YMMV / All Time Low

  • Broken Base: Several, some of which are baffling.
    • Is Dirty Work a good album, just average with several good songs, but weak others, or their worst to date?
    • Is Future Hearts a better try at what they attempted to do on Dirty Work, or somehow worse?
    • Is their song 'Missing You' a boring acoustic ballad, or an uplifting song about hanging in there through tough times?
    • What's their best album? You'll get some saying Nothing Personal, some saying Dirty Work, and some saying Don't Panic.
    • Are they better as an Emo Pop band, or just a Pop Punk band? You'll get fans arguing on both sides, mostly the Pop-loving teenage girls versus the more Emo Pop/Punk-loving others.
    • Were they better before, or after adding electronics to their instrumentations, or are they on the same level, it's just that some songs are better than others?
    • The most baffling of all, are they better than Simple Plan, or are they their American equivalents? Admittedly, this is most likely a small section of people who have actually made up their minds about that, let alone thought about it, but you might encounter them.
    • Their first single from Fueled By Ramen, 'Dirty Laundry,' is already causing this, with complaints ranging from, "It's too Pop," to "The song isn't good enough to warrant being a single from a new album," to "Fueled By Ramen is forcing All Time Low to be more overtly Pop," to "It's great."
  • Ear Worm: Many. "Dear Maria, Count Me In" is a notable example. Pretty much every song on Don't Panic. When they wanted to put everything they had into that album, they meant it.
  • Ho Yay: Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat.
    • To the point of kissing, sitting on each others lap during interviews, sleeping in the same bed, and Jack tackling and humping Alex onstage.
    • "You can't have swag unless you're me. Assuming SWAG stands for Sex With Alex Gaskarth."
  • Shipping: Among the most contested shippings of band members and others include "Jalex" (Jack/Alex) and "Taylex" (Tay Jardine/Alex).
  • Missing Episode: Actually, it's more like "missing songs." On top of not having performed many of them live in years, their first EP, The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End EP, and album, The Party Scene, released through Emerald Moon Records cannot be legally bought anywhere. The only place you can find those songs is YouTube, though even that's doubtful for some of the songs from the album, as they rerecorded 5 of them after signing to Hopeless and the original versions keep getting blocked by the label because they're earlier recordings of the same songs, and Hopeless privated the EP's songs they had uploaded for some reason and apparently have a very strict copyright blocking policy in place on YouTube. Basically, if they want uploads of a song they own the rights to gone, they turn the copyright claiming to insane levels. Luckily, though, Emerald Moon has uploaded higher quality remasters of the songs, so enjoy.
  • Tear Jerker: Quite a few. First off, there's the song "Lullabies," which is about lead singer Alex Gaskarth's brother Tom, who committed suicide. Also, its unreleased counterparts, "Light the Way" and "We All Fall Down" - which are all the same thing. "Remembering Sunday" is another, which is supposedly about a girl Alex fell in love with after a one-night stand, however, when he tried to find her again she had disappeared. Then there's "Memories That Fade Like Photographs," which is about claiming to never forget the memories of a past romance despite those memories being painful and begging the other person to do the same. Basically, if it's a slow song, you can guarantee it's going to be sad in some way.
    • Off of Dirty Work we have "A Daydream Away" which would seem to be about reminiscing about the guy's previous relationships/past antics.
    • Also off Dirty Work, we have Return The Favor, which is about giving everything in a relationship and getting nothing in return as well as No Idea, which is a song about liking somebody who has no idea. Also, Get Down On Your Knees And Tell Me You Love me conveys a relatively sad message, despite how catchy and upbeat the song is.
    • "Therapy" counts as this too. And not to mention "Lullabies".
    • "Weightless" is pretty damn sad, seeing as it talks about feeling stuck in a routine and waiting on things to change, and doing stupid things to feel alive
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: They've been accused of ripping off Fall Out Boy, as is the common accusation of any band even remotely similar to them. Never mind the fact that they were formed before Fall Out Boy was popular and started as a blink-182 cover band. Fall Out Boy themselves don't seem to find the comparison fair, considering they're good friends with All Time Low, brought them on tour with them and Pete Wentz regrets not having his record label sign them when he had the chance.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Dirty Work to Nothing Personal & Future Hearts to Don't Panic. Dirty Work for having a lesser quality to the sound, varying success, or lack thereof, to mix more of a Pop influence into their sound, & ultimately forgettable songs. Future Hearts for not having a lot of the punch Don't Panic did, trying to do what Dirty Work did, only better, but only being a marginally better try at mixing more Pop into their sound rather than sticking with the Emo Pop sound they'd perfected already, & having less forgettable songs than Dirty Work, but forgettable nonetheless.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Most fans considered Dirty Work to be a sub-par album, and even the band has said that it didn't work the way they wanted it to. But everybody considered Don't Panic better.
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