The Ataris
Blue Skies, Broken Hearts, Next Twelve Exits



by Vaya USER (6 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 10 replies

Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

This cd came out long before the terrible Ataris that we now know today. This cd is one of the better Ataris albums that I have heard, but still lacks a little bit. Not quite sure, but theres just something missing.
10/10 rating system 1 /10 lowest 10/10 highest

1. Losing Streak.. 9/10 - I think this is a great opening song for this cd. It enters in with just guitar playing a simple power chord progression, then everything else bursts in. Great lyrics about never giving up, and I definitely recommend this song to anybody.

2. 1*15*96... 6/10 - This is just one of those songs that eeeh, it never really sticks. I think that they could have left this song off the cd, because, well, it pretty much sucks.

3. San Dimas High School Football Rules...10/10- I really love this song. The 2 guitars really work well in this song, and I like the fact that in the verse, all u can hear are power chords, and the bass drum. Really kick *** song, prob the best on the cd.

4. Your Boyfriend Sucks...7/10 - This is a pretty cool song. Not much to say, but i like the way he screams "hes breaking your heart!!" hahaha.

5. I Wont Spend Another Night Alone....6/10 - this is an okay song, but the lyrics are uninspired to say the least. The guitars mesh well again, but theres something just not right about this song. Its okay if you enjoy slower, melodic style of punk, but i think it is a waste of a song.

6. Broken Promise Ring.......9/10 - I like this song basically because it has a really cool, yet very basic drum beat to it. Even though about 95% of this cd is about breaking up, like this song, it is still very catchy.

7. Angry Nerd Rock....8/10 - Angry describes it well, and their singer really belts it out on this song. Without the lyrics, i really think this song wouldn't be very good at all, but the lyrics make this song what it is. Listen to it.

8. The Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl....9/10 - This song has the best guitar part written by the Ataris, and it kicks serious ***. It starts really loud, then kind of calms down a bit, and then it gets louder and louder, really cool. The only downfall, is the end, when they just go off and start, well i don't know, but overall, a really tight song.

9.Choices......7/10- Short song, but pretty catchy, basic punk beat. Nothing special, but still ok

10. Better Way....7/10 - this song isn't a bad song by any means. The lyrics show a lot of maturity, and talk about what its like to be on the road, but still having to support a family.

11. My Hotel Year....9/10 - this is an acoustic and shortened version, but it is way better than the original. Just a kick *** song all around. Download it.

12.Life Makes No Sense....8/10 - Starts out with a cool bass intro, and kind of talks a lot about not caring about what anyone thinks, and you should just be yourself. Cool lead guitar part too.

13. Answer.....5/10 - EEh, this song lacks any little hint of creativity in my mind, and I hope no one buys this cd to listen to this song.

14. In Spite of the World....6/10- this song is not a good closer. In any other spot in the cd, it would be alright, but it really isn't great for closing up a cd. Not high energy, eeeh. just i don't know...

Overall, a good cd, but there are a few things that should have been changed. Not their best cd, but still definitely worth buying. i give it a


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June 25th 2004


i have all their albums, even their split with Useless I.D., and i have to say while this is their second best entire album, it has the best tracks...1*15*96 is fun and awesome to play witha cool opening guitar riff and powerful chorus followed witha tight bridge...your boy friend sucks is amazing witht he acoustic beginning switching to eletric and the ending with the lines from "A Bronx Tale" is cool...San Dimas is my favorite ataris song, you should check out the acoustic version from Let It Burn, )come on the title comes from Bill & Ted,its gotta be good)...Last song i will ever right about a girl is really coolk and melodic and you are right syaing that that's their best riff...i won't spend another night alone is really good but the lyrics only get good during the bridge with the Quick-E-Mart and cat pound thing, despite the quality i like this version more than the nwer version on So Long Astoria but i wish they had the chorus i second time like on SLA...my hotel year is really good but i do like the eletric version from their EP more but the acoustic version is still amazing...pure fun album

July 7th 2004


This is the second albumn of theirs that I bought, and it happens to be one of the best CDs I own. "I Won't Spend Another Night Alone" is one of the best songs to play to your girlfriend. "Losing Streak" is an awsome song that fully captures the essence of the Ataris, blending thier true punk roots with the brilliant emo lyrics that we've come to admire. "The Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl" is, put simply, amazing. That song led the way for future songs, like "I.O.U. One Galaxy" and "Song 13," while proving that Kris Roe knows how to rock out to hardcore emo-punk. "Choices" gives us all some insightful lyrics about not moving so fast in relationships. Overall, this CD is the perfect bridge between "Anywhere But Here" and "End is Forever". To the Ataris, well done!

August 29th 2004


I have 4 ataris albums and this one was second best, next to 'end'. Every song is good
Is's cool how the other version of I won't spend another night' is on So long astoria, and the oringal version of angry nerd rock is on Anywhere but here. Blue sky's is amazing and choices IS a good song, so is awnswer: and so is In spite of the world.

September 2nd 2005


great review i just think 1-15-96 is a sick song almost with a skaish feel to the guitar intro but its all good

October 18th 2005


also, i disagree about what you said about in spite of the world. the long musical outtro fits perfect at the end of the cd and so do the lyrics. but anyway stilla good review

October 18th 2005


woah. these guys suck

November 21st 2010


Album Rating: 2.5

pretty average stuff

June 12th 2011


fucking love this cd. i just got back from seeing Kris Roe acoustic and he's better live than on CD

August 22nd 2011


Album Rating: 4.0

This is a fantastic CD.

Staff Reviewer
January 30th 2013


Album Rating: 5.0

ah classic pioneers of pop punk right here

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