When the World Comes Down (2008) Can the affable Oklahoma rockers The All-American Rejects repeat the hat trick of their last release, 2005's Move Along , which yielded three hit singles?… 2008-12-16 The All-American Rejects Rock
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When the World Comes Down (2008)

The All-American Rejects | Moving Along: The All-American Rejects
Moving Along: The All-American Rejects
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Dec 16, 2008; Lead Performance: The All-American Rejects; Genre: Rock

Can the affable Oklahoma rockers The All-American Rejects repeat the hat trick of their last release, 2005's Move Along, which yielded three hit singles? They've still got a knack for Bic-flicking anthems — see ''Fallin' Apart,'' a zippy contemporary cousin to '80s pop nugget ''Come On Eileen,'' and the very Green Day-acoustic ''Mona Lisa.'' But while it's easy to digest, When the World Comes Down never quite ignites like their last one. Even so, anyone recently laid off, dumped, or otherwise dissed should make the rollicking dish-best-served-cold theme song ''Gives You Hell'' their new ringtone. B–

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Originally posted Dec 10, 2008 Published in issue #1026 Dec 19, 2008 Order article reprints