Sound — 6
On the AAR's first CD, they have lots of simple catchy pop songs, with chiming guitars, simple drumming beats keeping them in time, and light vocals of Tyson Ritter. This CD features the pop sensations "Swing, Swing" and "My Paper Heart". If yu've heard those, you've heard this CD. It's pretty repeatitve. I only really like two tracks, "Swing, Swing" and "Drive Away", a fast punkish song. Pretty standard mainstream fangirl music.
Lyrics — 5
On All-American Rejects, the lyrics are all about one thing. And that one thing is breaking up. All these songs linger on some stupid dumb blonde that dumped Tyson Ritter. Their is truely nothing but that in the linear notes. At least they aren't singing about killing people and suicide, I guess.
Overall Impression — 6
Overall, this disk is like one song. They all are basically the same. The guitarists, Mike Kenertry and Nick Wheeler are above this, though. I think they could be in a better band than this. I don't really like this CD much, though. I would not buy this again if I lost this, that's for sure. If you like pop and want a new CD, get this. If you like punk and are fooled by idiots calling them punk, don't get this CD.