Kicking off with a classic, Sum 41’s debut album All Killer, No Filler practically defined the resurgence of the angsty pop-punk that we hear today. Released in 2001, lead single ‘Fat Lip’ was an instant hit- rebelling against society and breaking all the rules, this song- and album- was exactly what the kids wanted to hear.
From the infamous intro of ‘In Too Deep’ to the relentless fury of ‘Never Wake Up’, All Killer, No Filler spiced up the candy-coated mainstream path that pop-punk was heading down. Despite what critics may have thought at the time (Sum 41 were accused of riding the coattails of other popular pop-punk bands, including blink-182), there’s no denying the hard-hitting impact All Killer, No Filler has had since. If you want to fully indulge in your pop-punk side without feeling like a 14-year-old girl, this is the album for you.
Listen to: Fat Lip, Motivation, In Too Deep