if stuck in the middle was on enemy of the world no one would have questioned it. and comparing them to nickelback or "radio rock" is pathetic. nickelback is awful. these are good songs that dont have cheesy breakdowns. its good theyre getting out of being lumped in with every other scene queen band who tries to be heavy once in a while.
if they wrote a similar record again everyone would be bored. let them be creative.
Pop punk isn't the greatest genre there is. its okay for bands to branch out.