All Time Low Albums Ranked By Alex Gaskarth
As All Time Low celebrate the release of their eighth studio album – Wake Up, Sunshine – we thought we’d ask frontman Alex Gaskarth to rank every ATL album in order from his least to (ahem) all-time favourite…
8. Put Up Or Shut Up (2006)
“This is a fucked-up thing to ask someone to do! These are my babies, and I know my ranking will bum people out. I kinda hate you for asking me to do this! Anyway, my least favourite is the EP, because it’s the rawest and most uninformed of our records. When I listen back to it, I cringe a bit.”
7. Dirty Work (2011)
“There was a lot of negativity surrounding this album, which is a real shame because it’s got some fucking good songs. I’d say Dirty Work is 75 per cent on the way to being a sick record, but we made a few miscalculations. It’s less the music and more the memories of that time that’s led me to place that album so low.”
6. Future Hearts (2015)
“This is sixth purely because the other albums have to go after it (laughs)! For various reasons, our remaining records rank higher. I do really love Future Hearts, though – it’s an album that I feel really helped define our band, and it’s got some classic All Time Low songs on it.”
5. Last Young Renegade (2017)
“Last Young Renegade was a necessary step for us, but it definitely feels like a tangent within the context of the band and the other albums we’ve made. This album doesn’t define All Time Low. Looking at the big picture, it was a growing thing that as a band we needed to do.”
4. So Wrong It's Right (2007)
“This is the record that started it all, but it does feel a little like amateur hour when I listen back to it. It’s like looking at an old school photo. I know me saying that will upset some fans, though, because I understand it’s held in high regard by a lot of people.”
3. Don't Panic (2012)
“Don’t Panic ranks high because it was our saviour. It came after a really tumultuous period that left us feeling very unsure about things. We’d left our first major label following a traumatic record cycle for Dirty Work, and Don’t Panic came along and acted as a soft reset for our band. It got us back on track.”
2. Nothing Personal (2009)
“Looking at things historically, this is number one. Nothing Personal is objectively the definitive All Time Low record – it ensured we were in this for the long haul, and solidified us as a band that could have staying power. It’s got some of our biggest songs, like Weightless and Therapy, on it, too.”
1. Wake Up, Sunshine (2020)
“Shamelessly, I’m declaring our new record the best one we’ve ever made. Wake Up, Sunshine takes the best elements of each era of All Time Low and blends them together into a shiny new version of the band. I’m really proud of it, and I’m convinced the songs will become staples of ours.”
All Time Low’s new album Wake Up, Sunshine is out now.
Read this next:
Watch All Time Low’s very lovely new video for Monsters (Acoustic).
Evanescence’s Amy Lee has posted a thoughtful statement after being asked in an interview about “the lack of women historically on rock radio and in the mainstream rock world”.