With All Time Low's fifth–wow, that's crazy awesome to say!–full-length album, Don't Panic, coming out tomorrow and the band gracing our cover this month for issue 292, we took a minute to collect a few gems in the boys' back catalog that are totally jam-worthy, even if they didn't get star treatment during their respective album cycle. We figured you all knew “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and “Weightless,” so we'd try and find the deeper cuts from their albums. Be sure to pre-order the new album physically or on iTunes now and snag a copy of 292 with the band on our cover here. Be sure to let us know what your favorite non-single ATL songs are down in the comments!
This list is in chronological order by album release date.
1. “Noel” – The Party Scene
Jumpy, a tad intricate and filled with huge hooks that showed exactly where frontman Alex Gaskarth was headed with his melodies. Rough around the edges, but this song showed so much promise.
2. “Break out! Break Out!” – The Party Scene/Put Up Or Shut Up EP
The chunky palm-mutes made ATL seem heavier than ever and the harmonies during the chorus made it huge without sounding like arena rock.
3. “Jasey Rae” – Put Up Or Shut Up EP
The song held onto heavier verses and huge choruses, fit a crescendo in the bridge and managed keep it super catchy all the way through.
4. “This Is How We Do” – So Wrong, It's Right
As the band's sound expanded with this album, it still burst straight out the door with a banger. The song blitzed by with a punk beat through most of it and then punched into a gang-shout-laden bridge, both which may cause the only circle pit at an ATL concert.
5. “Come One, Come All” – So Wrong It's Right
Perhaps the most controversial pick on the list, “Come One, Come All” bounces along at a steady pace and finds itself representing the place and time of So Wrong It's Right well. It nods through jagged verses and a chorus that is just a tad off-kilter, but still extremely catchy.
6. “Walls” – Nothing Personal
A tad electronic in the beginning before sliding into a huge pop-rock, head-bobbing chorus was a distinct change from the standard guitar-bass-drums-vocals arrangements.
7. “Too Much” – Nothing Personal
It may have felt more like an Owl City song than All Time Low at times, but Nothing Personal saw the band expand into a lot of new areas, and they still showed a sense of competency in new areas, including “Too Much.”
8. “Under A Paper Moon” – Dirty Work
Every time they have played this song and I've been there, Gaskarth says this is one of his favorites from the album. That's enough of an endorsement,
9. “That Girl” – Dirty Work
Upbeat angst with a chorus that rivals new-age pop radio at every turn. Might rub purist pop-punk fans wrong, but it might be the band's most accessible song to date
10. Heroes – Dirty Work
Arguably the band's best closer with double-time verses, a massive chorus and a vampire reference, the band's final major label track left you with a solid taste in your mouth.