Before Everything & After

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Before Everything & After
MxPx - Before Everything & After cover.jpg
Studio album by MxPx
Released September 16, 2003
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 47:04
Label A&M
Producer Ron Fair, Dave Jerden
MxPx chronology
Ten Years and Running
Before Everything & After
Singles from Before Everything & After
  1. "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Before Everything & After is the sixth studio album by punk rock band MxPx, released on A&M Records. The album achieved the band's highest ever chart position on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 51.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mike Herrera

No. Title Length
1. "Before"   0:20
2. "Play It Loud"   3:18
3. "Well Adjusted"   3:39
4. "It's Alright" (featuring Benji Madden of Good Charlotte) 3:00
5. "Brokenhearted" (featuring Kris Roe of The Ataris) 2:10
6. "First Day of the Rest of Our Lives"   3:00
7. "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)"   2:55
8. "Quit Your Life"   3:35
9. "More Everything"   2:51
10. "Kings of Hollywood" (featuring Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory) 3:39
11. "The Capitol"   2:50
12. "On the Outs" (featuring Benji Madden of Good Charlotte) 3:10
13. "Don't Walk Away"   3:59
14. "You Make Me, Me"   3:05
15. "You're Not Alone" (featuring Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory) 3:40
16. "After"   1:43
Total length:


  • "Play It Loud" was featured on the SSX3 soundtrack and the Hilary Duff movie Raise Your Voice.
  • The album cover is a possible tribute to the cover of the Rolling Stones album Sticky Fingers, which does not show hands. Another possible tribute is to the cover of Chocolate and Cheese by Ween.
  • Portions of the Japanese bonus track "Family Affair" appear on the track "Before" although "Family Affair" was not released on the U.S. version of the record.
  • "First Day of the Rest of Our Lives" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie A Cinderella Story.
  • There is a backwards message toward the end of the song "It's Alright." When reversed there is a guy saying "And then one night, I just jumped off."
  • "Well Adjusted" was featured in a Pepsi commercial.


  • Mike Herrera - bass guitar, vocals
  • Tom Wisniewski - guitar, vocals
  • Yuri Ruley - drums, percussion
  • Jordan Pundik (New Found Glory)- backing vocals
  • Benji Madden (Good Charlotte)- backing vocals
  • Kris Roe (The Ataris)- backing vocals
  • Ron Fair - executive producer
  • Dave Jerden - producer, mixing
  • Steve Duda - keyboards
  • Phil Shenale - keyboards, string arrangements
  • Brian Hall - guitar technician
  • Annette Cisneros - engineer
  • George Marino - mastering
  • Tom Lord-Alge - mixing
  • Chris Lord-Alge - mixing
  • Ben Grosse - mixing
  • Elan Trujillo - assistant
  • F. Scott Schafer - photography
  • Marc Rhea - studio technician


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200[3] 51