When The World Comes Down - The All-American Rejects
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  • Summary: The third album from the Oklahoma rock band was produced by Eric Valentine.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. While World is simply a fun pop record at its core, the effort, time and most importantly, experience (gleaned both from the members' extracurricular projects and the near-decade they've been together) that went into its making clearly sets AAR apart from newer bands who keep attempting to capture this same sound with much less ambition.
  2. If sonic similitude is any indicator of future successes, When the World Comes Down will only cement the band's top-of-the-heap status.
  3. It’s completely clear and even traditional pop music, but those over 16 will likely have no use for it.
  4. When the World Comes Down houses a pretty vacuous core. If you are young and/or naïve enough to dig this whole shtick, though, you’re going to have the time of your life.
  5. 60
    Working with Good Charlotte producer Eric Valentine, the Rejects trick out their hook-jammed anthems with sweet strings, zippy disco beats, and the occasional bit of Gary Glitter bleacher stomp.
  6. When the World Comes Down doesn't evince much growth, proffering more of the same hooky pop/rock centered around adolescent love and heartache.
  7. This is not an album that you're going to come back to again and again. It's tuneful in places, but ultimately pretty vapid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Apr 9, 2011
    9
    very catchy and inspiring. love the band and the album. better than the second not as good as the first album. best song is damn girl. love the extras. Expand

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