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"Soul Punk"?!

So there's kind of a trend that I've been noticing with a lot of bands currently that play a style of punk music with a more melodic, catchy, heartfelt, and sometimes folk/americana inspired shit. Ya know, the type of shit that we can all relate to, shout along with, and get super wasted to. Lots of these bands seem to fall into categories like pop punk, folk punk, emo, etc. Lately I've been binging for these types of bands and been wanting to incorporate some of this into my original music. Hell, a band booking agent in my town advertised a gig for bands that sound like Gaslight Anthem, Menzingers, Hot Water Music, etc. These bands tend to get lumped together when being discussed. I remember that Rock Critic guy on youtube talk about bands like these, using the term "soul punk", a term that I've kind've grown fond of, though Patrick Stump kinda ruined it. Just wondering what you guys think of these types of bands? Is this a trend that's been going on for at least a decade? Could it someday be categorized as a real genre? Also feel free to mention some recs to check out since I've been binging hard.
1The Gaslight Anthem
The '59 Sound


Possibly the best and maybe biggest album in this vain. Every song on here is perfect to me, wish there were more records that sounded and were produced like this
2The Menzingers
On The Impossible Past


This rules hard
3Hot Water Music
Caution
4Against Me!
As The Eternal Cowboy
5The Lawrence Arms
The Greatest Story Ever Told


IIIII NEEEVVVEEERR WAANT TO SEE YOUUU
6Captain, We're Sinking
The Future Is Cancelled


One of the most emotionally hard hitting punk albums ive ever heard. psyched for their new record this year
7Restorations
LP3
8Latterman
No Matter Where We Go...!
9Iron Chic
Not Like This
10Signals Midwest
Latitudes & Longitudes


Just discovered this the other day, fucking love the guitar work on this thing
11Nothington
In The End


IT DOESNT EVEN MAATTER... sorry i had to
12Red City Radio
Titles
13Elway
Delusions
14Banner Pilot
Collapser
15The Holy Mess
Comfort In The Discord


They need more songs like Liza and Louisiana
16The Smith Street Band
Throw Me In The River
17Polar Bear Club
Clash Battle Guilt Pride


Theres something about this album that just sticks with me
18The Flatliners
Cavalcade
19Alkaline Trio
Maybe I'll Catch Fire


This could be disputed but they got a nice raw melodic and emotional punk sound thats not too poppy to be a Hot Topic bestseller
20The Riot Before
Fists Buried In Pockets


This is some cool underrated shit too, except for 'I Have My Books', that song sucks
21The Hotelier
Home, Like NoPlace Is There


I guess this is supposed to be more emo than the others, tho
22Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor


See 21
23Jeff Rosenstock
We Cool?
24The Bouncing Souls
The Gold Record
25PUP
PUP
26Make Do and Mend
Everything You Ever Loved
27Social Distortion
White Light White Heat White Trash


Dont know if they count but fuck it
29The State Lottery
When The Night Comes
30 Beach Slang
The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us


Dont know if they count but fuck it [2]
31Frank Turner
Positive Songs for Negative People


mostly folk but still got a little of his punk roots
32The Menzingers
After The Party


Already mentioned them but I just wanted to say that this is AOTY no exceptions
33Patrick Stump
Soul Punk


Fall Out Boy ruins everything
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