12:20 AM on 04/02/13
Anchors Aweigh is my favorite Souls album. I can still remember to this day being handed this album in 6th grade during band class by my friend, who I just met, and her telling me to listen to this album. Thanks to my friend, this album is the reason why I fell in love with The Bouncing Souls and what ultimately got me into punk rock in general. Right away from the opening bass riff of "Apartment 5F", i knew i was in for an absolute ride. There have been few greater music listening moments in my life than the first time I listened to 5F and how the pace kept picking up before exploding into the first verse. After listening to the album and gaining some of my favorite songs for life, I had to listen to the rest of their catalog. This album is the reason why the Souls have "gimme something to hold true, gimme something to sing about. Gimme a reason to care, I'll sing along forever."