Brand New - Your Favorite Weapon

Essential listening to form a true appreciation for this force of a band's later records (that's to you EC), Your Favorite Weapon is the archetype that introduces a style ever-present throughout Brand New's discography, although compounded upon and twisted to produce a new effect for each subsequent album. Young and hopeful but with a taste of a baffled provident darkness as many debut pop-punk albums are, YFW is a strong and very listenable rookie effort from a band that we now affectionately think of as an all-star (cool metaphor right?).