Do you have a day that you remember really well? No? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
After three very long years of some very impatient waiting, A Day to Remember (ADTR) has finally released their 5th full-length studio album, Common Courtesy.
In my eyes, this album is one of the best released from A Day to Remember, ever.
After finally gaining victory against Victory, their old record company (more information here), the boys were finally able to self-release Common Courtesy on October 8th.
However, this release was only digital and lacked the three bonus tracks, the physical copy’s are set to be released on the 25th of November. Either way you look at it, the 13 track album (or 16, if you want to wait that long) marks one of the best full-length albums put out by ADTR to date.
Coming right into the album, it starts of with a the typical “pop punk” vibe, which smoothly blends into the alternative rock that also transitions into the heavy songs we know you’ve missed from the boys. Pst, there is even TWO acoustic songs! The first time listening through the album in it’s entirety there were real tears.
This album is everything you could want form ADTR, plus more. There is not a single song on the album that I don’t like.
One of the reasons that this album hit so high with almost all fans is the honesty of each and every song on the record. Right off the bat with “City of Ocala” it is clear to see just how much the band has grown from 2003. This is also shown through the second track, “Right Back at It Again.” Nostalgia is also brought into play with “I Remember” hitting close to home about the early days of the band.
While the popcore is good in it’s own sense, the band held nothing back in blending multiple styles of music into one golden album. (Literally, the album color is almost a gold, in a sense.)
Many argue that the album is just another textbook A Day to Remember album, I would like to encourage you to sit down and honestly listen to each and every song with the lyrics right in front of you. It becomes quite clear that this album can indeed stand for itself. However, it is up for you to decide which side of the fence you would like to sit on.
Have you listened to the album? First time listening to A Day to Remember? Either way I’d love to know you thoughts on the album! Leave a comment below with your favorite ADTR song and let me know your feels!