I thought we’d take a look this week at a rock album that leans towards the Punk side of things. It’s the latest offering from Blink -182, Should you give it a shot or pass?
Well, after spending some time with “One More Time”, I have to say that I think it’s one of their best offerings. It’s reminiscent of their early 2000’s self-titled record which had a lot of experimentation, while still preserving that pop sensibility that Blink is known for.
On “One More Time”, the band definitely takes chances and even adds back in the humor of their youth, but it blends so well together. The overall record is beyond catchy and will have you humming along in no time!
Blink-182 is an American rock band that emerged in the 1990s, achieving significant popularity for their energetic and irreverent style. The band, originally formed by Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Scott Raynor, gained widespread recognition with their 1997 album “Dude Ranch” and its hit single “Dammit.” However, their iconic status was cemented with the release of “Enema of the State” in 1999, featuring hits like “All the Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again?”
Blink-182’s music, characterized by catchy melodies and witty, often juvenile lyrics, resonated with a broad audience, particularly teenagers and young adults. Their pop-punk sound and lighthearted approach to serious subjects endeared them to fans and made them a defining band of their generation.
Throughout their career, the band has faced various challenges, including internal strife leading to lineup changes. Tom DeLonge left the band, replaced by Matt Skiba, and subsequently pursued his interests in extraterrestrial research. Additionally, band members have battled personal issues, such as substance abuse and health problems.
Despite these setbacks, Blink-182 has maintained their influence in the music industry, consistently releasing new music and touring. Their enduring popularity attests to the enduring impact of their music on fans worldwide, and they continue to be celebrated for their contribution to the pop-punk genre. And best of all, their classic line-up of Mark, Tom and Travis is back. And they sound better than ever.
Let’s take a look at some stand out tracks from this new album