Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Greatest Hits CD

     I chose to do my first DS106 on music and design. This project was actually a whole lot harder than it looks. I had to do a bit of researching and a lot of "musical research" which I enjoyed. My project is on The All-American Rejects, one of the more consistent bands of the decade. They are also one of the only 10 plus year bands without a greatest hits album to date. This project was a joy and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys music.

                                                               CD COVER


Track List
  1. Dirty Little Secret-(3:13)
  2. Swing Swing-(3:52)
  3. Gives You Hell-(3:33)
  4. Move Along-(3:58)
  5. Stab My Back-(3:09)
  6. Night Drive-(3:23)
  7. It Ends Tonight-(4:04)
  8. Top of the World-(3:26)
  9. Fallin' Apart-(3:27)
  10. I Wanna-(3:29)
  11. Real World-(4:03)
  12. Change Your Mind-(3:38)
  13. Can't Take It-(2:52)
  14. Straitjacket Feeling-(3:37)
  15. Back To Me-(4:31)
  16. Mona Lisa (When the World Comes Down)-(3:15)
  17. The Last Song-(5:00)


     The All-American Rejects are a pop punk that was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band was formed by bassist/lead vocals Tyson Ritter and guitarist/keyboard/programmer Nick Wheeler. The band later added guitarist Mike Kennerty and drummer Chris Gaylor to replace Tim Campbell as main band members. The bands clam-to-fame was in 2003 with the song “Swing, Swing.” The song was an international hit, and also was placed in other media outlets. The band released their breakout album after their self titled album. The album “Move Along” soon went gold showing the true potential of the band. After touring on Van's Warped Tour they released “When the World Comes Down” which derived from a lyric in the hit song Mona Lisa (When the World Comes Down.) The band also had similar success with the hit song being “Gives You Hell” being the anchor for the album. In late march TAAR released “Kids in the Street” which looks to have a promising future.



  1. I love AAR. This is a great project to choose to do. I was really thinking about doing something from the audio area of the course. I will defiantly keep this project in mind.

  2. I used to jam to All American Rejects so hard. Your post made me feel nostalgia and choose to listen to them. So your article wins, props.

  3. I think that you did a great job creating the album cover. I thought about doing this project but didn't believe that I would be successful. So great job!

  4. AAR used to be one of my favorite bands. They have definitely had major success over the past decade. I feel like I knew them better when they first came up. I haven't paid much attention to them since.