141. She Hates Me by Puddle of Mudd

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She Hates Me may be regarded as the last viral, word of mouth song that’s ever existed. Tom and Pat recall schoolyard talk about a song that’s an absolute bop, but also like, swears a whole lot! It blew their 10 year old minds, even if they couldn’t fully relate to the relationship-gone-stale storyline of the song.

All things considered, this song is an absolute banger (in the vacuum of melody, music, and ability to scream the chorus with a group of friends), and the video is just the cherry on top.

140. Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus

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Let’s face it, Teenage Dirtbag is the best loser anthem of all time, and possibly one of the best songs of the 2000s. That statement alone sums up the entirety of this episode, but we all know the Google algorithm rewards verbosity, so here we go. The guys discuss the first time they heard the song, which was a decade too late, and how the band’s sincerity and dedication to doing exactly what the frick they want screams “punk” more than most skids could ever hope to amount to.

139. 15 Years of Hot Fuss by The Killers, If It Pleases the Court

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We are gathered here today to determine a winner from the selection of 4 songs off Hot Fuss that received their own music video. The rules are simple, no one cares about anything and you always speak the first thing that comes to your mind. Between Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, Smile Like You Mean It, and All These Things That I Have Done, which has the better music video (or did they all suck), which had the better message, and which will ultimately stand the test of time?

138. The Reason by Hoobastank

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Not a single soul alive today could forget the song “The Reason” by Hoobstank. Every radio station in the world made darn sure of that. Both Tom and Pat have been fans of the song all 15 years it’s been out, but an effort to poke fun at the music video goes completely sideways when they find out it’s actually the best music video that’s ever been produced.

137. I Miss You Music Video, Blink-182

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The music video for I Miss You turns 15 years old and the guys go deep. They discuss the first time they heard the song, what the hell is going on in the video, how did Blink-182 wind up in this haunted house in the first place, who are these women and why are they dead, and the cultural impact this video had on emo and the subculture it existed in.

Tom announces a new podcast he’s launching next year with some insanely exciting guests, Pat asks the deep questions of does being familiar with 50 year old music even matter, and Tom gets loud and swears a lot. Something about sundials, but not the band. Check out our new I Miss You article here!

136. 15 Years of Green Day's 'American Idiot'

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It’s been 15 years since Green Day rocked the entire universe with their career revitalizing ‘American Idiot"‘. The guys remember where they were when they first heard the record, how it impacted their lives then, what it meant for the band they were just forming back in 2004, and how the album’s reception has changed since becoming a music, documentary about a music, and planned movie.

The band also announced the Hella Mega tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer just hours before this episode was recorded, so the guys got a chance to listen to and discuss the new track Father of All…

135. Lover by Taylor Swift

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After a quick meditation to get back into the swing of things, and after a brief and super normal fan mail bag, the guys discuss the brand new album from Taylor Swift, Lover. They discuss initial thoughts, where this fits in the hierarchy of past albums, which songs each loves the most, what were the standout parts from the standout songs, and how streaming has been redefining pop albums in recent years.

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Songs of the week:

Wings of Nightmares by Counterparts

Blow by Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, and Bruno Mars

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134. We're Taking a Break...

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Pat moves into an AirBnB, Tom explains the differences in cold brew and Japanese style iced coffee, Taylor Swift runs into some controversy (*Pikachu Face*) over who owns her masers, Tom does a follow up on his New Year’s Resolutions, and the guys explain why they’ve decided to take a 2 month break from doing the show. Miss you all already.

133. High School Reunion + 10 Year Anniversary Mixtape

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The guys take some time to recap their 10 year high school reunion, of which 1 attended and 1 did not last week in Erie, PA, fun times were had at Tom’s dad’s house, 17 year old time tries to dance to Soulja Boy with a girl, Pat watches The Hills for days on end, Pat is struck by a miracle foul ball which ends up as nothing more than foul play, and the guys craft their high school reunion playlist which will live only on this show.

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Songs of the week:

Hitch Hikin’ by Bruce Springsteen

Eternal Youth by Rude.

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132. The Road Trip Episode

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This episode was recorded at 72 miles per hour in the middle of what ended up being an epic road trip back home to Erie, PA for a 10 year high school reuinion. Tom recounts a story of finding a message in a bottle from Canada, attempts to discuss some kind of morning routine/schedule, but they end up having a crush-off of different kinds of potato chips… Don’t ask me, I just write the descriptions.

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131. A Fever You Can't Sweat Out v. From Under the Cork Tree, 2005 Deathmatch

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2005 did not disappoint our little corner of the music universe when it gave us A Fever You Can’t Sweat out by Panic! at the Disco and From Under the Cork Tree by Fall Out Boy mere months apart. While there’s plenty of similarities and cross-overs between these 2 groups, their unique sounds took on a life of their own and proved to be pretty polarizing, even in the decade since their release. The guys take a stab at breaking down the 5 best parts of each album in this week’s episode.

130. Tom DeLonge and the Future of Blink-182

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It’s no secret that Tom DeLonge has been busy making waves in the field of UFO research, and with the news of Blink-182 touring Enema of the State in it’s entirety, the guys discuss the ethics of the situation. Should Blink tour this groundbreaking recording without one of its main songwriters, and would it be better for society if Tom just left Blink behind and focused solely on The The Stars Academy? The guys may not have the answers, but they do have a lot of opinions.

129. No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls v. The Young and the Hopeless

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The year 2002 saw the release of some really great movies, tv shows, and especially studio albums, including but not limited to No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls by Simple Plan and The Young and the Hopeless by Good Charlotte. This week, the guys come loaded with their 5 strongest arguments for why each album their representing was better than their partners. Which one do you think bops harder? Let us know on Twitter!

128. Desert Island Albums, Jr. High Edition

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Drawing inspiration from Lord of the Flies, of which both Tom and Pat both indulged in the Cliffnotes versions in high school, the guys draft the albums that would have made it to their desert island playlists, had they been stranded in 8th grade. It was a fun look back at what they were listening to at the time, and tbh, a modern day desert island wouldn’t look too terrible different.

127. Linkin Park's Meteora v. Something Corporate's Leaving Through the Window, 5 for 5

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In a bizarre mashup of sorts, the guys decide to each talk about 2 completely different albums at the same time, inspired by a friend and listener of the show. Tom covers the album Meteora by Linkin Park, and in normal long-winded Tom fashion, it’s full of stories form his adolescence. The album helped him through some serious family trauma as a young teen, motivated him to wear nothing but DC clothing for years, and he even performed a song for three 7th grade girls in his bedroom after an early dismissal day. But he was in 6th grade so it was totally cool.

Pat discovered his album Leaving Through the Window”by Something Corporate much later in life after having a few casual interaction in 8th grade along with Tom. One of the songs has strong ties between him and his wife, while others remind him of strolling campus alone as a bushy eyed college freshman.

126. Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard

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Tom kicks things off with an apology that was months in the making, the guys discuss Blink-182 touring with Lil’ Wayne, Pat throws some serious shade at Jacksonville, Florida (sorry Tom’s mom), there was a traumatic experience while hearing Ocean Avenue for the first time, whether or not Best of Me by The Starting Line is a better pop-punk song, does Metallica rock or not, and about an upcoming 10 year reunion and the anxiety that surrounds it. Was that even a sentence?

125. Bring Me to Life by Evanescence

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No middle school skating party is complete without three things: four wheels, glow sticks, and screaming “Wake Me Up!” as your mom watches you maneuver left turns for hours on end. Bring Me to Life by Evanescence is an absolute anomaly that shook the entire nation in 2003, winning 4 Grammys, and introducing “Goth Metal” to a whole mess of children who would otherwise still be jamming Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne.

This week, the guys break down the lyrics, music video, and dig into some of the interesting back story behind the making of this song, along with uncovering one of the greatest names in emo history, Ben Moody.

124. Me! by Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco

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The most anticipated single of the year dropped as we started recording this episode. Taylor Swift teamed up with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco to create the jam of the summer in Me! We discuss all that’s lead to this moment, where she’s come since reputation, then watch the video live!

123. Taking Back Sunday, In an Old Freezer, but with Stock Footage

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MakeDamnSure is a song that captivated the iPod Nano’s of everyone in our sophomore high school class. The guitar riffs are infectious, the melodies carry every adolescent emo heart away to the darkest corner of their angst, and the lyrics are weirdly poetic and altogether confusing. But, unfortunately, the music video kinda sucks.

This week the guys break down the shot list with insider information from some behind-the-scenes footage that originally aired on MTV2, take a dive into the lyrics, ultimately disagreeing on what the song actually means, then discuss plans for next week when Tylor Swift announces something on midnight April 26th.

122. Strange Love by Simple Creatures, a Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth Supergroup

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After a storm of housekeeping, including but not limited to, the Taylor Swift Book Club, seeing Kelly Clarkson in concert, and several apologies for last week’s episode, the guy dig into the new “Supergroup” from Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, “Simple Creatures” .

The guys discuss whether or not this album is objectively good, whether or not they actually like it, will it make future road trip playlists, is it “cool kid music” and who would actually be jamming this EP on the regular. This last bit is met with wild speculation involving some college kids, a Bluetooth speaker from Wal-Mart, and failed joints rolled in student sponsored housing. It gets weird.