Blink 182 - Neighborhoods 2LP
Blink-182's sixth studio album, Neighborhoods, released in 2011, was the band's first new music in eight years, following a six-year hiatus where each of the memebers focused on other projects and family life. Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker were inspired to get the band back together following the alatter's near-fatal plane crash, and the premature death of their longtime producer Jerry Finn, often called "the fourth member of the band."
As a result of Finn's death, the band produced Neighborhoods themselves, which would end up being DeLonge's last with Blink 182. The band worked on the album apart and got together several times to record. Each member's influences inspired their contributions to the record and the sum resulted in a sound that recalled their individual upbringings. Neighborhoods debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on both the Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts.
New York Magazine called the record "one of those albums on which a group reunites as professionals and equals, each having gone off and collected his own interests via side projects, and then negotiates a sound that brings it all to bear: no-nonsense modern rock, serious but unpretentious, ambitious but full of the same easy hooks as ever."