IHungTheLandlord wrote:Pop-punk has completely turned into something where I feel as embarrassed to say I listen to it as I would to be seen drinking a WKD at a house party. You're right, mostly it's all about the looks now. I grew up on bands like Sum 41, Green Day and Blink but now they're labelling All Time Low and You Me At Six in the same genre?! Not that I don't like these bands, I think they're alright, but there's nothing pop-PUNK about them. Just a few guys with pampered hair singing about chicks.
Michael wrote:Agreed. Was gutted to see You Me At Six are supporting Blink, so was glad when Four Year Strong were announced. Quite a lot of that whole genre seems to be about looks rather than music. Not to say they're aren't still good pop-punk bands (The Wonder Years, Four Year Strong, even Set Your Goals).
But you look at the demographic for All Time Low (who are playing TWO Brixton shows) it is mostly girls. Not to say girls don't like the music, but if they were 'ugly' (I can't judge so if girls thought they were ugly), I can gurantee they wouldn't be as popular.
As for Blink, I'll always have undying love for them being a fan for 10 years or so now...but when you have 'fans' who get wet over hearing WMAG? etc. then it kind of makes me sad as Blink are so much more than that.
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