Linkin Park, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday: pop punk alt rock that was your go-to in 2004, when you listened to your walkman in the car instead of talking to your mom. The bands on this playlist are bands you might not have listened to in a while, maybe because you forgot about them (Something Corporate, anyone?) or maybe because you grew out of them (hello, Linkin Park). But these tracks are your grown-up revisitations of these bands, lyrically and emotionally. When you were a teenager, the electric songs in this genre mattered to you because they were loud and aggressive and your mom frowned when you turned them on in your over-the-ear-headphones. But now, these unplugged songs should matter to you because of the raw, unhindered emotions that come through lyrically and vocally. The whole playlist will definitely take you on a visceral ride. The vocal talent showcased here is totally unparalleled (Shinedown, Anberlin, and yes, Linkin Park), acting as a beautiful medium to convey intensely profound feelings about love, loss, hope, confusion, and despair. Go ahead and put your headphones on and let it all take you back in a whole new context.