Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
While Blink-182's pop-punk has given more than its share of entertaining moments over their career, "sonic experimentation" is hardly what you'd expect from their sixth studio album. Within their guitar-bass-drums template... more »
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While Blink-182's pop-punk has given more than its share of entertaining moments over their career, "sonic experimentation" is hardly what you'd expect from their sixth studio album. Within their guitar-bass-drums template, however, they offer moments of playfulness and lyricism that stretch their definition of sound. The tempo changes and uses of (relative) silence in "Violence" and "Stockholm Syndrome" borrow post-punk conventions, and lend a new feel to the band's trademark cranked-upness. (The use of treated piano on the latter song also suggests that they?ve bent an ear to a few psychedelic-pop classics in their time.) As with 2001's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, a theme of loneliness emerges upon the first couple of listens, but this time it feels as if Blink wants to connect it to something larger than before. Growth from the guys who once jokingly celebrated man-on-dog intercourse? Yeah. And best of all, it's worth hearing. --Rickey Wright
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Blink's last, and also their best
MightyMongrel | WJ, Utah | 08/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blink 182 pretty much from "Enema of the State" has been a band that not only has everyone heard of, but has also heard their music. No doubt with such popularity, it's sure to bring on the criticism. And sure enough, Blink has had plenty of it, and for good reasons too. But, strange as you think it might be, I consider Blink in the category of such bands as Korn, Staind, and Metallica. Not necessarily because of the style of music, but for what these bands have done in the music world. Each of these bands have made their name known pretty well for their genres, and Blink has most certainly done the same for the Punk/Rock world.
Before even purchasing this CD, I had heard the radio-friendly songs such as "Feeling This", "I Miss You", and "Down". All very well put together songs, and also having the classic Blink sound to them. But until actually popping this CD into the player did I realize where Blink had really gone with their music; Somewhere they haven't gone before.
For those who like the hilarious and vulgar Blink, this album may not appeal to you. This album has some pretty deep meanings in it, some of which you may not catch right away. But the more you listen to it, you start actually feeling quite depressed in an addictive sort of way, if that's even possible. The chemistry between Tom and Mark's vocals in this album blend very well. They certainly have a way of sucking you into this one, and the more you listen, the better it gets.
Truly, Blink found a way to go out on a high note. They put together an amazing piece of work for their last time around. But now, we have AVA and +44 to look forward to. But for Blink, their last was most certainly their best, if not at least their most mature.