Rolling Stone - p.643 stars out of 5
-- "Songs like 'Hearts All Gone' are pitched between Black Flag and Six Flags. But just as often there's sophistication and introspection..."
Spin - pp.68-69
"[T]he lean, ten-track NEIGHBORHOODS feels surprisingly -- and refreshingly -- low-key."
Entertainment Weekly - p.74
"The pop-punk demigods' cliff walk between teenage bedroom angst and been-there-survived-that worldliness remains steadfast..." -- Grade: B-
Alternative Press - p.1253.5 stars out of 5
-- "Blink-182's members are still capable of writing good songs..."
Personnel: Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (keyboards).
Recording information: Hensen Studios; Neverpants Ranch; Opra Music Studios.
Illustrator: Mike Giant.
Photographer: Estevan Oriol.
When blink-182 split in 2005 due to growing tensions in the band, it seemed like they were done for good, and as the members went on to find success with their own new bands, it started to seem less and less likely they they would ever end their hiatus. In 2008, though, a series of tragedies, including the death of longtime producer Jerry Finn and Barker's near fatal plane crash, brought the trio back together. With their friendships mended, the band announced in 2009 that they would end their hiatus, reuniting to tour and record. Though they made it back into the studio quickly, the recording process was plagued by delays, pushing the album back again and again. It would seem the wait is finally over, though, and blink-182 fans will finally be able to get their hands on the band's sixth studio album, Neighborhoods in September, 2011.