Blink-182

Against the grain of most progressive attitudes that everyone deserves a second chance, I would like to propose that we offer no such chance to Blink-182. That opinion has little to do with the band themselves, but rather their influence; whether you like them or not, Blink-182 gave rise to a terrifying scourge of processed pop punk bands throughout the 90s. Their hiatus was comparatively short (starting in 2004 and ending with their reunion in 2009) but it was enough to give us a reprieve from the MTV-generated tripe of the last decade. Their continued presence may not be an absolute sign of an inevitable return to the Dark Days, but as far as I'm concerned, we can't take that chance. We can't let it happen again, you hear me?! Never again!

( Photo courtesy of Pop Crush / August 1, 2012 )

Against the grain of most progressive attitudes that everyone deserves a second chance, I would like to propose that we offer no such chance to Blink-182. That opinion has little to do with the band themselves, but rather their influence; whether you like them or not, Blink-182 gave rise to a terrifying scourge of processed pop punk bands throughout the 90s. Their hiatus was comparatively short (starting in 2004 and ending with their reunion in 2009) but it was enough to give us a reprieve from the MTV-generated tripe of the last decade. Their continued presence may not be an absolute sign of an inevitable return to the Dark Days, but as far as I'm concerned, we can't take that chance. We can't let it happen again, you hear me?! Never again!

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