Articles tagged pop punk

The Yin and Yang of the Universe: Conversations With Max Bemis and Chris Conley

Max Bemis and Chris Conley discuss the new Two Tongues record, family matters, and connecting to the rock and roll muse.

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American Wrestlers: Goodbye Terrible Youth

Gary McClure's power punk combo manages to combine the rich musical landscape of his native UK with the sophisticated pop songcraft of his adopted US, with excellent results.

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1 Nov 2016 // 1:15 AM

Joyce Manor: Cody

Joyce Manor’s fourth album, Cody is their most elegant effort yet.

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Jimmy Eat World: Integrity Blues

Arizona's power-pop emo heroes are back with a diverse new album full of sonic riches and emotional maturity.

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Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ Sways Young Punks and Thrashes All Around

With Revolution Radio reaching number one on the charts, Green Day continue to cross a political line while garnering new fans.

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Green Day: Revolution Radio

Green Day's first album since 2012 sparks whenever Billie Joe Armstrong's lyrics get personal but falls flat when he takes on society's problems.

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23 Aug 2016 // 2:01 PM

Green Day - “Bang Bang” (Singles Going Steady)

This sounds more classic Green Day than anything they have done in awhile.

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Joyce Manor: Never Hungover Again

Joyce Manor proves the axiom "brevity is the soul of wit" on their modern day pop-punk classic Never Hungover Again.

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Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

The Descendents today sound a lot like the Descendents you've always known, but this album is hardly a self-conscious clinging to past success. Instead, it's the sound of four guys with a deep bond, making music on their own terms.

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The Muffs: Blonder and Blonder (Reissue)

The Muffs would-be commercial breakthrough that never was retains its sweetness, power, and fun 21 years later. This reissue isn't a significant upgrade, however.

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17 May 2016 // 1:05 AM

Tacocat: Lost Time

Seattle-based Tacocat return with their third album, Lost Time, a fun and memorable record full of great hooks and bright production that speaks to the experience of the uncertainty and listless of emerging adulthood.

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Weezer: Weezer (The White Album)

Weezer's long-awaited return to form continues with a loose concept album about California, complete with the requisite Beach Boys influences.

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1 Apr 2016 // 9:10 AM

Weezer - “California Kids” (Singles Going Steady)

The nerdiest band in pop/rock history might be trying to recreate their image with "California Kids".

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14 Mar 2016 // 2:13 PM

Weaves - “One More” (Singles Going Steady)

Fast, fun, full of energy, Toronto's Weaves bring a no-frills punk sensibility to the table.

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Panic! At the Disco: Death of a Bachelor

The precocious Death of a Bachelor may overreach, but it's an undeniably fun pop album through and through.

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Motion City Sountrack: Panic Stations

Cut in two weeks, Motion City Soundtrack get raw while taking essential leaps forward.

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Life on Tour Is Exactly What You Might Expect

The vibrance of A Million Miles is hindered by the unnecessary facade of fiction.

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Going Forward and Looking Back with Taking Back Sunday

The original lineup is still back, and Taking Back Sunday happily tell us about their Long Island origins and the real subject of "There's No 'I' in Team".

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6 Nov 2014 // 2:04 AM

Lagwagon: Hang

Nine years after the band's last full-length, Lagwagon returns with Hang, another impressively complex and yet tuneful turn from a band that has long been one of the most surprising punk acts working.

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Courage My Love: Skin and Bone (Remix EP)

“Skin and Bone” seems to be a good song, but it’s like these remixers were all in the same room, sharing the same ideas.

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