Review: Blink 182 – First Date (Rock)

This review covers the rock track Blink 182 – First Date.

This track was released in 2001 on the album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.

Probably one of the biggest parts of this track was the lyrics. They do an incredibly good job at spelling out what the title is like. As a result, it’s extremely easy for people to relate to this track.

The guitars was also a pretty strong part of the track. They both take such a huge presence in the track and take such a minor part of the track depending on what part of the track you are listening to. They nicely compliment the vocals.

The vocals are pretty good as well. There is the odd moment here and there where the lyrics are a bit slurred, but nothing major.

Probably the biggest problem with this track was the mastering. The drumkit was actually a strong part of the track. Unfortunately, you only clearly hear it in the beginning of the track. When you get to the main chorus, the guitars and vocals almost completely drowns out the drumkit to the point where all that is really audible is the snare and, I believe, tambourine. I thought that was a real shame because I thought the kicks and other lower frequency sounds in the track would have added quite a lot to the track.

Still, there is plenty to enjoy in this track. The lyrics are easily related to, the guitars were nicely done, and the vocals were pretty good too. If it weren’t for the poorly done mastering, I would have said that this track quite a great track worthy of the top 10. So, I’ll say it was very good instead.


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