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All Time Low is a pop-punk band band hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2003 with four members; Alexander (Alex) Gaskarth (rhythm guitarist, vocals,) Jack Barakat (lead guitar, backing vocals,) Rian Dawson (drums,) and Zachary (Zack) Merrick (bassist, back vocals.) They're most known for their singles "Weightless," "Damned If I Do 'Ya," and "Dear Maria, Count Me In," and have released three full-length albums and three E Ps at current, as well as a DVD documentary filmed on tour.

Discography:

  • The Three Words To Remember In Dealing With The End (EP) (2004)
  • The Party Scene (2005)
  • Put Up Or Shut Up (EP) (2006)
  • So Wrong, It's Right (2007)
  • Nothing Personal (2009)
  • The All Time Low Live EP, exclusive to iTunes (2009)
  • Dirty Work (2011)

Tropes featured in All Time Low:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Bad Enough For You.
  • The Alcoholic: "Stella" is about Stella Artois - THE BEER, not a girl.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: The song Noel is about Lisa (her middle name is Noel), Jack's ex-girlfriend whom was cheating on him with Alex until Jack walked in on them one day.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Jack, Alex, and Rian seem to be this. Zack has his moments, but Jack is really out there sometimes.
    • At the end of a recent interview, Alex pretended that the camera was a lion and then started trying to push it back with his stool. He also tried to whip the camera.
    • In a Five Minute Interview on Zune, Alex says something along the lines of, "Yeah, Dirty Work is gonna be a great album, I think! It's really the kind of music you and your friends can dance naked to in the front yard."
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: "Stella" is the most love song-esque song that you will ever hear about beer.
    • The aforementioned "Dear Maria, Count Me In" isn't a cute love song to a girl. It's about a stripper in the boys' hometown; you'd never know without watching the video, either.
    • Coffee Shop Soundtrack is about an affair Alex had with a married woman.
    • Damned If I Do Ya, Damned If I Don't.
  • Growing Up Sucks: The song Weightless is about not wanting to grow-up and stay young, among other things.
  • Opposites Attract: Or as Just The Way I'm Not likes to say, "opposites distract."
  • Parody: The video for "Poppin'" parodies excess laden rap videos. Perhaps a bit too well, as the video's MTV premiere led to a scathing review from MTV News' James Montgomery who thought it was completely unironic.
  • Pretty Boy: Alex Gaskarth.
  • Product Placement: For Rockstar energy drink in the "I Feel Like Dancin'" video. Lampshaded by being as blatant about it as possible.
  • Self-Deprecation: Pete Wentz & Mark Hoppus's cameo in the Weightless video is basically ATL poking fun at the influence Fall Out Boy had on them, and the influence blink-182 had on both bands.
  • Shout-Out: "Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal" off their third album Nothing Personal is also a quote from Jack's favourite film Home Alone.
  • Something Completely Different: Sticks, Stones, And Techno, their only techno song off their first album.
    • Too Much off of Nothing Personal. While played live, only Alex is present onstage alongside the synth in the background.
    • The video for Time-Bomb is their self-admitted first "serious" music video.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Blink 182, in both sound and attitude, although their sound is maturing at a faster rate than blink did.
  • Stealth Parody / Parody Retcon: "I Feel Like Dancin'". Made less stealthy by the music video.
  • Take That:
  • The One That Got Away: Remembering Sunday.
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