When the World Comes Down

Studio Album by released in 2008
When the World Comes Down's tracklist:
I Wanna
Fallin' Apart
Damn Girl
Gives You Hell
Mona Lisa
Breakin'
Another Heart Calls
Real World
Back to Me
Believe
The Wind Blows
Sunshine

When the World Comes Down review

The heroes of the youth The All-American Rejects

The career of the Oklahoma quartet The All-American Rejects started rapidly after the release of their extremely successful self-titled debut, released in 2002. For now, the disc has got the multi-platinum status. The mixture of high-pitched vocals, thought out, but not too complicated arrangements, lyrics, finding the answer in the hearts of teenagers, and cuteness of the artists became their clue to the popularity. The emotional interpretation of the material also played its role. If you take an attentive look at the nowadays youth idols, you would immediately notice several bands, working in the same field as The All-American Rejects both in music and scenic image. The second album of the group, titled Move Along, was a success to due to its immediate tunefulness and plane, but up-to-date for the youth messages of the songs. The creation of the third album When The World Comes Down took about three years, and it is no wonder – the musicians of The All-American Rejects needed time to have a rest after a lengthy tour. Besides, all of them have numerous non-musical projects, starting with the personal clothing lines and finishing with charity actions. By the way, the When The World Comes Down album is not an exception from this rule – the artists plan to send ten per cent from its sales to the fund Feed The Children.

When The World Comes Down: the songs about the broken heart

The disc When The World Comes Down became one more work by The All-American Rejects on the theme of love affairs – as it always happens in the teens, all their stories finish with the broken heart. The disc starts with the middle tempo rock composition I Wanna, which has a uniquely catchy tune that proves that the artists did not spend all their potential over the previous two long-plays. The following track Fallin’ Apart demonstrates the love of the band for sophisticated arrangements – the song is decorated by the piano play and the bow strings. This memorable youth anthem can be called a wonderful specimen of baroque pop. The fierce track Damn Girl with the up tempo explosive chorus is filled with indignation and rage of the rejected lover, while the ironic hit single Gives You Hell depicts the life of the ordinary office worker and gathers all the four band members at the microphone. The second album single, the acoustic pop ballad Mona Lisa (When the World Comes Down) became a highly romantic and aspired moment of the disc and strongly reminds of the work of other pop-punks, Green Day. The pop rock motif Breakin’ is filled with sorrow of the artist from the fact that, from their point of view, the human heart is made for breaking. At the same time, the tune Believe is a classical pop ballad with the powerful chorus about the importance of belief and hope. Among other bright moment of the disc one should also notice the track The Wind Blows, which is recorded with the whole orchestra, and the composition Another Heart Calls, on which The All-American Rejects’ soloist Tyson Ritter shares his vocal party with the members of the folk duet Pierces.

The most awaited release of the year

According to The Alternative Press source, the disc When The World Comes Down became the most awaited edition of 2008, which is no surprise, especially taking in consideration the huge popularity of the previous discs by The All-American Rejects. Besides, the full-length was produced by Eric Valentine, who is well-known for his collaboration with such performers as Good Charlotte and Maroon 5. One will also definitely notice the three-year pause between When The World Comes Down and its predecessor. Making the overall judgment of the disc, taking in consideration all the expectations of the public, one can come the following conclusion – the new long-play When The World Comes Down will no ways disappoint the listeners, but at the same time it would not bright them any extraordinary discoveries. If the musicians move forward in the matter of music and lyrics, their movement is so slow and moderate that the artists would need to issue more than three albums in order that we could indicate it. However, When The World Comes Down has no steps backwards, except for Tyson’s come back to the high-pitched singing, characteristic of their first album. Nevertheless, the artists did not lose their potential, and the album When The World Comes Down was fulfilled in their personal stylistics. The long-play has both the piercing emo pop ballads and rapid bouncy rock tracks. The new work is sure to support the popularity of The All-American Rejects among their young public.

Ninelle Kazakoff (24.12.2008)
Rate review4.59
Total votes - 135


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