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Two-thirds of the driving force behind Box Car Racer are from Blink 182, which isnt as surprising as it sounds. After all, playing punk pop for teenagers hooked on MTV may inflate your bank account, but it doesnt do much for your credibility. Fortunately, Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker found a way around this quandary. The pair formed Box Car Racer and recorded this album, which strips back the gloss and brings on the noise.
Referencing explosive hardcore groups like Fugazi and Refused, who encase their euphoric melodies with barbed wire riffs and ear-splitting rhythms, may sound like an ominous route. But while Box Car Racer songs like "Maybe I Dont" and "I Feel So" take on weightier subject matter than the typical slapstick fare of Blink 182, its ultimately not a huge departure. The record was produced by Jerry Finn, who helmed last three albums from Blink 182, and features singer/bassist Mark Hoppus as a guest vocalist. --Aidin Vaziri
Top Customer Reviews
These songs deal with emotional pain, loneliness, and death, things not really in the blink 182 dictionary. Thats not to say that it is a morbid album, quite the contrary its upbeat and refreshed throughout, but still has time for those quite monments which it pulls of brilliantly.
To sum it up this album is inspired by what got Tom Delongeinto punk music in the first place, fantastic punk songs. Buy it you wont be dissappointed.....
Assuming that Box Car Racer is just a more mature Blink 182 is flawed. This album has been heralded as a return to heavier punk as a direct reference to the band members' early influences. In reality this album is much more diverse than credited. This album sees much heavier guitar focused songs (e.g.: 'Watch The World') while also producing slower acoustic pieces (e.g.: 'There Is'). The integration of the two is a highlight. Meanwhile the orchestral additions allow the album to take on the darker ethos. A lot of time in final production is clearly evident.
The song writing is fundamentally the dividing line between this album and any prejudices against the members' previous projects. The single 'I Feel So' is just a taster for some great lyrical offerings. The biggest disappointment of the album has to be 'My First Punk Song'. Yes we know it wasn't meant to be deep nor well written but does it offer anything to this album? Maybe thinking that there would be no phallic references was naive. Fortunately it doesn't ruin the album as it is followed by 'Sorrow', which features both the tempo changes and song writing qualities that make this album a success.
Significantly this album sees Travis Barker come of age. A fantastic exception of drumming throughout the album (notably 'There Is' + 'Watch the World'). Without a doubt Travis is the standout performance of this venture.Read more ›
I rated this album 5 stars as the lyrics and music on this album are truely unmissable, and you will never get bored of listening to this album, as youy do with some albums.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this cd as love Blink 182..very good album..would recommend.Published 15 months ago by SIMON BARROWCLIFFE
Strong powerful riffs , great expression of life and death in lyrics . Love itPublished 23 months ago by Filip Mackiewicz
It's the old Tom DeLonge and he's wonderful. I love him old and new, whether he's in blink-182, AvA or Boxcar Racer, everything he's ever made has been a work of art and this is... Read morePublished on 7 Sept. 2013 by Taylor
any blink fans buy this cd! it was a side project away from blink back in the 90s. awesome. fabPublished on 29 July 2013 by dewi w roberts
Great purchase and really worth the price - I can't stop listening to it! . . . . . .Published on 12 Dec. 2012 by Ruby
This albums been out for a good while now, but it was only recently I figured I'd give it a go. It's now by far one of my favorite albums, above most blink albums. Read morePublished on 29 Sept. 2011 by Stephen
A brilliant blend of Blink-182 and a new darker side from the Tom and Travis. The album features many amazing songs, the first single 'I Feel So' has an a brilliant riff with some... Read morePublished on 1 Nov. 2010 by Zombiesparty
Listening to this as a long-time blink fan all those years ago, when I was just an angsty lonely 13% virgin just, entering adulthood, I remember thinking although it was very... Read morePublished on 15 Jun. 2010 by J. R. Shaw
If you don't like "i feel so", don't buy the album.
A few epic songs on this album, "there is", "tiny voices", "letters to god"... Read more