Best Album of 2012
The Menzingers: On the Impossible Past
Pop Punk has grown so much since its hay day in the late 90s and early 2000s. While a scene once full of power cords, songs about girls and hanging out with friends soon turned to deeply personal and emotional. But pop punk bands never were considered “great.” Than came silence. During the mid to late 2000s there was pop punk to be found but it had lost its glimmer in the mainstream. It was time to evolve. The Menzingers weren’t the first, and they won’t be the last, but they were one of the first to do it great. “On the Impossible Past” feels like a pop punk for the growing adult. For the kids that grew up with the 2000s bands but now want something more, with the same sound. The Menzingers songwriting really shines here, and is their biggest strengths. Songs like “Good Things,” “The Obituaries” and the title track really shine through.
I once heard them compared as a Pop Punk Bruce Springsteen, and that’s a statement I really can’t argue. #bestof2012 #themenzingers #ontheimpossiblepast