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Blink-182 – “Last Train Home”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 19, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    Is it just me or is the deluxe California like deluxe bad? I guess some of our bands, like a fine wine, age sooo well (BN, JEW, Paramore, many others) and I'm so grateful for them...but then others turn into California deluxe. I was/am an enormous Blink fan since I was young and I like the sound (sometimes) of these new Blink songs just 'cause...they sound like Blink. But the tunes are just bad. Just me?
  3. LalalaBrian


    I agree. Blink is a bunch of old guys pretending they're still 18. The end result is California, an album that loses all of its authenticity. The self-titled and even Neighborhoods were steps in the right direction, because the tone was believable. I know Tom's a bit wacko now, but at least sonically, he was doing the right thing.
  4. somethingliketj

    And that's why you always leave a note.

    I'm loving new Blink. Most of these deluxe songs feel like B-Sides (and they are, remember), but a few of them were standouts to me. "Parking Lot", "Good Old Days" and "Don't Mean Anything" are all pretty rad.
  5. CampfireColorado


    I love Blink and I loved California, it just bums me out that I basically have to pay 12 bucks for a bunch of b-sides.
  6. Raku


    As per usual at this point, they release another generic song.

    Cool for those who dig it, but this isn't for me =/
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  7. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    Thank you for justifying my craziness.
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  8. meekers


    It think its amazing that you can get three amazing and creative musicians all in the same room and you get shit like this, the other stuff on the deluxe and arguably, most of California. I think all of you blaming the production are spot on. It's as if anything human, organic, or interesting they do just gets put into the Feldman production/song writing machine and it spits out this commodified, shitty, generic version of Blink. I was excited about the idea of Matt in the band and don't always love some of Tom's far fetched ideas, but all this new stuff just has a overproduced sheen to it that I can't get into.
  9. MightyBrian

    This is where I am suppose to write something cool Prestigious

    How long dose it take to make these lyric videos?
  10. gabe

    I'm a huge Blink fan. But the deluxe version was very underwhelming.
    6/8 was the best one in there.
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  11. Eml182


    I wouldn't call it generic really- people tend to think the lyrics are empty, but this song is actually about coming home from war - makes the song a bit more meaningful knowing that vs thinking they are just metaphoric lyrics for the sake of them.

    That said, other songs on this I agree with you on.
  12. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    Well said! And Dogs Eating Dogs was awesome for "later" Blink.
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  13. bakin


    Kinda over Feldmann's production now and making every band sound exactly the same.... He does great work with bands but the end result needs to be mixed up a little bit
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  14. anewhope


    they made lyric videos to every song now
  15. StoJa9


    Is that a bad thing? Honestly, who cares? They're not the only band that does it.
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  16. AshlandATeam


    I actually really, REALLY like this song. Not been a fan of the other deluxe songs really, but this is far from generic.
  17. DooDooBird


    I gave this new Deluxe album a few listens today and I have to agree with you. I just can't describe it and figure out what exactly bothers me about these songs.
  18. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    You naysayers are weird. I'm digging these new songs. Not all of them, but for the most part, I enjoy these quite a bit. Far superior to most "deluxe album" offerings.

    Maybe it's because I'm not really thinking of the songs as blink-182 songs...just trying to enjoy the music for what it is.
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  19. Letterbomb31

    Trusted Prestigious

    Brand New haven't released an album in almost 10 years so I don't think it's fair to include them.
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  20. SamLevi11

    Trusted Supporter

    Let's be honest, they haven't and probably won't ever write anything as interesting, mature, well written or varied as the Self Titled. But if I can get one or two songs to chuck into a set list from each album, I'm okay with that.
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  21. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Dig the deluxe edition, they're just pop punk songs.
  22. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    Haha fair point, it's weird I still think of Daisy as "later" BN. But I was thinking about Mene and I am a Nightmare. Different but awesome tracks nonetheless.
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  23. AsfAstAswegofar


    I had to Google to verify, FUCK I'm getting old.
  24. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    So far I really dig a lot of these new songs.....nothing special, but they're far from terrible.
  25. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    "Billboard is calling it [far from terrible!]"