I’m sure that almost every kid who has had a ‘punk rock’ phase or lifestyle, has listened to at least two of these albums that are turning a decade+1 old this year. We start the year off with Four Year Strong’s album, It’s Our Time. We then head into Fall Out Boy’s, From Under The Cork Tree, as well as A Day to Remember’s album, And Their Name Was Treason. We end the year off with Panic! At The Disco’s, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, and Bowling For Soup’s, Bowling For Soup Goes To The Movies.
Beginning the year is the album, It’s Our Time, by American pop punk band, Four Year Strong. After the band formed in 2001, with members, Alan Day (lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar), Dan O’Connor (lead vocals rhythm and lead guitar), Jake Massucco (drums), Joe Weiss (bass and backing vocals), as well as former member Josh Lyford (keyborad, synthesizer and screaming vocals), the band released the album on January 29, 2005. This album features songs, “Go Long Dad,” “Baseball Bats and Boogie Men,” “This Summer Session,” and “Your Song.” Now these songs are not the most popular songs that the band have ever released, but they were the start, and that is what really matters.
Released on May 3, 2005, is the insanely popular Fall Out Boy album, From Under The Cork Tree. The Illinois band is made up of members, Andy Hurley (drums), Patrick Stump (lead vocals, piano and rhythm guitar), Joe Trohman (lead guitar), and Pete Wentz (bass). The album featured singles, “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” “Dance, Dance,” and “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me’,” as well as the song, “7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen),” which is said to be about Wentz’s anxiety and suicide attempt. There is also another version of the album, From Under The Cork Tree Limited Black Clouds and Underdogs Edition, that featured three new songs and two remixes.
Taking the halfway point, is the May 10, 2005, release of Florida band, A Day to Remember’s album, And Their Name Was Treason. This was the bands first full-length studio album after their previous release of a self-released EP the year before. This album features former member, Tom Denney (lead guitar), current member Jeremy McKinnon (vocals), as well as former member Bobby Scruggs (drums), and current members Neil Westfall (rhythm guitar) and Joshua Woodard (bass). The album contains songs, “Heartless,” “Casablanca Sucked Anyways,” “You Should Have Killed Me When You Had the Chance,” and “You Had Me At Hello.”
A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, is the debut album from Las Vegas band, Panic! At The Disco. This album was recorded with former member, Ryan Ross (vocals, guitar, keyboard, and synth), Spencer Smith (drums), former member Brent Wilson (bass), and current member Brendon Urie (vocals, guitar, keyboard, and piano). The album was released on September 27, 2005, and features songs, “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage,” “Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off,” “But It’s Better If You Do,” “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” and “Build God, Then We’ll Talk.”
Taking the final spot on this list is the November 15, 2005 release of Texas band, Bowling For Soup’s eighth album, Bowling For Soup Goes To The Movies. The album features current members Chris Burney (guitar and backing vocals), Erik Chandler (bass, backing vocals), Jaret Reddick (lead vocals and guitar), and Gary Wiseman (drums and backing vocals). This album is a collection of BFS’s songs that were featured in movies and television, some songs are covers and others are previously unreleased original songs. Some of the tracks on the album include, “Jimmy Neutron Theme,” “Greatest Day,” “Undertow,” and “I Melt With You.” The year 2005 was an interesting year for music, and even in today’s music industry, it still plays a large part in where certain bands started, and how far those bands have come since then.