AJR - Neotheater
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2019 Ratings: #976
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There's a specificity to the way AJR have zeroed in on the millennial twentysomething state-of-mind that reinforces the notion that they are writing truthfully and from a sincere emotional place. That sincerity, paired with AJR's clever turn-of-phrase and hooky pop optimism, means Neotheater never sounds anything less than refreshing.

Rolling Stone

On their third LP, this trio of brothers build on the commercial success of 2017’s The Click, with bubbly tracks steeped in light orchestration, crisp hooks and even a little social commentary.


First of all, let's get the obvious out of the way. This probably appeals to me because lowest common denominator pop music appeals to me. I loved The Click to a point where it's one of my favorite albums. I have such a crazy connection to that album and I was so excited to see what the band would do next.

I think this album is fantastic. The soundscapes and vibe are absolutely great. The instrumentation sounds like something straight out of a Disney film, I know that's always been their vibe ... read more


I'm doing my part.
Okay, it's better than The Click, but that doesn't say much. Still atrocious so I'm going to fire my tank to destroy this abomination!
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OK, I know this band is one of the most hated on groups in the mainstream, and for good reason to some extent. The Click was a very mixed bag with more good than bad, and OK ORCHESTRA was uh, in a word unlistenable. But Neotheater receives a bunch of needless hate from people for relating to listeners with a pleasant enough, if not cheesy aesthetic that a lot of listeners will likely find at least some emotional grounding in. Yes it's basic, and yes it sounds like a cop out of Jon Bellion and ... read more


Ive Always Been A Pretty Big Ajr Fan. The Click Is One Of My Favorite Albums Of 2017. Ive Also Listened To Ok Orchestra But Ive Never Listened To Neotheater. I Heard one of The Singles Of This Thing 100 Bad Days And I Really Love That Song. So Neotheater Has To Be Good Right?

But Instead What Neotheater Is. Is A Boring, Forgettable And Sometimes Annoying Project With A Few Highlights. The Theme Around This Album Is Not Wanting To Grow Up And Wanting To Be A Kid Again. But There Are Only 2 ... read more


hot take: AJR bad

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Track List

  1. Next Up Forever
  2. Birthday Party
  3. 100 Bad Days
  4. Don't Throw Out My Legos
  5. Break My Face
  6. Turning Out, Pt. ii
  7. The Entertainment's Here
  8. Karma
  9. Beats
  10. Wow, I'm Not Crazy
  11. Dear Winter
  12. Finale (Can't Wait To See What You Do Next)
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Added on: March 10, 2019