We have a weird relationship with Blink 182 here at poppunkbands.co.uk. On the one hand they were the band that introduced me to pop punk and were the soundtrack to my formative years. On the other hand their disputes, changes in direction and (what feels like) semi-commitment to the band often disappoints.
While I enjoy the new material, I think it’s fair to say there’s many a Blink fan who longs for the days of Enema of the State, Dude Ranch and Cheshire Cat, along with the accompanying fart and dick jokes.
We understand that artists need to progress and develop their sounds – New Found Glory are a great example of how this can be done, but we wonder whether Blink’s progression is alienating the very fans which propelled them to superstardom.
It’s never going to happen, but here’s 5 ways Blink could get back to their prime…