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1 hour ago, theedge00 said:

Unpopular opinion... Neighborhoods is aging better than I expected.

Neighborhoods and Dude Ranch aged like cheddar for me.  Always tasted good, but got even better over time and can pick up on the distinct little details after tasting 2 servings of Kraft American cheese.

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1 hour ago, Margie Whipple's Rage said:

It's a pretty alright album!

Even more unpopular opinion: I think it's better than Untitled.

No way is it a better album but some of the songs are better.  I like Natives and Kaleidoscope better than Down and Lost Without You.  

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3 minutes ago, NJansaid said:

No way is it a better album but some of the songs are better.  I like Natives and Kaleidoscope better than Down and Lost Without You.  

I really dislike Untitled. 

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25 minutes ago, Margie Whipple's Rage said:

I really dislike Untitled. 

Bloody hell, I'd give you and Davey Jones the tombstone piledriver.

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1 hour ago, theedge00 said:

Unpopular opinion... Neighborhoods is aging better than I expected.

Not really an unpopular opinion on this board

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I don't see how you can objectively dislike Feeling This, Here's Your Letter, Violence, Stockholm Syndrome, Easy Target, Asthenia as a blink fan. Such perfect songs.

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5 minutes ago, NJansaid said:

I don't see how you can objectively dislike Feeling This, Here's Your Letter, Violence, Stockholm Syndrome, Easy Target, Asthenia as a blink fan. Such perfect songs.

Then you don't see objectivity.

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4 hours ago, NJansaid said:

I don't see how you can objectively dislike

that's the thing... "like" and "dislike" are the epitome of subjective.

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11 hours ago, Thibaut182 said:

What's everyone's opinion on this ? 

 

I disagree with a lot of it to be honest. From people I know, people hate blink because they're not a "real" rock band and assume they're a boy band with guitars. People hate them cause of the All the Small Things song and don't seem to understand blink were taking the piss out of generic boy bands with the video, especially older middle aged men obsessed with rock music.

Then there's punk people who can't stand that blink went to a major record label and went mainstream, which is also in the video. Probably the only one I agree with. As for the nananas, I've never heard anyone complain about that outside of blink fans regarding the California album. They rarely used nananas before. Enema has 2 songs with nanas and TOYPAJ only has 1 if I remember correctly. So 3 songs in their entire catalogue with nanas.

People also don't hate blink cause of Tom leaving either. In the general public blink are known as blink, not by the names of the band members. Most people won't even know who the fuck Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge are. There's people who probably think Skiba is Tom.

As for the joke songs like Fuck a Dog, in fact when it comes to people I know (even the ones that HATE blink) they like the joke songs. The only other aspect about blink that I probably agree with on the video is the live show. Blink have always been pretty bad live but sounding great with the odd show now and then. But this guy was saying they have no presence and stand around a lot. Nah, blink oozed stage presence with Tom in the band. Even when he was stood still. Reading + Leeds 2014, they sounded fucking awful but that stage presence was top level IMO.

Travis & Mark are pretty energetic too. Mark has always bounced to the opposite side of the stage but he's almost 50 now, so he's not gonna be as energetic as before, but he 100% has fun on the stage. As does Travis. Hell, even Tom loved being there. Even when Tom left again, Travis said himself that the only thing Tom ever seemed interested in was touring and performing. Might've been for the money but Tom clearly had fun on the stage.

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16 hours ago, Thibaut182 said:

What's everyone's opinion on this ? 

 

Only one I really agree with is the blink not being a punk band, you really heard that from  punkers.

I'd say 90% of people who hate on blink, from my experience, couldn't handle Tom's voice. It's just very divisive. They thought it was way too ridiculous, couldn't take it serious and over the top.  Granted that's a reason why a lot of people love blink. A lot of them would never mind Mark & Travis parts either.  Heck I remember hesitating to show ppl blink for this very reason.

The rest I think just hated the mainstream punk genre, hated emo that came from I Miss You video, or recognized them as their biggest hits (ATST, First Date, WMAA, or I Miss You).

The sloppy live playing was just added to it, but I don't think anyone was saying 'yup, this is the  reason I hate them'.

Oh, and California doesn't count.

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7 hours ago, Nosferatu said:

I disagree with a lot of it to be honest. From people I know, people hate blink because they're not a "real" rock band and assume they're a boy band with guitars. People hate them cause of the All the Small Things song and don't seem to understand blink were taking the piss out of generic boy bands with the video, especially older middle aged men obsessed with rock music.

I've literally never met anyone who didn't understand that the ATST video was a parody. It's blatantly obvious. Now, there are people who lump them in together with the bands/artists in the videos they were making fun of because the song is poppy, the video got a lot of play on MTV, they're conventionally attractive guys and many fans during their heyday were pre-teen and teenaged girls. Anyone with an IQ above 60 could tell the ATST video is satire.

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Everyone got the satire in the ATST video but I don't think everyone got all their humor like if Tom purposely started botching lyrics, you'd get some people confused while some ppl would die over it.

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15 minutes ago, Ry-Bread said:

So the “Nananana” in Drug was intentional, and Mark answers about co-writers:

 

https://www.altpress.com/features/mark-hoppus-alex-gaskarth-simple-creatures-interview/

"Simple Creatures are way more Alex and I wanting to do something different than our regular bands"

Isn't this exactly what Boxcar was to Tom?..

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How many times can they refer Simple Creatures as 'Trashy' ? 

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