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.

* Fletcher does, but he's old, and won't for much longer.

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  • Episode 13: AFI - The Art of Drowning

    27 October 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 25 mins
    2000, afi, punk

    Our podcast is one big dark room. ONE. BIG. DARK. ROOM. This week we go as goth as we get, with the iconic 2000s punk record The Art of Drowning by AFI. Ready up your black nail polish and eyeliner! And have a spooky halloween!

  • Episode 12: Zebrahead - Playmate of The Year

    20 October 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 24 mins
    2000, punk, zebrahead

    This week we chronologically review pop punk in GLORIOUS sonicvision, and discover that one way or the other, all pop punk leads to Sonic the Hedgehog.

  • Episode 11: Eve 6 - Horrorscope

    13 October 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 26 mins
    2000, charted singles, eve 6, grundge, punk
  • Episode 10: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Pay Attention

    6 October 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 37 mins
    2000, punk, ska, the mighty mighty bosstones

    Today we finally listen to a ska record. Ska does in fact exist! We delve into The Mighty Mighty Bosstones surprisingly estensive history!

  • Bonus Episode 1: Never Been Kissed and Repli-Kate

    28 September 2020  |  Season 0  |  1 hr 6 mins
    film, special

    A lightweight episode about two films that were mentioned in passing in past episodes. For some reason. Sorry.

  • Episode 9: SR-71 - Now You See Inside

    21 September 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 35 mins
    2000, punk, sr-71

    Gotta Get Out of This Town's rogue gallery expands, as we review the debut album of band-rightfully-no-one-remembers Mitch Allen and the Mitch Allens. We weren't expecting to find a new worse album of the podcast so quickly... but here we are.

  • Episode 8: Goldfinger - Stomping Ground

    15 September 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 20 mins
    2000, goldfinger, punk, ska

    In this episode we keep failing in our endless quest for ska, but we succeed in finding a band with mad cover skills. You remember Tony Hawks Pro Skater? You Remember Superman? These are those dudes!

  • Episode 7: Bad Religion - The New America

    2 September 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 14 mins
    2000, bad religion, punk

    The podcast gets introduced to legendary punk band Bad Religion through... their worst record, while Fletch keeps swearing that no, they're actually good.

  • Episode 6: The Suicide Machines - The Suicide Machines

    26 August 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 41 mins
    2000, punk, ska, the suicide machines

    This week we time travel to the year 2000 and take a look at the only pop punk record in the discography of Ska-core band The Suicide Machines. It's weird and not particularly good... but at least doing research for this episode got Elaine into the band's other stuff so... silver lining I guess?

  • Episode 5: The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About

    20 August 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 35 mins
    1999, didn't chart, emo, the get up kids

    In this episode we talk about the seminal emo-pop record Something to Write Home About by The Get Up Kids. We have a guest. We enjoy most of the music. We have a critical opinion of the record while recognizing how regardless of that it was massively influential. We have lots of fun.

  • Episode 4: Fenix TX - Fenix TX

    13 August 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 21 mins
    1999, fenix tx, punk

    Today we talk about a record, by a band. Thanks. We hate it.

  • Episode 3: Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

    6 August 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 24 mins
    1999, didn't chart, emo, jimmy eat world

    In this episode, for once, we really really like the record we talk about. Listen to us gush for about an hour about Jimmy Eat World's cult classic Clarity!