Label: Kung Fu The Ataris debut album from 1997 was a landmark in the D.I.Y. ideology of punk, and the music style was reminiscent to the pop-punk style that was gaining momentum in the underground punk scene of the 90's. Compared to The Ataris later work, this album is almost exclusively upbeat sounding punk. The slow acoustic songs are nonexistent (unless you want to count "Angry Nerd Rock"), the borderline alternative songs are missing, and any traces of Roe making emo style screams are unheard of. What makes this album so worth hearing is its pure catchiness and the well thought out lyrics. Roe, for a 20 year old musical rookie, was very skilled at making quality music. This album is catchy, pure and simple. While definitely not complexly written, this album does leave an impression on you. Anywhere But Here was a great debut album by The Ataris that shows their original roots and is very enjoyable. Highly recommended.