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 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.

  • Bonus Episode 3: 2020s Pop Punk Round Up

    22 March 2021  |  Season 0  |  1 hr 25 mins

    This week we take a look at all the best pop punk released in 2020.

  • Episode 30: Bad Religion - The Process of Belief

    15 March 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 25 mins
    2002, bad religion, punk

    This week we listen to one of Fletcher's favorite artists... American Life-era Madonna. We also talk about The Process of Belief by Bad Religion though.

  • Episode 29: Lit - Atomic

    9 March 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 18 mins
    2001, lit

    For the third week in a row we are forced to be negative about an album and Elaine has a near breakdown on this one cause she just. wants. to. be. positive. about. things. Also Fletcher has a lot of good one liners this week.

  • Episode 28: Relient K - The Anatomy Of The Tongue in Cheek

    1 March 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 38 mins
    2001, punk, relient k

    Today, thanks to Relient K, we offer you the one kind of content EVERYONE who chooses to listen to a pop punk retrospective is there for: two queer people talking about christianity and religion. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!

  • Episode 27: Sugarcult - Start Static

    23 February 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 12 mins
    2001, punk, sugarcult

    This week Elaine is sad because she has to be negative about an album. Which as we all know absolutely never happens on this podcast.

  • Episode 26: Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

    16 February 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 6 mins
    2001, charting singles, jimmy eat world, punk

    This week the show's darling return, as we take a look at Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American. It's good.