Listening to Mainstream Sellout by Machine Gun Kelly 🎶.

At some point in my youth it felt like there were a ton of pop-punkish songs about how much the performer concerned was in always-unrequited love with “emo girls”, how they take a ton of drugs, how generally alienated and nihilistic they’re feeling, all that kind of stuff. The latest Machine Gun Kelly brings back those vibes big time.

Something about it would make me cringe if I was to find out it’s intended as entirely sincere rather than a slightly tongue-in-check callback to those times. But that aside, I’m thoroughly enjoying it as a retro listen.

I mean, this isn’t exactly lacking in cheesy clichés, but it’s also pretty catchy.