If you’re anything like me and were stoked to hear the news of blink-182’s newest album, California, then here’s a chance for us to all rejoice together, because this album is filled with pop-punk anthems that are perfect for lounging around the mall or just jumping around in your room. I’ll admit, I was a little nervous for this album to come out. It’s been a few years since the band’s heyday, and I was worried the band wouldn’t have the same musical aesthetic, but thank goodness my worries were quelled as soon as the first song, “Cynical,” played in my headphones. Once that drum kicks in, it’s like you’re back in 2003 wondering what your age is again.
However, my favorite song off the album has to be “No Future”- it’s full of the gritty, teenager-y angst Blink-182 is known for. With a chorus heralding “You don’t know a thing about it/Hours lost to dawn from dusk/Yeah, they don’t care about you (No future!),” it’s hard to not find yourself singing and headbanging along.
Finally, the last song (if one can even call it a full song, that is) off the album is “Brohemian Rhapsody,” which was a gleeful, 30-second nod to the lewdness of Blink’s history that makes you want to replay the song over and over just to giggle at Mark Hoppus’ 12-year-old-esque immaturity.
It seems to me that Blink-182 still has a very bright future ahead of them. Go give California a listen!