The All-American Rejects

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Perfecting the art of the musical whine.

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What parents need to know

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this debut album is a harmless look at the experience of first love and the angst that sometimes comes with getting hurt. Younger teens in the throes of crushes and loves will appreciate -- if not relate -- to the whiny, self-absorbed tone.

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What's the story?

Solid, guitar-fueled arrangements, expressive vocals, clever harmonies, and appealing musical hooks make ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, the debut album of the group of the same name (actually a re-release of a previous indie-label offering) an attractive package. Filled with dramatic soul-searching and lovelorn angst, the 11 songs on this album also manage to convey a cheerful aura of band-guy togetherness that will speak to younger teens in the throes of crushes and first loves.

Is it any good?

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Whiny self-absorption has rarely been this charming, and it's comforting to hear that guys hurt too. In the case of The All-American Rejects, the tried-and-true rock & roll combination of loud guitar and heartbreak works just fine. Maybe not the most original stuff, either musically or lyrically, but it's well performed and extremely likable.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about dealing with your first love. Who was your first love? What did it feel like to love someone that way? Can you prevent getting hurt? If so, how? If not, how come and what can you learn from loving and losing?

Music details

Artist:All-American Rejects
Release date:February 4, 2003
Label:Dreamworks
Genre:Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byndrwcd November 17, 2012
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my 3rd favorite musisican\band of all time

all american rejects are without a doubt alot better and more talented than lame singers like justin bieber,nicki minaj,one direction,acdc,kizz,rebecca black,and the rolling stones as examples
Kid, 11 years old May 28, 2011
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WHOO!!!

I've been a fan of this band ever since I was old enough to listen to the radio. I mean so what if there bad rolemodels, just don't let your kids go to there concert!
Kid, 10 years old May 23, 2010
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ANYBODY

I love the A.A.R.

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