the shape of punk
Twenty years ago, the seminal Boston hardcore act set a high bar with their debut album, inspiring both their respected peers and an endless line of lesser copycats.
The iconic album turned 20 this year, and while it's still endlessly debated, time has proven its impact.
Twenty years ago, the noisy San Diego band used insect imagery and sci-fi undertones to challenge perceptions of what a hardcore band should sound and look like.
Twenty years ago, the three-piece released a debut album that stood out by being just a little bit weirder than its peers.
20 years ago, members of Jawbreaker, Texas Is the Reason, and Handsome debuted a new project that leaned into alt-rock territory, dividing their audience in the process.
2000's 'Relationship of Command' cemented the band's place in history. But their 1998 album saw them honing their powers as a musical force.
20 years ago, the Philadelphia band injected some much needed showmanship into a staunch, humorless punk scene.
Released 20 years ago, the debut album from the Minnesota band created a new template for pop-punk that bands are still trying in vain to replicate.
With their sole LP, the New York band pushed against hardcore norms to accidentally define a subgenre.
On the band’s 1998 album, Bob Nanna and company created a template that ended up being a test run for emo’s mainstream breakout.
On their debut LP in 1998, Dan Yemin's post-Lifetime project fused hardcore and pop-punk together in a way that would be copied for years.
Twenty years ago, the Richmond band released the gold standard of melodic hardcore that would often be imitated but never topped.