Sound — 10
After recording for about 6 months and getting inspiration from many different locations The All-American Rejects were finally able to release their 3rd studio album, When The World Comes Down. When they recorded this album they never try to recreate anything off the last album. Guitarist, Nick Wheeler, described it as making their 1st album all over again. Also they don't think or what they done before or what they want to do. Some of the songs were even made during the time they were in the studio. Eric Valentine was the man who produced this album, known for recording with Maroon 5. In this album instead of making every song have the guitar sound the best they went on by making each song musically great. In another interview Nick even said that he didn't have as many guitar solos as before. The sound was just amazing some made it worth for its wait. Their 1st single off the album "Gives You Hell" sounds great and is very catchy. Every song's sound just was clean and smooth. Drums sounded smooth. Guitar distortion sounded great for each type of song.
Lyrics — 10
The Lyrics really fitted most of the songs well. Overall the lead singer, Tyson Ritter, did a amazing job on vocals. His voice sounded perfect in some songs when his voice went up to high pitches. His voice did a good job in the hidden track of the album, Sunshine.
Overall Impression — 10
Unlike other artists, The All-American Rejects took I think about 6 months to record this album. They even pushed back its release date from November 18 all the way to December 16th. They really wanted this album to be the best out of all their previous albums. So far I think this really was the best and worth the long wait. Some of the songs I'm impressed by the tracks Back to Me, Real World, Believe, The Wind Blows, and Mona Lisa. If this were stolen I would get another copy. Some people may hate this album for not having similar rock songs like Move Along or Top of The World but this album describes this band better than the past albums. This truly is great and really is what this band truly sounds like.