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 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!

  • Episode 2: Lit - A Place In The Sun

    30 July 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 20 mins
    1999, charting singles, grundge, lit, punk

    In this episode we take a look at the downright bizarre 1999 grundge/pop punk crossover record A Day in The Sun by Lit. Is it a dud or a hidden gem? Yes.

  • Episode 1: Blink 182 - Enema of The State

    23 July 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 34 mins
    1999, blink 182, charting singles, punk

    In the first episode of Gotta Get Out of This Town we talk about Enema of The State, the influential third record by Blink 182 that projected pop punk into the mainstream consciousness.