Olivier De Clercq

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Pop-punk Is A-ok

Since listening to ...Is A Real Boy a few days ago, I'm again enjoying pop-punk again. The genre gets a lot of slack it doesn't deserve, so below are some of my favorite albums in the genre. Recs are very much appreciated, 'cause my knowledge of the genre is pretty limited.

The guys that started it all. Hilarious lyrics, fast songs, too much fun. Their first four albums are all equally good. Not much I can say, that hasn't been said about them, but they are kind of the perfect party band.
Leave Home
Rocket To Russia
Road To Ruin
Singles Going Steady

One of the great British punk bands. Their music hasn't dated one bit. Got the "Never Mind The Buzzcocks"-quiz named after them, which is also really fun.
6The Undertones
The Undertones

They could be called the Irish Ramones, but actually they're better.
Walk Among Us

Maybe a bit of a stretch to call these guys "pop", but those lyrics man! I TURNED INTO A MARTIAN, WHOAWHOAOA
Milo Goes To College

Considered by many to be the first "modern" pop-punk album. It's just really good.
9Green Day

Loved by many, hated by equally as many. I don't care, this is a milestone in the genre.
10The Vandals
Hitler Bad, Vandals Good

Hilarious. Listen to this yesterday if you're a fan of sarcastic, cynic and morbid humor.
11Sum 41
All Killer No Filler

When they were actually enjoyable

Never liked Blink that much, until I really listened to their s/t again recently. Now I really like this album, the rest of the discog is still pretty hit-or-miss though.
13Say Anything
...Is A Real Boy

My reason to start this list. Can't stop listening to this. Great lines, terrific song structures and super catchy. It also gets bonus points for sounding refreshing without resorting to experimenting with "special" instruments or electronics.
14 Panic! At The Disco
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out

Call it nostalgia maybe, but I still absolutely love this record. Their other albums are terrible, sadly.
15Bomb The Music Industry!

One of the best albums I heard this year, and the best I heard in the genre period. Smart lyrics, witty and humorous, fantastic song structures, super catchy hooks, riffs and chorusses, and probably the best transitions between songs and overall album flow ever... Yeah, I adore this record.
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