End Is Forever

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End Is Forever
The Ataris - End Is Forever cover.jpg
Studio album by The Ataris
Released February 6, 2001
Recorded June-July 2000
Studio The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, Colorado;
Orange Whip Studios, Santa Barbara, California
Genre Alternative rock, emocore, post-grunge,[1] pop punk[2][3]
Length 41:01
Label Kung Fu
Producer Joey Cape, Jason Livermore
The Ataris chronology
Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits
(1999)Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits1999
End Is Forever
So Long, Astoria
(2003)So Long, Astoria2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chart Attack Favorable[3]
Exclaim! Favorable[4]

End Is Forever is the third full release on Kung-Fu Records by The Ataris in 2001. 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.[5] Between June and August, the group performed on the Warped Tour.[6]

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)



  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ http://blog.chron.com/guystuff/2013/07/the-top-10-best-pop-punk-albums-of-all-time/#photo-284166
  3. ^ a b Chart Attack (February 21, 2001). "The Ataris — End Is Forever". Chart Attack. Channel Zero. Retrieved February 23, 2018. 
  4. ^ Ferraz, Rob (June 1, 2001). "Ataris End Is Forever". Exclaim!. Ian Danzig. Retrieved February 18, 2018. 
  5. ^ "The Ataris". Allmusic. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ Vanhorn, Teri (March 13, 2001). "Warped Tour Adds Rollins Band, Lists Dates, Cities". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 

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