Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing

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Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
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Studio album by The Wonder Years
Released June 14, 2011
Genre Melodic hardcore,[1] pop punk[2][3]
Length 40:07
Label Hopeless
Producer Steve Evetts
The Wonder Years chronology
The Upsides
(2010)
Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
(2011)
Sleeping on Trash: A Collection of Songs Recorded 2005–2010
(2013)
Singles from Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
  1. "Local Man Ruins Everything"
    Released: April 11, 2011
  2. "Don't Let Me Cave In"
    Released: May 3, 2011
  3. "Coffee Eyes"
    Released: June 1, 2011

Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing is the third studio album by American rock band The Wonder Years.

Composition[edit]

Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing is a part of a trilogy (along with The Upsides [2010] and The Greatest Generation [2013]) that dealt with vocalist Dan Campbell's struggles of being scared, loneliness and feeling lost.[4]

The title of the album and some of its lyrics reference the Allen Ginsberg poem "America" which according to the albums liner notes served as the primarily inspiration for the record. "Came Out Swinging" begins with a sample of Ginsberg reading the poem.

Recording[edit]

The album was produced by Steve Evetts.[5] Evetts would push the band to get the perfect take to the point where they felt sick,[6] such as Dan Campbell throwing up twice while recording vocals.[6] Dan O'Connor and Alan Day, both from Four Year Strong, recorded their guest vocals for "Summers in PA" while on The Wonder Years' tour bus during the 2011 edition of the Kerrang! Tour.[7]

Release[edit]

In March 2011, the band went on tour with Man Overboard and Handguns.[8] On April 11, the band released their first single from the album, "Local Man Ruins Everything," through AbsolutePunk.net. On May 3, the second single from the album, "Don't Let Me Cave In," was released. On June 1, the album's third single, "Coffee Eyes," was made available for streaming on the Alternative Press website. The album was released on June 14 through Hopeless Records. A video was also produced for the song "Came Out Swinging". The album cover features the band's mascot, Hank the Pigeon. In October and November, the band supported New Found Glory on their Pop Punk's Not Dead tour of the U.S.[9]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 5/5 stars[10]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BLARE Magazine 4.5/5 stars[2]
Punknews.org 4/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 4.5/5 stars
Kerrang! 5/5 stars[11]

The album debuted at number 73 on the Billboard 200, selling about 8,100 copies in its first week of release.

The album was included at number 5 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[12] BuzzFeed included the album at number 32 on their "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die" list.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Wonder Years.

No. Title Length
1. "Came Out Swinging" 4:04
2. "Woke Up Older" 3:33
3. "Local Man Ruins Everything" 2:49
4. "Suburbia" 0:51
5. "My Life as a Pigeon" 3:06
6. "Summers in PA" 3:17
7. "I Won't Say the Lord's Prayer" 3:06
8. "Coffee Eyes" 3:39
9. "I've Given You All" 1:40
10. "Don't Let Me Cave In" 3:23
11. "You Made Me Want to Be a Saint" 1:31
12. "Hoodie Weather" 4:01
13. "And Now I'm Nothing" 5:00
Deluxe edition

Personnel[edit]

  • Dan "Soupy" Campbell - lead vocals
  • Matthew Brasch - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Josh Martin - bass, vocals
  • Casey Cavaliere - lead guitar, vocals
  • Nick Steinborn - keyboards, guitar, vocals
  • Mike Kennedy - drums, percussion
Additional personnel

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[14] 73
U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums[15] 12
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums[16] 11
U.S. Billboard Tastemaker Albums[17] 3
U.S. Billboard Top Album Sales[18] 73
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums[19] 20

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b "Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing". 
  2. ^ a b "BLARE review". 
  3. ^ a b "Punknews.org review". 
  4. ^ Biddulph 2015, p. 43
  5. ^ "The Wonder Years - 04.11.11 - Interview". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  6. ^ a b Stewart, Shannon (March 14, 2012). "The Wonder Years' at the Gramercy Theatre - Backstage & Live - Photos - Fuse". Fuse. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ McMahon, ed. 2015, p. 20
  8. ^ Karan, Tim (January 19, 2011). "The Wonder Years announce short tour with Man Overboard". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Bird, Michele (August 15, 2011). "The Wonder Years, Set Your Goals join New Found Glory fall tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "AbsolutePunk review". 
  11. ^ Kerrang issue number 1384
  12. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 73
  13. ^ Sherman, Maria; Broderick, Ryan (July 2, 2013). "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F----ing Die". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Wonder Years - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ "The Wonder Years - Chart history (Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Wonder Years - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  17. ^ "The Wonder Years - Chart history (Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  18. ^ "The Wonder Years - Chart history (Top Album Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  19. ^ "The Wonder Years - Chart history (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
Sources
  • Biddulph, Andy (September 2015). Bird, Ryan, ed. "What Are You So Scared Of?". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (204). ISSN 1465-0185. 
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (September 2014). "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (191). ISSN 1465-0185. 
  • McMahon, James, ed. (8 August 2015). "Rock's Biggest Secrets Revealed!". Kerrang!. London: Bauer Media Group (1580). ISSN 0262-6624. 

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