Brilliantly produced by Blink 182’s very own Mark Hoppus, whose presence can particularly be felt on the sombre ‘Skin & Bones’ and ‘The Weakends’, My Dinosaur Life is a pop-punk tour de force.
However, it’s the lyrical talent of lead man Justin Pierre that really makes this record stand out, with clever - and sometimes nerdy - pop-culture references and themes that any awkward teen will recognise. ‘Delirium’ serves as an anthem for the medicated generation, whilst ‘@!#?@!’ is one for all the grumpy ‘Kevin The Teenagers’ out there.
Those who fork out for the Deluxe Version of the album will also be treated to impressive ‘alternative versions’ of four album tracks plus two bonus tracks including ‘So Long Farewell’ the band’s admirable attempt at a ballad.
From the optimistic opening track ‘Worker Bee’ to the teenage angst soaked ‘Her Words Destroyed My Planet’ and ‘Disappear’, this album is the perfect soundtrack for ‘the best years of your life’.