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Feeling Nostalgic.

I made a playlist of my favorite albums of all time and each album means so much to me so I’m gonna list them and say a little about each. They’re in order. Top is my favorite and then on.

  •  The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past

This is by far my favorite. I’ve never heard such a masterpiece. Every song is an emotional roller coaster for me. Favorite tracks: Casey, Mexican Guitars, Sun Hotel.

  • All Get Out - The Season

I didn’t hear this until 2 years after it’s release. The raw power behind Nathan’s voice gives me chills. The guitars on this album drive me crazy. It brings me back to 2013 and my ex and inevitably losing her. Favorite Tracks: Let Me Go, My Friends, Come and Gone.

  • Jack’s Mannequin - Everything In Transit

I’ll be short and sweet. I’ve on;y ever wanted to kill myself at one point in my life. This album helped get me past that stage. Favorite Tracks: I’m Ready, La La Lie, Bruised.

  • City and Colour - Sometimes

This album got me through every loss ive ever experienced. Losing a friend, girlfriend, or the death of my grandpa. This album helped every time. It inspired my first tattoo. Favorite Tracks: Hello I’m In Delaware, Off By Heart, Day Old Hate.

  • I Am The Avalanche - Self Titled

Vinnie is my favorite vocalist of all time, this is my favorite of his work. The B-side to this album is so dark and twisted. Listening to it makes me feel the pain he must have went through while writing this. I also have a tattoo from a theme on this album. Favorite Tracks: Green Eyes, Symphony, Clean Up.

  • Rage Against The Machine - Self Titled

The energy, anger, and musicianship on this album are unmatched to this day. Every song on this is recognizable. Another true masterpiece and timeless classic. Favorite Tracks: Bullet In The Head, Killing In The Name, Wake Up.

  • The Killers - Sam’s Town

Hot Fuss may have had better singles but this is a better, more complete album. Start to finish this album was made to be played really loud to drown out my bad singing along. Favorite Tracks: For Reasons Unknown, Why Do I Keep Counting?, When You Were Young.

  • Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

Words can’t express how I feel about this album very well. It ruins me emotionally. Favorite Tracks: Degausser, You Won’t Know, The Archers Bows Have Broken.

  • Two Humans - Institute Of Living

If you told a young version of me one of my favorite bands would be made of guys I went to high school with I’d laugh in your face. These guys are full of energy and riffs. This album specifically flows one song into the next so perfectly. I’ve never heard an album do that so well. Favorite Tracks: Beaux, Spine, Homestead.

  • The Smith Street Band - Throw Me In The River

The first time I listened to this album I cried twice. Once of pure excitement and happiness and once because the song It’s Alright, I Understand hit me like a ton of bricks. Favorite Tracks: Surrey Dive, The Arrogance Of The Drunk Pedestrian, It’s Alright I Understand.

  • Make Do And Mend - End Measured Mile

This band has my favorite sound. It’s just exactly what my ears want to hear. Some subtle lyrics in a few songs describe exactly how I am and I connect to it so easily. Favorite Tracks: Oak Square, Thanks, Transparent Seas. 

  • The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace is There

What can I say about this album? Too much. I guess this album came at the perfect time for me. It’s exactly what I needed to hear at the time it was released. I think I connect to this band so much because how much they talk about other peoples depression and suicidal feelings a lot and that’s what ive experienced most. Favorite Tracks: Dendron, Housebroken, An Introduction To The Album.

  • Hostage Calm - Please Remain Calm

The best 8 months of my life were spent listening to this album and seeing this band perform these songs 12 times in that span across 6 different states. This album brought me the best memories and best friends I’ve ever had. Favorite Tracks: Woke Up Next To A Body, Don’t Die On Me Now, Patriot. 

  • Defeater - Empty Days & Sleepless Nights

This band got me into hardcore. This album is my favorite concept album of all time. Every time I listen I find new connections. Not to mention the lyrics are fucking crazy. Favorite Tracks: Dear Father, Empty Glass, White Oak Doors.

  • Weezer - S/T (Blue Album)

Every single song on this album is a classic. It’s impossible not to love it. Favorite Tracks: Buddy Holly, Say It Ain’t So, No One Else (even though it’s kind of problematic)

  • The Hotelier - It Never Goes Out

The first band to have multiple albums on my list. These songs are straight up inspiring and depressing and everything in between. This album deserves as much love as Home, Like NoPlace Is There but not enough people know it exists. Favorite Tracks: An Ode To The Night Ratz Club, Weathered, Still Water Spectacle.

  • Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back

I remember I heard 45 seconds of the first single to the album and instantly pre-ordered this album. I’d never heard them before then. I Instantly fell in love with this album. Favorite Tracks: Weak At The Knees, This Old Ark, Hell.

  • The Wonder Years - Suburbia,I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing

This album brings me back to Sophomore year of high school and snapping out of my depression. This is the easiest album to connect to. This album can cure cancer. Favorite Tracks: Local Man Ruins Everything, I Won’t Say The Lords Prayer, Hoodie Weather.

  • The Menzingers - Rented World

The follow up album to my favorite record of all time. Expectations were high, somehow they surpassed them. This album is a little less emotional and a little more in your face. Another perfect album, I can’t wait to see what they do next. Favorite Tracks: Nothing Feels Good Anymore, I Don’t Want To Be And Asshole Anymore, Rodent.

  • blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

Anybody else remember 5th grade and trying to understand the world and yourself? Me neither really but this album definitely helped make me who am today. Favorite Tracks: Roller Coaster, Stay Together For The Kids, Shut Up.

  • Pentimento - Self Titled

This band is so genuine and in touch with who they are. Best people in the world and deserve everything they will ever get and more. All their music ismy favorite but this is their lone album. Favorite Tracks: Subtle Words, Unless, On Summer.

  • The Smith Street Band - Sunshine & Technology 

This album reflects a lot on growing up and looking at where you came from. That idea makes me think a lot. It also makes me think about the future and that makes me so excited. Favorite Tracks: Why I Can’t Draw, Young Drunk, What’s Changed.

  • Joyce Manor - Self Titled

The day my grandpa died I went to see these guys play that night. I was so sad and care free I got a concussion stage diving onto nobody during my favorite song from this album. Favorite Tracks: Leather Jacket, Famous Friend, Constant Headache. 

  • Mansions - Dig Up The Dead

Do you like being sad? crying? Me too. Listen to this. Favorite Tracks: Dig Up The Dead, Seven Years, Not My Blood.

  • Man Overboard - Real Talk

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This album is still so fun. I’ll never get sick of it no matter how bad or dumb I think this is. Favorite Tracks: She’s Got Her Own Man Now, World Favorite, Montrose

  • Childish Gambino - CAMP

This album brought me back to rap that wasn’t released by Kanye. Such a refreshing and catchy album.Favorite Tracks: Outside, Heartbeat, L.E.S.