Nothing Feels Good

Jade Tree
Release date
10 Oct 1997
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Is This Thing On? 3:37 27,931
2 Perfect Lines 2:26 24,930
3 Red & Blue Jeans 2:55 31,259
4 Why Did Ever We Meet 4:05 31,006
5 Make Me A Chevy 2:35 22,643
6 How Nothing Feels 1:12 21,826
7 A Broken Tenor 3:25 20,142
8 Rasberry Rush 2:37 5,417
9 Nothing Feels Good 2:02 25,463
10 Pink Chimneys 2:27 21,144
11 B Is For Bethlehem 3:15 20,130
12 Forget Me 3:54 19,684

About this album

Nothing Feels Good is the second album by the emo band The Promise Ring. This album was the band’s first real hit and gained it a cult following, being praised by everyone from SPIN magazine to MTV. The band achieved a popular single with “Why Did Ever We Meet?”. The title of this album was used as a title for the book Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo by Andy Greenwald. Original bass player Scott Beschta is credited with writing and playing all the bass parts for the album. The cover art for the album was shot in front of Trimper’s Rides on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.

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  • titchio

    One of my favourite albums ever.

    9 Feb 1:00pm Reply
  • WordsComeBack

    the right mix of emo, pop punk and indie, what a classic

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Padocore

    I don't know why but this album reminds me of Scooby-Doo.

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
  • theeffieafton

    I listen to this album every day!

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • ProgClow

    there's something very,very pleasant about this cover art

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    and you, you're always, you, you're always dressed and buttoned up! badadadadadadadadadadundun dodododododododo and you...

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • diehappyx33

    Every time I go to Ocean City, I look at the boardwalk and that Rides arrow and think of this album cover.

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • I0O

    excellent cover art

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Timppa2000

    THE definitive mid-west emo album.

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    10/10 album, quickly becoming one of my all-time favourites.

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • dorianmichael

    Two-fifths-score-and-seven years ago, The Promise Ring humbly released upon this world, and into our lives, the unassuming album, 'Nothing Feels Good,' thus making each a damn sight brighter. Neither passage of time nor the eventual, genrecist slander-seige of the totally undeserved "emo backlash" - its misguided misrepresentation of the genre... irrational, the malevolent magnitude of its motivation... surreal - could succeed in tarnishing a single note, and therefore, fail to even slightly weaken the relevence of - or in any way diminish the strong emotional draw inherent in - this true masterpiece of post-punk enlightenment.

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • diehappyx33

    The actual location that this album cover depicts (Ocean City, MD):

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • GoGoJonah

    I don't know Billy Ocean and I don't know the ocean floor.

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Modestmilk

    this album has the very best bass guitar lines

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • diehappyx33

    The album artwork makes me appreciate the fact that I live relatively close to Ocean City, Maryland and have been to that exact spot on the boardwalk countless times. :)

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • Modestmilk

    sooo good

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • razcom

    this cd does [2]

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • god_of_monkeys

    perfect record

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • AliForCody

    a classic

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jakeemccoy

    board walk at ocean city maryland!

    7 Aug 2009 Reply
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