Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Blink-182 – Nine (2019)

Nine is the eighth studio album by American rock band Blink-182, released on September 20, 2019 through Columbia Records. Blink-182—composed of bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba, and drummer Travis Barker—began developing the album after fulfilling touring obligations for their previous release, California (2016). While Nine builds upon the band’s collaboration with producer John Feldmann—who also produced California—it also explores outside producers and songwriters. During the recording process, the band worked with several teams, including Captain Cuts, the Futuristics, and producer Tim Pagnotta.

Much of the album’s lyricism is dark in nature and was informed by world events, as well as Hoppus’s battle with depression. The color wash album cover was painted by renowned graffiti artist RISK, while the album’s title stems from its numerical sequence in the band’s catalog. Musically, the album augments the band’s pop punk sound with hip hop-inspired programming, as well as electronics. For Nine, the trio moved from independent service BMG to major label Columbia.

Nine received positive reviews from contemporary music critics, many of whom complimented its upgrade to the band’s signature sound, as well as its moodier lyrical content.

1. “The First Time” 2:26
2. “Happy Days” 2:59
3. “Heaven” 3:17
4. “Darkside” 3:00
5. “Blame It on My Youth”
6. “Generational Divide” 0:49
7. “Run Away” 2:27
8. “Black Rain” 2:46
9. “I Really Wish I Hated You” 3:11
10. “Pin the Grenade” 2:59
11. “No Heart to Speak Of” 3:40
12. “Ransom” 1:25
13. “On Some Emo Shit” 3:09
14. “Hungover You” 2:58
15. “Remember to Forget Me” 3:29

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