The Wonder Years were decent on their first album. Then they got horrible when Soupy got all "I'm not sad anymore" and became an annoying, arrogant, preachy asshole that pretends he's the Jesus of pop-punk. His voice is annoying as hell and his lyrics aren't that good either. "I woke up today and put all my shit in boxes,
It's 8 am so I'm glad I wasn't out late." "I've been drowning my sorrows in Lucky Charms and soy milk." And I and a bunch of people I know have met him so don't tell me, "Oh you don't know he's preachy and blah blah blah." I had to watch their set and he was worse than AVA Tom.
And yeah to add to all that, their fans are the worst:
Just my opinion. I think The Wonder Years are the worst band in pop-punk besides Man Overboard.
I know this should be in the other bands topic, but I'm sure it won't carry on too much longer haha, so sorry guys!
But anyways, I'm just a casual fan who enjoys the albums. I discovered who they were a few years ago. When The Upsides came out, I can see how it's a turnoff for some, but for me, I love the emotional side of any songwriter. It turns out, Dan was writing songs I could relate to (not to the extent of "dude, Soupy gets me bro"). I just loved the honesty and emotional attachment the band had with that album alongside their simple pop-punk music. When Suburbia came out, I was satisfied. I think it's very enjoyable.
Sure you can point out some his bad lyrics, but I could do the same for any songwriter. I've found a lot of his lyrics to be extremely well written while simple, and the way he captures a mood and story to some songs is awesome in my opinion.
And sure you can base a band off their fanbase, but that's just a mediocre approach in my opinion. Every band has terrible fans. Some girl said she'd kill herself over blink not releasing a song. I guess that's all of us now. We suck.
But yeah if you hate them whatever haha, don't just claim me as "one of them" because I like their music.