Blink-182 Band • Page 1283

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

  1. 333 GANG

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    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:

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

    Fuck it, the entire record.

    Well done, blink.
     
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  2. 333 GANG

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    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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  3. FTank

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    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
     
  4. Darth Amory

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    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.
     
  5. jesseisabigdeal

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

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    This is less safe than California for sure but I like most of the songs on that record more
     
  7. 333 GANG

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

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    HEY! WAIT! PIN THE GRENADE!
     
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  9. Mrk_Brdshw

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    It’s like my brain just doesn’t understand or can’t reconcile it. Then the second time it makes perfect sense to me....like, I could probably even play it on drums.
     
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  10. 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.
     
  11. manoverboard365

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    Damn that outro on No Heart To Speak Of.
     
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  12. jesseisabigdeal

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    i kept starting it over to hear what you mean but it sounds natural to me. he comes in right on time
     
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  13. bradsonemanband

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    Yes to all of this!
     
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  14. Ronald.

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    I just searched “Blink-182 Nine” and the first article has a picture of the album art on a site called rap hip hop.co
     
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  15. Ronald.

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    All of the singles are better in context to the album for me.
     
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  16. 333 GANG

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    Yeah, I don’t hear it either. Sounds completely natural to my ears. There’s no way to write this without it sounding insulting (and I promise it isn’t supposed to be), but @Mrk_Brdshw I genuinely think your brain just isn’t processing it properly for whatever reason, haha. But I understand what you mean nonetheless, and have had issues like that with songs from other bands in the past, and it is super irritating.
     
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  17. Greg

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    Yea, I can get the count super easily. I don’t get this.

    Brains can be weird sometimes.
     
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  18. Mrk_Brdshw

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    Haha no offense taken, it’s one of those things where once I “find” it, I’ll hear it correctly from there on out.

    I know what my issue is though after breaking it down technically; when Travis opens that beat with the triplet, my brain is wanting the THIRD hit to be the start of the measure, for whatever reason. This makes me only able to hear Mark starting on the “and” of the beat so he’s always a half-beat ahead.

    As you said....SUPER FRUSTRATING. My musical brain is working against me.
     
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  19. FTank

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    Just listened quickly again for reference. I think Mark’s verse melody is syncopated at the beginning and Matt’s isn’t. Matt comes in on 2 of the bar but Mark comes in on the and of 1. That’s probably what’s causing confusion
     
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  20. jesseisabigdeal

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    you're going to fuck us all up
     
  21. FTank

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    You beat me
     
  22. Shaun

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    haha don't worry i'm processing it the same way, thinking that third hit with the ride cymbal is the start of the measure.
     
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  23. thedrudo

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    Top 3 at the moment --

    1. The First Time
    2. Pin the Grenade
    3. Darkside
     
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  24. jesseisabigdeal

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    what does "and of 1" mean?
     
  25. Mrk_Brdshw

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    I’m going to have to put it to a metronome before I can get a full grasp on it lol the only reason I even give a shit is because this is literally my favorite song on the album so far. Except my brain is keeping me from singing along to the beginning.