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Ataris Audio CD
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The Ataris are four friends creating words and music in the basements and dive bars of the world, while young souls pile into the microphone and spill beer into our effects pedals.
Honest stories and organic sounds, chock full of heart, sincerity and beautiful mistakes. Played loud and recorded to analog tape.

Sixteen years of traveling the world, several broken down vans and five ... Read more in Amazon's Ataris Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B0000919TC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful music 22 Sep 2001
Format:Audio CD
I've written so many reviews of this album and i still can't sum it up properly. This was the first Ataris album that I brought, but now I have them all exept for their ep. Their music is powerful emotional punk rock, and each track is almost of work of art; every line of every song has a deep meaning; every track speaks to you in a different way.
NB. If you've recently been rejected by a girl, the tracks 'Your Boyfriend Sucks' and 'The last song i'll ever write about a girl' are pretty handy. 'San Dimus High School Football Rules' is a massive track too, and there is a cool acoustic performance of it on 'let it burn' (another cool record).
The Ataris' latest work 'End is Forever' is THE best punk rock album in my collection. Kris Roe is one heart broken guy, but he sure writes and creates the best music i have.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 10 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
The Ataris have been kicking punk ass for years now but as bands such as Sum 41 and New Found Glory become more internationally well known, as do The Ataris. I've had this CD spinning on my player now for since summer 2000 and it's unbelievably hard to pin point one song I dislike.
My favourite Ataris song, not just from the 'Blue Skies...' album, but overall, 'San Dimas High School Football Rules' is the most astonishing on the album, and no matter how many times you listen to it, you will never be tierd of hearing it because it is a piece of punk genius! '1*15*96* is a lot more commercial than many of The Ataris songs, but is defenitly a four-star tune. Unlike punk bands such as Blink 182, The Ataris are far more mature, experimenting with deeper lyrics... All in all, what I generally should have said from the beginning is...this album is brilliant. You don't even have to be a hardcore punk fan to agree, but if this isn't included in your CD collection then you don't know what you are missing!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go and buy it! 11 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
How can so many good songs be on one CD????? This is a brilliant album filled with emotional and energetic tracks, from the more well known songs such as San Dimas High School Football to the less well known but equally good I Won't Spend Another Night Alone. However for me the best song is definately The Last Song I Will Ever Write About A Girl, which has so much energy it tends to make the second half of the album a bit of a dissapointment. If you havent heard them before and you like punk bands such as The Vandals, New Found Glory, Fenix Tx etc then you will love this album which is The Ataris at their best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic... 21 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD a week or so ago on recommendation of the reviews it had gotten on Amazon and I am unbelieveably pleased by the quality of the album! Blue Skies... is a phenomenal album! It's exactly as the title says and forget groups like Blink 182 or Sum 41 - this kind of punk has depth and it's hard not to relate to some of the songs in the album. A few personal favourites of mine are "The last song I will ever write about a girl", "1*15*96" and "I won't spend another night alone". Wheter you're getting over a broken heart, or you're falling in love - this album puts those feelings into song and I've never heard anything so brilliant in a long, long time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's the best out there 16 Feb 2002
Format:Audio CD
Having listened to punk, and emo for several years now, I have found dozens of great bands, but the ataris topped them all. This cd is just the icing on the perfect cake. There is no way to not relate to Kris' lyrics, or play (air) guitar or drums after hearing these. I cant find fault in a single song on this album. Buy it please, for the sake of your aching ears.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best cd ever 10 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
One word describes this cd wow It pulls at your heart strings makes you cry and smile not many cds are as good as emotional written with as much feeling as this one. Its packed with raw emotion its catchy and it pulls at your heart in ways no cd ever has before BUY THIS CD!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best CD I Own 20 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Simply put, "Blue Skies, Broken Hearts ... Next 12 Exits" is my favourite album. Whilst I have an burning urge to spout endless superlatives about how perfect this record is, I won't. It wouldn't make for a very interesting review and anyway, wouldn't be entirely accurate.
Getting the negatives out of the way, after "The Last Song I Will Ever Write About A Girl" the album does get a tad same-y. The brief drum intro to "Choices" sounds nearly identical to that of "I Won't Spend Another Night Alone" and "Life Makes No Sense" and "Answers" aren't very distinguishable from each other. Other than that though, the album is, quite frankly, a triumph.
If forced to pick standout tracks, it would have to be "San Dimas High School Football Rules", "I Won't Spend Another Night Alone" and "Broken Promise Ring". They are three of the finest examples of the nouveau punk scene. "San Dimas" has wonderfully heartfelt lyrics and a pounding 54 second outro, "I Won't Spend Another Night Alone", some of my favourite words ever encapsulated in song and amazingly bouncy, almost lilting accompaniment and "Broken Promis Ring" the most raw, honest vocals of the lot and an explosive minute-plus closing that still takes my breath away, even after more than a hundred listens.
If you do not buy this album, you do not know what you are missing out on. I believe it to be the best album in the punk-pop genre, and up there with any other record you care to mention. Five stars indeed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, not disappointed in the slightest
I bought this as a birthday present for a bandmate of mine who has been a bit low lately, having never heard of the band or any of the songs. Read more
Published on 13 Nov 2011 by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Album...
Me likey very much. it's dead good and way better than so long astoria. who a grees with me that the albums sounded better when they were with kung fu records instead of sony? Read more
Published on 1 May 2005 by average man
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album
This is the ataris best bit of work so far shear class from beginning to end with a class track "The last song I'll ever write about a girl"!! Read more
Published on 4 Mar 2004 by Mr. R. Greenwood
5.0 out of 5 stars dam glad i bought it
i first heard of the ataris from reading the reviews on amazon. with such a good write i decided to buy it. the first song 'losing streak' starts off with a fast paced beat. Read more
Published on 10 Jun 2003 by "if_i_could220"
5.0 out of 5 stars an absolute classic
Blue skies is the definitive pop punk/skate punk album. Every song on it is excellent, although 'San Dimas High School Football Rules' and 'I won't spend another night alone' are... Read more
Published on 22 May 2003 by "howserpunk999"
4.0 out of 5 stars Great pop songs
First things first, this isn't a punk album. This is purely what pop music would be in a world that wasn't going to hell on the back of pre-pubescent marketing tactics. Read more
Published on 23 April 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Ataris Rock!!
I ordered this album after hearing the fantastic 'so long astoria' album and although this is an earlier album under a different record label its still fantastic. Read more
Published on 17 April 2003 by S. Chadwick
5.0 out of 5 stars The definative Emo c.d
Listen to this and it will change your life forever. I guarantee you, when you listen to 'Your Boyfriend Sucks' you will have someone in mind and San Dimas is all you ever wanted... Read more
Published on 26 Jan 2003 by Patrick
4.0 out of 5 stars good show
i was lent this album and immediatley went out and bought it. tuneful, catchy lyrics and good punk riffs make this a winner. i thought the first song on this album was excellent. Read more
Published on 25 May 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop-punk is here to stay
Forget Blink 182 Forget Sum 41 this is what the new wave of punk should be like. If u want powerful guitar rifs and sing-a-long chorus's this is the band for you. Read more
Published on 29 Mar 2002 by Jabbawocky
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