Tag: Pop Punk

‘GUTS (spilled)’ experiments with sound

When Olivia Rodrigo released her second studio album “GUTS” in September, it solidified her status among the top pop singers in the world right now. The 12-track album was filled with pop-rock hits that echo the sounds of the early 2000s and 2010s, similar to Avril Lavigne and Paramore. All […]

Lauran Hibberd gets delightfully personal in new album

English singer-songwriter Lauran Hibberd released her sophomore album “girlfriend material” last Friday. This pop-punk album follows Hibberd’s first studio album “Garageband Superstar” released in 2022. “girlfriend material” transports listeners to the early 2000s with its nostalgic sound and hints of teenage angst. A majority of the album consists of upbeat […]

As It Is revisits pop-punk roots in fourth album

Photo courtesy of Unknown Author, Wiki. After their experimental third album, As It Is has returned with “I WENT TO HELL AND BACK,” another new endeavor in sound that fits perfectly in their discography. For some bands, returning to the roots of their music after a heavy step away can feel […]

Blink-182’s “Nine” is an improved, darker sound

Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Flickr The veteran pop-punk trio, Blink-182, improved upon their sound with darker tones and themes on their newest album release, “Nine.”  Although “Nine” is the band’s ninth album to date, it’s their second release since founding member Tom DeLonge left the band. DeLonge’s […]