Saturday, April 19, 2008

90/99MW: Pretend it's OK

"Dammit" by Blink-182 off of Dude Ranch.

I blame this song and album, perfect executions of catchy pop punk, for the onslaught of shitty TRL pop punk bands to emerge in its wake. The majors and MTV caught on quick, flooding the air waves with garbage for years to come, ruining the appeal of the sub-genre for many old heads and taking the punk rock aesthetic to its furthest non-punk extremes. We can all name names of the horrible, no need to do so here.

Because this is a celebration bitches. And for all the evil it wrought, Dude Ranch remains infectiously great from start to finish.

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