All at Once (album)

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All at Once
Studio album by The Airborne Toxic Event
Released April 26, 2011
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 43:49
Label Island Records
The Airborne Toxic Event chronology
The Airborne Toxic Event (2008) All at Once (2011) Such Hot Blood (2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Melodic.net 5/5 stars[1]
NME 3/10 stars[2]

All at Once is the second studio album by Los Angeles based indie-rock band The Airborne Toxic Event, released April 26, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mikel Jollett, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "All at Once"   5:16
2. "Numb" (Jollett, Noah Harmon) 4:06
3. "Changing"   3:20
4. "All for a Woman"   3:45
5. "It Doesn’t Mean a Thing"   2:08
6. "The Kids are Ready to Die"   4:11
7. "Welcome to Your Wedding Day" (Jollett, Harmon) 3:42
8. "Half of Something Else" (Jollett, Harmon) 4:39
9. "Strange Girl" (Jollett, Harmon) 3:24
10. "All I Ever Wanted" (Jollett, Steven Chen) 4:18
11. "The Graveyard Near the House"   4:55
Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
12. "This Losing" (Barnes and Noble Exclusive) 3:45
13. "The Kids are Ready to Die (Alternate Mix)" (Deluxe Version Digital Exclusive) 4:27
14. "Tokyo Radio" (Deluxe Version iTunes Exclusive) 2:39
15. "Parson Redheads" (iTunes Pre-Order Only) 2:29
16. "Haile" (Deluxe Version Amazon Exclusive) 3:41

Content[edit]

The band contrasted the material on the album with the material on its first album, which songwriter Mikel Jollett described as consisting entirely of "sad songs about girls." All at Once, by contrast, contains "only three sad songs about girls." The material features expanded use of keyboards and is louder in many parts, but also contains acoustic songs.[3] All the songs were described as autobiographical except "Welcome to Your Wedding Day," which was penned in response to the Deh Bala wedding party bombing. "All those people died and then everyone was on the news like, 'I don't understand why they don't appreciate our presence,'" Jollett said. "That's not really autobiographical as much as it is about how it's stupid to think people would be thankful for you bombing them."[4]

Singles[edit]

  • "Changing"
  • "Numb"
  • "All I Ever Wanted"

Personnel[edit]

  • Mikel Jollett – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Steven Chen – lead guitar, keyboards
  • Anna Bulbrook – keyboards, viola, backing vocals
  • Noah Harmon – bass
  • Daren Taylor – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melodic.net review
  2. ^ NME review
  3. ^ "Airborne Toxic Event Get 'Louder' on Second Album". Spinner. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Airborne Toxic Event Condemn Drone Bombings in 'Wedding' Song". Spinner. 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2011-06-11.