All Time Low
Don't Panic


4.0
excellent

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by ziyaadalawie USER (2 Reviews)
October 13th, 2012 | 25 replies | 1,747 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: They just a moment so dont let them pass you by!

0 of 2 thought this review was well written

When ATL released their first EP that stoked the pop punk genre there was a lot of talk about the band, some people even said they could be the new Blimk182. Ever since then expectations were high. BE honest as an ATL fan you have to admit no matter how much you love this band they are never going to be the best rock band in the world and in their previous attempts it is evident. So here we are in 2012 with the release of Don’t Panic an album that will put them back on the Pop Punk Genres best bands list.

In Dirty Work it seemed as if they were trying too hard, trying too hard to be the best. Therefore on this album they really went back to their old roots and just had fun with the album just like they did on So Wrong Its Right. They have really scratched the surface with creative topics this time around which are not that generic as previous attempts.

The album starts off with "The Recklace and the Brave" the song that received so much hate when it was released which in my opinion could might as well been out on Dirty Work. Its not a bad song but could have been better. "Backseat Serenade" a song dedicated to summer romance as it gives remembrance to "Six feet under the stars" with Female vocals. "If These Sheets Were States" reminds me of Weightless, talking about stuck at home when you want to be out and having fun. Comparing ones bedroom as a city and having fun it, quite creative if you ask me.

"Somewhere In Neverland" one of the albums highlights as it deals with the thoughts of growing up and trying to feel young again. It’s a song that’s aimed at a more older fan base similar to Yellowcards Southern Air release.
The track "So Long Soldier" speaks about possibly the history of Alex and ATL. Its a powerful song as the drumming and guitars are aggressive as well Alex voice but i just feel they could have done more with the chorus.

Track 8, "Outlines (Feat Jason Vena)"could possibility be the best song written by ATL and is the catchiest song on the album! It’s the first time we here a song like this from ATL as the lyrics go:
"We can be a story in the morning, but a legend tonight"
Which is catchy as *** and will definitely be an anthem for fans.

The album comes to end with "For Baltimore”, "Paint You Wings", "So Long, And Thanks For All The Booze". "For Baltimore" is a good track and is a typical song written by ATL which speaks about the night life and partying, I don’t know why they would add Baltimore in it though. "So Long, And Thanks For All The Booze" could easily be written for a live purpose. its one of the less great tracks on the album but it still works for this alum.

The album has its miss steps such as "The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver" and aspects in between songs but who cares? If you are someone that listens to ATL and you a fan why would you pick out the negatives? This is the album you would want if you an ATL fan. Some will still feel that this album is poor, but that’s going to be because they don’t know the significance in this album release.

The only thing missing here though is a ballad type song, but looking at the other tracks that would not be necessary. So what now? What would ATL do next? Who cares! This album has lasting value and I’m sure ATL could take a year break after this one. Its just a pity that this album wasn’t released in the summer. (Speaking northern hemisphere even though I’m from South Africa) but for me, it has summer 2012 written all over it! Well Done All Time Low.


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EyeForAnEye
October 13th 2012



1691 Comments


Blimk182

ThunderNeutral21
October 13th 2012



3864 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

They just a moment so dont let them pass you by!

EyeForAnEye
October 13th 2012



1691 Comments


"The Recklace and the Brave"

Cygnatti
October 13th 2012



21349 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

that song might be the worst on this album

Digging: The Avalanches - Since I Left You

sixdegrees
October 13th 2012



16802 Comments


did you even proofread this? lol

Digging: Ted Nugent - Shutup&jam!

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 13th 2012



19453 Comments


Am I the only one who thinks it's weird to abbreviate band names like that in reviews? U should just say All Time Low instead of ATL in my opinion

Digging: The Who - Tommy

Cygnatti
October 13th 2012



21349 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

well duh

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 13th 2012



19453 Comments


obviously it's not duh hence the review ;)

EyeForAnEye
October 13th 2012



1691 Comments


Blimk182 is a really good band.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 13th 2012



19453 Comments


Lol

Cygnatti
October 13th 2012



21349 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

what he said is certainly a laughable statement

EyeForAnEye
October 13th 2012



1691 Comments


But GUYS

TooManyFriends
October 13th 2012



488 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQkpE6G_JnM

EyeForAnEye
October 13th 2012



1691 Comments


MY ICE

DarthMann
October 13th 2012



13476 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

BACKSEAT SERENADE
DIRTY HAND GRENADE

Cygnatti
October 13th 2012



21349 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

*4th worst song on the album

Cygnatti
October 13th 2012



21349 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

if the only songs were so long soldier and for baltimore then

yea

Cygnatti
October 13th 2012



21349 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

hey kid you've got a lot of potential and I think it's time to move up

so go on and blow us away with your sound

now you're everything that we've come to love

Cygnatti
October 13th 2012



21349 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

better album yeah

DarthMann
October 13th 2012



13476 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

what the fuck my lyrics say dirty hand grenade godammit i dont like getting lied to Ill try again

BACKSEAT SERENADE
DIZZ HURRICANE



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