Clark Collis
November 10, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

When Your Heart Stops Beating

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Interscope
genre
Rock

We gave it a B+

A penchant for numerical names is not the only thing bassist-singer Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker have carried over from their previous band, blink-182. (+44)’s When Your Heart Stops Beating is downbeat but still catchy, and tracks like ”baby come on” or the New Order-ish ”155” could easily have featured on blink’s bleakly impressive last CD. Those wishing to hear the pair’s thoughts on the breakup of that trio — and, in particular, the breakdown of relations with third blink-er Tom DeLonge — should lend an ear to ”no, it isn’t” (sample lyric: ”This isn’t just goodbye/This is ‘I can’t stand you”’).

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