The MV Podcast 192: The Great Pop-Punk Debate

The Modern Vinyl guys invited me on to talk about Rolling Stone's pop-punk list. I defend AFI. Good times are had.

On the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the hosts debate and dissect Rolling Stone’s recent “50 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums” list. The conversation is split into categories, such as “Most Underrated,” “Most Overrated,” and “Right Band, Wrong Album.”

Writer/Podcaster Jacob Tender (Bantha Fodder) joins.

You can find a feed of every podcast appearance I make on shows outside of my own here.

My Favorite Things 2015: Music (The First Half) best of music 2015 (first half)

Another year, another list of albums I liked. I’ve only been doing this for like five years, but it only took that long to realize that I’m not making these for approval or blog hits, but so that I can remember this shit when I’m old.

Anyway, it’s July and that means six months of 2015 have passed and six months of 2015 remain. This is the half-way point and these are the records I liked or listened to the most.


  • Old Best Friend - Living Alone - iTunes
  • Hop Along - Painted Shut - iTunes
  • Walk The Moon - Talking Is Hard - iTunes
  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly - iTunes
  • Runaway Brother - Mother - iTunes
  • Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool - iTunes
  • Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi - iTunes
  • Purity Ring - Another Eternity - iTunes
  • Tommy Boys - Tommy Boys - iTunes
  • Smallpools - LOVETAP! - iTunes
  • The Maine - American Candy - iTunes
  • The Early November - Imbue - iTunes
  • The Wombats - Glitterbug - iTunes
  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - iTunes
  • Leon Bridges - Coming Home - iTunes
  • Breaking Benjamin - Dark Before Dawn - iTunes


  • The Japanese House - Pools To Bathe In - iTunes
  • Shapes & Colors - On Display - iTunes
  • Vallis Alps - Vallis Alps - iTunes
  • Wlfpck - Vol. 1 - iTunes
  • YMAEWKDogged - iTunes
  • Owel - Every Good Boy - iTunes
  • Aquilo - Calling Me - iTunes
  • Anthony Raneri - Sorry State Of Mind - iTunes

That’s it. I admit that I haven’t been listening to much as far as new artists go, so I’ll work on that for the second half of the year. As always, if you dig the artists above, grab their work on iTunes to support their careers and this blog.