I Have Takes That Need to Be Heard (Encore Episode 128)

Encore - Episode 128

This week’s episode of Encore is all about Blink-182 and their new album California. Thomas kinda really hates it. I like it more. We discuss our history with the band, what we think about the songs, why I’m more positive on the album and the “feel” it gives off, and why Thomas thinks it’s super boring. We also have some talk about Snapchat and the NBA making us excited and sad all at the same time. These are the episodes that are a lot of fun to do — I like when we disagree.

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Show Notes

  • Here is the blink-182 episode none of you (okay, LOTS of you) asked for.
  • First we talk about the NBA and the Fourth of July and vacations … and Snapchat.
  • Blink-182 released California on July 1, and Jason and Thomas have very different thoughts about it. We begin by dissecting our respective histories with this band, recapping what’s happened in recent years, giving our overall thoughts and finally digging into the record. We don’t quite go track-by-track, but we do mention almost every song.
  • Thoughts on how Matt Skiba fits in, thoughts on Mark and Travis, thoughts on Tom and John Feldmann, the present and future of blink-182 and how they’re attracting younger fans, etc.
  • Yes, basically the whole episode is about this album.


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