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500 Essential

Pop-Punk Albums

From Blondie to blink-182

Limited Slipcased Special-Edition

Author: Paige Owens

 

ISBN: 9798218360009

Dimensions: 7.36x7.36x2.26 inches

Weight: 3.76 pounds

Length: 570 pages

Format: Hardcover

Limited Slipcased Special-Edition

Release Date: August 6, 2024

 

500 Essential Pop-Punk Albums chronicles the sound of a generation that ignited sparks in the late 1970s and soared from DIY venues or makeshift basement stages to the parking lots full of crowd surfing teenagers of Warped Tour to today. Nuanced echoes of the hybrid genre rang in not-so-subtle moments scattered throughout pop culture, such as the opening sequence of 1995’s teen drama Clueless soundtracked by The Muffs’ cover of “Kids In America” to blink-182’s “Mutt” becoming the (un)official anthem of 1999’s American Pie to Paramore’s “Decode” acting as the lead single of 2008’s Twilight.

 

This anthology traces the roots of pop-punk, commencing with the groundbreaking and arguably debut pop-punk album, the Ramones’ 1977 full-length album, Leave Home, navigating through the genre’s foray into the mainstream in the ‘90s propelled by Green Day, The Offspring, and blink-182 before ascending to the spotlight of the 2000s through breakout stars like Fall Out Boy, Simple Plan, The Starting Line, New Found Glory, Avril Lavigne, and more. Throughout the evolving landscape of pop-punk—whether it leaned more pop, more punk, or more emotional—the consistent threads woven through each era remain intact: pop sensibilities, spirited punk-rock ethos, and fast-paced, loud guitars.

 

As a new wave has emerged, welcoming artists such as KennyHoopla bringing skate-pop-punk to the forefront, Machine Gun Kelly’s becoming a self-proclaimed mainstream sellout through his black-and-pink-nail-polish-clad aesthetic, or Maggie Lindemann embracing a dark-pop-punk approach. Whether you're a seasoned pop-punker revisiting the classics that birthed a musical movement or a newcomer that connected with Neck Deep's 2024 self-titled release, 500 Essential Pop-Punk Albums captures the pulse of the genre, stitching together the past and the present to guide you through a multi-generational soundtrack.

 

About The Author

Paige Owens launched her music journalism career in 2015 as a freelancer before earning a Journalism degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2016. She is the current Editorial & Digital Marketing Director of idobi Network, former Editor-in-Chief of Alternative Press, and was a contributing editor on The Big Book of Emo Album Covers, released by Alternative Press Books in 2019. Based in Cleveland, OH, she has been a fan of “the scene” since her first pop-punk show in 2008.