It is ten years later and All Time Low are still claiming that it’s “nothing personal.”
Our friends in All Time Low like to celebrate. When their debut album turned ten, the guys did some shows, playing the record in full. Now, they are taking things up a notch by releasing It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute. Released in 2009, Nothing Personal was the band’s sophomore album, which put them on the map. It introduced us to some of our favorite pop punk classics, such as “Weightless” and “Therapy,” shaping our perception of All Time Low and of the band that we thought we knew. Being the humble boys that they are, All Time Low decided to go back and honor the album by recreating it, track by track.
Listening to It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute, there are some key differences. Obviously, Alex’s vocals are a lot stronger now than they were back then, so there is more “grit” or more of a “ruggedness” to the tracks that make them more mature. The vocals are also stripped back and the music is exposed in a way that makes it sound like it was recorded at one of their shows than in a studio. In addition, a few of the riffs and melodies have changed, as some of the equipment used to make Nothing Personal is no longer available. The band might not have been able to replicate certain sounds or moments, but the heart of each track is still present.
If you really want to know what they had to go through to recreate this album, and see some amazing throwback footage, you can check out their documentary, It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute, below.
All Time Low revealed that they have not released a physical copy of this album, so you can stream It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute on sites like Apple Music and Spotify.