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2016: Year of the Pop-Punk Comeback Kid
Features, Yestalgia

2016: Year of the Pop-Punk Comeback Kid

Skater dresses, biker jackets. New, “diminutive” takes on choker necklaces. Scrunchies ranging from Debbie Gibson to Lizzie McGuire and a Desperately Seeking Susan Madonna. Trucker hats–trucker hats!–are a thing now. But the surge of 2016 nostalgia doesn’t end there. Curiously enough, it’s pulled the pop-punk powerhouse from the backwaters: Sum 41, Blink-182, Good Charlotte, and even Thrice, all newly reunited, are slated to release albums in the next few months.

Good Charlotte Revival: The Chronicles of A Young And Hopeless Love Affair
Diet of Disappointment, Yestalgia

Good Charlotte Revival: The Chronicles of A Young And Hopeless Love Affair

Good Charlotte spelt music. Four boys unmoored from a bedroom community in Maryland. Stocking shelves at Target, penning letters to labels: “sign us now for cheaper.” A dash of anger and hint of righteousness proved the critics and labels wrong. They made it. Where the music stopped and the story began, you never knew. Held under their spell, you wanted to be a part of it. Wanted to be them and be with them. You wanted to pour yourself into a jewel case, melt into the lowercase CarbonType liner-notes. And disappear. Into the music.

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