Review: Blink 182's 'Neighborhoods'

Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus released their first album in eight years on Tuesday.

Story highlights

  • "Neighborhoods" is Blink 182's first disc in eight years
  • The album is mostly twitch-crunch-whine-repeat
  • The lyrics focus on moving on, but their music can't seem to break the tether to yesterday
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-