AS IT IS – OKAY. (FEARLESS)
We’ve been absolutely inundated with pop-punk releases in 2017. Whether it’s the return of relative veterans like Goldfinger and All Time Low, or the continued rise of upstarts like Knuckle Puck and WSTR, what this year has proved is that, despite the fact that the genre’s golden years may lie in the past, pop punk is a corner of the rock world that remains cherished by many.
Scrolling through this list, you’ll find bands and albums that together explore every aspect of pop punk, with elements of ska, hardcore, alt-pop and emo being present in this year’s stand-out records. There’s even a bloody concept LP in there. Seriously, we’re not fucking with you…
Is pop-punk – the genre that gave us blink-182, Green Day and Paramore – dead as we know it? Or does the success of Machine Gun Kelly represent a rebirth for the genre?
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