“The Upsides”, the sophomore album from The Wonder Years, was released to extremely positive critical acclaim. It also became very popular very quickly, and it’s no wonder why. Brimming with anthems of positivity and perseverance in the face of sadness and hardship, “The Upsides” became the soundtrack to a generation trying to see the good in life instead of the bad.
The Wonder Years’ latest album, “Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing”, showcases a band that clearly took their own advice to heart. The band is more focused, and the songs have more gusto and confidence than the songs on “The Upsides”. The album is filled with hooks and catchy choruses and meaningful lyrics, just like its predecessor, but it’s even more powerful. “The Upsides” will forever hold a special place in my heart, but this album is even better.
I have two color variants of the first pressing: gray and gray/transparent orange. It was pressed by No Sleep Records, but I have no idea of the quantities pressed because they haven’t released numbers. It comes with a sweet foldout poster too, with lyrics on the back. This album is amazing; if you haven’t heard it yet, get it now. And buy it, don’t just pirate it. If any band deserves your money, it’s this one. I’m not sad anymore.