I will forever embrace the teen angst of 2000s pop punk

I will forever embrace the teen angst of 2000s pop punk

Welcome to No Shame November! This week we’re diving into the pop culture we love that society tells us we shouldn’t.


I’m pretty sure 2000s pop punk is the only thing that got me through my teenage years, and it’s still helping me through life now.

The music of this era came from bands — now with matured sounds — like Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and Panic! At the Disco. It was known for its upbeat tempos, blaring guitars, moody vocals, and adolescent themes. It was hated on for being too depressing, too whiny, too hardcore, and not hardcore enough. The music was often plagued by vaguely misogynistic lyrics, and the subculture surrounding it contained far too few bands led by women and people of color and far too many men who abused their power to harm vulnerable fans. Read more…

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