Eight grade marked a huge shift for me in how I viewed music and how I sought out new music. I was no longer simply listening to music, I was IDENTIFYING with music.
I realized I like punk/pop punk and I wanted as much of it in my life as possible. I moved away from listening to the radio and pretty much exclusively listened to albums I’d either bought or burned from friends.
To find new music I began looking through the liner notes of my cds for acknowledgments and I looked at the labels bands were on and then listened to other bands on those labels.
This was the year my taste in music truly took shape. Since then, my tastes have obviously expanded but I’ve never grown out of the music on this playlist. For better or worse I still like every song here.