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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the punk-pop band was produced by John Feldmann and features guest appearances from blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Good Charlotte's Joel Madden.
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Kids in the Dark
The kids in the dark, the kids in the dark The kids in the dark, the kids in the dark Here we are at the end of the road A road that's quietly... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. It's a version of All Time Low that not only has zero interest in moving past its pop-punk roots, but is embracing them with more vigor and pride than ever, laying the groundwork for punk bands that imagine a world where "maturing" doesn't mean leaving behind what you grew up loving.
  2. Kerrang!
    Apr 6, 2015
    80
    If you love pop-punk in its most unadulterated, carefree form, you'll heart this. [28 Mar 2015, p.52]
  3. 80
    There's no obvious attempt at chasing a single or brass ring, just improvements on a sound the group have been trading in for more than a decade--and upgrades that might very well have resulted in their best album to date. [May 2015, p.95]
  4. Apr 13, 2015
    80
    Ultimately, with Future Hearts, All Time Low have delivered an almost perfect blend of stadium-ready fist pumpers, ballads, and fuel-injected pop hits.
  5. Apr 6, 2015
    60
    This record accomplishes what it sets out to do, engaging the listener with indisputably catchy moments, if a little inconsistently, throughout.
  6. Apr 6, 2015
    60
    They’re never going to reinvent the wheel, and there are a few moments (halfway mark ‘Missing You’ springs to mind) that feel a little too much. But there is something intensely satisfying in their sugary hooks and their handle on catchy, unadulterated melodies.
  7. 10
    Fourteen tracks is way too long for ATL's brand of music and while you get a few pop anthems, most of the music comes off forced and really lacking effort.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 7, 2015
    10
    This album stands out from their other albums. It is refreshing and it emanates happy feelings when i listen to it. The songs are catchy and iThis album stands out from their other albums. It is refreshing and it emanates happy feelings when i listen to it. The songs are catchy and i felt that All Time Low put a lot of work and love in this album. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2015
    9
    All Time Low have really upped their game, and this is evident from their sixth album Future Hearts. They've definitely evolved and,All Time Low have really upped their game, and this is evident from their sixth album Future Hearts. They've definitely evolved and, thankfully, for the better. The album has a real Pop Punk feel, and the lyrics is, as usual, very meaningful. You'll be humming songs like Kids In The Dark, Dancing With A Wolf and Something's Gotta Give all day. This album is a must-listen for Pop Punk fans. Expand
  3. Jun 29, 2017
    9
    This is the second album I've heard from All Time Low (the first one is "Last Young Renegade", a fine album that was enough to convince me toThis is the second album I've heard from All Time Low (the first one is "Last Young Renegade", a fine album that was enough to convince me to listen to more of their stuff) so I don't really know the trend of their sound. All I can say that this album is a collection of heartfelt, sometimes reminiscent, most of the time enjoyable songs. I'm a fan of pop first, a fan of rock second. Their sound is a cohesive amalgam of the two. This is very easy to listen to and the feeling it gives off takes me to good places. For now, this will serve as a benchmark to be compared to their other albums. In short, I'M TOTALLY DIGGING THIS. I'm a newly-converted fan of theirs now. Expand
  4. May 18, 2015
    8
    All Time Low finally puts together an album worthy of competing against great pop/rock bands like Fall Out Boy and All American Rejects, whichAll Time Low finally puts together an album worthy of competing against great pop/rock bands like Fall Out Boy and All American Rejects, which are keeping pop/punk bands in the spotlight whereas the exceedingly poppy punk/rock bands are churning out decent albums with little star power. Future Hearts won't likely win much radio time, but the album is absolutely the band's best and deserves a spin from anyone that still gravitates toward this style of music. I wouldn't hate it if ATL were to put a little more teeth into their work, but the charming and slick-production approach that Future Hearts is based on works just as well. Expand
  5. May 26, 2018
    8
    Most of the tracks are somewhat enjoyable, even if some are less memorable. However, some highlights bring this album's score up significantlyMost of the tracks are somewhat enjoyable, even if some are less memorable. However, some highlights bring this album's score up significantly including singles Something's Gotta Give and Kids in the Dark and other tracks like Missing You and Dancing With a Wolf which stand tall compared to the other tracks.

    However, every other track I can find some enjoyment in. Some of the less interesting ones to me would be opener Satellite, Cinderblock Garden, Don't Let Go and Bail Me Out. Still, definitely worth a listen
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  6. May 16, 2015
    6
    When I first saw this album, I was hoping that I would get the same excitement and edge in "Don't Panic" but was rather disappointed when IWhen I first saw this album, I was hoping that I would get the same excitement and edge in "Don't Panic" but was rather disappointed when I did get to listen to it. The structuring, catchy tunes and sound did get better but unfortunately since they did use a more "pop" way of making the album, it was rather boring for someone like me who enjoyed older albums like "So Wrong It's Right". Some songs showed that they could still be fun to head bang to but it seemed like it was mellowed down. Generally, I think the album could have been better but didn't live up to some fans like me. It just lacked the power and energy that could have made the entire thing a lot better but despite all of that, it's still a decent album to get if you like calmer and more soothing type of pop rock. Expand