Move Along

Move Along

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by The All-American Rejects
     
 

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The All-American Rejects' effervescent 2003 hit "Swing Swing" sounded like a pop-punk adaptation of Better Than Ezra, and their sophomore effort makes this mix even more apparent. The earnest racket of an outfit like the Get Up Kids is also a component in Move Along's sound. But the Rejects

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The All-American Rejects' effervescent 2003 hit "Swing Swing" sounded like a pop-punk adaptation of Better Than Ezra, and their sophomore effort makes this mix even more apparent. The earnest racket of an outfit like the Get Up Kids is also a component in Move Along's sound. But the Rejects blend and sculpt those influences with keyboards, choirs, pianos -- there's even a classical guitar on "Top of the World" -- and the result is superficial midrange pop with appeal for a general audience of casual listeners. (Fans of Wakefield, Something Corporate, Switchfoot, and American Hi-Fi should take note.) The Rejects rock out a little on "Night Drive," "Dirty Little Secret," and "I'm Waiting" -- the guitars crackle anxiously, and Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler's breathy harmonies soar like they mean it. There's also distortion somewhere in "Stab My Back," but it's buried under acoustic guitars, vocal overdubs, and mournful keyboards. Move Along has some memorable hooks, such as those on the title track or "Change Your Mind" -- and, living up to its title, it moves along efficiently, usually keeping the pace at a snappy midtempo. The songs are also impeccably arranged, even if they're relentlessly processed and some of the instrumentation seems like overkill. (A children's choir? Come on....) In other words, it's easy to like the All-American Rejects if you're looking for 21st century mainstream rock that takes very, very few chances but does offer solid melodies and easy to swallow take/break and night/flight rhyme schemes.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Jenny Eliscu
The Rejects haven't lost their knack for writing propulsive toe-tappers that have just enough adolescent ennui to make it fair to call them emo -- and mean it in the best possible way.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602498823781
catalogNumber:
000479102
Rank:
29859

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

All-American Rejects   Primary Artist
Howard Benson   Keyboards,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Paul DeCarli   Keyboards
Jamie Muhoberac   Piano
Keith Nelson   Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Bobbi Page   Choir, Chorus
Michael Mayo   Children's Chorus
Deena Anderson   Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Tyson Ritter   Bass,Theremin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nick Wheeler   Banjo,Guitar,Keyboards,Sitar,Classical Guitar,Electric Sitar,Talk Box
Mike Kennerty   Guitar
Chris Gaylor   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Deborah Lurie   Conductor
Zoe Merrill   Children's Chorus
Aaron Page   Children's Chorus
Benjamin Byram   Children's Chorus
Haeley Moore   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Howard Benson   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Paul DeCarli   Programming
Keith Nelson   Guitar Techician
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer
Chris Bilheimer   Art Direction
Tyson Ritter   Composer
Nick Wheeler   Composer,Programming
Deborah Lurie   String Arrangements

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Move Along 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
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the all american rejects last album was so good and i thought this one wouldn't be able to measure up to it and this one went past all my expectations. it was so good that i can listen to it forever and never get bored or even tired of it! KEEP IT UP GUYS
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with "PURE AWESOME". When i heard that their new CD was coming out, I didn't expect it to live up to their first album, since their first album was so amazing. I still like the first one better, but this album was just as good. A must buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was waiting for their sophmore for almost three years and it blew me away their sounds and guitars are amazing. Tyler's voice is incredible. It's a must have c.d.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of the best cds I own beside Switchfoot. Their second one is much better than the first. Many people dont like this group because thay only talk about breaking up with their girl friends and stuff like that. But who cares. They are still one of the best groups out there. They dont even curse whitch is a good thing because it is clean. I mean there are people out there that like the bad language but this is an exception. So for any of your LDS dudes that are woried about bad language dont wory about these guys cause I am LDS and totaly listen to these dudes. So keep up the work Rejects.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend suggested to check out a few of their songs and after I did I was hooked. I just had to have the cd. so the next day i found out they had a new cd out I was at Barnes and Noble getting their new cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The All-American Rejects do it again! This is truly a great CD. Amazing! Love the lyrics, can't get them out of my head. Catchy music, AWESOME!!! The best songs on the CD, in my opinion, are MOVE ALONG, DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, IT ENDS TONIGHT, DANCE INSIDE, TOP OF THE WORLD, AND CAN'T TAKE IT. BUY THIS CD, IT ROCKS!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The All american rejects have done it again! this cd rocks!!!!!!! My favorite songs are "move along' and "dirty little secret"
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best cds that I own!! This cd has great songs!!! If you liked their first cd you will definetaly love this one! Every song on here is awesome!! I can't stop listening to it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD!!! The All-American Rejects are sooo great! You'll never ever get tired of the songs. The best, I think, are Dirty Little Secret, Move Along, Can't Take It, and Night Drive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that if YOU bought this CD, you would play it over and over! That is how great it is! My favorite songs are Dirty Little Secret and Move Along.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Theve done it again! amazing....just great...music GREAT, voice GREAT, instruments GREAT, Tyson AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL...They just keep getting better and better, its out of this world...i rate it 100 stars...TYSON YOUR AMAZING
Guest More than 1 year ago
very catchy tunes and a definate must-have for rejects fans or anyone into that style of music! i loved and i still listen to the all american rejects everyday and i've known their music for several months. guarenteed satisfaction! if you buy this cd, you won't be dissapointed! even though every song is a thriller, my personal favorite right now is night drive, even though it's very hard to chose one over the others. they all ROCK! this is a sweet album along with the rejects first album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really injoyed Move Along.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is so great! I love All American Rejects! I reccomend this CD mostly for Move Along and Dirty Little Secret though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
idk what to say execpt that they have meaningful lericks and they r just amazing! and i also want to add that I LOVE MIKE
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this band so much and this album is just as awesome as their first, i think EVEN better then their first, and also all the members of the band are just soooo good at what they do =) id definitelly spend money on this album, ALL the songs are good and its worth every penny
Guest More than 1 year ago
These guys are great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to the entire album and actually liked every song. This is a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i was invited to an AAR concert, and i really didnt know their music except the singles. i decided the concert would be more fun if i actually knew more than like 3 songs. so i bought their cd and it was SOOOO good. i love every track!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the All American Rejects! This CD is really awesome. My brother bought it and I started listening to it and love it!
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