Best of Blink
Spots, excessive masturbation and Blink 182, the essence of every 14 year olds life. But now they have taken an ‘indefinite hiatus’ what are the youth of today to do? Well, they could buy ‘Greatest Hits’ for a start.
Let’s face it, Blink are not, and never have been the epitome of modern music. They’ve never set the world ablaze with their observations like the Smiths. They will never be revered for dying young like Ian Curtis, Mark is 33 years old for Christ’s sake. But they’ve never claimed to be either of those things. In fact they’ve admitted being immature and musically inept. Still, at least they’re honest.
Blink never particularly shone until the release of what may well be their final, self titled album. Tracks such as ‘I Miss You’ took them onto a level beyond their initial capacity, and this itself was a pleasant surprise. Of course, tracks like ‘Adam’s Song’ ‘All the small things’ and ‘Carousel’ are good enough to get the blood pumping. And, for Blink that was what it was about, having a good time. If you want a statement on the human condition try Proust, if you just want a laugh, you could do much worse.