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Blue Skies, Broken Hearts, Next 12 Exits


Download links and information about Blue Skies, Broken Hearts, Next 12 Exits by The Ataris. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 35:41 minutes.

Artist: The Ataris
Release date: 1999
Genre: Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 35:41
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No. Title Length
1. Losing Streak 1:52
2. 1*15*96 3:54
3. San Dimas High School Football Rules 2:47
4. Your Boyfriend Sucks 2:48
5. I Won't Spend Another Night Alone 2:59
6. Broken Promise Ring 3:26
7. Angry Nerd Rock 2:34
8. The Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl 2:49
9. Choices 1:33
10. Better Way 2:03
11. My Hotel Year 1:26
12. Life Makes No Sense 1:42
13. Answer 2:11
14. In Spite of the World 3:37



Possibly the most country-sounding record title in punk rock history, Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits proved to be the breakout disc for Santa Barbara punkers the Ataris. Sporting fine production thanks to Lagwagon's Joey Cape, this follow-up to the band's surprising debut solidified the Ataris' position among the leaders of late-'90s pop-punk. The tempos settle down a little on this 1999 release, giving songs like "I Won't Spend Another Night Alone" more of an alt-rock feel, but the tight compositions never stray too far from the group's post-revivalist, almost emo punk. When Cape takes a chance by adding a melodic cello line to the acoustic "My Hotel Year," the Ataris almost dare the punk community to question their integrity but, with its one-and-a-half-minute running time and furious guitar strumming, the track maintains the record's intensity and never panders to the listenership of complaint-saturated soft rock, which somehow became known as alternative in the mid-'90s. True to form, the Ataris give solid performances of first-rate pop-punk material on this, perhaps their best release.