History Music / AllTimeLow

11th Dec '17 4:20:27 AM Scsigs
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* CantTakeCriticism: If you ever try to discuss the shortcomings of some of their work with Alex, beware that he can come off as this. Admittedly, he ''does'' try to keep things pretty positive, but even the most [[ConstructiveCriticism constructive of criticisms]] you may have can be taken by him to mean that you're saying everyone should think the way you do, or that your opinion is law, even when you haven't said anything of the sort, or you say the opposite. Remember, you learn more from criticism than you do praise, Alex. It's certainly weird because they've made songs that are filled with criticisms of others, so he comes off as a bit hypocritical.

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* CantTakeCriticism: If you ever try to discuss the shortcomings of some of their work with Alex, beware that he can come off as this. Admittedly, he ''does'' try to keep things pretty positive, but even the most [[ConstructiveCriticism constructive of criticisms]] you may have can be taken by him to mean that you're saying everyone should think the way you do, or that your opinion is law, even when you haven't said anything of the sort, or you say the opposite. Remember, you learn more from criticism than you do praise, Alex. It's certainly weird because they've made songs that are filled with criticisms of others, so he comes off as a bit hypocritical.of a hypocrite.


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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Remember how they didn't like how ''Dirty Work'' came out? How they realized that too many people behind the production of an album on a label that only really cares about the money than the bands singed to it could lead to a bad album and that having a ton of cowriters an producers was a bad thing for them? Then ''why the hell'' did they sign to Fueled By Ramen and do ''the exact same thing'' again, just on a different label!?! It's just all kinds of confusing when you sit down an think about it. They had a ''lot'' of options to go with for releasing their seventh album in terms of a label, or even releasing it independently from a label. Hell, that could probably work the best in their favor, since they've never been able to gel well on a major label and have an album that everyone can agree was good come out of it. If they just stuck to what they knew and worked off of that, they could easily work with a producer, or even just by themselves, and evolve their sound into a more stable Rock image that could help them age better musically as they get older and explore different musical paths. They, really, should've been smarter than that.
9th Dec '17 12:52:43 AM Scsigs
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** Also, you could probably make a playlist of pre-2017 All Time Low after Music/{{Busted}}'s first 2 albums and, minus noticing a different singer, you probably wouldn't notice much different because they're so similar in how they wrote songs.
25th Sep '17 12:27:18 AM Scsigs
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/{{Blink 182}}, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than blink did. All Time Low never had the same amount of obvious joke songs that blink did, which made 'I Feel Like Dancin'' not as obviously kidding as the band thought it was, a contentious song for the reasons below. Considering it was cowritten with Rivers Cuomo during Music/{Weezer}'s DorkAge, and the [[OverlyLongGag jokes feel rather forced,]] that's not too surprising.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/{{Blink 182}}, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than blink did. All Time Low never had the same amount of obvious joke songs that blink did, which made 'I Feel Like Dancin'' not as obviously kidding as the band thought it was, a contentious song for the reasons below. Considering it was cowritten with Rivers Cuomo during Music/{Weezer}'s Music/{{Weezer}}'s DorkAge, and the [[OverlyLongGag jokes feel rather forced,]] that's not too surprising.
25th Sep '17 12:26:36 AM Scsigs
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/{{Blink 182}}, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than blink did. All Time Low never had the same amount of obvious joke songs that blink did, which made 'I Feel Like Dancin'' not as obviously kidding as the band thought it was, a contentious song for the reasons below. Considering it was cowritten with Rivers Cuomo during Music/{Weezer}'s DorkAge, and the jokes feel rather forced, that's not too surprising.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/{{Blink 182}}, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than blink did. All Time Low never had the same amount of obvious joke songs that blink did, which made 'I Feel Like Dancin'' not as obviously kidding as the band thought it was, a contentious song for the reasons below. Considering it was cowritten with Rivers Cuomo during Music/{Weezer}'s DorkAge, and the [[OverlyLongGag jokes feel rather forced, forced,]] that's not too surprising.
25th Sep '17 12:26:01 AM Scsigs
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/{{Blink 182}}, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than blink did. All Time Low never had the same amount of obvious joke songs that blink did, which made 'I Feel Like Dancin'' not as obviously kidding as the band thought it was, a contentious song for the reasons below. Considering it was cowritten with Rivers Cuomo during Music/Weezer's DorkAge, and the jokes feel rather forced, that's not too surprising.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/{{Blink 182}}, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than blink did. All Time Low never had the same amount of obvious joke songs that blink did, which made 'I Feel Like Dancin'' not as obviously kidding as the band thought it was, a contentious song for the reasons below. Considering it was cowritten with Rivers Cuomo during Music/Weezer's Music/{Weezer}'s DorkAge, and the jokes feel rather forced, that's not too surprising.
24th Sep '17 11:32:51 PM Scsigs
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* BSide: 'Caroline' and 'Take Cover' were written and recorded during the ''Future Hearts'' sessions, but left off the record. 'Caroline' sounds more like something from their first few albums, so that makes sense, but 'Take Cover' could've replaced a song like 'The Edge of Tonight' and no one would've cared. They were eventually released on their second live album as bonus tracks.
24th Sep '17 9:51:56 PM Scsigs
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* AlbumFiller: Some people have sighted some songs on ''Dirty Work'' and ''Future Hearts'' as this and a majority of ''Last Young Renegade'' this. Averted on pretty much every other album.
24th Sep '17 9:37:14 PM Scsigs
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* OppositesAttract: Or as /Just The Way I'm Not' likes to say, "opposites distract."

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* OppositesAttract: Or as /Just 'Just The Way I'm Not' likes to say, "opposites distract."
24th Sep '17 9:35:22 PM Scsigs
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* AlbumTitleDrop: There's a song called "The Party Scene" in ''The Party Scene'', and ''Put Up or Shut Up'' comes from the song "Break Out! Break Out!" The title for ''Nothing Personal'' comes from the song "Break Your Little Heart".
** ''Future Hearts'' has the song "Old Scars/Future Hearts" which contains the lyric, "We got scars on our Future Hearts."

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* AlbumTitleDrop: There's a song called "The 'The Party Scene" Scene' in ''The Party Scene'', and ''Put Up or Shut Up'' comes from the song "Break 'Break Out! Break Out!" Out!'
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The title for ''Nothing Personal'' comes from the song "Break 'Break Your Little Heart".
Heart.'
** ''Future Hearts'' has the song "Old 'Old Scars/Future Hearts" Hearts,' which contains the lyric, "We got scars on our Future Hearts."



** ''Last Young Renegade'' has the line, "You were my last young renegade heart," right in the first song on the album: Last Young Renegade.
* TheAlcoholic: "Stella" [[spoiler:is about Stella Artois - THE BEER, not a girl.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "Bad Enough For You".
* AntiLoveSong: "Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass" happens to be both this AND an AntiChristmasSong.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Arguably for their cover of 'Longview' by Green Day. The main verses are handled well, but when they get to the choruses, they for some reason slow it down in the instrumentation and cut out the guitar to a degree. The song's a Punk song about boredom and masterbation, yet they tried to turn it into a ballad. No, just no. This is also a band who usually does covers well too.
* BreakupSong: "Break Your Little Heart" is a pretty brutal one.

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** ''Last Young Renegade'' has the line, "You were my last young renegade heart," right in the first song on the album: Last 'Last Young Renegade.
Renegade.'
* TheAlcoholic: "Stella" 'Stella' [[spoiler:is about Stella Artois - THE BEER, not a girl.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "Bad 'Bad Enough For You".
You.'
* AntiLoveSong: "Merry 'Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass" Ass' happens to be both this AND ''and'' an AntiChristmasSong.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Arguably for their cover of 'Longview' by Green Day.Music/GreenDay. The main verses are handled well, but when they get to the choruses, they for some reason slow it down in the instrumentation and cut out the guitar to a degree. The song's a Punk song about boredom and masterbation, yet they tried to turn it into a ballad.ballad sing-along. No, just no. This is also a band who usually does covers well too.
* BreakupSong: "Break 'Break Your Little Heart" Heart' is a pretty brutal one.



** At the end of a recent interview, Alex pretended that the camera was a lion and then started trying to push it back with his stool. He also tried to [[WhipItGood whip the camera]].

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** At the end of a recent an interview, Alex pretended that the camera was a lion and then started trying to push it back with his stool. He also tried to [[WhipItGood whip the camera]].



** However, this is definitely a ''very'' loose case of this, as the concept of the songs being from the many different points of view he's had is a bit lost when looking at the songs themselves and how the lyrics are written. There's not really a central idea or message that the album is trying to convey and a lot of the songs sound disconnected from one another. Compare it to Green Day's Rock Opera ''American Idiot'', which is also a concept album, but has a centralized story and some messages that the songs convey throughout the album and actually make a mostly cohesive whole and an enjoyable experience the whole way through.
* CoverVersion: They started out as a Music/{{Blink 182}} cover band, and several covers of their songs can be found on [=YouTube=]. They also covered [[Music/FallOutBoy Fall Out Boy's]] [[https://youtu.be/QT_N92kEc5s?t=2m29s "Tell Mick That He Just Made My List of Things To Do Today"]].

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** However, this is definitely a ''very'' loose case of this, as the concept of the songs being from the many different points of view he's had is a bit lost when looking at the songs themselves and how the lyrics are written. There's not really a central idea or message that the album is trying to convey and a lot of the songs sound disconnected from one another. Compare it to Green Day's Rock Opera ''American Idiot'', ''Music/AmericanIdiot'', which is also a concept album, but has a centralized story and some messages that the songs convey throughout the album and actually make a mostly cohesive whole and an enjoyable experience the whole way through.
* CoverVersion: They started out as a Music/{{Blink 182}} cover band, and several covers of their songs can be found on [=YouTube=]. They also covered [[Music/FallOutBoy Fall Out Boy's]] [[https://youtu.be/QT_N92kEc5s?t=2m29s "Tell 'Tell Mick That He Just Made My List of Things To Do Today"]].Today']]. They have a lot of cover videos posted to Hopeless' YouTube channel, even one for ''Music/LimpBizkit'' of all people.



* FriendsWithBenefits: "Party Song (The Walk of Shame)" is all about this with one (or both) of them wanting more, but not willing to tell each other.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Stella" is the most love song-esque song [[spoiler:that you will ever hear about beer.]]
** The aforementioned "Dear Maria, Count Me In" [[spoiler:isn't a cute love song to a girl. It's about a stripper in the boys' hometown; you'd never know without watching the video, either.]]
** "Coffee Shop Soundtrack" is about an affair Alex had with a married woman.
** "Damned If I Do Ya, Damned If I Don't" also refers to the same affair.
* GriefSong: "Lullabies" is a tribute to Alex Gaskarth's older brother, who committed suicide in 2004. Alex has stated that he blamed himself for awhile because it happened after they had gotten into an argument.
* GrowingUpSucks: The song "Weightless" is about not wanting to grow-up and stay young, among other things.

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* FriendsWithBenefits: "Party 'Party Song (The Walk of Shame)" Shame)' is all about this with one (or both) of them wanting more, but not willing to tell each other.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Stella" 'Stella' is the most love song-esque song [[spoiler:that you will ever hear about beer.]]
** The aforementioned "Dear 'Dear Maria, Count Me In" In' [[spoiler:isn't a cute love song to a girl. It's about a stripper in the boys' hometown; you'd never know without watching the video, either.]]
** "Coffee 'Coffee Shop Soundtrack" Soundtrack' is about an affair Alex had with a married woman.
** "Damned 'Damned If I Do Ya, Damned If I Don't" Don't' also refers to the same affair.
* GriefSong: "Lullabies" 'Lullabies' is a tribute to Alex Gaskarth's older brother, who committed suicide in 2004. Alex has stated that he blamed himself for awhile because it happened after they had gotten into an argument.
* GrowingUpSucks: The song "Weightless" 'Weightless' is about not wanting to grow-up and stay young, among other things.



* HistoryRepeats: All Time Low signed to an overtly Pop label after two hit albums and a live album/DVD/documentary at Hopeless Records and went more Pop than they usually go, resulting in a divisive album that isn't sitting well with certain parts of their fanbase. Now, am I describing Dirty Work, or Last Young Renegade?
* IntercourseWithYou: ''Afterglow'' is probably the sweetest song about sex after ''The All-American Rejects'' song "Dance Inside."

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* HistoryRepeats: All Time Low signed to an overtly Pop label after two hit albums and a live album/DVD/documentary at Hopeless Records and went more Pop than they usually go, or maybe should've, resulting in a divisive album that isn't sitting well with certain parts of their fanbase. Now, am I describing Dirty Work, ''Dirty Work,'' or Last ''Last Young Renegade?
Renegade''?
* IntercourseWithYou: ''Afterglow'' 'Afterglow' is probably the sweetest song about sex after ''The All-American Rejects'' Music/TheAllAmericanRejects' song "Dance 'Dance Inside."'



* LimitedAnimation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDhoDYBGX18&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=75 Every]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG5MG7EJQ90&index=77&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp Single]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73k9qJ40R8&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=79 Video]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5yFg6BYTKo&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=80 For]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y--O88Enw0&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=82 Their]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv_fLzIzvTg&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=84 Non-music]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIMHiMNUpHs&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=85 video songs]]. From. Don't Panic. Seriously, every upload of those songs on Hopeless Records' Website/YouTube page has the exact same animation in the exact same order, just timed slightly differently with the tempos of each.
* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 1; the band has been Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Zack Merrick, and Rian Dawson since their formation in 2003 and they're damn proud of it.
* LoveNostalgiaSong: "Circles".

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* LimitedAnimation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDhoDYBGX18&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=75 Every]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG5MG7EJQ90&index=77&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp Single]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73k9qJ40R8&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=79 Video]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5yFg6BYTKo&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=80 For]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y--O88Enw0&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=82 Their]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv_fLzIzvTg&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=84 Non-music]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIMHiMNUpHs&list=PL0Cv84OTeDd77_JhZjcUN5nXXtHDip7jp&index=85 video songs]]. From. Don't Panic. ''Don't Panic.'' Seriously, every upload of those songs on Hopeless Records' Website/YouTube YouTube page has the exact same animation in the exact same order, just timed slightly differently with the tempos of each.
* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 1; the band has been Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Zack Merrick, and Rian Dawson since their formation in 2003 and they're damn proud of it.
it. They all even have skull tattoos on their necks to commemorate being in the band.
* LoveNostalgiaSong: "Circles".'Circles.'



* MoodWhiplash: While Future Hearts may have a few of these, Last Young Renegade has a more obvious one, with 'Nice2KnoU,' a song about leaving the past in the past and moving forward coming immediately after 'Good Times,' a song about feeling nostalgic. It's also the only song that's consistent with any of their pre-Future Hearts albums, as it's the only actual Rock song on LYR, not only making it feel out of place in its sorting on the album tracklist, but also the album as a whole, since LYR is composed almost exclusively of synth-infused, slow, kind of lathargic, Pop music without as much energy. It almost comes off as them throwing the fans that they knew wouldn't like LYR as a whole a bone, as it's the most stripped-back, straight-forward, energetic song on the album.
** Even if you liked the song, you have to admit that 'Dirty Laundry' was probably a big one when it was released as a single. Even coming off of Future Hearts, it's, largely, a big step away from what they're known for. Even on the album, the ending minute of the song has them slipping back into what they're known for after a few minutes of nothing but a synth guitar, automated drums, and Alex Gaskarth's voice, implying there was more to come afterwards, which there, largely, wasn't. The fact that it was the first single off LYR and it was the first music video they'd released since Future Hearts pretty much cements that it was intentional on their parts.

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* MoodWhiplash: While Future Hearts ''Future Hearts'' may have a few of these, Last ''Last Young Renegade Renegade'' has a more obvious one, with 'Nice2KnoU,' a song about leaving the past in the past and moving forward coming immediately after 'Good Times,' a song about feeling nostalgic. It's also the only song that's consistent with any of their pre-Future Hearts pre-''Future Hearts'' albums, as it's the only actual Rock song on LYR, ''LYR,'' not only making it feel out of place in its sorting on the album tracklist, but also the album as a whole, since LYR ''LYR'' is composed almost exclusively of 80s-influenced, synth-infused, slow, kind of lathargic, lethargic, Pop music without as much energy. It almost comes off as them throwing the fans that they knew wouldn't like LYR ''LYR'' as a whole a bone, as it's the most stripped-back, straight-forward, energetic song on the album.
** Even if you liked the song, you have to admit that 'Dirty Laundry' was probably a big one when it was released as a single. Even coming off of Future Hearts, ''Future Hearts,'' it's, largely, a big step away from what they're known for. Even on ''on'' the album, the ending minute of the song has them slipping back into what they're known for after a few minutes of nothing but a synth guitar, automated drums, and Alex Gaskarth's voice, implying there was more to come afterwards, which there, largely, wasn't. The fact that it was the first single off LYR ''LYR'' and it was the first music video they'd released since Future Hearts ''Future Hearts'' pretty much cements that it was intentional on their parts.



** ''Last Young Renegade'' full stop. Whereas ''Dirty Work'' at least tried to have songs more in-line with the material from the albums before it, LYR just doesn't have more than a few, and even then, it's debatable. [[BrokenBase Whether it's any good is a source of contention.]]
* NonAppearingTitle: "Coffeeshop Soundtrack", "Hometown Heroes, National Nobodies", "The Girl's a Straight-Up Hustler", "Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal", "A Party Song (The Walk of Shame)" and a few others.
* TheOneThatGotAway: "Remembering Sunday".
* OppositesAttract: Or as "Just The Way I'm Not" likes to say, "opposites distract."
* {{Parody}}: The video for "Poppin'" parodies excess laden rap videos. Perhaps a bit too well, as the video's MTV premiere led to a scathing review from MTV News' James Montgomery who thought it was [[PoesLaw completely unironic]].
* PrecisionFStrike: From "Weightless":

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** ''Last Young Renegade'' full stop. Whereas ''Dirty Work'' at least tried to have songs more in-line with the material from the albums before it, LYR ''LYR'' just doesn't have more than a few, and even then, it's debatable. [[BrokenBase Whether it's any good is a source of contention.]]
* NonAppearingTitle: "Coffeeshop Soundtrack", "Hometown 'Coffeeshop Soundtrack,' 'Hometown Heroes, National Nobodies", "The Nobodies,' 'The Girl's a Straight-Up Hustler", "Keep Hustler,' 'Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal", "A Animal,' 'A Party Song (The Walk of Shame)" Shame)' and a few others.
* TheOneThatGotAway: "Remembering Sunday".
'Remembering Sunday.'
* OppositesAttract: Or as "Just /Just The Way I'm Not" Not' likes to say, "opposites distract."
* {{Parody}}: The video for "Poppin'" 'Poppin' Champagne' parodies excess laden excess-laden rap videos. Perhaps a bit too well, as the video's MTV premiere led to a scathing review from MTV News' James Montgomery who thought it was [[PoesLaw completely unironic]].
* PrecisionFStrike: From "Weightless":'Weightless':



** From ''Something's Gotta Give'':

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** From ''Something's 'Something's Gotta Give'':Give':



** From ''Life Of The Party''

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** From ''Life 'Life Of The Party''Party'



* ProductPlacement: For Rockstar energy drink in the "I Feel Like Dancin'" video. Lampshaded by being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as blatant about it as possible]].
* PutOnABus: Many songs from their first 3 albums and first 2 EPs haven't been played live in years for some reason outside of maybe the occasional one-off, despite many of them still being rather popular with their fans, particularly from their first album and first Hopeless EP. They usually just play either the hits or singles when on tour, which leaves a lot of lost potential in having live versions of those songs with Alex's voice as it is now versus how it was back then. It's being a bit subverted in that they're going to play ''So Wrong, It's Right'' in full live for its 10th anniversary in December 2017, but that's only for 3 stops on their tour, though they ''have'' been dusting the majority of those songs off for live performances on their LYR tour, but it's far from playing them semi-regularly at the very least.
* SelfDeprecation: [[Music/FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]] & [[{{Music/Blink 182}} Mark Hoppus]]'s cameo in the "Weightless" video is basically ATL poking fun at the influence Fall Out Boy had on them, and the influence blink-182 had on both bands.
** The product placement TakeThat of the "I Feel Like Dancin'" video featured [[EnforcedPlug a ludicrous amount of Rockstar Energy Drink]] placement. Guess which energy drink brand is a common All Time Low tour sponsor and probably provided the funding for the video?
* ShoutOut: "Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal" off their third album ''Nothing Personal'' is also a quote from Jack's favorite film Film/HomeAlone.
** Also "Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass" a bonus song from Dirty Work, is a shout out to ''National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'', while "Get Down On your Knees and Tell Me You Love Me" references the first sequel to ''Home Alone''.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Sticks, Stones, And Techno", their only techno song off their first album.
** "Too Much" off of Nothing Personal. While played live, only Alex is present onstage alongside the synth in the background.
** The video for "Time-Bomb" is their self-admitted first "serious" music video.
** All of the music videos for Last Young Renegade are ''a lot'' more serious than the majority of the ones before, as are the songs in general.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/{{Blink 182}}, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than Blink did. All Time Low never had the same amount of obvious joke songs that blink did, which made "I Feel Like Dancin'" not as obviously kidding as the band thought it was, a contentious song for the reasons below. Also to Music/{{Green Day}}, as their sound has largely remained consistent on most of their albums and the fact that a lot of their catalogue is actually good to listen to, and Music/{{Fall Out Boy}} as a lot of their music is based in a mix of high energy Pop Punk and Emo Pop, at least the version of Fall Out Boy from ''before'' their hiatus.
* StealthParody / ParodyRetcon: "I Feel Like Dancin'". Made less stealthy by the music video.

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* ProductPlacement: For Rockstar energy drink in the "I 'I Feel Like Dancin'" Dancin'' video. Lampshaded by being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as blatant about it as possible]].
* PutOnABus: Many songs from their first 3 albums and first 2 EPs haven't been played live in years for some reason outside of maybe the occasional one-off, despite many of them still being rather popular with their fans, particularly from their first album and first Hopeless EP. They usually just play either the hits or singles when on tour, which leaves a lot of lost potential in having live versions of those songs with Alex's voice as it is now versus how it was back then. It's being a bit subverted in that they're going to play ''So Wrong, It's Right'' in full live for its 10th anniversary in December 2017, but that's only for 3 stops on their tour, though they ''have'' been dusting the majority of those songs off for live performances on their LYR Young Renegades tour, but it's far from playing them semi-regularly at the very least.
* SelfDeprecation: [[Music/FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]] & [[{{Music/Blink 182}} Mark Hoppus]]'s cameo in the "Weightless" 'Weightless' video is basically ATL poking fun at the influence Fall Out Boy had on them, and the influence blink-182 had on both bands.
** The product placement TakeThat of the "I 'I Feel Like Dancin'" Dancin'' video featured [[EnforcedPlug a ludicrous amount of Rockstar Energy Drink]] Drink's]] placement. Guess which energy drink brand is a common All Time Low tour sponsor and probably provided the funding for the video?
* ShoutOut: "Keep 'Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal" Animal' off their third album ''Nothing Personal'' is also a quote from Jack's favorite film Film/HomeAlone.
''Film/HomeAlone.''
** Also "Merry 'Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass" Ass' a bonus song from Dirty Work, is a shout out to ''National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'', while "Get 'Get Down On your Knees and Tell Me You Love Me" Me' references the first sequel to ''Home Alone''.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Sticks, 'Sticks, Stones, And Techno", Techno,' their only techno song off their first album.
** "Too Much" 'Too Much' off of Nothing Personal. ''Nothing Personal.'' While played live, only Alex is present onstage alongside the synth in the background.
** The video for "Time-Bomb" 'Time-Bomb' is their self-admitted first "serious" music video.
** All of the music videos for Last ''Last Young Renegade Renegade'' are ''a lot'' more serious than the majority of the ones before, as are the songs in general.
general. Perhaps ''too'' serious, as this page will tell you, since they usually kept things pretty light before that album.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/{{Blink 182}}, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than Blink blink did. All Time Low never had the same amount of obvious joke songs that blink did, which made "I 'I Feel Like Dancin'" Dancin'' not as obviously kidding as the band thought it was, a contentious song for the reasons below. Considering it was cowritten with Rivers Cuomo during Music/Weezer's DorkAge, and the jokes feel rather forced, that's not too surprising.
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Also to Music/{{Green Day}}, Music/GreenDay, as their sound has largely remained consistent on most of their albums and the fact that a lot of their catalogue is actually good to listen to, and Music/{{Fall Out Boy}} Music/FallOutBoy as a lot of their music is based in a mix of high energy Pop Punk and Emo Pop, at least the version of Fall Out Boy from ''before'' their hiatus.
* StealthParody / ParodyRetcon: "I {{StealthParody}}/{{ParodyRetcon}}: 'I Feel Like Dancin'". Dancin'.' Made less stealthy by the music video.



** The video for "Weightless" is basically a prolonged list of Take Thats towards (and not limited to) groupies, FanDumb, HateDumb, roadies, and [[SelfDeprecation themselves]].
** The video for "I Feel Like Dancin'" issues several Take Thats towards product placement, needless sex appeal, and record label ExecutiveMeddling.

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** The video for "Weightless" 'Weightless' is basically a prolonged list of Take Thats towards (and not limited to) groupies, FanDumb, HateDumb, roadies, and [[SelfDeprecation themselves]].
** The video for "I 'I Feel Like Dancin'" Dancin'' issues several Take Thats towards product placement, needless sex appeal, and record label ExecutiveMeddling.



* YourCheatingHeart: They've made a number of songs about cheating, whether they were doing the cheating or their partner was cheating on someone else, some of which are mentioned above: "Jasey Rae", "Coffee Shop Soundtrack", "Noel", "Walls".

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* YourCheatingHeart: They've made a number of songs about cheating, whether they were doing the cheating or their partner was cheating on someone else, some of which are mentioned above: "Jasey Rae", "Coffee 'Jasey Rae,' 'Coffee Shop Soundtrack", "Noel", "Walls".Soundtrack,' 'Noel,' 'Walls.'
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* CantTakeCriticism: If you ever try to discuss the shortcomings of some of their work with Alex, beware that he can come off as this. Admittedly, he ''does'' try to keep things pretty positive, but even the most [[ConstructiveCriticism constructive of criticisms]] you may have can be taken by him to mean that you're saying everyone should think the way you do, or that your opinion is law, even when you haven't said anything of the sort, or you say the opposite. Remember, you learn more from criticism than you do praise, Alex.

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* CantTakeCriticism: If you ever try to discuss the shortcomings of some of their work with Alex, beware that he can come off as this. Admittedly, he ''does'' try to keep things pretty positive, but even the most [[ConstructiveCriticism constructive of criticisms]] you may have can be taken by him to mean that you're saying everyone should think the way you do, or that your opinion is law, even when you haven't said anything of the sort, or you say the opposite. Remember, you learn more from criticism than you do praise, Alex. It's certainly weird because they've made songs that are filled with criticisms of others, so he comes off as a bit hypocritical.
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