idk i tried you gotta give me that

ok i’m finished listening and now i can definitely say i really really REALLY love the album. as i said, it’s still not gonna be my new favorite but it’s fucking great nevertheless. i’m thinking it might even become my most played atl album ever because it simply consists of so many songs that you can easily blast all day nbd. The best asset about this album, and what I personally think sets it apart from the other All Time Low records, are all the wonderful, deep and touching lyrics.

SATELLITE: even on my second listen, it hasn’t really blown me away. idk it kinda sounds too monotone for me. I’d hoped it’d be pick up during the chorus but it doesn’t and while it’s not a bad song or anything, it’s definitely the one I like least on the record.

KICKING & SCREAMING: Makes me wanna punch something. Very edgy and high energy, intense and energetic. Love it. Gotta blast that on high volume, there’s no other way to listen to it. I tried without raising the volume, and failed. Plus, the lyrics are AMAZING.

SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE: I’ll be honest with you, when they first aired it on BBC Radio 1 and I was listening to it live, for the first thirty seconds I was a little nervous ‘cause I hadn’t liked those that much yet. But, after listening to the whole song and after being one of my most played songs up until now, I really do love it. The lyrics and the chorus are epic.

KIDS IN THE DARK: I love this song. I love it so, so much. It’s my jam bruh. When I went to see ATL live about two weeks ago this song was literally the highlight of the whole show, it was the most amazing song played live.

RUNAWAYS: Again, on my first listen I wasn’t too blown away, but after the second one, I was sold on it. It’s not quite as dark as the other songs on the album tbh, it’s more of a lighter song, but I still like it.

MISSING YOU: Wonderful lyrics. Love the chorus so goddamn much. I think this will be absolutely amazing if played live and acoustically by Alex and will be a beautiful addition to the rows of Remembering Sunday and Therapy.

CINDERBLOCK GARDEN: I swear after listening to the first 15 seconds, I was already sure that this will be one of my favorites. And I wasn’t wrong. The chorus is, again, very edgy and makes you wanna jump up and down, while still conveying a sort of longing, nostalgic feeling. If I had to compare it to another ATL song, I’d say it’s the Future Hearts equivalent of Time Bomb.

TIDAL WAVES: Another very ballad reminiscent song, but it fits to the whole song atmosphere. The lyrics are simple, yet very meaningful (at least I think so) and Mark Hoppus helps make it sound like a very timeless song imo.

DON’T YOU GO: A very compelling song! Honestly, with that addictive chorus it’s got serious non-stop repeat potential. I like it a lot.

BAIL ME OUT: I’m not sure whether Joel Madden brings something new to the table for this song (as Mark did on Tidal Waves), but then again, that doesn’t have to be the case all the time. Sometimes artists collaborate just for collaboration’s sake. Anyway, I like the more … ah, how do I put this? “Playful” lyrics? Idk it’s definitely got a lighter note than the other songs (apart from Runaways) and is just a lot of fun.

DANCING WITH A WOLF: This song immediately starts with this grungy and high strung melody that grips you from the start and it doesn’t stop releasing the tension until the song is over. It’s just a song that you can’t just pause or something once you started listening to it. It draws you in and I am so in love with it. What a great, epic song. Another one that is probably going to be fucking epic live. Wish I could be there to witness that, but maybe they will do a European leg for the Future Hearts tour yet, who knows. Also, the lyrics are so unique and awesome.

THE EDGE OF TONIGHT: Almost sounds like yet another ballad-like song in the beginning, but that more laid back melody really fits the lyrics and they remedy that atmosphere with the chorus quite quickly. While still a tad slower than maybe in Dancing With a Wolf or other songs on the album, it manages to balance the song out so well. I love the alternating atmospheres that the chorus and the verses bring. This is the kind of song that makes you want to take a deep breath and that convinces you that once you breathe out, everything’s gonna be okay.

OLD SCARS/FUTURE HEARTS: I’ve already loved the title to shreds as soon as I’ve read it, but the song itself even surpasses the love I have for the title. The lyrics are raw and heartfelt, Alex’s vocals are impressive and passionate and the whole song is simply thrilling. Especially after a song like Edge of Tonight, this is an extremely refreshing, rocky finale that’s the cherry on top. I really love this one.

SO. That was my two cents. I am so satisfied with this album, but as I already mentioned, All Time Low just never fail to deliver. Even Dirty Work, which many have hated and disliked, was a great album to me and I still love it today. Maybe it truly is that I’m just too far up their asses, but honestly, once You Me At Six could do no wrong in my eyes either and they aren’t my #2 favorite band anymore to date. So, I don’t think it’s that, honestly. ATL are just too good at what they do. I’ll never stop loving them and the music they make, in 30 years when they have maybe broken up, I’ll still listen to their music and think to myself “Damn.”