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why do we care about subjective rankings at all? it's just an opinion from an unknown idiot.

there are hundreds of rankings on these boards too (they are all absolutely pointless and unnecessary anyway), so i don't think we need rankings from other sites.

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3 hours ago, vic vinegar said:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/blink-182-albums-ranked-worst-to-best/

Searching for early reviews of the deluxe and came across this album ranking. Guy has balls putting DR as #1. I don't agree with every point he makes, at times he's just ignorant in his reasoning, but nice to see an older album get some love.

I actually agree with this ranking..the top 4 will always be interchangeable and impossible to rank.  I always go back and forth between Dude Ranch, Enema, Untitled, and Toypaj.  All have their reasoning for #1..but then u kick yourself over not doing the other.

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6 hours ago, JarJarBlinks said:

Why did it take balls to put DR #1? That would be mine too. 

Getting click bait would put Enema or TOYPAJ. Being pretentious would be Untitled. Plus DR has no Travis which some people think is a sin. Not my views necessarily, just how I see casual fans observe blink when brought up.

DR is a close 2nd to Untitled for me so yeah I agree it's a good choice for #1.

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6 hours ago, Kay said:

Im surprised by how much I agree with the list. if you swapped TOYPAJ and Enema around, and swapped Chesire and Neighborhoods around, that would be my list too. even most of their song highlights are mine as well, although I disagree with him about the latter half of Enema.

I do think he should have included Buddha though. 

Ghent is going to attack you for this though, the brooklyn vegans opinions on music don't matter because of some guys haircut, or something. 

Eh I was dicking around on Google searching for blink. Never heard of the site before but liked the rankings as it wasn't a very MTV view of their catalogue. I also wish they had included Buddha as I prefer it over Cheshire Cat. 

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I think that's exactly how I would rank them if you switch Cheshire Cat for Toypaj! I have no idea why MTTS is on there(and not Buddha) and it being #5 makes no sense. 

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saw this while scrolling twitter -- it's jack from the band bleachers inside his high school bedroom. he played in several unsuccessful punk bands prior to fun and bleachers. i zoomed in and there's a flyer for BOXCAR -- was that travis's early 90s punk band that later got adopted for BCR??

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55 minutes ago, boxelder said:

saw this while scrolling twitter -- it's jack from the band bleachers inside his high school bedroom. he played in several unsuccessful punk bands prior to fun and bleachers. i zoomed in and there's a flyer for BOXCAR -- was that travis's early 90s punk band that later got adopted for BCR??

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I doubt it - there's a synthpop band called Boxcar that is probably more likely the culprit, especially given the synthpop connection to Bleachers. I don't think Travis's Boxcar was ever big enough to headline shows, even local ones. I could be wrong though.

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travis' band was called box car racer if i remember correctly.

yeah, i found it:

"Feeble was my main gig, but I played on the side with pretty much anybody who asked: sometimes I called myself a drum whore. For example, I was in a trio called Crawl with my friends Billy and Alex—we were very post-hardcore, with heavy influences from Quicksand and Rocket from the Crypt. We played two gigs, and then one of the guys left. We replaced him and put together another slew of songs with the same approach, and called ourselves Box Car Racer. That band also lasted two gigs."

"I told Tom that when I lived in Riverside, I had been in a band called Box Car Racer that played music like that, with my friends Billy Meyer and Alex Barreto.* Tom loved the name Box Car Racer—I figured we had never put out an album and the band was now defunct, nobody had ownership use the name. I tried to get in touch with Alex, who had been in the original Box Car Racer, because I wanted him to be in the second version of the band. But he had gone MIA—nobody could get hold of him."

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It would probably be a lot different if they made a BCR record without Travis on the drums. Travis has the style that fit what BCR was going for so for them to just get a different drummer I don't think it would be as well received as the first BoxCar record   

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tom doesn't want to release new music under the name of ava, because ava isn't existing anymore. having 2-3 new members would be a confession that the old members are no longer part of the band. (we all know that ava is over, but it's not officially stated. this way he can still release ava t-shirts, he can still tease fans with announcements of future announcements, etc.)

so now he's starting to use the box car racer name again. he can create anything as bcr, but it won't be bcr at all... but using the name is a good trick.

also, the new stuff can be awful, i bet people will say "that's what missing from the new blink".

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1 hour ago, Zoltan said:

tom doesn't want to release new music under the name of ava, because ava isn't existing anymore. having 2-3 new members would be a confession that the old members are no longer part of the band. (we all know that ava is over, but it's not officially stated. this way he can still release ava t-shirts, he can still tease fans with announcements of future announcements, etc.)

so now he's starting to use the box car racer name again. he can create anything as bcr, but it won't be bcr at all... but using the name is a good trick.

also, the new stuff can be awful, i bet people will say "that's what missing from the new blink".

Yes, exactly! Kinda like how new blink isn't blink anymore. 

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30 minutes ago, vic vinegar said:

Yes, exactly! Kinda like how new blink isn't blink anymore. 

Haha true. Thought the same.

Mark and Travis can talk about continuing the legacy of the band as much as they want (and it's true to a certain extend) but the main reason why they continue to make music under that name is because of the $$$.

I have no problem with that but that's obvious. 

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17 minutes ago, Osgod said:

Haha true. Thought the same.

Mark and Travis can talk about continuing the legacy of the band as much as they want (and it's true to a certain extend) but the main reason why they continue to make music under that name is because of the $$$.

I have no problem with that but that's obvious. 

Yeah they're all just milking the cow now. Tom is milking the least successfully.

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New Goldfinger coming Tuesday, it'll be interesting to see whether it sounds similar to Cali Blink haha. There are certainly whoas

 

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Crazy that two of my favorite musicians in Mike Herrera and Travis are now part of that "project" and I don´t really care. But I I´ll give it a spin for sure, maybe it´s good.

Feldy is a workoholic...

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