Defining Albums of My Youth

It’s amazing how nostalgic music can be. Albums I grew up with make me feel like I’m 14 again, dancing in the crowd at a hot Nile basement show. Listening to these albums brings back all the memories and emotions I felt when I first discovered them. Here are the 15 albums that defined my youth: mostly pop-punk gold that still makes me sing along.

Weezer – Weezer – 1994
Fountains of Wayne – Fountains of Wayne – 1996
Reel Big Fish – Turn the Radio Off – 1996

Goldfinger – Goldfinger – 1996
Save Ferris – It Means Everything – 1997
Blink-182 – Enema of the State – 1999

The Get Up Kids – Something to Write Home About – 1999
New Found Glory – New Found Glory – 2000
Death Cab for Cutie – the Photo Album – 2001

Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American – 2001
Saves the Day – Stay What You Are – 2001
Yellowcard – One for the Kids – 2001

Piebald – We Are the Only Friends We Have – 2002
The Starting Line – Say It Like You Mean It – 2002
Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends – 2002

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