Building a Better Me

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Building a Better Me
Studio album by Dogwood
Released October 10, 2000
Recorded Goldentrack, San Diego, California and The Blasting Room Studios, Fort Collins, Colorado
Genre Punk rock
Label Tooth & Nail Records
Producer Stephen Egerton; Dogwood
Dogwood chronology
More Than Conquerors
Building a Better Me
Matt Aragon
Professional ratings
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Building a Better Me is the fifth full-length album from San Diegan punk band Dogwood released in 2000. Instrumentation for the album was produced and recorded by Sam Boukas and Dogwood at Goldentrack studio in San Diego but vocals were produced and recorded at the Blasting Room studios in Fort Collins, Colorado by Descendents and ALL guitarist Stephen Egerton, whose vocals appear on the final track "Nothing New". In 2001 the band was awarded the San Diego Music Award for best Punk band for the album.

San Diego City in California, United States

San Diego is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.

Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as "proto-punk" music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through independent record labels and other informal channels.

Dogwood is a punk rock band from Escondido, California founded in 1993. Their music has been compared to that of The Offspring, and they list Bad Religion, NOFX and Lagwagon as musical influences.

Track listing

  1. "The Good Times"
  2. "There's Room for Everyone"
  3. "Building a Better Me"
  4. "Comes Crashing"
  5. "Autobiographies"
  6. "Mycro"
  7. "Come Back Down"
  8. "The Battle of Them Vs. Them"
  9. "Cheat Me"
  10. "Someone See"
  11. "The Bad Times (Reprise)"
  12. "Overexposed"
  13. "The Bad Times"
  14. "Truth About It Is"
  15. "Great Literature"
  16. "Nothing New"

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