Curious to know ....
Is there anybody else other than me that prefers Suburbia?
This record has lots of heart, but I'm just not hearing the hooks, and for me that's the most important thing when I listen to pop-punk
The hooks are the most important because pop punk is a genre where we as fans automatically keep our expectations low musically and lyrically. The Wonder Years is a bit different considering Soupy has consistently gotten better with the lyrics. And the musicianship has gotten more mature. I naturally started paying attention to things other than hooks as an effect of that.