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Monday, May 10, 2010

+44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating

In the ongoing saga of Blink 182 and their band and their side projects, I was asked to review this record by +44. This group features Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker from Blink. To be honest, I'm just not feelin' it. I believe I mentioned that I was never huge into Blink, and this has a very similar sound to it. Hoppuses vocals sound almost identical to Tom Delonge to me, almost eerily the same. Maybe it would take a true Blink fan to recognize the difference? The record seems pretty poppy for the most part, but then has a couple tracks that slow it down. For those fans out there, did anyone like the side projects more than Blink itself? It seems to me when the group imploded and went separate ways, all these little side bands didn't compare to the real deal Holyfield. But maybe that's just my opinion. I still have to get to Angels and Airwaves as well as Boxcar Racer - and on top of that, I need to get to Blink's 'Dude Ranch' album, that some claim to be their best of. I'm confused, you're confused - let's just wrap this review up. Check it out if you're a Blink fan already - if you aren't, I'd pass it up. Doesn't seem to have anything great to go gaga over.

1. Lycanthrope
2. Baby Come On
3. When Your Heart Stops Beating
4. Little Death
5. 155
6. Lillian
7. Cliffdiving
8. Interlude
9. Weatherman
10. No, It Isn't
11. Make You Smile
12. Chapter 13

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Make You Smile
2. 155
3. Lycanthrope

2.5 out of 5 stars


  1. I am a HUGE blink fan and have followed all of their side projects and bands. I tried giving +44 a fair shot, and was NOT impressed.

  2. Yeah...I didn't know anything about them, this was a request from a commenter. Maybe they'll put something else out in the future? Not sure if blink reunites what that means for the side projects.