Put Up Or Shut Up [EP] Review

artist: All Time Low date: 06/21/2007 category: compact discs
All Time Low: Put Up Or Shut Up [EP]
Release Date: Jul 25, 2006
Label: Hopeless
Genres: Punk-Pop
Number Of Tracks: 7
The goal of this EP is to expand their national fan base and set them up for the full-length debut.
 Sound: 8.5
 Lyrics: 7.5
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 8
Put Up Or Shut Up [EP] Reviewed by: xdeline!, on june 22, 2007
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Sound: The full release of the previous EP, "Put Up Or Shut Up" is definatly a step up. With All Time Low's slow rise to popularity, this CD is undoubtably going to be a good start for this band. If you listen to the EP first, then to this, you will never go back again. There is so much more harmony used in singing, which adds so much depth to the sound. The Pop/Punk sound created from their simple power-chord style gives the band a nice fun feel to them, making All Time Low one of today's up-and-rising bands. // 8

Lyrics: The lyrics are most commonly connected to the writing styles of Boys Like Girls, Cartel, Taking Back Sunday, and Valencia. The lyrics are just phenomenal, and with the use of multiple vocal tracks, it is apparent that the stong point in this band is the hard-hitting lyrics. // 7

Overall Impression: This album is living proof that All Time Low has the potential to get in there with other big bands. Their recent release on the highly popular "Punk Goes Acoustic 2" is just the hit they needed to get people listening to them, and they got this album out just in time to make some genuine fans. All tracks on this CD are just amazing, and I would recommend this CD to anybody. // 9

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overall: 8.7
Put Up Or Shut Up [EP] Reviewed by: VeloriumCamper, on august 16, 2006
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: Straight out of high school, All Time Low have been working hard in their local Maryland scene to get their music out to the rest of the country and heard by a variety of ears. With a recent signing to Hopeless/Sub City Records, a label that have started bands like Thrice, Avenged Sevenfold, and Mustard Plug, the guys finally got their big break and were ready to break the mainstream. Following their buzzworthy debut full length record The Party Scene, All Time Low have been attracting listeners from all over the globe, gaining some much deserved attention. Put Up Or Shut Up, a collection of some old All Time Low tracks, and some new ones, is a great display of what the guys have to offer, and is sure to gain them some more fans. The EP starts off with a new track, "Coffee Shop Soundtrack", a very catchy song, that combines everything from witty teenage angst driven lyrics, and melodic vocals from lead singer Alex Gaskarth to make one powerful song. The next two tracks "Break Out! Break Out!" and "The Girl's A Straight Up Hustler" are two old tracks from their full length record, and two of the best. All Time Low definitely plucked the best songs for this EP and are really showcasing their talent with the songs they chose. The next track "Jasey Rae" is the other new track, and in my opinion the better one of the two. // 9

Lyrics: The album definitely has some witty, and catchy lyrics. One of the speculations I had for All Time Low was just how long could they keep up putting out catchy, witty, loud songs that have you singing from beginning to end. These speculations were put to rest after this EP was released. I can see now that the guys are well equipped to keep putting out great catchy music. Coming from a scene in Maryland that is not highlighted as often as other scenes (New Jersey, SoCal, etc.), All Time Low have been working hard from day one to make it big. It shows, and is paying off. // 8

Overall Impression: The only negatives I have to say about this album is that I liked the older versions of the old songs better than the new ones. The production on the album is pretty good for a co-self produced record, which should be applauded in the first place. All Time Low's next full length record is going to be produced by Matt Squire which is definitely a treat. Expect big things from these guys in the future. Who knows, they could be on your television screen before you know it. // 9

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