Wake Up Sunshine

All Time Low - Wake Up Sunshine
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #316 / 799
User Score
Based on 141 ratings
2020 Ratings: #798
Liked by 7 people
April 3, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fueled By Ramen / Label
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While this is a ‘safer’ album than its predecessor, it’s far from a step back in musicality and lyricism. This is a band recognising what they love doing, and this is ultimately an album about that band returning to their roots.
This is an album that will bring joy to its listeners time and time again. Long may these ​‘stupid boys making basement noise’ keep doing what they’re doing.
While some may still be yearning for All Time Low of old (Dear Maria, etc.), the All Time Low of 2020 is one that is still as fiery, energetic and ready to take the world by storm.
Living in the fast lane, All Time Low may be a much bigger, more mainstream-friendly band than ever before, but they’re still having a riot.

Wake Up Sunshine is a return to the care-free romance that made songs from earlier efforts Don’t Panic and Nothing Personal so endearing and addictive.


All in all, Wake Up, Sunshine is not as bold or reckless a move as Last Young Renegade, but it scratches that pop-punk itch that listeners no doubt expect from the band, both warm and comforting in its familiarity.

I'm reviewing this for a friend, and because I was interested in the album, now I'm not an All Time Low fan, I haven't really listened to them, but from what I have heard they seem pretty midde of the road, not great not bad, so this is my first full album of their's, and it was surprisingly good! Now I'm not going to lie, my expectations weren't exactly sky-high, but they weren't below the ground, I had some expectation that I would probably enjoy this, my friend, while she has a questionable ... read more
The best thing I can say about this new All Time Low album is that it isn't 'Last Young Renegade'.
Sometimes this sounds more like Green Day than Green Day's last album.
Every song on here is worth listening to, whether in the context of the album or on its own. It is 46 minutes of fun melodies and solid instrumentals, and I am here for it. While this record is not necessarily innovative or anything, I have come back to this more times than most albums from this year. In particular, "Safe" is a track that hits everything right for me with its emotionally driven lyrics, beautiful guitar tones, and engaging vocals.

Favourites: Safe, Pretty Venom ... read more
If you've been following All Time Low lately, they've needed a regroup at the drawing board after their mediocre 2017 Last Young Renegade and a lukewarm 2015 Future Hearts.
Along comes Wake Up Sunshine, which to me sparks a tall order to please fans once again.

Surprisingly, this is a good, stimulating album!

Although I feel some tracks lyrically were too cliched, the integrity of their hooks and riffs doesn't let up (I mean, its been 17 years!), All Time Low have finally created a matured ... read more
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Track List

  1. Some Kind of Disaster
  2. Sleeping In
  3. Getaway Green
  4. Melancholy Kaleidoscope
  5. Trouble Is
  6. Wake Up, Sunshine
  7. Monsters (feat. blackbear)
  8. Pretty Venom (Interlude)
  9. Favorite Place (feat. The Band CAMINO)
  10. Safe
  11. January Gloom (Seasons, Pt. 1)
  12. Clumsy
  13. Glitter & Crimson
  14. Summer Daze (Seasons, Pt. 2)
  15. Basement Noise
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Added on: February 17, 2020