Sound — 9
I have been listening to Blink 182 for the longest time I can remember. These are the guys that made me get into rock music, and to get a guitar. When I first heard this album, I didn't know if I liked it or not, and it was wierd because I've heard their stuff so much before and I loved it all. But the reason I didn't know, was because they have grown more into a mature band, and a more serious sound, that blink fans have never heard of. It took me a while to get used to, but after listening throughout the album about twice, I got hooked on it, and all I did for the next two and a half years, was worship this album.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics on this album is a lot different than their other ones. It has more deeper meanings and the vocals are stronger. I loved how Tom got to sing more in this album, because I am addicted to his voice. I also love how they put Toms voice and Marks voice together in such songs as Feeling This, and Violence. A big improvement on this album is that the topics they talk about are a lot more serious, and painful than the last few records. Even though there are lyrics that has a low vibe to it, the guitar and drums will bring them back up to the sky.
Overall Impression — 9
I just love this album hands down. The lyrics are powerful, and none of the songs have any corny, cheap romance type of songs. They are all about true love, feeling alone, missing someone, or any negative feelings, but without making it sound emo. Another reason why I love this album so much, is because it has powerful guitars, killer vocals, and mind blowing drums. If this album was lost or stolen, I would buy two more incase something like that happens again. I am not giving this album a perfect score, because I don't believe there is a such thing as a "perfect album", but if there was, this would be on that list.