Common Courtesy

A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2013 Ratings: #167
Liked by 6 people
October 8, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Self-Released / Label
Jeremy McKinnon, Andrew Wade, Chad Gilbert / Producer
Metalcore, Pop Punk / Genres
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Aside from the general feeling of freedom, Common Courtesy once again puts the band's talent on display, showing off their impressive versatility as musicians and songwriters as they casually drift from punishing metalcore breakdowns to singalong choruses on songs like "Dead & Buried."

Alternative Press

Common Courtesy, their fifth full-length, is a classic ADTR record in every sense—from the riffs to the lyrical content—tracked and tweaked on a level befitting the band’s current hugeness.

ATDR still haven't completely abandoned their gimmicky past, but at least they've embraced it and turned it into something worthwhile.
This is an album focused on nostalgia as the band deals with one of the hardest things a band can go through: suing their old record label to make music their way. This album is so well-crafted and well-produced that it's amazing it's as good as it is. Every track on here is just a certified banger and it blends their pop punk and metalcore tendencies so well. This will always be my favorite ADTR record.
Original Score: 86

I can understand why this is their best album. The nostalgia from Homesick kinda hit me hard to be honest.

Favorites: City Of Ocala; Right Back At It Again; Sometimes You're The Hammer, Sometimes You're The Nail; Dead & Buried; Best Of Me; Vioence (Enough Is Enough); Life @ 11; I Surrender; The Document Speaks For Itself; Leave All The Lights On; Good Things; Same Book But Never The Same Page

OK Songs: I'm Already Gone

Worst Songs: End Of Me
I remember listening to this album back in 2013 when it came out. My original score for this record (65) was based on that listen and my thoughts around it. I believed with certainty that their 2 records before this were better. Though now, listening to it 8 years later, I now think it is the best record in their discography. Tons of great tracks with relatable themes. Also, since the main theme in this record is nostalgia, it makes sense for this album to grow on oneself over time, and I ... read more
Common Courtesy is considered ADTR's best, and like Homesick, this album has the band's most notable tracks.

Ranging from heavy metalcore (Dead & Buried, Violence) to pop-punk that Sum 41 would be proud of (Life @ 11, I Surrender, I Remember, I'm Already Gone), it's easy to see why this album is a favourite.

Once again, this album comes recommended by me.
There was something about this album cover that stopped me from listening to this a few years back (probably cause of the CC ruining it for me or something, I don't remember). My gosh, I can imagine myself bumping this for a few months throughout high school. A Day to Remember has been an on and off band to quench my angsty-teen vibes all through-out high school with Homesick and What Separates Me from You, but Common Courtesy would've been an amazing album to just bump in class.

While it ... read more
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Track List

  1. City of Ocala
  2. Right Back at It Again
  3. Sometimes You're the Hammer, Sometimes You're the Nail
  4. Dead & Buried
  5. Best of Me
  6. I'm Already Gone
  7. Violence (Enough Is Enough)
  8. Life @ 11
  9. I Surrender
  10. Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way
  11. End of Me
  12. The Document Speaks for Itself
  13. I Remember
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Added on: December 9, 2013