Not during the time Blink 182 was around competing with them. They were writing about pot, girls and masturbation then...with much better hooks and a far more obvious penchant for songwriting, I might add.
When I hear a Blink 182 song for the first few times, I generally like it. But by the tenth time I hear it, I want to rip my radio out of the dashboard. I don't know if that means I like them or not :confused:
Originally Posted by JTG1984
Green Day is in the same boat, Dookie and Insomniac were good albums then they went to shit.
I thought Dookie and Insomniac were good albums, but I don't know if I've ever heard a band make a mid-career leap in quality and creativity like the one Green Day did when they put out American Idiot. It was off the charts, and completely unexpected. I've been sitting here thinking about it for five minutes, and the only other example I can come up with is Faith No More with Angel Dust. And even that's not close.
Originally Posted by simulatedworld
That's what everyone says about every record that isn't the band's first. People can grow; "different from our first record" =/= "bad"
+1. It especially happens in hard rock or punk, where bands are expected to make the same album over and over again or else they "sold out". Metallica is a particularly unfortunate example.
Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
Me too, I like them.
They kinda give a vibe of "average fun" I'm not very familiar with, I mean the "let's go to the beach and enjoy life" - kind of way.
Definitely, they're like a straight up summer jam. To me Travis Barker puts the band on a whole new level though. He's made the band more respectable to me, because he's a talented drum fiend with some impressive chops.
Originally Posted by PoprocksAndCoke
I like them.
Have you heard "Adam's Song"? It's depressing but good and not as "juvenile" as the others. "What's My Age Again?" a good song too.
I made this thread when I started listening to them, and since then, I've worn their albums out completely . Their singles (the ones that get played on the radio/MTV) are good, but my favorite tracks are not singles. "Enema of the State" is my favorite album of theirs and I think "Dumpweed", "Going Away To College" and "Wendy Clear" are my favorite tracks from the album.