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but this album does have some great tracks (Dear Maria and The Beach in particular) and ...
on 7 September 2014
I'm a massive fan of the later All Time Low material. This album shows loads of potential, but too many of the tracks place more emphasis on noise than tune. Almost every track, if written and recorded now would be a potential single, as the 'emo' sound of this album takes over too much. Yes, All Time Low are now far more radio-friendly and commercial, and some of their tracks are way too poppy, but this album is too far the other way. Nothing Personal, which came next, is in a different league to So Wrong Its Right, but this album does have some great tracks (Dear Maria and The Beach in particular) and obviously paved the way for the record company to tone down the drumming, add a few radio-friendly tunes and give the vocals a chance to shine on the three albums that followed.
A good album, but one which shows a band that's on the way up rather than one that's yet arrived!