End Is Forever

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End Is Forever
Studio album by The Ataris
Released February 6, 2001
Genre Pop punk
Skate punk
Melodic hardcore
Length 41:01
Label Kung Fu
Producer Joey Cape, Jason Livermore
The Ataris chronology
Let it Burn
(2000)
End Is Forever
(2001)
All You Can Ever Learn Is What You Already Know
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

End Is Forever is the third full release on Kung-Fu Records by The Ataris in 2001. Along with Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits, End Is Forever is usually considered one of the best albums by The Ataris. The album features a mix of punk and pop punk similar to the band's previous works along with catchy pop rhythms. It contains lyrics that span nostalgia, growing up, love, relationships, and singer Kris Roe's childhood. End is Forever is notable for its many pop culture references and numerous lyrics that Roe describes as having "hidden meanings" encoded within.

It reached No. 14 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and No. 24 on the Top Heatseekers chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Kris Roe except where noted.

  1. "Giving Up on Love" (Roe, Jasin Thomason) – 2:53
  2. "Summer Wind Was Always Our Song" – 3:56
  3. "I.O.U. One Galaxy" – 2:00
  4. "Bad Case of Broken Heart" – 1:58
  5. "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start" – 3:01
  6. "Road Signs and Rock Songs" – 2:45
  7. "If You Really Want to Hear About It..." – 2:45
  8. "Fast Times at Drop-Out High" – 3:39
  9. "Song for a Mix Tape" – 3:08
  10. "You Need a Hug" – 3:49
  11. "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" – 3:22
  12. "Teenage Riot" – 2:58
  13. "Song #13" – 2:25
  14. "Hello and Goodbye" – 2:22
  15. "Ben Lee" - 2:05 (Australian Release only)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Ataris". Allmusic. Retrieved June 10, 2010.