The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
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FullOfSounds
March 6th 2017


15772 Comments


best one around right now is pup imo, but i'm not well-versed in the scene enough to know

Satellite
March 6th 2017


25867 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh man pup definitely gives dh a run for their money. one more album on par w/ tdio and i might have to retract what i just said.

FullOfSounds
March 6th 2017


15772 Comments


yeah dude they really reached their potential of writing good fucking songs there.

dimsim3478
March 6th 2017


8409 Comments


imo wasted mind and the dream is over werent that great. rlly let me down cuz i was expecting some incredible shit after brainless god and self-titled.

sorry, but twy gets my vote for best pop punk aroun

Digging: w.o.d. - 1994

Satellite
March 6th 2017


25867 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

but wasted mind fucking slays. were you on drugs? try it on drugs.

also tdio is streets ahead of any 10 songs these guys have put out.

Mongi123
March 7th 2017


20546 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is definitely one of the best pop punk bands around. They come into their own with the next two albums and they hit hard.

dimsim3478
March 8th 2017


8409 Comments


but wasted mind fucking slays. were you on drugs? try it on drugs.

also tdio is streets ahead of any 10 songs these guys have put out.

wasted mind fuckin annoys me. like brainless god struck a perfect balance between punk raging and poppy hooks but wasted mind leans waaaay too far towards the latter.

the hooks, melodies and whatever unconventional instrumentation the band throws in sounds super cliched. some of it sounds like it was lifted outta popular 80s rock or something but the band doesnt rlly give their own interesting spin on it. they just kinda utilise superficial elements over their normal songwriting which just ends up making the album sound like old direct hit but watered waaaay down. the super polished production and weak tempos have that effect too. and lemme say "paid in brains" and "promised land" annoy me so much; the main vocal idea on the former sounds kinda like "one way or another" by blondie and the latter seems like its tryna be some stadium rock anthem but somehow im entirely unconvinced by it. "hospital for heroes" is kinda like a mix of what annoyed me about the two tracks preceding it; unconvincingly anthemic and annoying hook.

as for tdio, its got some real energy to it but in comparison to self-titled the songwriting ideas just seem comparatively uninspired. i think pup is a band that needs memorable ideas in addition to their manic energy to reach their true potential but it feels like theres a bit of a lack of the former on tdio. imo that seems to be partly a consequence of the songs on tdio being relatively less melodic in comparison to self-titled; the melodies on "old wounds", "the coast", "my life is over" all feel pretty flat.

that said i enjoy tdio a lot. its just that i remember gushing over the self-titled but feelin that this band needed to surpass it and imo they didnt. tdio is still fantastic but the fact that it wasnt better than the debut rlly got to me.

jmh886
March 8th 2017


2417 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ive listened to jawbreaker, though i dont remember much. the wonder years are currently my personal favorite.

Snake.
March 8th 2017


21791 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wasted mind is still dope even sober

JayEnder
April 17th 2017


5196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

MOVED ALL MY SHIT TO MY PARENTS BASEMENT

SymbolicInTime
August 19th 2019


4756 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Got an e kit recently so that I can drum again for the first time since the end of high school 4 years ago. I remembered right away that I always wanted to learn Woke Up Older and hot damn that song is fun to learn

Digging: Dayglow - Fuzzybrain



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