Welcome the Night For years, The Ataris seemed to have been created for the sole purpose of filling out a mid-level slot on the Vans Warped Tour. But… Welcome the Night For years, The Ataris seemed to have been created for the sole purpose of filling out a mid-level slot on the Vans Warped Tour. But… 2007-02-20 The Ataris Rock
Music Review

Welcome the Night (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 20, 2007; Lead Performance: The Ataris; Genre: Rock

For years, The Ataris seemed to have been created for the sole purpose of filling out a mid-level slot on the Vans Warped Tour. But after years of honing the art of the three-chord anthem, they have now decided to follow the late-career path of former tourmates blink-182. Welcome the Night chases a grander sound, paying homage to expansive '80s icons like the Cure and U2. It's solid, ambitious stuff, but never quite transcends its paint-by-numbers quality.

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints