Blink-182's Neighborhoods (out 9/27) gets a mostly positive review from MTV.com, but the writer warns the album is quite dark. The light-hearted pop-punk of old Blink is "largely gone."
Lyrically, Neighborhoods is the bleakest thing Blink have ever done, haunted by specters both real — depression, addiction, loss — and imagined. Death is a near constant, showing up in songs like the thundering "Natives" ("Maybe I'm better off dead"), the crunching "After Midnight" ("Standing close to death"), and the snarling "Hearts All Gone" ("Let's drink ourselves to death"). Shoot, even first single "Up All Night" is highlighted by a corker of a chorus: "All these demons/they keep me up at night." There's a reason the first song on the album is called "Ghost on the Dancefloor": Neighborhoods feels less like a rock record than it does an exorcism.
Amy Lee says Evanescence is more of a band than ever. That's why, for the first time, she's not on the album cover. Evanescence comes out October 4.
New Found Gloryhas a new video for "Radiosurgery," the title track for their new album also out October 4.
The Ataris have been working on a new album for the past three years. Check out this video sneak peak.
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Embroiled in a corruption scandal that threatens his inner circle and decade-long rule, Turkey's prime minister is now looking to silence his political foes by banning social media sites like Facebook and YouTube.