36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Or Just Go Fucking Die

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Yesterday, our favorite source of sloth photos, Buzzfeed, posted a list of 36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die,’ which is a great idea except that they forgot to include any pop punk albums. Most of their picks were just early 2000s-era crapcore Warped Tour bands like All American Rejects and Simple Plan and Paramore. Even the good albums on it, like Op Ivy’s Energyshouldn’t have qualified as pop punk.

We’ve noticed a trend of people co-opting pop punk to mean whatever the shit they want it to mean. And here’s the thing: we get that punk is supposed to be all-inclusive and it’s open to interpretation. But if we can’t set up at least some broad musical boundaries, the genre is meaningless and everything is pop punk and we can include Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.

So here are 36 pop punk albums you should hear or just go fucking die. It’s not a definitive list. Just our side of it. And while you can argue the picks (and you should!), hopefully, we’ve come slightly closer to some semblance of actual pop punk. That way, when archaeologists study us milleniums from now, they can say, “Oh, so this is what people wasted their time on in 2013.”

Also, these are just in alphabetical because we all had a 4-hour debate about whether or not Bouncing Souls and Strung Out constituted pop punk (the council determined no), so the thought of ranking them made our heads explode.

Alkaline Trio, Goddammit

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ALL, Allroy’s Revengeimage

The Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steadyimage

Chixdiggit!, S/Timage

The Copyrights, North Sentinel Island

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Descendents, I Don’t Want to Grow Up

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Digger, Powerbait

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Dillinger Four, Midwestern Songs of the Americas

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The Dopamines, Expect the Worst

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The Ergs!, dorkrockcorkrod

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Green Day, Kerplunk!

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Groovie Ghoulies, World Contact Day

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House Boat, The Delaware Octopus

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Lagwagon, Let’s Talk About Feelings

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The Lawrence Arms, Apathy and Exhaustion

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The Lillingtons, Death by Television

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The Marked Men, On the Outside

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Masked Intruder, S/T

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Mean Jeans, On Mars

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Millencolin, Life on a Plate

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The Mr. T Experience, Love Is Dead

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No Use for a Name, More Betterness!

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Pansy Division, Wish I’d Taken Pictures

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Pinhead Gunpowder, Goodbye Ellston Avenue

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Plow United, S/T

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The Queers, Don’t Back Down

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The Riverdales, S/T

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Screeching Weasel, Bark Like A Dog

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Screeching Weasel, My Brain Hurts

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Smoking Popes, Born to Quit

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Squirtgun, S/T

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Teenage Bottlerocket, They Came From the Shadows

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The Thermals, More Parts Per Million

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The Vandals, The Quickening

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The Vindictives, The Many Moods of the Vindictives

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Weston, Got Beat Up

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Notes

  1. crescentfreshpunk reblogged this from jadedpunk and added:
    It’s from a while ago. But YES to every album on here. Especially compared to Buzzfeed’s crappy list.
  2. xofavorites reblogged this from jadedpunk
  3. livinsleazy-withthebigparissi reblogged this from jadedpunk and added:
    The comments on this are the funniest thing of my life. “Where are blink and NFG, the kings of pop punk?!?!11” “OMG...
  4. nafzigzag reblogged this from jadedpunk
  5. techplague reblogged this from jadedpunk
  6. artdowntoascience reblogged this from jadedpunk and added:
    Very good list, not a fan of Green Day myself, but can’t argue that they’re not proper pop punk, and that’s probably the...
  7. fmchubs reblogged this from jadedpunk and added:
    I’ve been listening to pop-punk for a decade now, and I’m really happy to find a list that doesn’t rehash everything I...
  8. theproblemwithproblems reblogged this from jadedpunk
  9. fatmise reblogged this from jadedpunk and added:
    Can’t argue with this. Well, other than that it’s very America-centric. No Manges, Carbona, Apers, Le Volume Etait Au...
  10. voulez-vousbasketball reblogged this from jadedpunk and added:
    Buzzfeed sucks. This doesn’t suck.
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