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1 minute ago, Juan said:

I can bullshit, if someone off the street asks you what you listen to, you aren't saying pop punk if the bands you listen to are screeching weasel, because you don't want them to mix up and think you listen to New Found Glory type bands

2020 is right that most people don't know Screeching Weasel (nor NFG for that matter) 

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Let's be real, someone off the street wouldn't even know what pop punk is so you would just say that you listen to punk rock music.

We need to do more of these battles. They’re good fun. Do a big battle of the bands including the Beatles, nirvana, Queen, REM etc  Yeah I’ll smash my house up when Oasis lose to Nickelback

Use this thread to complain about the tournament and continue arguments from individual battle threads after they get locked. Full list of bands in case you don't want to zoom in on the above ima

31 minutes ago, Patient #48273 said:

It's an interesting linguistic debate. Like with anything, is the definition used by a relatively small number of well-informed purists more valid/accurate/useful than how the term is used by the vast majority of people?

I think they're both right. I would consider both Screeching Weasel and The Story so Far pop punk. I also think that in the past, the idea of reasoning with broader terms faced way more resistance than now. Everyone was more elitist with language and they didn't want to endorse the use of imprecise words, but with the passing of time the use of terms in a much wider sense has risen gigantically and it has to do a lot with how society is evolving. 

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3 minutes ago, thongrider said:

2020 is right that most people don't know Screeching Weasel (nor NFG for that matter) 

Yeah but they're going to think of those bands from the early 2000s, not Screeching Weasel type bands, even if they're from that gen, or older or younger, they're going to assume those bands.

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1 minute ago, Juan said:

Yeah but they're going to think of those bands from the early 2000s, not Screeching Weasel type bands, even if they're from that gen, or older or younger, they're going to assume those bands.

That's on them. 

 

I think they'd assume Blink or Green Day. Bands closely associated with Weasel. 

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On 3/5/2021 at 2:23 PM, Machine Gun Skelly said:

Yea I didn’t get in to them until recently myself. That’s sweet you got to hang with Tom though. How receptive was that crowd to blink?

not very. some people knew them. most did not.

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16 hours ago, Patient #48273 said:

It's an interesting linguistic debate. Like with anything, is the definition used by a relatively small number of well-informed purists more valid/accurate/useful than how the term is used by the vast majority of people?

probably depends if you like spending time with "the vast majority of people." 😆

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Round 1 feels never-ending, but it’s almost over!

Rancid, New Found Glory, Lagwagon and NOFX move onto Round 2, which will begin early week.

It’ll be NFG vs. Lagwagon and NOFX vs. Rancid.

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18 minutes ago, Patient #48273 said:

Round 1 feels never-ending, but it’s almost over!

Rancid, New Found Glory, Lagwagon and NOFX move onto Round 2, which will begin early week.

It’ll be NFG vs. Lagwagon and NOFX vs. Rancid.

Feels a little too long, should we shorten the voting time?

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4 hours ago, _Bagel said:

Brand New should rightly lose to the descendents, but this first album was gold.

What a song 

I'm going to listen to Your Favorite Weapon in full before going to bed, I haven't done that in a while. 

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10 hours ago, Elisa said:

I'm going to listen to Your Favorite Weapon in full before going to bed, I haven't done that in a while. 

Hope it was worth the wait! So many tunes 

 

7 hours ago, Cheerios4u98 said:

probably one of my favorite pop punk songs ever 

brilliant isn’t it. Seen more spine in jellyfish 

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my siblings are filling out their March Madness brackets and I couldn't care less about basketball but I decided to fill out a bracket too. Clarke would be proud of me.

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everyone knows all my future votes now so you can start arguing with me ahead of the actual rounds!

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