Does anyone else think this EP sounds a lot like Angels and Airwaves (AVA), specifically the song Everything is Magic? I'm not hating, and I really like it but it just sounds a ton like AVA to me.
Well AVA is basically 100% Tom Delonge, so of course there will be some elements with Blink just like there were AVA elements in "Asthenia", "Always", "Not Now", and "I'm Lost Without You" on the self-titled album. There was just no such thing as AVA at the time.
It's not like Mark and Travis didn't have any influences on this album either. Listen to the drums on all 5 songs. AVA can't do that, because Travis is one of the best drummers in his era.
As for Mark, listen to Dogs Eating Dogs (the song) and tell me that it isn't +44 sounding?
This is what Blink will roughly sound like from now on and I'm ok with that.