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A look back on 10 classic pop punk bands’ “mature” albums

This edition of 'In Defense of the Genre' takes a look at ten times where a classic pop punk band ditched the youthful sounds that made them famous and released a ”mature” album.

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In Defense of the Genre is a new pop punk/emo/etc column on BV (5 best songs of January included)

In Defense of the Genre is a new column on BrooklynVegan about punk, pop punk, emo, post-hardcore, and more, including and often especially the bands and albums and subgenres that weren't always taken so seriously.

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Touche Amore at Irving Plaza in 2017 (more by Wei Shi)
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100 Best Punk & Emo Albums of the 2010s

The decade's best punk, emo, hardcore, post-hardcore, screamo, and more, from Foxing to White Lung to Touché Amoré to Joyce Manor to Julien Baker to Camp Cope, and beyond...

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Saves The Day Through Being Cool
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a look back on Saves The Day’s ‘Through Being Cool’ for its 20th anniversary

An expanded reissue of Saves The Day's 'Through Being Cool' is out today. Here's a retrospective review of the classic, highly influential album.

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blink-182 and Descendents’ comebacks, and the enduring influence of pop punk

PUP, Modern Baseball, The Hotelier, Beach Slang, Against Me!, Face to Face, Bad Religion & more prove 2016 is pop punk's best year in a while.

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dumb pop punk band The Story So Far (literally) kicked a female fan off stage

The Story So Far are a band from California who are named after a New Found Glory song, and they make the kind of shitty, bro-y pop punk that you'd expect a band named after NFG to make. Unsurprisingly, they also seem to have no qualms about bringing unnecessarily macho behavior to their live shows...

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Pop punk’s complicated relationship with indie rock, and the great new Wonder Years album

"Pop punk" was once widely considered a dirty term in most indie rock circles, but over the past few years it's been sneaking into indie rock vernacular...

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Matt & Kim going on tour w/ Blink 182 & My Chemical Romance, Best Coast & Wavves are probably jealous

Matt & Kim @ ACL 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)

Who would have thought back in 2006 when Matt & Kim were rising through the ranks of the Todd P Brooklyn DIY scene that one day they'd be third on a three-band tour with Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance...

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