• Ian Roth

Best Pop-Punk Albums From 2000-2009 (10-12)


12. Boys Like Girls, "Love Drunk" (2009)

Album Length: 43:09

Tracks: 11

Singles: 4

Average Track Length: 3:55




I have to give a big shoutout to my wife, Bethany for getting me into this band. I thought they were a girls pop band the first few times I heard them on the radio but after listening to this entire album, gained a lot of respect for them (even though they sold out and did a song with Taylor Swift). The four singles from this album included, "Love Drunk," "She's Got a Boyfriend Now," "Two is Better than One," and "Heart Heart Heartbreak."


Again, this is one of the albums that I can listen all the way through, without skipping a single song. All four singles are great songs. I really like "Contagious" which has the EXACT SAME drum/guitar introduction as "High School Never Ends" by Bowling for Soup. Exact. Same. "Chemicals Collide" is another good song with some power chord chugging and great vocals.



11. All Time Low, "Nothing Personal" (2009)

Album Length: 41:00

Tracks: 12 Singles: 3

Average Track Length: 3:25




Much like Blink-182, I am a huge All Time Low (ATL) fanboy. I actually like ATL's previous album, "So Wrong It's Right" better than this one, but "Nothing Personal" had more commercial success and is likely more widely known. This album had three SOLID singles which included, "Weightless," "Damned if I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)," and "Lost in Stereo." "Weightless" is a pop punk anthem, so I'm sure you've heard of it. The other two singles are mediocre but where this album really shines is in its other songs that were NOT released as singles.


"Break Your Little Heart," "Hello, Booklyn," and "Keep the Change, You Filthy Animal" are filled with #audioangst. "Keep The Change" contains the angsty lyrics of "You're a saint, you're a queen, And I'm just another boy without a crown, Tell me why you sell me out everywhere you go, I just wanna know what your best friend knows" Solid pop punk gold.




10. Panic At the Disco, "A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out" (2005)

Album Length: 39:42

Tracks: 12

Singles: 5

Average Track Length: 3:18



Five singles from only 12 tracks?! Crazy shit! This album begins the top 10 and is tied with "When Your Heart Stops Beating" by +44 as the highest single to track rate of all albums on this list.


I have extremely vivid memories of listening to Panic! and more specifically, this album while sitting in my freshman dorm room. The feeling of having literally JUST moved away from home and the excitement and stress of college circulating through my head while rocking out to "Lying is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off." That title is angsty AF. In addition to that song being released as a single, this album also brought us "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage," "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," "But It's Better If You Do," and "Build God, Then We'll Talk."


Despite the weird and eccentric titles, all these songs are catchy and well-written. This first album from the band featured an young Brendon Urie who was trying to find himself in a world dominated by other emo acts of the time. He could sing back then and he still can now and since 2006 has become a household name in the pop scene.


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