Albums that changed my life
- •Nothing Personal- All Time LowThis album is basically what got me into pop-punk. Sure, I liked the odd song, but this is the first album I put in my CD player and plays start to end again and again and again.
- •Bad Habits- Every AvenueI almost cried when these guys broke up. They knew how to write killer songs.
- •Before Everything & After- MxPxBecause MxPx, man.
- •Bleed American- Jimmy Eat WorldThese guys are kings. There's not one song on this album I don't like.
- •Get Your Heart On- Simple PlanI've always loved Simple Plan; for as long as I can remember. I was 3 when their first album came out, and all I ever I'd was ask my Dad to put on the 'cool music'. I was a weird kid. But GYHO felt like something new for Simple Plan. I heard 'Gone Too Soon' a couple of weeks after a close friend died at just aged 12, so that song really hit home. I'll always hold this album close to my heart.
- •No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls- Simple PlanSpeaking of the Montreal band, this album is the first pop-punk album I ever listened to you. My Dad and I make weekly trips to the coast, and this album was always on repeat. These guys are basically the symbol of my childhood, even if I was too young to remember quite a bit of it.
- •Ocean Avenue- YellowcardI just love Yellowcard.
- •Palm Trees and Power Lines- SugarcultThe first sticker I got for my guitar was Sugarcult. Man, these guys are awesome.
- •Tell All Your Friends- Taking Back SundayDon't get me wrong, I love Nirvana, but Taking Back Sunday are to me as Nirvana is to some of the older kids in pop-punk and punk-rock bands.