We're far removed from any era where pop-punk music holds any serious sway in the musical landscape. That whole movement sucked down its last truly relevant breath with Green Day's American Idiot
in 2004, and it's become an increasingly niche market ever since. Still, there was a time when bands like Blink 182 and the Offspring were selling tons of records and Good Charlotte and Taking Back Sunday hadn't become the punchline of an entire musical movement. One of the best bands of that whole era to achieve mainstream success was Eve 6
whose first, self-titled album and second album, Horrorscope
, have aged far better than many of their peers. They've returned with their first album in nine years, Speak in Code
, and if it doesn't quite reach the constant fun of their glory days, it's only because we're so far removed from an era where these sounds rang as true.