There seems to be a huge revival of melodic pop punk bordering on emo going on right now… you know, with bands like Title Fight and Latterman selling out reunion shows. I don’t know where this came from, but I do know that one of the earliest and most influential bands and albums of this genre is constantly getting overlooked. Weston’s Got Beat Up is a one of the most underrated gems in pop punk history.
Weston formed back in 1990 in Bethlahem, PA. While the band broke up in 2001, the breakup was short lived as they reformed in 2006. Releasing their 2nd album Got Beat Up in 1996, I think it’s one of the catchiest pop punk/emo albums around. Whether it’s the energetic sing a long “No Kind Of Superstar” or the Sunny Day Real Estate-esque “Your Summer Dress”, Weston’s Got Beat Up is a solid listen through the entire 13 track 33 minute album.
Incredibly nostalgic, if you dig pop punk or old school emo at all, you definitely need to check out these unsung heroes.
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