Blink-182 Oct 8, 2019 21:45:40 GMT
Post by marliz. on Oct 8, 2019 21:45:40 GMT
Of course I was a bit frustrated when I had found out Tom had left the band some time later. By the time he rejoined the band I already had moved on to other bands/music genres, but I was still interested to know what they would come up with after that long hiatus (and cause their last album) so I gave their new sound a chance and listened to Neighborhoods a couple times. I didn‘t like their new sound though. It was like they had heated up old stuff without adding anything new to it. It was also way too pop for me. I had always loved Travis for his excellent skills and unique techniques, but even his hands seemed to be bored on that album.
While other bands like Sum 41 kept on improving, Blink 182 seemed to be kinda stuck in their genre and old ideas in my opinion. It was the same old same old all over again and again. So I stopped paying attention to them after Neighborhoods.
I just now spotted this thread and gave Blame It On My Youth a try. I don‘t regret to have quit them a while ago. Yet again old ideas boiled up without any developments or excitement for that matter.
Ahh I remember talking to you about this on the Skype groupchat back in the day!
Fun fact, you actually got me listening to Blink after you posted "Blink-182 - Always" in the last song you listened to thread or something, which I loved.
Neighborhoods was pretty much newly released and I really liked it too. And after this I had this big ass Blink fangirl period hahaha.
As for this new album and everything... Ever since Tom left, the band feels like a sell-out to me. California had a few good songs but that's about it.