Articles tagged pop punk

23 Aug 2016 // 3:01 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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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 // 2:05 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 // 10:10 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 // 3:13 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 // 3:04 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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16 Oct 2014 // 10:00 AM

Weezer and the Problem of Fan Expectation

Weezer's new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, walks the tenuous line between redressing the band's follies and giving in to banal fan service.

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Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Everything Will Be Alright in the End is not an album: it's an act of contrition that you can dance to.

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You Blew It!: Keep Doing What You’re Doing

With maybe the truest emo record yet to come from the recent resurgence of emo and pop-punk, You Blew It! call back to the height of the genre without getting too bogged down by tradition.

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In Defense of the Aughts’ Pop Punk Boom

Sure, it's uncool to like the New Found Glorys or Brand News, but that wave of screaming, poppy, punky acts was a fun ride.

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9 Aug 2011 // 9:58 PM

White Wives: Happeners

Happeners is kind of like Titus Andronicus' The Monitor just without the U.S. Civil War conceit that worms its way through that album, and replaces it with the Atomic Age concerns born of the ‘50s nuclear family.

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Yellowcard - “Hang You Up” (video)

Pop punk rockers Yellowcard recently released the music video for “Hang You Up”, the second single from When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes. The

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Yellowcard: When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes

Yellowcard has returned from their hiatus with a renewed vision and some of the catchiest songs you'll hear all year.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

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"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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