There are few things as magical as a debut that absolutely takes over the world, whether that’s the literal world with platinum status or the self-centered, tiny bubble of a world we were living in when we were 15. This week we draft our favorite debut albums and state our cases for which song we think represents the album as a whole. Make sure to listen to the playlists on Apple Music and Spotify!
Songs of the week:
Big Boy by Durry
New Hype by See You Smile
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270. All That I've Got by The Used
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269. Through the Fire and the Flames by Dragonforce
51:45This episode was published on April 1, 2022, originally titled "All That I've Got by The Used" as an April Fool's joke. Since we later went ahead and published a real The Used episode, we changed the title to "Through the Fire and the Flames by Dragonforce". This week, we left it up to the listeners with a Twitter poll to determine which episode we do this week. May we present to you: All That I’ve Got by The Used. No funny business here! BONUS EPISODES AND INSANITY ON PATREON Links: All That I’ve Got Music Video Dear Sister on SNL Songs of the week: Something Sweet by Mom Jeans Ten Digits Away by Koyo Hit us up online! Patreon | Twitter | Instagram | SpaceHey
268. 99 Red Balloons by Goldfinger
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267. Drunken Lullabies by Flogging Molly
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266. The Science of Selling Yourself Short by Less Than Jake
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265. The Songs About Places and Spaces Mixtape Draft
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264. Anywhere But Here by Mayday Parade
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262. Same Direction by Hoobastank (Into the Hoobaverse)
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