Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Bodycount

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Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
Studio album by From First To Last
Released June 29, 2004
Recorded February 2004
Genre Post-hardcore, emo
Length 37:41
Label Epitaph
Producer Lee Dyess, From First to Last
From First To Last chronology
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
Singles from Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
  1. "Ride the Wings of Pestilence"
    Released: October 8, 2004
  2. "Note to Self"
    Released: January 26, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count is the debut studio album by American post-hardcore band From First to Last. It was released on June 29, 2004 through Epitaph Records. The title was taken from a monologue in the film Heathers, in which Winona Ryder's character is writing in her diary. Production was handled by Lee Dyess and the band themselves. The album was remastered by Beau Burchell from Saosin, however, it is not indicated on the personnel, possibly due to a contemporary feud between the band.[2] The album is also notable for being one of the earliest projects featuring singer and multi-instrumentalist Sonny Moore (who has since launched a successful solo career as an electronic music producer and performer, under the stage name Skrillex). The album received generally mixed reviews from music critics.[3] It reached number 12 and 21 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums and Independent Albums chart.[4][5] It spawned two singles: "Ride the Wings of Pestilence" and "Note to Self". The hidden track (commonly referred to as "Dead Baby Kick Ball") features contributing vocals from American rapper Major League Player. "Populace in Two" was included in the soundtrack for the video game Burnout 3: Takedown. It was released on the iTunes store for download on July 26, 2005.

Track listing[edit]

2."The One Armed Boxer vs. The Flying Guillotine"3:18
3."Note to Self"3:59
4."I Liked You Better Before You Were Naked on the Internet"1:54
5."Featuring Some of Your Favorite Words"4:01
7."Secrets Don't Make Friends"4:01
8."Populace in Two"3:59
9."Kiss Me, I'm Contagious"3:22
11."Ride the Wings of Pestilence"3:45
12."Untitled" (Commonly referred to as Dead Baby Kickball)5:16
13."Failure by Designer Jeans"3:06

Note that "Failure by Designer Jeans" isn't featured on any album by From First to Last. It is featured on Punk-O-Rama 10.


From First to Last
  • Sonny Moore – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Matt Good – co-lead vocals, lead guitar, background vocals
  • Travis Richter – rhythm guitar, unclean vocals, background vocals
  • Jon Weisberg – bass, unclean vocals
  • Derek Bloom – drums, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Major League Playa – vocals (on "Untitled")
  • Lee Dyess – production, mixing
  • Beau Burchell – mastering, mixing
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Nick Pritchard – album design
  • Adam Krause – photography
  • Cody Nierstadt – design


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