I Don't Want to Grow Up

Descendents - I Don't Want to Grow Up
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January 1, 1985 / Release Date
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PipePanic
74
If you liked the bands first record, then you'll find lots to love about this record. With a less gritty production and a more cohesive soundscape, it's a more streamlined Descendents album. It's still got the group talking about the usual nerdy 'angry white boy' oddness that was on their last record, but with a little bit more musical coherency. Surprisingly, one of the bands that came to mind when listening to this was The Cure's debut album (especially on the second half of the album), with ... read more
notbuzzzila
100
Ultra-catchy punk rock with a much more accessible sound than Milo Goes to College. My World and Good Good Things are some of my favorite songs of all time. Descendents will always be one of my favorite bands.
EntryIncomplete
83
Cleaner production but the same punk spirit.
Descendents are just as lively and fun on their second album.
exception
85
Descendents get their sound down to a more concise and cohesive punk flavor. Where there were plenty of messy and off-putting aspects of their debut, I Don't Want to Grow Up has cleaner production and a poppier atmosphere. This record has a striking similarity to many of the skate punk acts of the late 90's and early 2000's, which proves just how influential the group is. The lyrics are basically the same as they were on the previous album, lots of nonsense and easily relatable themes, ... read more
Sinestroll
75
Best Song: Silly Girl
Best Theme Song: Descendents
Worst Song: No FB
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