UPDATED: 20 '90s Pop-Punk Albums Better Than Green Day's Dookie
More ska-punk! And more trombones! This is the first album where trombonist Pete Anna joined Less Than Jake, and something about that horn combined with the album's comic-book theme elevates it well past Dookie.
15. A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion, Good Riddance
If you somehow missed out on Good Riddance, this fantastic album is the one to start with. The Santa Cruz, Calif. natives perfected their catchy hardcore sound on this second album, which would be worth its ranking just for their cover of the Kinks' "Come Dancing." Luckily it brings way more than that to the table,
14. The Shape of Punk to Come, Refused
This album by the Swedish hardcore band Refused has found an audience well past the band's demise, and rightfully so. Shape of Punk... is anti-establishment as shit, from the lyrical musings to the amalgam of sounds. Pick it apart and you can find hints of everything from hardcore, punk, and pop to even jazz, yet everything makes sense as a whole. Refused broke up only a few months after the album was released, but the band remains a major part of the pop-punk sphere given its postmortem influence alone.
13. Goldfinger, Goldfinger
More ska-punk and we aren't even ashamed, because Goldfinger's self-titled first album is worth every bit of its weight in trumpet and keyboard deliciousness. Go listen to "Here In Your Bedroom" if you don't believe us.
12. Everything Sucks, Descendents
The fifth album by Descendents, Everything Sucks was also the Manhattan Beach group's first album to land on the charts. We don't know why they weren't more mainstream-popular during the '80s, but when they returned with this reunion album after nine years on the lam, people caught on quick. Unfortunately, it was right in the midst of all of the Dookie furor, so Everything Sucks still got overshadowed
11. Pussy Whipped, Bikini Kill
Just go listen to "Rebel Girl." You'll understand why.
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