Blink-182 – Blink-182

After Tom DeLonge pissed off Mark Hoppus by having Travis Barker drum on the sole Box Car Racer LP, the trio pulled together and created their fifth full-length album. Despite underselling their previous LP, Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, in its first week, their self-titled effort still moved over 300,000 units and has since been certified Platinum in countries around the world.

 

MxPx – Before Everything & After

Members of Good Charlotte, New Found Glory and the Ataris all contributed in some way to MxPx’s sixth full-length, Before Everything & After. It debuted at No. 51 on the Billboard Top 200 and remains the band’s highest-charting first-week album. “Play It Loud” in not only one of the many jams on this record, but also serves as instructions for listening.

 

Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue

Who knew pop punk and violin could sound so good together? Well, Yellowcard did, and after the release of Ocean Avenue, so did the rest of the world. The band’s fourth studio album—and major-label debut—cemented them into the pop- punk history books. Just listen to the title track and try to not sing along.

 

Motion City Soundtrack – I Am The Movie

“I'm on fire, and now I think I'm ready to bust a move” croons a young Justin Pierre at the beginning of Motion City Soundtrack’s classic hit, “The Future Freaks Me Out.” If only they knew the amount of success they would garner over the next decade.

 

Spitalfield – Remember Right Now

Chicago’s  Spitalfield released their sophomore LP, Remember Right Now, on Victory Records in 2003. From start to finish, the record features a great deal of underrated pop-punk gems. “I Loved The Way She Said L.A.” is a good starting point for first-time listeners.