Friday, April 5, 2013

The Ataris - End is Forever

End is Forever finds The Ataris attempting to follow the pattern for pop punk awesomeness laid out by Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits, and generally succeeding.

The references to things from the 80's fly fast and loose on this album (including a song whose title is the infamous Konami Code. Contra anyone?) but the quality of the songs themselves is a small step down from Blue Skies. "Summer Wind Was Always Our Song" and "I.O.U. One Galaxy" are the best tunes on the album, and they come right at the beginning. End is Forever wears a little thin in the end, but on the whole it's still a very good pop punk album.

Baleeted? No. There are enough good tunes to keep this one around.

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