May 14th, 2013
When your last album has been cast into the annals of pop-punk history as one of the best ever, it’s fair to say that there’s going to be a slight weight of expectation on the next one. Luckily though, The Wonder Years don’t sweat it one bit. Continuing on the theme of growth presented in their last two albums, ‘The Greatest Generation’ is easily the band’s most mature record to date. Lyrically, it’s as reflective and thoughtful as pop-punk can get, with introspective, often nostalgia tinged lyrics delivered, with all the anthemic aplomb we’ve come to expect from the band.