Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by popdisaster00, Jun 26, 2017.
The lack of Run Away on all of your lists makes me wonder if I have the wrong album. So good.
This used to be the strategy when records would leak one or two weeks early but they seemed to have stopped doing that fullstop.
I liked all the singles but I’m still confused by them releasing BIOMY as the album’s first single.
Ahhhh okay holy fuck. Just listened to the album.
It has genuinely shocked me how much I’m into this. Songs like Heaven are what I envisioned adding Matt could do for this band.
Maybe Friday if anything
Mark's part of the Run Away chorus is so damn strong, one of my favorite things he's done in a long time
First Time is so fucking good, the ONLY thing I don’t like about it is that “yeah yeaaaaaah” at the end of the chorus. But the song is so good I’ll move past that
Halfway through and Im loving what I hear so far, especially from Skiba!
Now that I've listened through a few times I can confidently say this album is fucking awesome. Can't wait to get that splatter vinyl in the mail and spin it on my turntable.
Top 5 after first listen:
No Heart To Speak Of
Pin The grenade
Caved in... Listening now.
I really don't like the opening lyric of Run Away but the rest of the songs great.
I’m going with... Pin the Grenade (first verse is still frustrating af), Run Away, The First Time, Hungover You, I Really Wish I Hated You
Love the song, hate the title haha
With the exception of Darkside the singles are the weakest thing here. That said I really enjoyed all the singles.
The First Time
Blame It On My Youth
Pin The Grenade
On Some Emo Shit (wish it had a different title)
I Really Wish I Hated You
Still need to spend some more time with Remember To Forget Me
Me after my first listen:
I legitimately think that California is a mostly horrible record (especially the song writing, and the guitar work), and didn't think the band could release good and/or interesting music without Tom.
I was 100% wrong. I'm shocked at how good this record is. The diversity, production, overall songwriting is all terrific. Still not a huge fan of the singles, but there are at least 4-5 songs that deserve to be played live and will end up being top-tier Blink.
Amazing how wrong many of us were.
Pin The Grenade has the strongest, catchiest chorus from Mark I have heard in a long time.
And No Heart To Speak Of.... holy shit. Bangers.
I can’t believe that I’m into the transition between the outro of No Heart to Speak of and Ransom but here we are
Found a stream on a Facebook search that you don’t have to download!
The callbacks to older songs are a lot more subtle on this one. Pin The Grenade’s verses and drum part have a similar vibe to Kaleidoscope until the chorus explodes. Run away has a bit of the untitled interlude. I bet there’s a lot more peppered in there.
It’s too bad they lead with BIOMY. That and IRWIHY would have been really cool surprises had they not been released before the album drop. I don’t think they’re good expressions of the whole body of work. They’re more cool meandering left turns that fit surprisingly well in the context of the whole album.
This album is truly pulling the best from each member.
why is it frustrating?
First time chorus has some MH 4.11.2011 vibes as well. Radical to hear Neighborhoods impressions hidden in this record.
PIN THE GRENADE
love the bass and Mark's background aaahs in the second verse of Pin the Grenade. can't wait to spend the next few days just picking up on little things like that that make me fall in love with the songs more