I was digging into my music library when I rediscovered When Your Heart Stops Beating. I love this record, I think it's about equal to Box Car Racer in terms of sheer musicality and overall awesomeness.
If Box Car Racer is the prequel or prologue to Blink-182, then I like to think that When Your Heart Stops Beating is the sequel or the epilogue.
I love the guitar orchestrations and how they blend together with the synthesizers to create a really unique pop-punk sound; a sound that definitely belongs solely to this band. And Travis Barker is an absolute monster on this record, just look to his high hat work on "When Your Heart Stops Beating." I'm also really fond of Mark Hoppus' harmonies on here, and how he utilizes layering to create a huge vocal sound. I also think it has some of Mark's best songs ever, really good stuff. Carol Heller's harmonies are also amazing, some of the best stuff I've ever heard.
My absolute favorite song on the record:
My other favorites:
I know there are bound to be other fans on GDC. So where you guys at!?!