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  1. That Album Launch stream was incredible, truly the most heartwarming Blink content I've seen in SO long. I taped that on a VHS when it was on MTV and watched it so many times back in the day haha. It was nice to see Mark interacting with those fun Blink memories and not seeming uncomfortable or putting on a front. It seems like he's more at peace with the past and the thought of Tom as a positive former presence in his life. To be honest I have a friend like that as well, you can have a painful mental-health related "breakup" with a best friend but as time goes on you learn to appreciate
    15 points
  2. Any of you Brits watch the Great British Bake Off? one of last night's attempts is fantastic:
    10 points
  3. Hi everyone. I've installed the latest update to the forums, there's a number of visual changes in this update and a bunch of stuff behind the scenes. Visually, I'm aware the logo up the top is now really small - I'll see if I can sort this out. There's also a number of re-indexing tasks still running as a part of this, you might notice the boards running a little slow for an hour or two but once these are done things should be back to normal. If you come across any issues please reply here and I'll do my best to sort it out.
    10 points
  4. Relistening to Neighborhoods with some proper headphones, shit - it gets better as time goes on. It's forward-thinking, it's a great (in places) alternative rock album ( I guess that's where it fits). There are some disjointed duds that kill the pacing and hinder the quality of the album. In spite of that, Ghost, Hearts All Gone, Natives, Kaleidoscope , Wishing Well and Even If She Falls are all fantastic songs. They're mature, have things lingering sadnes/wistfullness that kind of seeps through every bit of the album. It's a perfect album to listen to in a city at night, which I guess fi
    10 points
  5. We kinda knew this, just from listening to them you can tell its not Tom, the tones and styles are all wrong. I love all 4 of those tracks but I see them as good Mark songs and felt like that before Tom left. For the most part I think if Tom had worked on those songs they'd be better, the guitars on those are one of the biggest issues (especially HAG and MH) the only exception for me is Kaleidoscope. I love Toms vocals on it and I actually love the guitar on it, it's one of my fave blink songs of all time. I'm curious what Tom would've done with it, but I love it as it is.
    9 points
  6. untitled era blink is far and away my favorite era of blink-182. any extra recordings from that time would be amazing.
    8 points
  7. Always loved this. Tom at his best. Love his smile at 1:46 ish when he knows how awesome the song sounds and he’s right the song is fucking mega
    8 points
  8. My favourite blink cover is probably Dancing With Myself, because I don't like the original but Toms ridiculous vocals in it make me laugh like a mother fucker.
    8 points
  9. Kaleidoscope as a song is good but specifically the part where Tom comes in with "no reason, no action, no silence, no help here..." is god-tier. I like the whole song but that section specifically kicks ass the most. Kind of like with Here's Your Letter. Good song, but the bridge specifically is one of my favorite moments in blink's entire discography.
    8 points
  10. This is honestly one of the best blink videos i've watched in a decade. Please Mark do more of these! Such a good era of my childhood and to now have Mark Hoppus damm near be Blink-182 Morgan Freeman and narrate those moments is beyond fucking awesome! I want more!
    8 points
  11. was very fun to watch for sure. i know for all of us we’ve watched that video dozens of times... it’s the best blink video ever made. funny, interesting, well put together. to watch it in real time with mark was a dream!
    8 points
  12. Snake charmer is sick. Such a good chorus.
    8 points
  13. They're definitely different, I could seriously tell right away that it didn't sound like Tom. Not trying to hype myself up because I couldn't tell you specifically WHAT is different haha, but I could absolutely hear that it wasn't Tom's sound.
    8 points
  14. Might need to change the thread title back to “Meltdown” after seeing that tattoo.
    7 points
  15. He saved it, was incredible. See if this link works, if not go to his Twitch profile and it’s his most recent video. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/737277118
    7 points
  16. do we even have members under 18 here? don't tell feeling_this...
    7 points
  17. Listening to Mark Tom and Travis Show for the first time in fucking forever. so dumb. love it.
    7 points
  18. tom was all about the arpegios and hammer-ons. he went to AC/DC's "thunderstruck" academy of music. but as i've said before, that's one thing that made blink stand out in the scene. everyone was doing the octave chords after NOFX established the style. and you had metal-influenced technical bands like strung out. but no one was doing this goofy, 'i just learned my major scales' hammer-on stuff. it made tom distinctive.
    7 points
  19. Depression is fairly common, but there are definitely people who conflate occasionally feeling sad/down with depression. Edit: the whole destigmatization movement has been a double-edged sword. A lot of the messaging is that mentally ill people are essentially normal and their illnesses are relatable, but when people think that experiencing sadness is the same as depression or being worried occasionally is the same as an anxiety disorder, they think they understand what it's like to have one of those disorders, yet they have no concept of how debilitating they can be.
    7 points
  20. What are you talkung about? The fact that Mark didn't laugh at every single Tom joke is irrefutable proof he'll never let Tom back in the blink ever again.
    6 points
  21. It’s not really +44 to me without Carol.
    6 points
  22. Money is definitely a factor but i don't think it's the only one. Mark never wanted to stop doing blink. Not the first time when Tom quit blink, he was even super upset about Tom doing boxcar without him because he thought it could just be blink. Why did Tom need another band when he had blink? When Tom quit the first time Mark did +44 for the reasons he gave in the interview but he then dropped +44 immediately when he had a chance to bring blink back (that 2nd +44 record contract was turned into a blink record contract) because blink is all he had wanted to do. Then Tom dicked him and Tr
    6 points
  23. I don’t think Mark changed his opinion. He knows it is still disingenuous to call it blink without Tom. He just stopped caring about being disingenuous.
    6 points
  24. Nobody joined my forum so I’m back.
    6 points
  25. Was just on a voice chat with Mark, he said GOTDF is his fav NH song.
    6 points
  26. “Famous burro knows about blink shows before I do” - Mark ”every time I go on the blink reddit it’s just people arguing over Matt and Tom” Mark did guitars on MH, Kaleidoscope, Fighting the gravity, and hearts all gone. Everything else was Tom.
    6 points
  27. This new MGK album is fucking good. Pop punk lives in 2020, can't believe it. Congrats to Travis too
    5 points
  28. Hells Angels and H-waves The 2000s seemed like such a blur I didnt have much interest in playing shows with effort And on stage i dreamed all night of my big foot hunt weekend oh eh eh oh oh oh and the fans down there on the floor so close yet so far , yes they never seemed to notice that this silly pop punk act, was nothing but pretend, oh eyy ohh fame went to my yea-head now i only wanna do what Oi think is roight take foive pills for my back aliens are my loife
    5 points
  29. So there’s this viral video of some dude covering semi charmed life as if it was written by blink-182...and I don’t get it. It sounds nothing like blink. It sounds like the shitty pop punk genre that arose after blink in the mid 2000s.
    5 points
  30. You guys really overanalyze too much
    5 points
  31. This was legit one of the coolest blink related things I’ve seen in a while. So fun. You cunts oversold the “I’ll call Tom” thing though. I was expecting him to be acting very different based on how excited people were.
    5 points
  32. okay I'm only like four minutes into Mark's album launch stream and just seeing his huge smile as he's watching and remembering is making me happy while the world outside is quite literally burning down around me. This is nice. edit: that was super fun. would love to see him do more of these with other documentaries. this was nostaglic as hell for me, I used to watch these kinds of documentaries and blink vids all the time as a teenager, over and over.
    5 points
  33. Yeah, that was awesome. I'd love it if he watched more old videos (MTV Diary, UC 1&2, Riding in Vans With Boys, etc.)
    5 points
  34. Lol that was the media just making things worse then they actually were. The actual quote was “Fuck Tom Delonge were here to talk about our new music” which was just Travis being frustrated with every interviewer asking about Tom/blink breakup instead of about the new music. Tom more took stabs at blinks music and the band itself then Mark and Travis in particular.
    5 points
  35. I think it has. You gotta remember he had an extra 5 years of Tom doing his best to purposely make a joke out of blink at live shows and all the other stuff. It’s incredibly naive to assume Marks opinion on what makes blink blink wouldn’t change after all that.
    5 points
  36. “Travis and I could tour as blink-182 if we wished. We could hire a new guitarist and hit the road. It would be our right, since Tom quit. Of course we have no plans to do that. Blink-182 was the three of us. The whole thing would be very disingenuous.“ no matter what Mark says nowadays, deep down he knows this last few years of blink are bullshit.
    5 points
  37. In some way thats the curse of the new style of Delonge (recent 10 years) in my mind.. He didn't loose his skill to write great songs, but now he just drowns his playing in horrible effects that take away the quality and makes it super artifical
    5 points
  38. 5 points
  39. it's all about relative positioning. relative to good charlotte, is bad religion a "pop" punk band? no. they are melodic hardcore. but relative to a punk band with very little pop sensibility, say FEAR or black flag or crass, bad religion is totally a "pop" punk band. all relative.
    5 points
  40. Yeah, i'm in the same kinda boat as you except I do consider bands like blink, Alkaline Trio, Green Day, Good Charlotte (first 2-3 albums), Yellowcard, NFG and Sum 41 (especially first 4 albums) pop punk. It's the bands from the middle 2000's and onwards that I don't consider pop punk. Bands like FOB, Panic, ATL, Neck Deep and the rest. I do think the Wonder Years are pop punk outside of their last two albums. Maybe pop punk evolved but I just don't like the pop punk from the middle of 2000's and onwards. When blink first came up with Enema, I get they were criticised and basically were c
    5 points
  41. 5 points
  42. Damn, I had a huge smile on my face and my heart broken at the same time while watching this. It took me back to 2003. How can you blame Mark when he says that blink is for life?
    4 points
  43. Oh, is that the episode where someone has a really confusing illness and House is rude to everyone but it's all okay because he figures it out in the end?
    4 points
  44. MGK pop punk > Blink with Skiba pop punk
    4 points
  45. I think the weakest part of Neighborhoods is the bridges. To me its clear that they know that strong and interesting bridges is a part of their signaturesound, so they really wanted to continue doing that. But it just sounds so uninspring
    4 points
  46. It's actually frustrating that Tom didn't play guitar on the Mark songs. They're great songs as well. Imagine HAG with Tom's guitar as well as him trading vocals with Mark like they did live. Kaleidoscope is a top 5 blink song for me but it'd probably be better if the production of it was better and Tom played the same things as what Mark did. Fighting the Gravity would've been a bit more weird. Tom probably would've added phasers and shit like that. Would've been cool to hear and songs like MH wouldn't sound as boring with Tom on the guitar either.
    4 points
  47. 4 points
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