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  1. He clearly tried to mix AVA and Blink sounds to appeal to the majority of his fanbase. Smart move, and with Blink embarrassing themselves move after move Tom is really starting to look like the smarter one in a totally unexpected change of events since the split.
  2. Just saw the vid with that kid. This tour is such a joke and the band is super cringe on-stage nowadays.
  3. Hahaha the album is fucking called Nine? After Saves the Day just put out the worst record of their career last year under the same title, I guess it is only fitting that Blink does the exact same thing.
  4. All the songs have been really bad/mediocre. Just feels so lifeless. Not really sure where the band goes from here. The fact that Is This Thing Cursed? was so good with all this going on is still one the biggest mysteries of punk.
  5. Good lord this song is terrible. Abysmal chorus. Wish they had just started a different project without Tom.
  6. Been listening to it more and more. It's a real downer but there are great moments of honesty here where the instrumentation really comes together to create emotive parts. Such as the end of Pre-Arraigned Marriage, Negative Reel, the beginning of Swing and a Miss, but really the whole thing is quite good. A 4/5 for me, haven't really heard anything like it. Though I do think some of it is pretty crude and simplistic in terms of the song structure and lyrics. Other times these aspects are quite good. It also feels a little self-indulgent at times, but I guess that's part of the point. When we're really depressed we start viewing things in irrational and egotistic ways.
  7. Great album. Really hard to listen to at times considering the subject matter, but it's effective overall and I can't say I've heard anything quite like it.
  8. I don’t know what this post means. How would you not label that punk? Like what other genre would it even be? Punk isn’t just what you want it to be, it encompasses a lot of subgenres, many of which have only existed in the past 20 years...why am I even arguing with you guys, fans of punk music wouldn’t shit on an honest, long-running band like waterweed in this way. I don’t think we’re coming from the same place, I want all forms of punk music to prosper, and bands like waterweed are evidence that they can in 2019, when so much is stacked against them - like corporate, manufactured trash like BIOMY dominating the charts, preventing young listeners from hearing music’s most beautiful capture: emotion. Some people who hear that like the way punk expresses it, and go on to be members of the scene. This is why I stopped posting here, I feel very out of my element and like Blink is the only punk-oriented band anyone on here listens to. That’s fine, I’m not trying to deligitimize other genres or their way of expressing emotion, but the kind of vapid, fruitless shitposting I get here just isn’t worth it. It’s a natural extension of critique of Blink’s music to recommend other punk bands who are doing it better. This isn’t really a punk message board I guess, or even an open-minded one where people want to have interesting discussions about music, and I don’t have time to argue anymore, so I’m just gonna take my leave again. Take care. Hopefully Blink has a brighter future than it seems right now.
  9. waterweed writes better melodies than AWH. Nonetheless, I like that band too. This response misses the entire point of my post, which was that bands are still doing punk today, despite Ghent saying that music in 2019 has to sound like BIOMY, and posting that stupid rhetoric all over this entire message board.
  10. Hell yeah I do. Is there something cool about shitting on a great punk band that's been running strong for around 15 years? Here's another great band I could've posted from Brazil. They put this single out - in 2019! Without sounding like a pop band! What a concept. Bands around the world showing Blink how it's done. But whatever guess people here just aren't into this kind of stuff. That's fine I'm not really interested in attempting to convince people that the music I like is good, you do you.
  11. That song should be pretty easy to like for fans of punk rock. Not saying you have to think it's the greatest thing ever (I mean I don't it's just a good track) but it has great production, solid riffs, tight drumming, and a memorable chorus. I posted it because it came out in 2019 and is clearly reminiscent of bands like Belvedere, No Use for A Name, Arrogant Sons of Bitches, NOFX, Lipona, FACT...all bands that are in the same genre of melodic punk that gave us Cheshire and Dude Ranch! Which apparently blink can't sound like anymore because they have to sound like Imagine Dragons and All Time Low to exist in 2019, which is just a stupid argument. Also there are like 10 seconds of screams combined in that song. Like about the amount fucking MCR used on Three Cheers. So if that annoys you to the point where you delegitimize it by calling it "screamo" like a 4th grader than I regret even engaging with you. I understand blink doesn't use screams but how could you be on a message board about a punk band but still use that term it's just ridiculous. For me Blink was the gateway band into punk and all of its subgenres - post-hardcore, metalcore, hardcore, etc.
  12. Punk bands still exist in 2019
  13. Fast blink songs should sound like this: Slow/mid-tempo songs should sound like +44 and Alk3. How they decided that they should write pop songs co-written by 4 other people I have no idea. Or if they wanted more electronic influence, do something like Heavens, which was dark, moody, and catchy:
  14. What I don't get is the hatred for Parking Lot. I feel like the hate on that song is a big meme around here. It's one of the more fun, punk-oriented songs blink has done post-Tom. It has unique stuff going on with the guitars relative to the rest of California, like of all the shit songs Blink has put out since 2016 that's the one people make fun of? I might even call it my favorite song off of California - a solid 6/10!
  15. My favorite character in all this is Matt. The new Trio record was the best shit they’ve done since 2003, like of course he knows this is shit and is just here for the money. What a troll lol.
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