Better Off Dead
Released in fall 2000, New Found Glory's major-label debut has acted as a business model of sorts for pop-punk groups, influencing bands like the Starting Line, Fall Out Boy and Yellowcard. Featuring the upbeat track "Hit or Miss," New Found Glory runs along a route that's more pop-influenced than punk. Embodying the "easy-core" style that N.F.G. had been crafting since the late '90s, the approach would bring them a great amount of mainstream appeal.