All-American Rejects [Bonus Track]

All-American Rejects [Bonus Track]

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Big hooks abound on the forceful debut by power pop whiz kids Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter. Though not yet old enough to legally buy an alcoholic drink in the year 2002, the All-American Rejects are capable songwriters, accomplished vocalists, and skilled

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Big hooks abound on the forceful debut by power pop whiz kids Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter. Though not yet old enough to legally buy an alcoholic drink in the year 2002, the All-American Rejects are capable songwriters, accomplished vocalists, and skilled instrumentalists. Guitar-driven and underpinned with a humane-sounding drum machine cranking out frenetic backbeats, each cut on their self-titled debut brims with harmonies that recall the early Who and classic Beach Boys. Bolstered by the brash bar band bravado akin to the Replacements, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Fastball in all their ragged glory, the All-American Rejects passionately render songs about girls, love, self-doubt, and youthful abandon. Cuts such as "Too Far Gone" employ a sympathetic orchestral backdrop, while tracks including "Drive Away," "My Paper Heart," and "One More Sad Song" prove that loud guitars and a broken heart make great rock & roll. A talented band destined for great things, the All-American Rejects are primed to be embraced by the masses. [The British edition of this album features an acoustic version of "The Cigarette Song" as a bonus track.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
Label:
Dreamworks Uk
UPC:
0600445046061
catalogNumber:
450460
Rank:
85829

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The All-American Rejects 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 318 reviews.
Mr_Clumsy More than 1 year ago
Oh im sorry...Did you think this was YOUR favorite cd? Pshhhhhh!!!!
Little_Miss_Fun More than 1 year ago
I loved it first!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If The Beach Boys weren't too old to appreciate it, they'd be congratulating these fine young gentleman who are barely old enough to smoke legally on how they've successfully surpassed nearly every other band in their subgenre, as well as those above them .. with just one album. Their self titled debut is filled with catchy emo/pop tunes that will have you singing as you drive along, cuddle with your girlfriend/boyfriend, or whatever your little indie rock heart so desires. Check out "Swing Swing," for it's probably the best song on the album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truley the next Replacements/goo goo dolls. Do you agree? Let me know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album. I love all of their songs, especially swing, swing and time stands still. I have a feeling that these guys are going to be big. Go buy the album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is so great. After the first song, I knew I was going to enjoy it. I couldn't stop listening to it. It's awesome. All-American rejects rock!
Guest More than 1 year ago
all i can say is wow, these guys are so much fun to rock out to. pop rock isn't my thing but i absolutely adore the All American Rejects and have a great time listening to their cd. i can barely get the songs out of my head, let alone stop playing the album wherever i go. their cd is definitely something you would want to spend your money on..good job guys and keep up the awesome work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO OUT AND BUY THIS CD...THEY WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED..ALL THE SONGS ON THIS CD ARE REALLY GOOD..MY FAVS ARE PAPER HEART, AND THE LAST SONG...SO IF YA WANNA LISTEN 2 SOME GOOD MUSIC -> BUY THIS CD!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album rocks hard. every single track on it is great! perhaps the only fallback to this album is that it is too short. you will definitely see these guys around in the future. buy this cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like emo/alternative, this is really the band for you. Soul-baring lyrics and catchy melodies, these guys deserve five stars and number ones wherever possible. They show great promise and the first time I heard them, I knew I was hooked. So, I recommend their album HIGHLY. Buy it, you won't be sorry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From beginning to start the album is takes a journey through the mind of a broken hearted Emo Kid.The beginning of each song is very originally mixed, which may start out to sound as if it were a techno song, but really a very wonderful pop-punk song! This album is indefinitly the best album of the year. And will play over and over in my cd player for months to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this CD to ANYONE! Their sound is unique and amazing. The All-American Rejects are one band that deserves the airplay on MTV that they are getting at this time! "Swing Swing" is only the beginning of this amazing CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is one of the best i own. The beginnning is an amazing song called "my paper heart" It is one of my favorites. The songs get better as we get to tracks 3, 5 and 9 ("Swing Swing", "One more sad song" and "Drive Away") and ends with a wonderful song "Last Song". The music is outstanding and includes the keyboard in many of the songs. I can not stress it enought that this is an awesome album and makes you wanna sing and dance! It is deffinatly a must have
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is one of the best cd's ive got.... when you start listening to it, you just cant stop
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD and can honestly say that every song on it is great. The All-American Rejects mix so many different sounds on top of classic punk that anyone can enjoy the sound! The vocals are amazing for those that aren't fans of mostly scream rock, and the whole sound just all around rocks. Best album I've bought in a really long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this CD is wonderful! Its so incredibly Addicting that once you start listening, you just cant stop! i found myself playing the cd over and over again. You can never get sick of AAR its not possible! so Buy it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
These Boys kick major butt in concert! Their songs are awesome. They're really nice people to get to know also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW, these guys are awesome!! if you want a cd that will pump you up and make you just want to go and party hella hard get this cd!! it's the best i think i punk rock. it's like brand new and the used put together but the lead singer (Tyson Ritter) has the best voice i've ever heard from a guy in a rock band and he's hot. GET THIS CD, OR ELSE YOU WILL REGRET IT!! trust me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When i heard this CD, i was in complete awe! this album is so incredible..it emits so much feeling from every song!!! i recommend this album for anyone and everyone who liked SWING SWING...because it only gets better as you listen on!!!!! yeah! buy it..NOW! =Þ
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those c.d.'s that you could listen to without ever getting sick of it. Once you put it in your c.d. player, it will never come out, i promise, thats how good this c.d. is! Every song has an awesome beat that keeps you wanting more. Each song is full of emotion and has so much meaning that everyone can relate to. The All American Rejects are truly a great band with skillful lyrics and tons of energy! All i can say is that the All-American Rejects c.d. is superb!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that the All American Rejects are a great new band. They deserve 5 stars. Their lyrics are great and a person can really relate to them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this cd right away after saw swing swing!.I downloaded all their songs and they were amazing.So i bought the cd.It really rocks go buy it!!;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first got into the All-American Rejects I was blown away. Their awesome rock melodies with discriptive lyrics really make you feel in-depth with the songs. You know that they're going to be big by their first big break with their latest single "Swing Swing", a catchy tune that is just bound to be stuck in your head. If you like such bands as Taking Back Sunday, or Dashboard, you'll love these guys. It's amazing how much they put into their songs and their work. They're not emo. They're not pop/punk. They are just four guys rocking out the way they know how to. They're Oklahoma Rock!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT CD! when you get this cd you cannot help but be taken in by the catchy lyrics and Tyson's amazing voice. They are one of the few bands out there thats able to keep your attention throughout the whole CD my personla favorite song "One More Sad Song" is a MUST listen. Your collection of indie/punk/emo albums wont be complete without their Self Titled debut!