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  1. To the point I was making before - a good frame of reference is this youtube page which releases a lot of new electronic music drops. Proximity has over 8+ million subscribers, and a ton of their fans have no idea who Tom or AVA is (especially when you go through the comment section). Tons of illenium fans, however. Cool to see. Also, decent lyric video. A
  2. Illenium has been a huge fan of Tom for a long time - a lot of DJs and producers try to float around popular pop artists and vocal acts in their live shows for an easy, crowd-pleaser vibe, and this guy would randomly throw in almost a completely unedited Adventure chorus into his sets randomly. Everyone knows as well as I do The Adventure is not really a song you would throw on at a electronic dance party show - so I am sure Illenium reached out to Tom wanting to do something with him based on being a fan alone. Unlike a few of the other comments, I would say Illenium lifted up that chorus and
  3. They were planning to do a video for every song IIRC but the hype didn't really pick up on it. A lot of plans with AVA seemed to have gone down that route
  4. Tom Delonge just got the definition of a "white girl tattoo" on his freaking neck oh my goodness...
  5. That was dope, I'm a fan. blink not taking itself too seriously, as well as not trying to sound like a piss-poor parody of what they used to sound like. Instead, sounds like they're paying homage to the era they were and who influenced them, and I'm happy with that. Also, I think Mark sang the (2009....(teen)) in the first verse on purpose to emphasize the 9 lol. It's sung differently the second time around, and that was when blink was a shit show and touring with Tom - hilarious. I think it was a small nod to it, but not a dig or anything. Just having a laugh, like this song. This is what
  6. Dude, didn't you just ask for a download link to the Miley Cyrus blink song? Gimme a break lmao
  7. Was it the disproportionate head size that tipped you off, or the different skin tones on his deepfake face that clued you in? Or perhaps it was the quotations around his name in the thread title. Either way, thanks for the clarification there Sherlock.
  8. I prefer AVA over blink now but lets be real...all that was, was literally the same chord progression he's used on every single album since TOYPAJ on a synth pad lol...it was three notes. "OMG SO GOOD WOW"
  9. I showed by 30+ year old buddy who vaguely remembered blink a video of Darkside and he laughed his ass off. Couldn't believe what he was seeing. Showed him Kiss and Tell and told him he was the old blink dude and his response was "well clearly he made the right decision to leave". Funny hearing that from a fan with no invested interest in either of the bands - as Darkside is arguably one of new blink's best releases.
  10. Eh...no, I'm not lol. Both of em' are looking appropriate for their age - but if they're going to try and hide it, then they may as well go the extra mile and use the money that their earning to help out lol edit: I don't give a shit what two dudes in their 40s look like. My point was that Tom is hiding a very, VERY obvious receding hairline (who knew that excessive drinking and popping pills would fuck with your physical appearance in your 40s?) and that's it.
  11. Tom's receding hairline is the only thing that makes me overlook Matt's 20lbs weight gain in blink.
  12. I hope that's sarcasm - because if it wasn't, Tom has the right idea in doing what he's doing with his headgear. Guy should honestly just get hairplugs tbh.
  13. Well that was a nice big fuck you to Jenn lol. What an absolute rocket that chick is though, who is it?
  14. I said it when it was released, but it's so obvious Tom is talking about his divorce in this documentary. Made me feel for the guy - you can see his pain and his outlet in this interview shine through a lot.
  15. Mau5

    Nine Criticisms.

    Unlike California, I wouldn't be horrified if a song or two from this album came up on shuffle on one of my playlists. This album is totally one where I can turn to a casual listener and say "Yo remember that band blink 182? Yea they're still playing, this is their new shit! Pretty catchy....not nearly as good as their old stuff though" and a casual listener would bop their head and agree. Which isn't bad at all - but...when it comes to old blink, I can show someone unfamiliar with the band a song from Self-Titled or a live proshot of Enema and say "holy fuck check these guys out they're f
  16. Saw them at the now Rogers Arena when they toured with Weezer - definitely seemed like an opening band and a ton of people didn't know who they were. Weezer had the place packed too. They sounded pretty good but I remember before the song Sirens, Tom talked about sitting in a tree outside of a girls window who had one leg, and then fantasizing about making love with the stoop of the leg. My friend, after the AVA set just turned to me and said "What the FUCK was that guy talking about???" Great show.
  17. Wow this came out of nowhere - seems like almost all of his acoustic stuff with Angels does actually. Which is surprising, because they're always a pleasant surprise. Well done, seems like the band has some good chemistry finally.
  18. Bet he's really kicking himself for not sticking it out at least one more album with Thirty Seconds to Mars lol
  19. Mau5

    Nine Criticisms.

    Great post, agree with almost all of it. With that being said, I can respect this album over California. California was a piss take on blink's legacy and to music, other than Bored to Death and Cynical imo. This album seems to gravitate towards what Mark probably envisioned blink was to become post - TOYPAJ. Which is fine. I'm happy that other fans are happy with it. But to me, it isn't the blink I grew up with and loved. And it's not even the pop aspect - if we all take an honest look at the band, blink has always veered towards pop. To me, this iteration of blink is following
  20. People only like First Time because it sounds like Feeling This lol
  21. Mau5

    Do you like Nine?

    I've given it a good number of listens now, and tbh I think it's better than I originally received it. The tail end of the album stands out to me - but there are some trends in the new blink I fucking hate and they really bother me. I hate the auto tune. I hate the obvious, generic pop-radio attributes they put in their songs (esp drum filters, predictable chorus repeats or verse drops, guitar slides and muted instruments) I hate the fact Mark is pandering to an audience when singing about break ups and lost loves when he's had a stable family life for like, 25 years. I
  22. As the title asks, do you like it? What would you rate it?
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