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The All-American Rejects and Dashboard Confessional Song Swap

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. JamesMichael

    Software Engineer Prestigious

    Wasn't a fan of either...
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  3. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Was hoping for deep cut choices
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  4. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    They're both less than spectacular, but AAR's is the stronger of the two.
  5. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    I wish they would have gone for less obvious songs.
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  6. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    I didn't think the production was great on Dashboard's cover, but i liked it better overall than AAR's cover.
  7. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    They both should be opening for the Maine. just horrible.
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  8. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    To be fair, AAR's new songs were pretty good! Agree about the covers though, and that The Maine are amazing. That new album of there's was ridiculously good.
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  9. Not a huge fan of Chris' vocal approach on the Move Along cover, but otherwise it wasn't bad. Pretty faithful to the original, pretty much what I'd imagine that song sounding like if it came out in 2017

    The Hands Down cover.... is messy. Haha. I like what they went for but it just sounds really cluttered and poorly mixed for most of the song, that second verse in particular. Interesting vocals from Tyson for sure.

    I'm sure both bands had fun though, cool idea for a tour promo!
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  10. emeryk3

    Wharf Mice

    Didn't really like Chris' voice much but DC still did okay with Move Along... but what the fuck was that, AAR? That was horrendous.
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  11. Matt504

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    I actually enjoy that AAR just went crazy with it, took a risk...
  12. Brent

    Trusted Prestigious

    Those were really, really bad.
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  13. [removed]

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    New Found Glory covered Dashboard better.
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  14. Iamhollywood315


    either soundcloud sucks or the production is just off. It sounded very muddy and not well mixed and was overproduced.
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  15. TedSchmosby


    I really like the despondent sounding verses in Hands Down. I get that the highs in the original chorus wouldn't have fit with what they were going for, but I wish they had distinguished the choruses vocally some way.

    Move Along sounded good. Chris has a bit of rasp there that I'm not super into, but his highs and his quasi-screams sounded good. Industrial emo. Love it
  16. jaubut


    can someone rip these for me?
  17. KyleAtGalaxy


    A video of them playing laser tag together would've been more enjoyable. Maybe not as interesting but definitely more enjoyable.
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  18. DesolateEarth


    Man I like the original "Hands Down" but that AAR version did not do it any favors. Yikes.
  19. gbuffers


    Wow... when this was first announced I was really excited to hear them - I enjoy listening to both bands, albeit admittedly more their older stuff.

    Both just seem... awful.

    Also is that how Chris sings now? His vocals just sounded annoying for some reason and I love his voice. Such a shame.
  20. thebencarter


    I love when bands do this. It's fun and a cool way to give something to fans.

    Chris's cover was cool - I would have liked Dance Inside or I For You; a deeper cut.

    I appreciated the creative weird take AAR did, I would have loved a really direct cover of the song. His vocals would have crushed a version like that. Oh well, still really fun.
  21. parkerxcore

    Somebody's gonna miss us Supporter

    I laughed so hard at this :thumbup:
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  22. Steve_JustAGuy


    Neither of these did much for me.
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  23. devenstonow


    What's with Chris and random electronic covers? His NFG covers from that split maaaaaaany years ago are similar to this
  24. You think so? I remember those covers being very Postal Service-y.
  25. devenstonow


    That's a better comparison than how I described it. The first verse at least reminds me a bit of those covers.

    And the beginning of Hands Down sounds kinda like the Pixies IMO. Rest is an interesting take.

    but this is the ultimate version of Hands Down