50 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums

From Blink-182 to the Buzzcocks, we count down the best of punk's most lovable, lovelorn offshoot

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Good Charlotte, 'The Young and the Hopeless' (2002)

19. Good Charlotte, 'The Young and the Hopeless' (2002)

By 2002, pop-punk was part of the mainstream, and young bands were unapologetic in their pursuit of fame. "Joel and I always wanted to be in a big band," Benji Madden told Rock Sound of the twin brothers' ambition. "We never set out to be the cool, underground band that the elite listened to: we wanted to play shows all around the world, to anyone who would hear us." And they did just that, while taking the elite gatekeepers down a peg with songs like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "The Anthem," blending traditional pop-punk kiss-offs with light hip-hop break-beats and tales of broken homes, riot grrrls and bloody valentines. B.S.

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