Not considered to be Punk music. Punk died, but lives on in music that claims only to be rock ‘n’ roll plain and simple and straight from the garage. Punk exists now only in spirit and is not something you can purchase at Hot Topic.
Among Christian lore there is supposed to be a Christ, and then in various sects of Christianity there is the Anti-Christ. Well in this case…
Punk = Christ
Pop-Punk = Anti-Christ
Oh, and Rancid is not Punk just because Tim Armstrong had a Mohawk.
I blame the Descendants for the lame format later to be established as the current template for pop-punk artists’ success.