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Blink-182 is Back

Kevin Moss

Assistant A&E Editor

After a brief hiatus, Blink-182 is back. Although they all didn’t take a complete break from the music industry, they’re coming out strong with their upcoming album “Neighborhoods”.

Even though Mark, Tom and Travis are getting older, they haven’t lost their pissed-off teen vibe. The music on this upcoming album has slight hints of their experience gained from their time apart. Tom DeLonge, Blink-182’s bassist, left Blink awhile back to pursue his own musical endeavors with Angels & Airwaves, while, Travis Barker (drummer) and Mark Hoppus (guitarist) formed the group +44.

Although the bands had their separate successes, they weren’t the Blink-182 that everyone knew and loved.

Thankfully, they’re back and touring ever so hard across the U.S. to play their classic hits, like “All the Small Things,” and their new, freshly released solo off “Neighborhoods,” “ Up all Night.” The song packs hints of guitar pedal flair and the ever-so entertaining drum beats that Barker was able to market into a hit hip-hop album.

Another solo that was leaked off the upcoming album is “After Midnight.” This track brings me back to the good ole’ Blink 182 days.

As a product of the 90s, I hold a special place in my heart for Blink-182 and I feel as though they didn’t let me down with this new album. I warn hipsters who cling to the past to let go and understand that Blink 182 has progressed since they’ve been in the music industry, and it’s not old Blink. The album deserves the hype it has been given, and at the end of the day, the music is still very much enjoyable.

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