As expected, bro-dudes are being music elitist dickheads about this BUT a lot of people are being really cool B)
The last comment is really important because it shows that people once thought that some of the most well-loved artists today were “fake” or not good enough and now they define and lead genres. Music is always evolving and changing into what we love. It’s why we can love it throughout generations and why it still remains such a huge part of people.
If music didn’t change we’d still be listening to people like Mozart; no music we love today would exist without people doing something different.
So props to 5SOS. Who knows, maybe they could define pop punk for the next wave of bands.