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  1. fran.182

    Top 10 Post-Reunion Blink Songs

    1. After Midnight 2. Pretty Little G*rl 3. When I Was Young 4. Ghost On The Dancefloor 5. Natives 6. Disaster 7. Kaleidoscope 8. San Diego 9. Sober 10. Misery Didn't put a lot of thought into it. Bottom 3/4 are more volatile...
  2. fran.182

    New Feldmann Topic

    Obviously, Mark, Travis and Matt had their say in the new album. I don't even think they were not the main songwriters and my issue really isn't that a producer co-wrote them - I don't care about that, what matters is how good the songs are. That said, for anyone that has ever listened to any of those three guys' past music and to stuff produced by Feldmann, it's pretty clear that most of the bad elements came from him: the copy/paste feel, the ridiculous overuse of vocalizing, the mandatory "first thought best thought" approach to lyrics, the forced and generic "we are forgotten young suburbia" motto, etc. Plus we know the band was in a weird position and we've read countless times about Mark's writer's block/lack of confidence... Feldmann also brought positive things (I love most of California), like returning Mark's voice to life and giving Matt that old raspy tone again, but now that the deluxe is out I think they went as far and as expansive as they could with him. In the end, it's clear he doesn't get blink's romantic/lostful/earnest side, he sees them just as a shitty and goofy pop punk band, which is depressing.
  3. "Parking Lot", which is a contender for worst proper song they've ever released. Unless it's a brilliant self-aware joke/satire...
  4. "Heart's All Gone". Great lyrics during the verses, but it's bland melodically...
  5. fran.182

    NYT: The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far

    Good list. If I were to make one, Mulholland Dr. would be there. Best movie I've ever seen... This would probably be my top 15: 1. Mulholland Dr. 2. Synecdoche, New York 3. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 4. Before Sunset 5. Her 6. Lost In Translation 7. Spirited Away 8. The Lobster 9. In The Mood For Love 10. Boyhood 11. 12 Years A Slave 12. There Will Be Blood 13. Inglourious Basterds 14. La La Land 15. WALL·E Honorable mentions: 3-Iron and Inception
  6. fran.182

    OFFICIAL home is such a lonely place music video

    I prefer the one for "After Midnight" (considering all their post-reunion videos). This one is fine, though. The retro approach worked well.
  7. fran.182

    California Deluxe Album

    Hits Daily Double's numbers are in... While these are not the official/Soundscan figures, they are certainly close: SALES PLUS STREAMING CHART: -- 26 BLINK 182 CALIFORNIA BMG 17,690 -- BUILDING ALBUM SALES CHART: -- 10 BLINK 182 CALIFORNIA BMG 15,345 -- Also, it re-enters the UK albums chart at #15: "Their seventh studio album in a little over 21 years - and the first fronted by Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba - California became the first ever No.1 album for the pop/punk trio Blink 182 last July, and the release of a deluxe edition restores it to the chart at No.15 (4,738 sales), while raising its cumulative sales to 78,347." (Nice total sales in the UK, 100 000 copies would give them a Gold certification.)
  8. fran.182

    Blink-182 Future.

    Thank you. I've wanted this for so long, even when Tom was still in the band. Plus, Skiba would work really well with that 80s vibe, he has showcased it with Heavens and the second Sekrets' record. And let's not forget his ability to write dark and poetic lyrics.
  9. fran.182

    Favorite California Deluxe Song (pick your top 3)?

    Last Train Home, Long Lost Feeling and Misery.
  10. fran.182

    Don't Mean Anything Discussion Thread

    This one is easily the best pop punk song on the deluxe, but then again the other two were the worst proper tracks of this whole era and among the worst blink songs ever ("Parking Lot" and "Wildfire"). They basically encapsulated the worst aspects of California... Here, the somber melody suits them better, and while the lyrics are still weak, at least they are a bit more specific and don't feel so formulaic. We even get a great moment such as the "it's a long way back to the middle of the road" line, the way Mark enunciates it. Bridge is awesome, I always think Third Eye Blind is on and it's Stephan Jenkins who's singing "When we all fall to the surface sometimes / And we all fall back where we belong". Of course that comparison is a compliment.
  11. fran.182

    Next Single?

    It's really underperforming: barely top 40 on Mediabase's Alternative, yet to chart on BDS/Billboard. Didn't see it coming, I always thought top 20 was a safe bet.
  12. fran.182

    California Deluxe Album

  13. fran.182

    California Deluxe Album

    It has only been one year since California (we don't have a five-year or eight-year gap between albums this time) and half of the record is already out, though...