Blink-182
Blink-182


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jacob6293 USER (9 Reviews)
April 9th, 2006 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Okay, so if you've heard anything from this album, you probably said to yourself, "what the **** this couldn't be blink". But it can. And it is. Now, this album is definately not typical Blink at all, but it is a masterpiece. It is darker, more serious, more romantic, and more downright meaningful than any other Blink 182 album ever recorded.

1. Feeling This: I guess this was the first single from the album, and darn it's a good one. It is actually a serious song, and you should probably know what it's about by now. But it really is a great song that will get stuck in your head for days. 4/5.

2. Obvious: This one is decent. It has a somewhat cool intro, but the rest of it is pretty bland. It is alright. I won't say it's the worst on the album, and I won't say it's the best either. 2.5/5.

3. I Miss You: Wow, I love this song. Another single, and an awesome one at that. This song is truly amazing. It is really romantic and dark. It starts out with a catchy drum riff from Travis, and then the bass and guitar kick in. I might even say it's the best on the album. 5/5.

4. Violence: This song starts out very slow and boring, then it turns out to be a decent one. It's not bad for a Blink song, but this is where the album goes extremely far from typical ol' Blink. 3/5.

5. Stockholm Syndrome: This song is pretty cool. I like the verses, where Tom yells out the first line, then Mark chimes in and whispers the second. It's heavier than the others on the album, but that's good, because it moves away from the pop-punk Blink style. 4/5.

6. Down: This song was also a single, and an amazing one. It is so meaningful, and Tom's vocals are at its best. It could almost be a Box Car Racer song. 5/5.

7. The Fallen Interlude: Well, as far as interludes go, this one is kind of boring. It's nothing like anything the band has done before (which is basically the point of this album), but it's okay for an interlude. I guess I won't rate it since it's not really a song.

8. Go: This song is really short and really fast. I think it's about Mark's mother kicking him out of the house. I like it, although it's too short. 4/5.

9. Asthenia: Well, this is alright, but again it starts out slow. I personally think it's good, but others may hate it. It's slow and quiet. 3/5.

10. Always: Man, I like this. Starts out with a spooky intro, then Travis tapping his sticks. It's one of the album's more meaninful songs. Again, Tom's vocals are better than the old stuff. 5/5.

11. Easy Target: Hmmm, okay. This is not the best and not the worst. Good guitar and bass work, and the lyrics are good. 2/5.

12. All of This: I like this song. It is yet again meaningful. It is very catchy, almost too catchy for human ears. Anyway, it's a great song. 4/5.

13. Here's Your Letter: The song here is slow, but in a good way. It starts out super slow and actually kind of creepy, but it turns into a good song with passion in the lyrics. 4/5.

14. I'm Lost Without You: I love this song, despite its slow tempo. It is quiet throughout most of the song, with just piano, and then suddenly some guitar chords kick in. It is probably the most romantic song on here. 4.5/5.

PROS:

Much more serious than the band's older music.
Lyrics and vocals have greatly improved.
Good guitar, bass, and drum work.

CONS:

Some "old school" fans may not appreciate the band's serious side.
Not as punk-ish.

So, in conclusion, this album is great. Pick up a copy.



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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2006


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This isn't a good review. Your analysis of the songs is seriously lacking, for most of them its just "This song is good/bad", without much support. At all.

Add some more detail plz kthxbye.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
April 9th 2006


3995 Comments


I don't understand why everyone assumed this was magically going to become good now that Blink is "darker," which by the way, is sort of a BS conclusion on its own. Blink should have kept making pop songs. They were pretty good at that.

Jacob6293
April 9th 2006


125 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes, but the album IS better because it is darker.

Storm In A Teacup
April 9th 2006


12781 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

There's not much of a difference between this, and the older material.
This isn't very good. I started listening a few days ago, like it, then didn't all of a sudden.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2006


15737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is OK at best. It warrants nothing more than a 3.

Digging: Ricky Eat Acid - Three Love Songs

16 Nipples
April 10th 2006


2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

An amazing album, althougn it doesn't compare to old Blink IMO.

terronez
April 10th 2006


3 Comments


blink sucks but if i had to choose one of there albums this one would be it...

angelthornhill
April 10th 2006


2 Comments


blink are great but im not sure if this is them at their best...

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
April 10th 2006


15737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dude Ranch was their best, followed by Enema, then this, then TOYPAJ. This is just another pop-punk band trying to serious themselves up to try to connect with the faux-emo kids out there. And apparently it's fashionable to end with triple periods so...

AndManyMore
April 10th 2006


581 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This was an okay album. but if u listen to the lyrics and read all the side notes in the lyric book its still the same old blink talking about sex... just a more darker outlook on the way they play the music. and the review was bad.. how did he get his published.. and a different one of mine didnt ... that was a really bad review. plus i thot fallen interlude was the shiznizzle... i gave it a 5/5 ... if i did the reviewThis Message Edited On 04.10.06

Jacob6293
April 11th 2006


125 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it got published because i got my first review published BEFORE this one. get with the program.

Patrick
June 27th 2006


1891 Comments


I fell sorry for the guy. His picture is the official symbol for a stupid not scary band and his approval is only 17%. Poor guy. Poor poor guy.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2006


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

he's certainly earned it.



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