After several lawsuits with Victory Records, A Day to Remember has finally released their fifth album, entitled Common Courtesy on October 8. This pop punk/post-hardcore band from Ocala, Florida has gained much popularity over the years because they have been able to blend metalcore elements with catchy pop punk melodies to make the songs supposedly sound more interesting and “hardcore”. Prior to Common Courtesy, the only ADTR album I have listened to was Homesick, and I thought that it was a decent album and somewhat enjoyable, although saturated with mundane breakdowns and cheesy lyrics. Common Courtesy, on the other hand, is a complete mess of an album, and fails to interest me at all. From the first to the last track, the album was so boring and repetitive that there were multiple times when I almost fell asleep listening to it.
My biggest gripe with Common Courtesy is that each song lacks its unique identity, and everything sounds so similar to each other. Although ADTR attempted to blend metalcore elements into their pop punk music,...
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