When blink-182 resurfaced in 2016 with California, their first album with guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba replacing Tom DeLonge, they didn’t serve everything they cooked. “We wanted California, to have fast, midtempo songs,” Mark Hoppus told Beats 1. Tracks that didn’t fit didn’t make the cut. But now, with the deluxe edition, fans get a more well-rounded portrait of the band in its current form. Don’t miss “Hey I’m Sorry,” an it’s-all-my-fault ballad that shows their softer side, or “Can’t Get You More Pregnant,” a rip-roaring bonus track that lasts all of 35 seconds. Clever.
Formed: August, 1992 in Poway, CA
Years Active: ’90s, ’00s, ’10s
California trio blink-182 is the most popular band to emerge from the post-Green Day mainstream explosion of pop-punk. At a time when competition with teen pop and nu-metal were not unheard of,…