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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the pop-punk trio features production by John Feldmann, The Futuristics and Tim Pagnotta.
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Happy Days
Hey kid, don't quit your daydream yet I know you feel locked out in the cold Seems like you're lost and alone Hey kid, don't listen to your head It... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    A spiritual follow up to 2003’s ‘Untitled’, ‘Nine’ sees the trio as confident adventurers. Dealing with the ideas of despair, loneliness and longing, the record doesn’t shy away from the shadows but you’re never far from a dash of hope.
  2. Kerrang!
    Sep 19, 2019
    80
    On Nine it feels like the band are finding a new lease of life in the dark days of 2019. [4 Sep 2019, p.53]
  3. 80
    The album is pretty much a joyride from start to finish, moving through a number of different styles, driven by some of the best damn drumming you’ve ever heard. And everyone involved in writing these songs (yes, including Feldmann) is a talented lyricist who knows how to craft excellent pop songs. So ultimately, it’s a brilliantly fun album if you have the fortitude to look past a lot of very annoying studio effects to listen to what Blink-183 are really saying.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    70
    While Nine is by no means a dour emo record, it carries enough emotional heft to elevate it as one of blink-182's strongest late-era efforts, one that matures the typical blink sound with its commitment to vulnerability and honesty.
  5. Sep 30, 2019
    52
    It’s surprising how well the new sound works, though the voice of Skiba doesn’t always mesh comfortably with the production. As always, angst and unrequited affections are aplenty, but it all feels far too tame.
  6. Sep 19, 2019
    50
    Blink-182’s second album with Matt Skiba is ultimately subpar, weighed down by stereotypical lyrics and cloying choruses. Producers John Feldmann and Tim Pagnotta’s heavy use of compression makes NINE as in-your-face as possible, not giving the songs the necessary breathing room to develop without overproduction.
  7. Sep 19, 2019
    30
    Nine reeks of adolescence — and not in the goofy, humorous way of Blink-182's past, but in a cringe-y attempt at youthful angst. There are no slyly couched bits of wisdom, no life lessons learned between goof-ups and heartbreak, and it's altogether too earnest and self-serious to even be enjoyed as carefree fun. Blink-182 have always been intentionally juvenile, but in growing up and out of punk rock, they've never been more immature.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 47
  2. Negative: 12 out of 47
  1. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    These annoying haters cannot admit Blink are able to do excellent work, cuz Tom is nt part of it.... Top 3 album (Pin The Grenade and On SomeThese annoying haters cannot admit Blink are able to do excellent work, cuz Tom is nt part of it.... Top 3 album (Pin The Grenade and On Some Emo **** perfect usage of pop punk + electronics Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2019
    10
    Very nice and good album - they have courage to make experiments with sound and cross the boundaries of the pop-punk and the things their fansVery nice and good album - they have courage to make experiments with sound and cross the boundaries of the pop-punk and the things their fans wait from them. In my opinion it is sounds fresh and very interesting to listen. Because everything should change and develops and it is great that blink 182 develops their sound and music staying true to genre traditions and their style without looking back. Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2019
    10
    Every song, lyrics and sound is particular and different. The album is really significant. Good job Blink-182.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    8
    If you are expecting to need a dictionary to find the definitions of words being used in the songs you are listening to, don't listen to thisIf you are expecting to need a dictionary to find the definitions of words being used in the songs you are listening to, don't listen to this album. This is the closest Blink has come to Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. A really fun album that spotlights how Blink was created and gets them back to their roots. A lot of catchy tunes with Travis Barker continuing to kill it on the drums. Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2019
    6
    8-ая студийная пластинка поп-панк коллектива из Калифорнии. Такое чувство, что ребята старались угодить всем, одновременно оставаясь на волне8-ая студийная пластинка поп-панк коллектива из Калифорнии. Такое чувство, что ребята старались угодить всем, одновременно оставаясь на волне современных поп-течений, стараясь окончательно не утратить свою уникальность. Компромиссы обычно не приводят к чему-то значительному – довольно средненькая работа от тех, у которых ждали большего.

    Лучшие песни:
    Happy Days
    Blame It On My Youth
    Darkside
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  6. Sep 23, 2019
    4
    Just wasn’t my thing. Loved the old blink 182 and this just isn’t the same. Could see why some would enjoy this though.
  7. Sep 27, 2019
    0
    Plus qu'une déception, une désillusion totale, une claque dans la face qui fait pas du bien, presque des larmes de désespoir...
    J'ai grandi
    Plus qu'une déception, une désillusion totale, une claque dans la face qui fait pas du bien, presque des larmes de désespoir...
    J'ai grandi avec ce groupe, je suis devenu qui je suis ( aussi rien du tout que je sois) en les écoutant, en les vénérant presque. Ils ont toujours compté comme mon groupe N°1. J'ai adoré tous leurs albums, y compris California, Neighborhoods, et bien sur le self titled...
    J'ai été heureux en écoutant Blink 182, j'ai versé des tonnes de larmes également, leurs morceaux ont accompagnés tellement de moments dans ma vie... Tristesse ou joie, il y a toujours eu du Blink pour m'accompagner.
    J'ai assisté 3 fois à leurs concerts, jetais dans la fosse au plus près à chaque fois, j'étais heureux. J'ai écris leurs noms et coller leurs stickers, porter leurs vêtements...
    Voila pour décrire ce que je ressent(ais) vis à vis de ce groupe.

    Nine n'est pas un album de Blink, et je ne sais pas ce que c'est.
    J'ai même plus la force ou l'envie de l'écouter.
    Quelle honte.

    Je fuis vers des groupes qui ne balancent pas leurs hardcore fans à la benne.

    Adieu Blink 182.
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