It depends on what you think pop-punk is because I think it’s different for everyone and there are so many different umbrellas. But for me, I think my favourite pop-punk album is Good Charlotte’s self-titled. It was their first full-length record and every song is about being an underdog, it’s about being a loser, it’s about being hated or picked on or for whatever reason just feeling like an outcast. And I think that’s such a cool thing to grow up listening to, because what you’re looking for is reassurance and acceptance and all these things that maybe society can’t offer you. That record is really gritty and punky and in your face. And here it is, love it or leave it and I just love that about Good Charlotte.
Jenna McDougall on Good Charlotte’s self-titled album