Is Pop-Punk Dead?

Yes states Jim Farber in his New York Daily News article One Speedy Genre Does a Fast Fade as he points to the misfortunes of Jimmy Eat World, the Used, Sum 41 and Good Charlotte as evidence. Of course that is the problem when you are only looking at those bands who have cracked the mainstream buying, American Idol loving public while ignoring the hundreds of great indie bands bubbling under the surface. He also points out that Green Day and Canada’s own Simple Plan go against his argument. Maybe these four bands just put out shitty follow-up albums, the dreaded sophomore curse. It has happened before.