Thursday, 21 July 2011

Blink 182 - Up All Night

Three chords.

It's all you need to play most Blink 182 songs.  Eight years on from their last album and nothing's changed.

At first, it sounds different to their previous material - the opening riff offering a heavier, metal inspired sound.  But the song proper is typical Blink affair.  The band are aiming for a more epic sound, with vocals emphasised by reverb and an attempt at an anthemic chorus.  The trouble is, it's far too simplistic.  This could be said of most of their songs, but at least album 'Enema of the State' had a strong comedy edge and sing-along chorus hooks.  Up All Night has nothing.  It's simply terrible.