Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Playlist Paragraphs: Best of Mainstream Punk [Apple Music]

Check out the playlist here!

1. "When I Come Around" - Green Day
2. "Flavor of the Week" - American Hi-Fi
3. "Sugar, We're Going Down" - Fall Out Boy
4. "Pressure" - Paramore
5. "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)" - MxPx
6. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" - Panic! At the Disco
7. "Come Out and Play" - The Offspring
8. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" - My Chemical Romance
9. "The Bright Lights of America" - Anti-Flag
10. "Fat Lip" - Sum 41
11. "Damnit" - Blink 182
12. "Infected" - Bad Religion
13. "My Own Worst Enemy" - Lit
14. "Mercy Me" - Alkaline Trio
15. "Ocean Avenue" - Yellowcard
16. "The Boys of Summer" - The Ataris
17. "Seed" - Sublime
18. "Highway 101" - Social Distortion
19. "Ruby Soho" - Rancid
20. "Weightless" - All Time Low
21. "White People for Peace" - Against Me!
22. "Work" - Jimmy Eat World
23. "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" - Good Charlotte
24. "Miss Murder" - AFI
25. "Ready to Fall" - Rise Against

This playlist is almost perfect. Two things that hit me right away though: of all the MxPx songs Apple Music could have picked, they pick "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)"? Really? You couldn't get the rights to "Responsibility"? And the Against Me! song choice too - "White People for Peace"? There wasn't anything better? I can name maybe five songs off of the same album that would have worked with this playlist fine. "White People for Peace" might be one of my least favorite Against Me! songs. I love that they included "Miss Murder," "Ready to Fall," "Flavor of the Week" and "My Own Worst Enemy" - songs that give me a blast from the past like whoa. And this also compelled me to figure out what happened to Lit - they were so good! AND OH MY GOD THEY'RE STILL A BAND. I didn't see that coming. They have a new drummer but other than that, band members are in tact too - another thing I didn't see coming. Apparently they've been working on new material and that was in October 2015. Also appreciate Bad Religion and Anti-Flag on this list - if you're going to claim this is the Best of Mainstream Punk, you don't just put All Time Low and Paramore on here and expect me to not have questions about it.

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