OLD AAR or NEW AAR?
July 23, 2009 11:58am CST
I love the angsty, punk attitude that the band had when they first started.. it totally went with my "angsty highschool kid phase". However, Im glad that they decided to make the transition.. I mean, they're a more mature sounding band now. I feel like Ive grown with them. Weird. Anyway, Ive heard plenty of people bashing them because of the change in style.. does anyone here feel the same way? Which one do you prefer? the old AAR or the new one?
19 Dec 09
I think the it really doesn't matter whether they changed or not because overall they are a great band and we have to admit that in order to survive the music industry, artists need to be versatile so I think the transition is a good decision. I still do think that All American rejects still has some of that angsty highschool kid sound in some of their present songs. I don't know if you will agree with me but I think their song Gives you Hell is pretty angsty. lol.
2 Sep 09
I love the All American Rejects, and I would have to agree with you, that I have grown up through their material. I'm one who is in-between here, liking how the original CD got the band started, then watching their material get better along the way. If an artist like the AAR has been around for awhile, I try to find the band's Genesis (debut CD) and listen through their song catalogue to see where the band is coming from. I can agree that their material has improved for the better, and to the ones who don't relate to the evolution/ change of the band's style, I'm sorry that you feel that way. The old material will still be there, but I can understand as to why people don't like change in the long run. Many bands like the AAR have changed their music style for mostly the better. It is encouraging to see that when some changes are made to musical material that works, a new evolution of the way music is created begins. Hopefully in the long run the AAR will continue to deliver influential/ inspiring material in their own definitive style.