About the show

Do you remember the 2000s?

We don't*.

So to remind ourselves we created a spreadsheet of every. single. record. Which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 songs and the Billboard Top 200 Records between 1999 and 2013 and is tagged on RateYourMusic as either Pop Punk or Emo Pop.

Gotta Get Out of This Town is a podcast retrospective where we listen to all of those record chronologically. Because we have very poor judgment in making life choices.

* Sibyl does, but she's old, and won't for much longer.

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  • Episode 42: New Found Glory - Sticks and Stones

    14 June 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 mins
    2002, new found glory, punk

    This week we fawn over one of the most pop punk records in pop punk. Also some generalized weird stuff.

  • Episode 40: Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer

    7 June 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 21 mins
    2002, box car racer, punk

    This week we explore the era in history known as The Blink 182 wars. As cracks start showing between the two pillars of pop punk vocals.

  • Episode 39: Avril Lavigne - Let Go

    31 May 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 25 mins
    2002, avril lavigne, charting singles, pop, punk

    This week we explore Avril Lavigne's debut record. Including an in-depth narrative analysis of the songwriting masterpiece that is sk8er boi.

  • Episode 38: The Get Up Kids - On A Wire

    24 May 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 17 mins
    2002, emo, the get up kids

    This week we're very kind to The Get Up Kids because they named their studio "The Black Lodge", and two out of three hosts agree that that's pretty cool.

  • Episode 37: Something Corporate - Leaving Through The Window

    18 May 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 32 mins
    2002, something corporate

    This week we are left scarred and bruised by one of the albums that managed to get more under our skin in the history of this podcast.

  • Episode 36: Strung Out - An American Paradox

    10 May 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 14 mins
    2002, punk, strung out

    This week we finally like a record! Turns out Strung Out are pretty good! Also, this is a stealth pilot for about five different spin-off podcasts, given the number of digressions on other topics we go on.

  • Episode 35: Midtown - Living Well is The Best Revenge / Forget What You Know

    3 May 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 21 mins
    2002, 2004, emo, midtown, punk

    This week, on the Midtown supershow, we explore the whole career of Midtown in ONE. SINGLE. EPISODE.

  • Episode 34: Goldfinger - Open Your Eyes

    27 April 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 26 mins
    2002, goldfinger, open your eyes, punk, ska

    On a special episode of Gotta Get Out Of This Town, we explain why transphobic slurs are bad.

  • Bonus Episode 4: dc talk - Supernatural

    20 April 2021  |  Season 0  |  1 hr 21 mins
    1998, dc talk

    Given the tremendous success of our Reliant K episode, in this special episode we take a look at a 1998 record by the band of the guy who produced them and gave them their start in the Christian scene. Buckle up for a return to the past, as we fly back to 1998, and a return of us discussing evangelical music for some reason.

  • Episode 33: Simple Plan - No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls

    13 April 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 13 mins
    2002, charting singles, punk, simple plan

    This week we talk about Simple Plan and I'm too sleepy to come up with a more clever description.

  • Episode 32: Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends

    5 April 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 17 mins
    2002, emo, taking back sunday

    This week we ruin Elaine's nostalgic memories of listening to Tell All Your Friends by reading what Taking Back Sunday is actually singing in that record.

  • Episode 31: Finch - What it Is To Burn

    29 March 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 15 mins
    2002, emo, finch

    This week when the house lights go all dark, we shuffle on down to the trash of 2001 emo-pop and dig like possums to find... Finch! We did not, in fact, get stuck in the intake vent, but at least one third of the hosts enjoyed this album, so that's also good.