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4 Rock Albums That Teenagers from The Mid-Noughties Listened to

Come What(ever) May – Stone Sour

Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in 1992 by Corey Taylor. The band also consisted of various members such as Josh Rand (guitar), Christian Martucci (guitar), Johny Chow (bass) and Roy Mayorga (drums). Long-time members such as Joel Ekman (drums) and Shawn Economaki (bass guitar) left the band in 2006 and 2011. Come What(ever) May, their second studio album, was released in 2006, with hits such as “Through Glass” and “Sillyworld”. The album received a Grammy Award nomination. Currently, Stone Sour is taking an indefinite hiatus, but they recently released a live album and exclusive vinyl entitled Hello, You B**tards: Live in Reno. Josh Rand has shared with HMV that he has currently “seven songs demoed” as they all “write individually”. 

American Idiot – Green Day

Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1987 by Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt. They have been a trio since their beginning with drummer Tré Cool. Green Day has sold over 75 million of records worldwide, however they are mostly known for their political and risqué album American Idiot. Released in 2004, this album is famous for its four singles “Boulevard of Broken Dream”, “Holiday”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends” and “Jesus of Suburbia”. This album was heavily inspired by the modern American politic – 9/11, the Iraq War and the George W. Bush. 

The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance 

My Chemical Romance is an American rock band founded by Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way and previous guitarist Matt Pelissier now replaced by Frank Iero. The Black Parade was the biggest band’s success receiving positive reviews from the critics. The album is a rock opera about strong themes around death, the afterlife and reflections on life. In fact, Gerard Way has mentioned that Queen and Pink Floyd was a massive influence on the album. Ray Toro mentioned during an interview that his intention was to create something classic and timeless. Four singles was released from the album: “I Don’t Love You”, “Teenagers, “Welcome To The Black Parade” and “Famous Last Words”. 

Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park

Linkin Park is an American rock founded in 1996 by Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson with the latter addition of Chester Bennington. Hybrid Theory was released in 2000 and was a massive commercial success selling over 4.8 million copies. With four major singles such as “Crawling”, “Papercut”, “In The End” and “One Step Closer” , it is considered their best work. The band is considered the best-selling bands of the 21st century, winning over 69 awards and 197 nominations.