If you’re a little disheartened this week, we’ve picked out three pop-punks bands still flying the flag.
This week saw the release of Blink 182’s new album California. It’s proven to be quite a divisive release. We quite liked it, but other commentators online seem to hate it: there’s many comments saying it’s not their best work, and I’ve even seen some more hyperbolic commentators saying it proves pop-punk is dying as a genre. Now I’ll concede that California is a far cry from the quality of Dude Ranch but the death knell of the entire pop-punk scene? I don’t buy it. Blink 182 might be on decline but the scene has never been stronger! So if you’re one of the people perhaps a little disheartened this week, I’ve picked out three bands who have picked up the pop-punk slack where the genre stalwarts have perhaps slipped.
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