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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RVIVR, 'RVIVR' (2010)

49. RVIVR, 'RVIVR' (2010)

RVIVR don't necessarily recall the sound of fellow Olympians Bikini Kill, but these fierce feminist punks mirror the spirit of the Riot Grrrl movement – coming off as muscular while wholly avoiding machismo. Tense, alternating vocals between Erica Freas and Mattie Jo Canino – of another beloved pop-punk act, Long Island's Latterman – deliver shout-along choruses about finding something to believe in ("Old friend, hold on/If nothing than to this song," Canino belts on "Edge of Living") and the inevitable losses that come with growing up ("We'll have to dream up the ones that we missed because nothing about life is forever," Freas shouts over a furious hardcore beat on "Grandma"). "Fuck yes there's a sense of hopelessness," Canino told Unbelievably Bad Mag of the RVIVR sound in 2017. "But it's in a pendulum swing with moments of invincibility." M.S.

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