Wednesday Question: Best Pop-Punk Albums?

Everyone had a pop-punk phase as a teenager, so join the discussion and vote for your favorite pop-punk record of all time.

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No matter what genre you love now, every teenage rock fan had a brush with pop-punk that we all remember fondly. For some of us, that romance lives on.

Most of us can relate to great pop-punk and all the teenage angst and joy that comes bundles with it, so this week's question is:

What is the best pop-punk albums of all time?

We presume you're all familiar with what pop-punk sounds like, but to be clear, we're talking about fun, catchy, bouncy and occasionally immature music. Obvious examples include Blink-182 and Green Day, but you might go for something more like NoFX or Less Than Jake too.

Feel free to test the waters with bands that don't quite fit the mould, but we'll reserve final judgement and won't include anything too much like traditional punk like the Sex Pistols or The Clash (and you'd be crazy to call them pop-punk anyway).

Post one band and album nomination per comment, and vote up any that you agree with. We'll post the results in a party-popping top 10 this Friday. Good luck!

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    All killer, No filler - Sum 41
    or Does this Look Infected
    I'd say that All Killer, No Filler is really the only pop-punk album Sum 41 did to be honest. The later ones were something else. Apart fom that, Take off Your Pants and Jacket by Blink 182, Dookie by Green Day.
    Enema of the State by Blink 182 was the one that got me... bit predictable but there you go...
    Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!- Something For Nothing. amazing album.
    haha they're pretty good, i consider them friendship-core or something
    i understand actually, they're a guilty pleasure band for me (from the songs i heard by them) and for the record i do love motorhead and despise red jumpsuit apparatus. i was trolling but a true troll-master never admits to least on the same comments board he/she doesnt.
    'Singles Going Steady' By 'The Buzzcocks'. Classic album.
    Just to be clear, cause I don't most people will understand, the Buzzcocks pretty much invented pop-punk. They, essentially, were the first (or among the first) bands to fuse punk music with pop music. And they were doing it long before Green Day and Blink-182 released their first albums or played their first shows.
    Im sorry that was a dick thing for me to say, i just realized that. I personally never got into the buzzcocks that much, i have nothing against them i just never got into them. same with (rollins era) black flag, minor threat, and fugazi.
    Thats fine, if I wanted a ton of up-votes and nice replies I would have chosen something incredibly obvious, like Dookie, Enema of the State, or Americana. To be honest, I think the only time one of my submissions made it to the top ten on the Friday answer was when I nominated that Mr. Bungle video for creepiest videos.
    My Chemical Romance- Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. And not just because of the breakup. Truly an awesome album
    Nero Galon
    Good Charlotte - The Young and the Hopeless. My definitive pop-punk band/album.
    It's not the best in my opinion but it certainly gets an honourable mention from me!! And a listen now....
    THAT was a great album, actually, really catchy, anthemic songs that were/are great to skate to
    Nero Galon
    Yeah its one of the most nostalgic for me, obviously barely anyone likes GC but it was the most definitive album in the genre I can think of.
    I guess I haven't left my pop-punk phase yet, at 24, haha. But I will say Paramore-Riot
    have to say that is one of the finest pop-punk albums i've ever heard, massive fan of Paramore
    The Hold Steady, pop-punk? Anyone? If yes then Seperation Sunday.
    Wow someone on here knows The Hold Steady awesome. I wouldn't consider them to be pop-punk though.
    I wouldn't say they are pop punk by any means. I would say that they are my favorite band. The Hold Steady is freaking fantastic
    wow two other people on here know about the hold steady. my faith is almost restored for this site.
    Love those guys. Thank you for the reply. Stay Positve my personal favorite. But they are all good.
    I only have Boys and Girls in America and I love it dearly... Maybe it's about time I get the other ones?
    I'm going to say Take This To Your Grave, because it seems so good, and like the epitomy of Early 2000's Pop Punk. I love it. If I get a second vote, I'm going to vote for Commit This To Memory by Motion City Soundtrack
    Well...downvote me if you want, but Green day had a terrific run in the 90's: Kerplunk, Dookie, Insomniac and Nimrod are all top class pop-punk albums. Especially Insomniac (at least for me). Might as well add on Rocket to Russia by The Ramones.
    Darth Wader
    The Gaslight Anthem: The '59 Sound
    galight is fantastic, i wouldn't consider them pop-punk. maybe a hint of a punk sound but somewhere between rock and country....real country i mean, not that shitty modern crap.
    whoever downvoted gaslight anthem is a complete moron. probably because they're not brutal enough. whatever.
    "No matter what genre you love now, every teenage rock fan had a brush with pop-punk that we all remember fondly. For some of us, that romance lives on. " No.
    What about Red Hot Chili Peppers? are they pop-punk/punk-pop. Probably not, they're kinda oldish i guess....
    Dookie - Green Day. obvious choice but it is the one that pretty much started the modern 90's/2000's pop punk era. Also it kicks ass!
    Jesus christ stop with all these ****ing down votes!
    I noticed that too.
    Some people are just being *****s, might as well go back and up vote everything.
    Looks like the metalhead elitists are getting mad that it's not their genre of music.
    haha I never got into pop-punk so I'm going to do the right thing and not nominate anything. I'm just gonna sit back and read the comments. lol Plus, this poll should be on the frontpage of UG. Normally they are...
    Yeah this is really annoying. I think it's a great idea for a list, but the final tally is going to be meaningless. They should turn off down voting for lists...
    Is American Idiot by Green Day considered pop-punk? Not the best album though
    Oh! Oh! I've got a good one! Nevermind - Nirvana It was recorded before Nirvana were super-mega-ultra famous. It is not over-ptoduced. It's got loud guitars/drums/bass. The songs are angsty and upbeat. It stands up to the pop-punk test if you ask me.
    Oh god, this is tough. Green Day are my favourite band so I want to say Warning, but then there's also Catalyst by New Found Glory. Fuck it, Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler.