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#83
there absolutely amazing.
They didn't have the best skills, but they were one of the best bandss.

Btw. I HATEE HATEE HATEEE Angels & Airwaves
#86
love the band. even though 2/3 of the band were just alright at their instruments. not to diss on them they are doing way better than i am. but travis barker is like a GOD at drums. for me at least. i bet they will work things out even though tom is a big dick. trust me they will get back together cause tom will realize that Angles and Airwaves sucks, and that he made a mistake.
#87
Like as corny as it sounds they were THE band when I was a kid. Never before had I heard music that not only was fun to listen to, but that was funny, and I could honestly relate to the songs. I mean I'm pretty sure Blink-182 wrote a better song about being grounded or broke or being rejected than anybody. Kind of a shame that they left when right now the current music scene needs positive fun music like theirs more than ever.
#88
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they were the best pop punk band


That's true but they were still pretty sucky.
#90
I like(d) them a lot for the music as it waas fun and energetic. People who say they suck probably don't even know what the key of a song is whereas the members of blink do.

The lyrics themselves though I didn't like. I mean if you met a 20something year old singing about being 16 it's sad but for blink they were so glorified by promotion and all that other junk people ignored it.
#91
I miss The Movielife.

I also miss when Blink 182 was together because then there wouldn't be a million threads on Blink 182.

But I really miss The Movielife .
#92
With them dies first wave Pop Punk.

haha and yet green day, the originators of pop-punk in many people's eyes, are still around, as well as a bunch of other "first-wave" pop-punk bands.
it seems kinda weird to call it "first-wave" pop-punk when pop-punk is "third-wave" punk. maybe it's just me.
i guess any non-first-wave pop-punk is garbage like bowling for soup, huh?

aaanyways i love blink now but i never liked them when they were big.
i don't really see them getting back together...two years people.
#94
They were like the first "rock" band I really started getting into. I still have loads of their songs on my iTunes. Not mature enough to delete any of their songs.
What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.
#96
Quote by bass_kid92
haha and yet green day, the originators of pop-punk in many people's eyes, are still around, as well as a bunch of other "first-wave" pop-punk bands.
it seems kinda weird to call it "first-wave" pop-punk when pop-punk is "third-wave" punk. maybe it's just me.
i guess any non-first-wave pop-punk is garbage like bowling for soup, huh?

aaanyways i love blink now but i never liked them when they were big.
i don't really see them getting back together...two years people.



The first wave of pop punk?

No way.
#97
The first wave of pop-punk that went mainstream I think he means...

And I love blink 182, and probably always will

But unlike most people, I prefered their selt titled (the last album they made).
It was amazing.
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#98
^yeah their last album was really good. i think it might be my favorite too
#99
Stop living in the past. They're done

And even though they are good, and the definatly were catchy, they won't and never will be "one of the best bands ever."
"For Us, For Them, For You"
#102
Quote by aebers79
Stop living in the past. They're done

And even though they are good, and the definatly were catchy, they won't and never will be "one of the best bands ever."


Theres nothing wrong with older bands and hoping they get back together. And they probably weren't one of the best bands ever but I can't think of a better band that would serve as 'our Beatles' for people my age.
#103
Quote by fake_sk8r182
Pop-punk started with The Ramones.

If anything, Blink are second/third wave pop-punk.

Ramones are actually punk, a true staple of the genre, but of course were catchy. Tis REAL pop punk, most of the bands in this section of the forum are a type of pop rock.

EDIT: Also I really doubt they'll be remembered down the line. The beatles in their prime sold anything they touched, music-guitars-movies you name it. Blink in their prime only had one cd debut at number one and only appealed to a certain age group. It's sad to say they probably won't be remembered in 10 years.
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#104
Quote by whitebluesboy
\Kind of a shame that they left when right now the current music scene needs positive fun music like theirs more than ever.


Of Montreal
The New Pornographers
Wolf Parade (for the most part)
Metric
Islands

All fun, energetic bands.
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#105
Quote by whitebluesboy
Theres nothing wrong with older bands and hoping they get back together. And they probably weren't one of the best bands ever but I can't think of a better band that would serve as 'our Beatles' for people my age.


Ya. I understand, but they're probably not going to get back together cause Mark hates Tom (and I would too.)

Anyways... The Beatles of our time is probably going to be Coldplay/U2
"For Us, For Them, For You"
#108
They were the band that got me into music, their songs made me feel better when people laughed at me being a freak and not into the things all the "cool" kids at my school loved. They are in my opinion, one of the best bands ever. I'm sure all the indie and metal heads as always will disagree with me but they can't understand simplicity being the best.

Dude Ranch and the self titled CD were the best albums.
#109
Angels & Airwaves made me buy ugly shoes.
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#110
Quote by guitaristdave
The first wave of pop-punk that went mainstream I think he means...

And I love blink 182, and probably always will

But unlike most people, I prefered their selt titled (the last album they made).
It was amazing.



i know. they were pretty creative on that album. i don't know why people start hating their favorite band when they try to be more mature when it comes to the sound and the lyrics of the album.
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#111
Lovely how everyone hated them and criticized them while they were together, but now everyone remembers them with nostalgia. TOO GODDAMN LATE PEOPLE.


Anyways, since someone mentioned the self-titled album, and how it's not nearly as bad as everyone says, I thought I'd post something I wrote about the album when it came out. I never posted it on UG before, so tell me if you agree or not


Here it is:

Now here’s a controversial album. Seriously, this album has gotten every kind of response imaginable. Some love it, some hate it, and, surprisingly, some are unsure of what they think of it. I myself can safely admit to feeling every reaction that people have felt. The first time I listened to this album, I was like, “Sh*t! It’s true! Blink 182 really did release a bad album!” Previous to that, I had enjoyed every album the band put out, and listening to the “boring” and “numbingly mediocre” self-titled effort crushed my heart (quite sad, isn’t it?). Well, being that I liked Blink 182 so much, I eventually gave this album more and more listens, until it came to the point where I was thinking, “okay, so it’s not great, but it’s still a decent album that’s really underserved of all the harsh criticism it’s received.” Fast forward a bit, and I finally came to the point that I realized that this album is not only a decent one, but a very good one, for many of the reasons that it’s been criticized. Aside from its only downfall, which is that it’s so inaccessible and takes a long time to get into it (for me, at least), this album is miles and miles better than anything else the band has put out.

Why? One of the reasons it’s been criticized is for being too experimental, an argument of which I can’t even begin to understand. The beautifully lush layers of I Miss You, the backwards piano chords in the second verse of Down, the risqu� yet jazzy Fallen Interlude, the soothingly relaxing and soul-warming first fifty seconds of Asthenia, and the blocky and cold yet surprisingly rich driving force of All of This all make this album an incredibly textured album that has so much to reveal with every listen.

In terms of mood, this album ranges from the punky yet lyrically disheartening Go to the dreamy and atmospheric loneliness of I’m Lost Without You. Lyrically, this album is so far ahead of any of those “emo” bands out there that Blink’s experience of over a decade of being a band finally shows through, such as the refreshingly original outlook on all the chaos and trauma that goes on in earth from an exterior point of view in Asthenia.

Many subtle, yet positively genius moments make this album worthy of five stars, such as the Edgar-Allan-Poe-inspired repetition of “down” in Down that evokes the melancholic power of that simple little monosyllabic word, the world-is-changing-but-I’m-not-ready vocal interplay of Mark and Tom in the chorus of Go, the dreamy new-wave soundscape of the chorus of Always, and the soul-wrenching intensity of all of I’m Lost Without You, from its opening metaphoric drainage sample through the dreamy and serene bulk of the song down to the closing final moments of a frenzied yet uncacophonious drum solo.

Speaking of drumming, the drumming on this album is top-notch and further establishes Travis as one of the best in his league; the rain-drop essence of his drumming in Down, the excitingly quick drum fills in Go, the short-but-sweet drum build up of the bridge in Asthenia, and the perfectly-placed drumming of Always all help to emphasize the quality of songwriting on here.
#112
^

So true. I miss Blink

I did hear (on Tom Delonge's Wikipedia page, making it probably untrue) that Tom and Mark/Travis are talking again, and Tom and Travis recently had a brief conversation somewhere. Take this as a grain of salt though.
#113
Guess no one else agrees with me on the self-titled album.
#114
Quote by yawn
Guess no one else agrees with me on the self-titled album.


If you read my post above your last you will see that I did.

Although I love and will always love the poppish Enema/TOYPAJ Blink, I think that if they had released another similar album they would have eventually gotten stale. They needed to evolve. It is just a real pity they could not release any more albums so we could see what direction they were heading
#115
Quote by jhardcore
If you read my post above your last you will see that I did.
Hence the "no one else".


Anyways, agreed on your Blink assessment. Hell, even Another Girl Another Planet sounded stale, simply because it was somewhat of a return to earlier form.
#116
I liked blink's cover of Another Girl Another Planet.
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#117
Quote by bass_kid92
haha and yet green day, the originators of pop-punk in many people's eyes, are still around, as well as a bunch of other "first-wave" pop-punk bands.
it seems kinda weird to call it "first-wave" pop-punk when pop-punk is "third-wave" punk. maybe it's just me.
i guess any non-first-wave pop-punk is garbage like bowling for soup, huh?

aaanyways i love blink now but i never liked them when they were big.
i don't really see them getting back together...two years people.


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#118
They're decent, but I would never go as far as to say they were the Beatles of our generation. C'mon man, I highly doubt Blink182 will be remembered fifteen years down the road. In my opinion, they never really made any substantial impact on music.
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#119
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In my opinion, they never really made any substantial impact on music.

Same here. I mean, lots of people remember the Dammit and ATST riffs, but most don't know who it's by (like a lot of other songs of all genres). And I agree also that they'll just be another page in music history in 15 or 20 years, if even that long.
But they are/were still cool, I like them (but not as much as GD of course )
It WOULD be kinda cool if they did get back together or at least do a reunion tour, I would be very surprised
#120
They are my favorite band and always will be. I miss them so much. AVA (Tom's band) and +44 (Mark & Travis') are really great but it is just not the same.