Articles tagged pop punk

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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16 Oct 2014 // 9:00 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 // 8:58 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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26 Sep 2010 // 8:56 PM

Dirty Tactics: It Is What It Is

Sometimes competent, sometimes original, rarely both at once.

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The Dollyrots: A Little Messed Up

The group's third album paints the Dollyrots in the light of punk Pollyannas, delivering a message of staying true, all while plying fizzy pop-punk with an original and distinctive sound.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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