Thursday, September 01, 2016

2016 Forgot What Year It's Supposed To Be

Geoff Trainor

While Mocking Music's revival is probably the most notable comeback in the music world this year it seems that lately there have been a lot of albums coming out that make me forget exactly what year we are in. 

Even though Tom Delonge has decided he's better off chasing aliens, the rest of Blink-182 seems to have come back from the ashes of pop-punk history and released a new album. "Califonia", released this summer brings me right back to the early 2000's when Blink was relevant and the first single "Bored to Death" was a pleasant surprise. Check out the video below.


Speaking of pop-punk from the early 2000s. A week after Blink-182 published the single from their new album their Canadian counterpart, Sum 41 released their own single "Fake My Own Death". When Dave "Brown Sound" Baksh left the band back in 2006 it felt like they just sort of fell apart. With Dave back they might just have found the life it needs to release their first truly great album since 2004's "Chuck".

Well I can't talk about pop-punk without bringing up the once kings of the genre. Green Day was a very important band to me in the 90s. They, along with The Offspring, were the band which first introduced me to punk in general which has since become a very important part of my musical life. In the year of pop-punk revival it seems that Green Day couldn't be left out. They released "Bang Bang" from their upcoming "Revolution Radio". If this first single is any indication it will be the first Green Day album I love since "American Idiot" released in 2004. In certainly is better than anything off the Uno, Dos, Tre garbage that they released.

If pop punk isn't your thing we can get a little harder. Two weeks ago Metallica released the first single for their upcoming album " Self-Destruct". While I've never been a huge Metallica fan in general, I do appreciate their older albums and I love Master of Puppets. The band hasn't really gone anywhere as it has been consistently pumping out albums but they have not been very well received in a long time. It looks like that might be about to change as "Hardwired" has that old 80s Metallica sound and a lot of people appear to get getting excited.

Forget all of that though as it appears that we will be getting a new Tool albums sooner than later. If true 2016 is shaping up to be one of the best years for music revivals. What better year for Mocking Music to make a revival of its own?

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