Everything Sucks is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band the Descendents, released in 1996 through Epitaph Records. It was their first album of new studio material since 1987’s All, after which singer Milo Aukerman had left the band to pursue a career in biochemistry.
When Aukerman left, the remaining members (bassist Karl Alvarez, guitarist Stephen Egerton, and drummer Bill Stevenson) had changed the band’s name to All and released eight albums between 1988 and 1995 with singers Dave Smalley, Scott Reynolds, then Chad Price.
When Aukerman decided to return to music the group chose to operate as two acts simultaneously, with Aukerman fronting the Descendents and Price fronting ALL. Originally the other three members were working on a monster 19-track album for ALL, but when Aukerman returned with a desire to make music, ALL’s seventh full-length was shelved for two years while the Descendents worked on more songs. There was no love lost – Chad Price provided backup vocals for the Descendents’s venture.
Of the original sessions with ALL, Descendents picked up “I’m the One”, “Sick-O-Me”, “Caught”, “When I Get Old”, “She Loves Me”, “Hateful Notebook”, “We”, “I Won’t Let Me”, and “Thank You”. Later ALL track “Silence” was also chosen by Milo, and recorded as a duet between Milo and Chad, but shelved for unknown reasons before the album was mastered.
Everything Sucks was the first Descendents release to chart, reaching #132 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on Top Heatseekers, supported by the singles “I’m the One” and “When I Get Old”.
Aukerman returned to his biochemistry career following this album’s supporting tours, but reunited with Descendents in 2004 for Cool to Be You, in 2010 for live performances, and again in 2016 for Hypercaffium Spazzinate.