Posts Tagged ‘pop-punk

BOUNCING SOULS – Ghosts On The Boardwalk

June 21, 2010

Eighth full-length studio album from this band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Last year, the band celebrated 20 years together by releasing a new song every month. This album collects those 12 songs so you can keep them all in one place. It’s hard for me to believe that the band is actually that old […]

THIS PROVIDENCE – Who Are You Now?

March 13, 2010

Who Are You Now? is This Providence’s third full-length album. This Providence are a four-piece band out of Seattle, Washington, and this is their second album to be released by Fueled By Ramen records. I was initially interested in checking out this album after hearing the fifth track on the album, “Keeping On Without You”. […]

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK – My Dinosaur Life

February 6, 2010

My recent interest in pop-punk bands (see: Blink 182) led me to pick up the latest release from this Minneapolis band. Referred to as “a leading light in the punk-pop genre” on the AllMusic site, I figured I might as well try them out. My Dinosaur Life is the band’s fourth full-length album and their […]

FALL OUT BOY – From Under The Cork Tree

January 17, 2010

What don’t you already know about Fall Out Boy? They formed in 2001 just outside of Chicago and From Under The Cork Tree was released in 2005. It was their third full-length and first for a major label (Island Records). This album features their breakout single, “Sugar We’re Going Down”, three minutes and 49 seconds […]

BLINK 182 – Blink 182

November 15, 2009

Yes, I know that this album was released in 2003. However, recently, it’s been playing a lot while I’m at home so I figured I might as well write about it. I don’t know what it is about Blink 182 that makes me like this album so much, but I love it. It might be […]

NEW FOUND GLORY – Not Without A Fight

March 9, 2009

They’re from Florida, and have been around since the end of the 90’s. Not Without A Fight is their sixth proper studio album, following the release of Tip of the Iceberg/Takin’ It Ova!, which featured an EP billed to NFG and a full-length by NFG masquerading as the International Superheroes of Hardcore. Not Without A […]

FAKE PROBLEMS – It’s Great To Be Alive

February 26, 2009

This is the band’s third full-length album and first for the SideOneDummy label. They’re from Naples, Florida, so the comparisons to Against Me!, who are also from Naples, are inevitable. Fake Problems plays poppier punk rock than the aformentioned Against Me!. Some of their stuff has an acoustic, folk-punk influence. All in all, it’s a […]

The (International) Noise ConspiracyThe Cross Of My Calling

November 21, 2008

Their fourth studio full-length album. They’re Swedish so my review isn’t even necessary; put it on, press play, you know it’s gonna be good! But if you need more info, they play rock/pop/punk/garage-punk. Their sound is more polished on this record than it was in the past. Their guitarist is named Lars, the drummer is […]

Dead To MeLittle Brother EP

November 20, 2008

Good ol’ pop/punk from San Francisco. This is their second release; their debut, Cuban Ballerina, was released in 2006. They are fun and I like them. Good upbeat music. They are similar to their label mates of Fat Wreck Chords, which includes some of the big bands of the 90’s pop/punk scene – NOFX, Less […]

The Mystery TrampsWe Are The Mystery Tramps EP

September 24, 2008

They’re from Boston. I’m not sure how old they are, though they look like they are about fifteen. Prior to this EP, they released another EP and a full-length CD. They play a mix of pop/pop-punk/rock, though some songs teeter dangerously to the edge of being labeled as “emo”. The vocalist whines his way through […]