At 5pm (PST) tonight we'll have the fine folks from Hopeless Records here to chat on the website. It's definitely going to be a good time, and I wanted to make sure I got my "Thursday Discussion" topic up before it gets too close to the chat. With that in mind, I thought it made sense to pick my top 10 favorite Hopeless Records' releases. While I'm not expecting this one to be quite as giant as the Drive-Thru list, there are some ridiculously awesome albums in the Hopeless catalog.
If you haven't checked these ones out yet - I definitely recommend you do. I included links to streams where appropriate. Feel free to add in your own favorites as well. Oh, and don't forget to come back tonight at 5pm PST to chat with the people behind the label. Oh, and yes - I'm including artists on the Sub City label as part of this. Those totally count.
1) Thrice - The Illusion of Safety
2) The Dangerous Summer - Reach for the Sun
3) Samiam - Astray
4) Against All Authority - 24 Hour Roadside Resistance
5) Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes.
6) The Wonder Years - Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
7) All Time Low - So Wrong, It's Right
8) Mike Park - For the Love of Music
9) Mustard Plug - Evildoers Beware!
10) Take Action Tour Compilations
Note: If you've got ideas for future 'Thursday Discussion' topics, feel free to hit me up on twitter or facebook or just drop me a PM here -- anytime I see a good idea, I've been adding it to my ongoing list for future posts.
1. The Wonder Years - Suburbia, I've Give You All and Now I'm Nothing
2. Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
3. All Time Low - So Wrong, It's Right
4. There For Tomorrow - A Little Faster
5. Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Color
This label is killing it right now. Excited for what's to come.
In no order:
All Time Low - Put Up or Shut Up & So Wrong It's Right
Thrice - Illusions of Safety
The Dangerous Summer: War Paint
There For Tomorrow - Self Titled EP
The Wonder Years - Suburbia
Against All Authority - 24 Hour Roadside
Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking
Common Rider - This Is Unity Music
Break The Silence - Near Life Experience
1. Thrice - The Illusion of Safety
2. Thrice - Identity Crisis
3. The Wonder Years - Suburbia...
4. Dillinger Four - Midwestern Songs of the Americas
5. Atom and His Package - Attention! Blah Blah Blah
6. Samiam - Whatever's Got You Down
7. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen
8. Ever We Fall - We Are But Human
9. Dillinger Four - Versus God
10. Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
I haven't spun a couple of these albums in years, but I do remember a time when I thought Avenged Sevenfold was kinda tongue-in-cheek. I still think maybe they were...at least for a little bit.
definitely agree that thrice is number one. the illusion of safety is a classic. also think you have to throw in avenged sevenfold waking the fallen. i wouldn't say i'm a big fan fo the band, but that cd is great.