All Distortions Are Intentional

Neck Deep - All Distortions Are Intentional
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #426 / 672
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1084
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July 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hopeless / Label
Pop Punk / Genres
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All Distortions Are Intentional ... is a joyous missive that rises like a rocket, lighting up the sky with fresh and unexpected explosions on each track.


If you're a fan of pop-punk and romance, don't sleep on this album, because All Distortions Are Intentional might be Neck Deep's best work yet.

As infectious and addictive as ever.
Neck Deep have tweaked their sound in such a creative way, that you don’t mind. This record is very much a summer breeze triumphantly battering through the coronavirus malaise.
The band's first album in three years could be considered their most creative and meaningful exploration piece yet.

‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ feels like a sugar rush that wears off quickly. It’s good fun, but nowhere near as deep as they think it is.

Neck Deep, on All Distortions are Intentional, try their damndest to revitalize a dead scene. For those who grew up on acts like Blink 182 in the late 1990's and the early 2000's and even those who saw the scene breathe again in settings like Warped Tour, seeing this new set of songs performed by a new band might be their favorite thing in the music world today.

The issue worth facing is that, perhaps, there was good reason the pop punk realm didn't survive an awful long time, in retrospect. ... read more
A good portion of this record is a little bland and sounds like the last All Time Low album. I like it more than that album, though, since "All Distortions" has more edge and better hooks. There isn't much here that I outright dislike; it's solid pop punk, it just goes in one ear and out the other. The vocals have taken a very noticeable step down since their last album. Ben Barlow sings in a higher register than normal and it makes the vocals sound a lot more strained and nasally. ... read more
Neck Deep - All Distortions Are Intentional

Genre: Pop Punk
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 72% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 84th / 653

Highlight: (both added to my 2020 best of)
When you know
What took you so long

Made me think of:
All Time Low
Sum 41
Blink 182
Boston Manor
What was Neck Deep trying to do here? Nearly everything on here is laughably bad and unremarkable. I thought Ben was a good singer, so why did they feel the need to autotune his voice so much?

The big reason this album falls short is because it feels like it could've been made by any 2010s pop punk revival band. I had thought Neck Deep established themselves as a standout amogst this crowd with Life's Not out to Get You, but it appears as if they've fallen off since then and are resorting to ... read more
Here's the video lol

EDIT: One more final listen before I finish up my video. It still doesn't have the staying power that I'd want, which is disappointing. In that sense, it is very in one ear and out the other. It grabs my attention while I'm listening, and for about a week or two after it released I couldn't get it out of my head, but now that I've had time to sit on it, this is probably their weakest album to date. Not bad by any means, but it's also not ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sonderland
  2. Fall
  3. Lowlife
  4. Telling Stories
  5. When You Know
  6. Quarry
  7. Sick Joke
  8. What Took You So Long
  9. Empty House
  10. Little Dove
  11. I Revolve (Around You)
  12. Pushing Daisies
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Added on: March 4, 2020