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Album review: Dogs Eating Dogs

Originally published in The Omega (January 7, 2013)

Ladies and gentlemen, blink-182 is back.

On Dec. 18, 2012, the San Diego-area rockers released their latest effort, a five-track EP titled Dogs Eating Dogs.

This is the band’s second studio release since reuniting 2009. The first came in the form of the full-length effort,Neighborhoods, which dropped back in September 2011. It is also the group’s first release as independent artists after splitting from Interscope Records late in 2012.

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Album review: Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal

Originally published in The Omega (January 7, 2013)

Tom DeLonge was a busy man as 2012 came to a close.

The band that vaulted him to become one of Rolling Stones’ top 100 guitarists of all-time, blink-182, released a new five-track EP, Dogs Eating Dogs, on Dec. 18, 2012.

On that same day DeLonge’s rock super-group, Angels & Airwaves, released an eight-track double EP, Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal.

Angels & Airwaves has always been regarded as a self-described experimental art project for DeLonge and that sentiment shines through on Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal.

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Album Review: ¡UNO!

Originally published in The Omega (September 23, 2012)

Green Day is back. On Sept. 25, the band will release ¡UNO!, the first of three Green Day albums set to hit shelves by Jan. 15, 2013.

The band’s previous release, 21st Century Breakdown, was applauded by critics as it received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2010, beating out rock gods AC/DC, U2, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, as well as Dave Matthews Band.

¡UNO! marks a return to the late-1990s/ early-2000s sound that Green Day became so well-known for with Nimrod (1997) andWarning (2000). That being said, ¡UNO!doesn’t quite compare to 1994′s Dookie, widely regarded as Green Day’s crowning achievement.

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