Kids in the Street - The All-American Rejects

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 20
    Kids in the Street is uninspired, '80s-laced material.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 30, 2012
    This album is pretty good and worthy of your purchase. It is no where near as good as Move along or gives your Hell but its still pretty good. Overall, you know, I'd say it was Pretty Good. Full Review »
  2. May 10, 2013
    Firstly I agree that this is an ''80s laced rock album'', however I do not find it dull or uninspired (partly due to the production of Greg Wells who is something of an expert at what he does). The album works as both a collection of songs and as a whole, although many different styles are tested on the album from 50s style rock to 80s synthpop and even some folk music, the album flows perfectly. The songs deals mainly with the themes of nostalgia (Kids in the Street) and broken hearts (every other song). AAR may have sung about these topics 10 years ago, but they have matured both as musicians and songwriters. This is an album that has something for everyone. Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    "Kids in the Street" is... interesting. We were teased when Someday's Gone was released into thinking it would be a very rock oriented album like "Move Along". Then Beekeeper's Daughter was released and many of us thought "Wait....Pop?" Finally the actual album was released and the results were quite surprising. Some people may say that they pine for their older works such as what was found on "When the World Comes Down" and "The All-American Rejects", and even I hold on a little bit to my favorite "Move Along", but "Kids in the Street" is admittedly the Rejects' most dynamic album to date. The band has really broken through a lot of the teenage feelings and problems that many of us have faced, delivering a story to us through this album. When the Rejects said they wanted to focus on the ENTIRE album rather than a single, it really shows. It may take some time to grow on you, but it is truly their most finely crafted and ambitious work, providing a comparatively deeper insight into life itself. Full Review »