Here's the drill: 12 songs to summarize an artist's career, in chronological order (of course). This one features... Formed in Minneapolis in the early '00s, Motion City Soundtrack are defined by a caffeinated, keyboard-driven pop punk sound and the funny-but-confessional lyrics of lead singer Justin Courtney Pierre, a combination that made them one of the defining bands of emo's second (or is it third?) wave. Because the lyrics are so important to the band's appeal, I'll share a favorite line from each tune. (And if you have Amazon Music Unlimited, you can listen along here .) 1. "The Future Freaks Me Out" (from I Am the Movie , 2003) "We waste away the days with nicotine and television samples / Of an era we hate to admit we embrace" 2. "Attractive Today" (from Commit This to Memory , 2005) "And as I gently sip this drink, / I think about my lack of future, / And of all the places I could learn to fall in love" 3. "