Tom has been my idol since i was like 7. I will always be excited for his music and have rose colored glasses the first few listens for sure. But with time, a lot of songs dont have the staying power.
for me, Tom has always been a better songwriter than Mark. Today also. He writes what he wants, pushes his sound when he thinks its getting samey. Not all albums/songs are great. Mark tries to write what people want to hear and think Blink is. I hate that. He’s so much better when he pushes himself.