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…
The Last Young Renegade experience left All Time Low feeling unsure of their future. A break from the band offered its members renewed perspectives, but before they could move forward, they needed to reconnect with who they truly are.
Watch twenty one pilots’ incredibly old-school lyric video for Level Of Concern.