Right Back at It Again! – A Day to Remember/Common Courtesy

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.

CC Album - ArtworkCommon Courtesy is a classic ADTR album in every sense. The meaningful, heart strings pulling lyrics meshed perfectly with the ever-so-slightly tweaked riffs we all know and love from the band.

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!

3 thoughts on “Right Back at It Again! – A Day to Remember/Common Courtesy

  1. Hey Anna,
    Thanks for giving your two sense about ADR’s new album. I’ve listened to a few of their songs, but they’ve never really been on my radar. Their music style isn’t my “norm” but I think they have some really good stuff. I haven’t listened to this new album, but i’ll go on I-Tunes and give it a try. Every has their opinion on music and what their ears like and don’t like. I hope that they never disappoint you with their music!

    -Courtney F

  2. Dear Anna,
    I really liked your blog over the new album, I’ve heard a couple of there songs I’m not their biggest fan but I do like a couple songs. Your review was very good and gave them a very nice review. It makes me want to listen to it because the way you describe some of their songs makes think that I would like it. Thanks for sharing! Hopefully I will have the same thoughts listening to it as well.

    I’ve been a fan of ADTR for years and these three years in wait have been agony. This album is probably one of the most important albums of my life. Love forever!

    -C. Blagrave

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