Thursday, January 15, 2009

The All-American Rejects: When The World Comes Down

The All-American Rejects
When The World Comes Down
Geffen Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
I will tell you upfront that this disc disappointed me on several levels. The first level is that The All-American Rejects try too hard to be radio friendly. On many of the tracks here they have been polished beyond recognition. The second level is that I really liked this bands self titled debut when they were back on Doghouse Records and it was about the music. There is nothing wrong with popularity or writing catchy songs but they need to be sincere - Not much on When The World Comes Down feels that way even though there still are a couple tracks that show the power pop talent AAR possess but unfortunately they are far a few between.

Key Track: "Real World"

Band With Similar Fire: Fall Out Boy

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-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby