Move Along

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Format: CD
Label: INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Catalog: 479102
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 07/12/2005
UPC: 602498823781

Move Along
Artist: The All-American Rejects
Format: CD

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"This record has more of a band feeling and we're calling itMove Along, says Tyson Ritter, lead singer and bass player for the All-American Rejects,"because Nick and I came up with the basic DNA--the songs, and Mike and Chris helped us execute the parts with their distinctive style, and it all blends together to make it jump out at you."

"I felt like if we were going to write something that we think is great, we had to do it now,"Ritter says, speaking about the full year he and the band took to craft the 12 songs that comprise their sophomore album. Speaking to the proverbial sophomore slump many artists fall prey to, Ritter continues,"Subconsciously, when we're feeling pressure during the writing process, we tend not to speak about it and just focus on the songs."

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''Move Along'' is the second studio album by The All-American Rejects, released on July 12, 2005. The album was certified 2x Platinum in the U.S. (2,000,000 units) on June 6, 2008 by the RIAA, and was also certified Platinum in Canada (100,000 units) by the CRIA. - Wikipedia

Weezer have spawned a jillion interchangeable self-deprecating boys in Buddy Holly glasses with bubblegum-sticky songs, but few stand out like the All-American Rejects, Oklahoma kids who've been rocking the suburbs since junior high. "Swing Swing," a bittersweet ode to unrequited crushes from their self-titled 2003 debut, put them on the map. Move Along has the potential to keep them there.

Their latest is chock full of songs that are strong enough to stick in your head, yet gentle enough to soundtrack an O.C. plot twist. What makes AAR stand out from the pomaded pack is their clever employment of harmonies on tracks like "Dance Inside," which are power-pop choirboy perfect, not just the constant sound of One Man Whining. They build an emo wall of sound as carefully as a teen hangs posters in his bedroom. Among the nicer flourishes: the Bay City Rollers drumbeat opening "Night Drive," the baroque strings on "Can't Take It" and the acoustic guitars on "Straitjacket Feeling." Move Along is as tried and true as jeans and Converse, the soundtrack to the imaginary John Hughes films playing inside the head of even the most hardened cynic. Don't hold it against them.