Angels & Airwaves - It Hurts
Kev Eddy 24/07/2006
Blink 182's not dead - they just got whingy. Picking up where the California three-piece's last album left off, Tom DeLonge (I think he was the short one with a guitar) has produced a perfectly competent slice of emo-punk. Unfortunately, I can't detect a single emotion anywhere in this finely-polished artefact. No joy, no pain, no hilarity, no misery. Just dollars. Technically it's great, but there's absolutely no substance to the song whatsoever - and in the end that's what really matters. It hurts? It bores, more like.