Pop-punk, as a whole, isn't exactly the kind of genre that breeds masterpieces. The closest it will ever get is From Under The Cork Tree. Oh, and this.
Based On A True Story is a diverse, witty, energetic and genuine body of work. Its genius lies in the fact the lyrics and concept of the overall album, the work of one Kenny Vasoli, is obviously very personal and introspective; and yet manages to be universal enough that it can connect with many...certainly when I first heard this album in 2005, it became the soundtrack to my life. So many years on, the album still has life and a connectivity to growing up in this day and age- and it nails it far greater than any other of their contemporaries.