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One Song for Twenty Years

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    For this week’s playlist I asked everyone in the staff Slack chat to pick one song that came out between 1996 and 2016 (roughly the time that AbsolutePunk was sort of a thing). It didn’t have to be their favorite song from that time period, but it had to mean something to them and be special for some reason. I’ve compiled all the tracks that were submitted and put together a playlist on Apple Music and Spotify for your weekend listening pleasure. Below you’ll find a more extended break down of who picked what song. You get one song — what would you pick?

    Track Listing

    1. The Gaslight Anthem – “Great Expectations” (Jason Tate)
    2. Modest Mouse – “Dramamine” (Aaron Mook)
    3. Pianos Become the Teeth – “Old Jaw” (Aj LaGambina)
    4. Jimmy Eat World – “If You Don’t, Don’t” (Eric Wilson)
    5. The Maine “Am I Pretty” (Anna Acosta)
    6. Yellowcard – “Star Struck” (Becky Kovach)
    7. Northstar – “American Living” (Blake Solomon)
    8. Mark Ronson – “Oh Wee” (Charlie Joseph)
    9. Carissa’s Weird – “They’ll Only Miss You When You Leave” (Zac Djamoos)
    10. As Tall As Lions – “Ghosts of York” (Greg Robson)
    11. Anberlin – “Adelaide” (Joe Deandrea)
    12. Copeland – “You Have My Attention” (Keagan Ilvonen)
    13. Jimmy Eat World – “23” (Craig Manning)

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  2. Steve_JustAGuy


    I'm more upset that 1996 was 20 years ago than I am with any of the song selections. That Mark Ronson one is a throwback!
  3. Guys Named Todd

    Regular Prestigious

    All the way back to 1996? No thanks, I only need the year 2000. That was the glorious year The Baha Men released "Who Let The Dogs Out?" That song forever changed me as a person and really helped shape my musical tastes.
  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Showing the love for JEW!
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  5. Joe DeAndrea

    Regular Supporter

    Why I picked Adelaide: Cities probably came out within a few days of becoming staff. First time I heard it was in the album promo video a couple months before -- I think the last chorus played at the end or something and it just blew my mind. My mom had died earlier that year though and it was just starting to hit me. Didn't talk to anyone about it and kept way more shit inside than any 13 year old should have. I hated high school. Pretty much hated everything. But AP was the only thing that sorta made me feel ok. Then once Cities/Adelaide came along, that was the first album and song that made me feel like everything would actually be ok.
  6. EntryLevelDave

    "Draft Day" is a good film Supporter

    So much love for JEW yet somehow not enough.
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  7. Nice picks here. I have go to listen to "Ghosts of York" now. That's always been my favorite ATAL song.
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  8. Can't wait to dig into this later B-)cool idea for a feature.
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  9. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    There could never be enough.
  10. kpatrickwood

    Give what you can.

    I could have easily picked several of those songs as well-- especially "Great Expectations" and "23."

    But, I have to go with "Constructive Summer" by The Hold Steady.

    Let this be my annual reminder that we can all be something bigger.
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  11. Gwen

    11:11 // Resident Queen Prestigious

    "Ghosts of York" is the best fucking song
  12. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    I'd choose Counterparts -The Disconnect
  13. nl5011

    Trusted Supporter

    love the modest mouse love.

    biggest underrated band around.
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  14. sdnyjns

    I am not a robot

    Modest Mouse is underrated? Seriously, never heard that before
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  15. nl5011

    Trusted Supporter

    they arent normally on greatest of lists.
    I def acknowledged that they were big. But not always acknowledged as great.
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  16. Jason Detroit

    [Paranoia Intensifies]

    Can't believe not one single person has said "Three Point One Four" by The Bloodhound Gang :eh:
  17. Tim

    grateful all the fucking time Prestigious

    Since dc Talk's Jesus Freak album came out in '95, just missing the cutoff, I suppose I'll go with "Fake Empire" by The National. Brilliant song that I couldn't get tired of if I tried.
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  18. sdnyjns

    I am not a robot

    Ah, gotcha. That's completely understandable
  19. nl5011

    Trusted Supporter

    lol it may have been exaggerated. but my gf and me hold their early disco way up there with the beatles man, and where we are located at people think modest mouse sampled off lupe fiasco and not the other way around. (im exaggerating again)
  20. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Where's the #punk on this playlist?
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  21. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Also, @Jason Tate, I love the banner picture on the playlist pages, not just because it looks great but also because I can see Ledges on your phone.
  22. Haha, thanks! You can tell how long ago I was working on some of this given that it's my old phone and RDIO existed.


    Will have to take a new photo someday.
  23. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    RIP Rdio.

    Hey, it's still an update on that AbsolutePunk image that had, what, The Starting Line's Direction on it or something?
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