Thursday, 14 July 2011

The Return of Blink 182

Is it wrong that I’m kind of excited about this? Dick-and-fart-joke pop punkers Blink 182 are set to release their first album since their 2003 self-titled effort. The band declared an indefinite hiatus in 2005 before officially reforming in 2009. Their new album is apparently in the mixing stage and should be released in the next few months. And I’m kind of keen to hear it.

Their first three albums (Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch and Enema of the State) pretty much defined my high school days so the nostalgia factor is high. They’re just a fun, funny, stupid party punk band and 14 year old me is pretty stoked about their return.

Whether the new album is any good is anybody’s guess. Will they bring a more mature sound to the table or are they still writing songs about being peeping toms? They aren’t snot-nosed little punks anymore…they’re pushing 40. It’ll be interesting to see which direction they take.

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