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Blink-182 to Start Writing Next Album This Year

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 talked with Zane Lowe over at Beats 1 about the band’s plans for the rest of the year:

    We’ll take a little bit of time off, and then at the end of this year we’ll go back in the studio and start writing the next album. We have such a positive energy going on right now … a creative flow. Everybody has a bunch of ideas and we want to capture that. We’ll get in the studio as soon as possible

    It’s nice to live in a world where Blink-182 want to put out music on a regular basis.

  2. gabe

    New Blink is always welcomed.
  3. Chuck!


    I still love California. This is good news
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  4. JohnnyStacks


    Still wish they used a different name. I love Alkaline Trio and I love Travis but no matter this is not Blink. It's no different than Plus 44. You hear Plus 44 and it's missing something just like Boxcar Racer was missing something.
  5. testtime


    Elevator was the best song by BCR. Mark Tom and Travis need to be together. Plus, we let Mark write a full album and he gave us California...No thanks. You guys tried without Tom, it doesn't work.
  6. ARo24


    I still jam California on the reg. Glad to hear this.
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  7. Ska Senanake


    It isn't blink without Tom even if he doesn't want to be there.
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  8. TFT87


    I just want another Enema of the State.
  9. Ben Lee

    I drink coffee and dad my kids Supporter

    LOL, I'm not even a fan of California but you're crazy if you think this isn't working.
  10. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    It's not missing anything. This is blink. Bands change members ALL the time.
  11. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    Weird. Because it looks to me like it's working just fine.
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  12. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    New album should be done in a month guys. They're just farting out tunes left right and center.
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  13. lol, come on it was a massive success.
  14. testtime


    lets not compare chart position in 2017.

    what's your bar? I'd say California's marketing campaign was bigger than anything blink had done in 10+years.
  15. Chuck!


    People who want Tom back: did you hear Neighborhoods? Because it was bad
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  16. Chuck!


    The tour was massively successful. Bored To Death did great on radio. The album is their best in many years.

    Those are three pretty big things imo
  17. Bear

    Bear the dog. Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland mix

    They're definitely capitalizing on their momentum. Deluxe edition is like an album between albums and the new music keeps coming. They're touring, HISALP is getting pushed on radio and now everyone knows that even more new stuff is coming sooner rather than later.
  18. You can't argue they had a massive marketing push to make a massive album, massive tour, massive single .... and that the album failed.
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  19. felipecardel

    formless in the night Prestigious

    brace yourselves for the smallest display of progression in the history of music
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  20. testtime


    true, granted I never said the album failed. I said it doesn't work without tom. And it's blink 182. If neighborhoods had the same marketing push who knows what that albums success would have looked like. But i'm not even saying Neighborhoods was a better album. Just saying it doesn't work without Thomas Archibald Delonge.
  21. They had a large budget as well. The lead single just didn't take.

    And, it clearly did work without Tom. Arguing it didn't is ahistorical.
  22. testtime


    Saying the album is the best in many years is weird. It's only competing with Neighborhoods in that, and that's subjective. Sure I think Los Angeles and Home is better than anything on Neighborhoods, but it's nowhere near untitled--and that deserves to be mentioned by me :crylaugh:
  23. testtime


    Do you prefer California to Neighborhoods?
  24. Yes (and DED, and everything Tom's ever done solo). And turns out a fuck ton of people did too, as I said ... huge single, huge tour, all kinds of new fans.
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  25. JohnnyStacks


    Yeah, you can not deny how successful this album was. @testtime is insane if he thinks it didn't work. My gripe is that I just miss the unique sound they all brought to the table. Skiba can rip the shit out of rhythm guitar but Tom's lullaby riffs are what I miss. Glad they had this success with this album but just can't get onboard with how generic the albums lyrics and sound is.
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