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  1. Can we have Justin Pierre instead? Damn, like in "Hangman", his and Mark's vocals would compliment each other so perfectly... (Perhaps Jim Adkins would be even better, but that would ruin my second favorite band...)
  2. Now, this is more like it. Great song... I can finally hear The Cure's influence in this one. Maybe "Drug" was just a turd after all.
  3. Anyone posted this yet? https://www.nme.com/news/music/listen-blink-182s-feeling-reimagined-1980s-style-2442053 "Feeling This" sounds superb. "The Rock Show" doesn't work though.
  4. You can take a peek at Kerrang's cover story here, but you won't be able to read much (we need scans)...
  5. I really dig "No Future" until the first chorus, then it has this sudden mood shift from melancholic/contemplative to bratty/goofy and it turns to shit. As if it's not enough we end up with those "happy" nananas out of nowhere... Wtf? Such a wasted opportunity - the verses and the bridge are good, even though they could be fleshed out lyrically. But yeah, I remember listening to it the very first time and feeling really pissed with how it builds after a strong intro...
  6. Ugh, it sucks. How can someone go from +44 (and how thoughtful it all felt) to this?
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. "Parking Lot", which is a contender for worst proper song they've ever released. Unless it's a brilliant self-aware joke/satire...
  10. "Heart's All Gone". Great lyrics during the verses, but it's bland melodically...
  11. 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
  12. I prefer the one for "After Midnight" (considering all their post-reunion videos). This one is fine, though. The retro approach worked well.
  13. 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.)
  14. 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.
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