so terrible. i'd rather here american hi-fi's 'geeks get the girls' its that bad

C. it just lacks sincereity. as corny as the first one was, it WAS an honest album. the production was lo fi, it was a couple of dudes barely out of highschool writing songs w/o a label backing them, then getting on tiny doghouse records. it was sincere. this album sounds like a label pleaser, written for the cash...i guess being 20 years old and having a platinum debut record can do that to you.

I dont' know...maybe i've just outgrown them over the past 2 years (cant' remember the last time i busted out their first album anyway), and i've always hated over the top production.

paul

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

i enjoyed thier first full length a fair deal
it's so catchy
and i enjoy that
although this album is musical diarreha

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

I want a new face to face cd, get back together trevor and bring chad with you-oldpunker-

rkl (July 19, 2005)

The All-American Rejects - Move Along
Posted by Anonymous on 2005-07-19 00:23:40

yes, I care. I love all types of music. Ranging from Shai Hulud to this. And as far as overly poppy stuff goes, I really enjoy the all american rejects. All you stuck up scenesters who say pop punk sucks before they listen can kiss my ass.

it is possible to enjoy pop punk and still find the all american rejects to be garbage. its called discerning music tastes.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

what is wrong with the music industry today?

next review I read about a band like this and I kill myself.

threechordsandthetruth (July 19, 2005)

Calling these guys 'power pop' is an insult to bands that actually are. Go check out the Exploding Hearts.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Sorry, I know a lot of people are into this band, but I fucking hate their dopey asses! The singer sounds so damn whiny when he sings, they blow!

gladimnotemo (July 19, 2005)

Not surprised that this was reviewed. Grammar in the morning!

gladimnotemo (July 19, 2005)

Not surprised this was reviewed.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

"What was their first album like?"

Their first album was sickeningly catchy.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Is this even worth reviewing?

I'm willing to bet a band like Why Not has more artistic integrity than this. At least they're keeping it underground.

This band just wants money bags. That's supposed to be cool. It's supposed to be cool these days to only care about being a band for money.

I can't believe anyone expects anything from young assholes who believe that.

-BSD

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

What was their first album like?

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

"Time Stands Still" and "The Last Song" from their self titled are some of the catchiest songs you will ever find.

I don't plan on making any sort of effort to listen to this, however.

Cheesetits (July 19, 2005)

Their first album was sickeningly catchy.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

Their first album was sickeningly catchy.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

this is me not giving a damn.

swingline (July 19, 2005)

i didn't hate their first album. i played it a few times but this new one is piss over shit. i was only planning on playing the record once but i got bored after 3 songs then decided to take a shit instead. i didn't really have to take a shit i just wanted to read a magazine.

CellarDoor (July 19, 2005)

Great artwork. Really inspiring.

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

dirty little secret

the only dirty little secret i care about is the one with ex hippos members

http://dirtylittlesecret.biz/

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

nope, jones the bones rules.

maverick (July 19, 2005)

Not as good as the first record, but still a decent summer disc.

-Scott

Psychoos231 (July 19, 2005)

Hot damn UP DA PUNX!

kirbypuckett (July 19, 2005)

I'll admit, I'm a sucker for this.

- Kirby

Big_Guy (July 19, 2005)

this shit blows

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

jones the bones is a fucking faggot.

TheMarc (July 19, 2005)

I cannot stop listening to "Move Along". Someone save me!

stevejonestherealbones (July 19, 2005)

oh wow, all kinds of music...from shai hulud to all american rejects...wow such a wide range.....

seriously...like, you listen to everything from ...hard rock to pop rock...wow

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

yes, I care. I love all types of music. Ranging from Shai Hulud to this. And as far as overly poppy stuff goes, I really enjoy the all american rejects. All you stuck up scenesters who say pop punk sucks before they listen can kiss my ass. Get off your high horse, stop acting so serious, throw this album in and learn to just be happy and listen to some simple and good pop.

jamespastepunk (July 19, 2005)

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