This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is all about audio! I’ve already discussed my favorite audiobooks at length and most of the podcasts that I listen to are about personal finance (interesting to me, most likely boring to everyone else), so instead I thought I’d just share my favorite albums of the alternative rock genre.
My taste in music is eclectic: I listen to everything from hip-hop to house, from country to k-pop. But my go-to genre is alternative rock, specifically of the pop-punk variety. Some people may brand these albums as emo, but I did too much research on emo history as a teenager to make that amateur mistake.
Next year is my ten-year high school reunion, and although you couldn’t pay me enough money to relive those days, let’s just say I left my musical heart in the last decade.
Listed by the year they were released, here are my top ten favorite alternative rock albums:
- Simple Plan: “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls” (2002)
- My Chemical Romance: “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” (2004)
- Fall Out Boy: “From Under the Cork Tree” (2005)
- 30 Seconds to Mars: “A Beautiful Lie” (2005)
- AFI: “Decemberunderground” (2006)
- Forever the Sickest Kids: “Underdog Alma Mater” (2008)
- Mayday Parade: “Monsters in the Closet (2013)
- All Time Low: “Future Hearts” (2015)
- Bring Me the Horizon: “That’s the Spirit” (2015)
- Compilations: “Punk Goes Pop” volumes 2-6 (2009-2014)
Anyone else in their late 20s who love listening to these albums? Let me know if I missed one of your favs!