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Blink-182 Band • Page 1282

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by popdisaster00, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. bradsonemanband

    Trusted Supporter

    I feel like Mark took to heart comments from fans telling him to make a new +44 album. I’m so happy they made this.
  2. j0nnymarrzbar


    Skiba does some cool stuff musically on this record that really surprised me. There are a few instances where you'd expect him/them to transition to another major chord in like a chorus, except he takes a left turn and plays a minor chord or some sort of dissonant chord and as a result makes that shit pop.
  3. jesseisabigdeal


    we need the lyrics
  4. j0nnymarrzbar


    GL to these dudes trying to play Black Rain live.
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  5. Greg

    The Forgotten Son Supporter

    Just finished my first listen. It’s fine.

    Sadly, not a lot of the lyrics really grabbed my attention outside of a few random lines. Will need to listen more. But it’s good.
  6. SFguitar


    What did you search? Link?
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  7. 333 GANG


    Holy wow, Black Rain on good headphones is a fucking TRIP
  8. Donnie Ruth

    Trusted Supporter

    Heaven is the most genuinely excited I’ve been about a new blink song in a long time.
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  9. manoverboard365


    I'm actually liking Happy Days a bit now in context.
  10. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    The most impressive thing is that even the blink subreddit likes NINE
  11. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Happy days is great
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  12. Kross

    Newbie Supporter

    Anyone know when the VIP entry has been for this tour? I know it varies, but thinking about work and what not, seeing if it makes sense.
  13. bradsonemanband

    Trusted Supporter

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  14. thedrudo

    delta. Prestigious

    Yeah, it's soooo good. Honestly, this whole thing is pretty solid all around. I'm happy with it.
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  15. Mrk_Brdshw

    Dusted Groove

    Hard to explain, but I can’t find the start of the beat until the chorus starts. The count feels all off to start. This might be a personal problem, but it makes it sound like a jumbled mess when Mark sings lol I don’t have that problem with Matt’s verse because I already have a frame of reference where the count is.
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  16. 333 GANG


    Just finished my first listen of this. This is really fucking good. I don’t exactly know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this.

    I don’t know if it’s just recency bias or whatever, but I have no trouble saying this is a better record than California. There’s a little bit of everything here, and some of these choruses are fucking huge.

    The First Time slaps and kicks the record off on a really strong note. Heaven hit me HARD. Skiba crushes the second verse, and that chorus is excellent. Black Rain is straight Crimson-era Trio, and holy shit does it ever have me feeling some kind of way. Pin the Grenade might be one of the catchiest songs this band has ever written, and that’s saying something considering their back catalogue. No Heart to Speak Of is a glowing example of why Skiba was the right choice for this band. Ransom caught me completely off guard in the back half, but boy am I here for it. On Some Emo Shit is catchy as hell, that hook is dynamite. Mark sounds great on most of these songs. Skiba is on a different level. Hungover You just works, in every single way. Another huge chorus. The outro rules.

    This record is a fucking blast. I’m actually floored by how much I like this. Happy Days and Blame it on My Youth are fine songs, but they’re two of the weakest here. That being said, they do far more for me personally in

    Feldy NAILED it. I won’t stand for any slander.

    I can’t stop smiling.

    Early favorites:

    Black Rain
    The First Time
    Pin the Grenade
    No Heart to Speak Of

    Fuck it, the entire record.

    Well done, blink.
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  17. 333 GANG


    I didn’t even mention Run Away or Remember to Forget Me, but fuck, those songs are strong too. This whole thing is so damn good.
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  18. FTank

    Trusted Prestigious

    Not into much of this. It’d make a good EP imo. I’m down with The First Time, BIOMY, Pin the Grenade, Ransom, and On Some Emo Shit (terrible song title though). Black Rain was at least intriguing so maybe that one too. Everything else is a skipper for me
  19. Darth Amory

    Sith Lord.

    Aw dude, that's the beauty of Trio. I was a Tom guy on guitar forever but then I learned Trio stuff and LOVED when that shit happened.
  20. jesseisabigdeal


    i usually notice things like that but it actually sounds fine to me. difficult drum beat to sing over though
  21. FTank

    Trusted Prestigious

    This is less safe than California for sure but I like most of the songs on that record more
  22. 333 GANG


    I genuinely think this blows the bulk of California out of the water, and I really like that record.
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  23. bradsonemanband

    Trusted Supporter

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  24. Mrk_Brdshw

    Dusted Groove

    It’s like my brain just doesn’t understand or can’t reconcile it. Then the second time it makes perfect sense to, I could probably even play it on drums.
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  25. Full on love the "It was just one time, one time, started turning into two times, a few times ..." melody.

    The album's full of little moments, little gems, like that, that weren't in California. I think California felt like a band trying to figure out what they wanted to be and what they wanted to sound like. It ended up being an updated version of the band's safe spots, the things Mark and Travis have done for years and seem to be able to crank out whenever. Matt was more restrained, still obviously finding his place in the band. Nine feels like a more confident group that have clearly written a fuck-ton more songs together over the past few years and that time shows.

    There's very little here I think I'll end up skipping. It feels cohesive, fully realized, and pretty sneakily well sequenced. The back half shines for me, right after "Generational Divide" I like or love virtually every song and love how they all work together. I didn't over play the first singles, and that first stretch is really solid, but I'm drawn to so many little things the band played with in the back half of the album. ("Ransom" being the one song that doesn't quite fit for me, even if I like the drum work.)

    I like the diversity in sound, and that the album feels distinctly Blink-182 but with a new bag of tricks. Whereas with California it felt like there were times the band would resort to a writing style, technique, melody, or cliche they'd used before, this album shies away from that and it works.

    The Matt/Mark combo works very well on this album. Distinct and good usage of both vocalists, complimenting, countering, and supporting the other. Feels more like a group, with intertwined parts, versus "you go, now I go."

    I'll have more thoughts over the next few days/weeks I'm sure, but these are some things I've been writing down as notes over the past few days.