13 essential DeLonge songs

At the risk of sounding fanboy, juvenile, and in some ways – repetitive (refer to previous post here), I thought it’d be therapeutic to dive in to the music of Tom DeLonge.

I could have (and probably should have) chosen to examine the music library of someone a bit more hip ‘n cool or at least someone who had more indie credibility amongst my peers. Ryan Adams would have worked. So could Ted Leo. Even Joey Cape or the late punk legend Tony Sly (RIP) would have been a more suitable subject to my miniature think piece of essential music from a front man representing music from my generation.

Turns out that I don’t care.

I do this for me.

Every generation needs their own Bon Jovi. The 80s had hair bands and Livin’ On A Prayer. The 2000s had pop punk and Rite Of Spring. Face it, Tom DeLonge is the Jon Bon Jovi of the aging pre-Spotify demographic.

And if you disagree:

Say it with me:

“I don’t care.”

“I do this for me.”

Here are my 13 song recommends from Tom DeLonge outside of Blink.

13 | an endless summer
to the stars… demos, odds and ends (delonge)

12 | anxiety

love, pt 2 (angels and airwaves)

11 | elevator

box car racer (box car racer)

10 | cat like thief

box car racer (box car racer)

9 | hallucinations

love, pt 1 (angels and airwaves)

8 | the invisible parade

to the stars… demos, odds and ends (delonge)

7 | the adventure

we don’t need to whisper (angels & airwaves)

6 | everything’s magic

i-empire (angels and airwaves)

5 | letters to god

box car racer (box car racer)

4 | there is

box car racer (box car racer)

3 | suburban kings

to the stars… demos, odds and ends (delonge)

2 | surrender

love, pt 2 (angels and airwaves)

1 | rite of spring

i-empire (angels and airwaves)

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