Neighborhoods (2011) The pop-punk demigods' cliff walk between teenage bedroom angst and been-there-survived-that worldliness remains steadfast, but the peaks on Neighborhoods — their first disc in eight… 2011-09-27 blink-182 Rock DGC
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Neighborhoods (2011)

blink-182 | HERE COMES THE 'NEIGHBORHOODS' Blink's first album in nearly a decade feels like a glorified rehash
HERE COMES THE 'NEIGHBORHOODS' Blink's first album in nearly a decade feels like a glorified rehash
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 27, 2011; Lead Performance: blink-182; Genre: Rock; Production: DGC

The pop-punk demigods' cliff walk between teenage bedroom angst and been-there-survived-that worldliness remains steadfast, but the peaks on Neighborhoods — their first disc in eight years — do little more than recall past triumphs. Outside of some latent goth leanings (''This Is Home'') and a gauzy detour (''Ghost on the Dance Floor''), it's mostly twitch-crunch-whine-repeat. The lyrics focus on moving on, but their music can't seem to break the tether to yesterday. B-

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Originally posted Sep 21, 2011 Published in issue #1174 Sep 30, 2011 Order article reprints