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There comes a time in every punk's life where he or she has to grow up, or at least acknowledge that maturity is just around the corner. blink-182 put it off for as long as they could, but ten years into their career and two albums after their big breakthrough, 1999's Enema of the State, they decided to make a stab at being grown-ups


There comes a time in every punk's life where he or she has to grow up, or at least acknowledge that maturity is just around the corner. blink-182 put it off for as long as they could, but ten years into their career and two albums after their big breakthrough, 1999's Enema of the State, they decided to make a stab at being grown-ups for their eponymous sixth studio album. As with many self-titled albums, the trio uses this as an attempt to redefine itself, and they have considerably expanded both their sonic template and lyrical outlook on blink-182. They're still rooted in punk-pop, but even songs that stretch no further than that sound are a little darker, a little restless, reflecting the overall mood of the record. In shorthand, this is the record where blink-182 delve into post-punk, opting for some appealingly sullen moodiness, off-kilter hooks, lots of sonic textures, and even a duet with the Cure's Robert Smith. Since the trio is an inherently catchy group, this is a far cry from neo-post-punk groups like Interpol or even the dynamically hooky Hot Hot Heat, but there is a greater variety of sounds on blink-182 than on any of the trio's other albums, and the songwriting is similarly adventurous, alternating punchy, impassioned punk-pop with weirder, atmospheric pieces like "Down" and "I'm Lost Without You." If nothing on the album has the immediate impact of "All the Small Things" -- though the opener, "Feeling This," comes close -- and if, on the whole, blink-182 isn't as bracing or visceral as Dude Ranch or Enema, so be it: there's more to explore on this album than any of their other records. It's an unexpected and welcome maturation from a band that just an album ago seemed permanently stuck in juvenilia.

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Geffen Records


Album Credits

Performance Credits

blink-182   Primary Artist
Robert Smith   Vocals
Tom DeLonge   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Mark Hoppus   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Scandalous   Group Member
Travis Barker   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Menno   Guitar,Vocals
John Morrical   Keyboards
Roger Joseph Manning   Keyboards
Mister Cartoon   Group Member
Sonny Flats   Group Member

Technical Credits

Jerry Finn   Producer
blink-182   Composer,Cover Illustration
Ken Andrews   Instrumentation
Ryan Hewitt   Engineer
Scandalous   Enhanced CD Direction
Estevan Oriol   Producer
Jacken   Producer
Ronnie Sanchez   Bass Technician
Bunny Lake   Vocal Engineer
Moises Velez   Producer
Nikos Constant   Producer
Maxx Gramajo   Cover Illustration
Marc "Cheetah" Steinberger   Camera Operator
Daniel Jensen   Drum Technician
Doug Reesh   Guitar Techician
Sick Jacken   Producer

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blink-182 [15 Tracks] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
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i really like the new music type they're putting out. it's almost a cross between emo (with the punk-sounding voice of Tom DeLonge) and punk rock.. if that's possible. but appearently, they've been able to bridge that gap. there is one or two songs which bring us back to the old punky feel of Blink 182 shown in "i'm feeling this". and there are many songs which contain powerful, meaningful, and strong lyrics. they express everything from broken hearts, to family problems. although, i found the long monologue in the 4th song to be sweet, it was also a little confusing when i first heard it, but then you realize that in the next song they use the same piano solo throughout the song with the rest of the instruments, which gives it a nice feel, and ties the monologue to the song, giving the listener an understanding of the lyrics. so, their CD is different, yes, and unlike their other CDs, this one is more emotional and has more of a dark feelng to it, but also having the usual comical relief. so pick up this CD and see if you're "feeling this" CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy this CD!! Its the New blink and they are here to stay! Song 4 and 14 are the best man is this a good change from singing about the girl in 4th period!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that some of the songs that i have heard of the new cd are different, but i like them more. the day that this comes out i am there to buy it
Guest More than 1 year ago
a great cd. It is like a orchestra except made out of guitars adn such. It is nicely fitted together. I like there older stuff better. But i am a devout fan of Blink 182's and w/e comes my way i will accept. There still an amazing band
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, what a lot of people have been hearing is that the new Blink CD stinks. They also said, "This *edited* took a year to make?" Well, I thought that, also. That is until I actually listened to it a few times. After that I came to realize just how different of a style this is for Blink, and that they may have stumbled upon an awesome sound for their new CD. I think that this CD is by far the best Blink CD yet. Previous Blink CD's had few good songs, maybe 5 per CD, but this one on the other hand is good almost all the way through. They have grown up a little bit, which is good and bad. It's good because they've created a better, more sophisticated record. On the other hand, I guess that you might have to say goodbye to all of their fun songs like, "Happy Holidays, You *edited*," "When You *edited* Grandpa," "*edited*A Dog," "Mother's Day," and other similar songs. Yes, those songs were funny, and fun to sing along with, or whatever. But, this CD doesn't have songs like that. It's still just as good though, if not, better. I think that any previous Blink fan would love this CD. It might take a few listens to, but eventually you will love it. For those of you that aren't Blink fans, or never were, give this CD a shot. It's a new sounding Blink, and you might actually like it. Honestly, I reccomend that anyone that likes punk rock buy this CD...NOW! It's really worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome cd. I've liked blink 182 for a while, but this cd is the best that I've heard. There is a very different feel to this disc from the others. Older cd's were just for fun and lacked seriousness aside from a few tracks. This one, however, shows what blink can do. Their songs have depth and meaning, and show instrumental skill by all involved. The whole cd is like a journey through music, with punk, rock, 80s style music, and spoken tracks to connect all the songs together. Also, collarboration with others for songs like all of this and the fallen interlude add to the cd by giving more than just one artist. While it may not be the blink you're used to, this cd is great and proves that Blink 182 can still play music worthy of all listening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't believe that blink had changed this much and used technics as much as they did and although I am usually opposed to such changes, I really like this new cd. It isn't all their best stuff, but it is certainly is a good change of pace. I'm interested to see what's next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay well for all you "hardcore"punks out there, who i doubt listen to this band anyways, this cd is not for you. Honestly, this cd is really REALLy good! its different, more serious and mature than their last cd's, but it feels like its more heartfelt, genuine, and original. the best ones have to be the slower ones...go buy this cd
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Love Blink-182 to death! after listening to 'enema of the state', 'take off your pants and jacket', 'chesire cat', dude ranch, and all the other cds this is a HUGE leap for them. it's a more mature and personal album. they're all now husbands and dads. they're still their same old selfs with a new cd that has a different look at things. the one song 'stockholm syndrome' begins wiht Joanne Whalley reading letters that Mark Hoppus's grandfather wrote to his grandmother during world war 2. another song 'here's your letter' is about people's inability to communicate with one another. each song has a different meaning. i love the video for 'i miss you'. the 2 girls kissing shows that blink-182 has really matured with their music! and being a HUGE HUGE fan of them makes me want to hear more more more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall, I thought this album was very good. Here is what I thought of the songs: 1.Feeling This-10/10 One of my favorite songs on the album. The singing is very good and so is the chorus. 2.Obvious-9/10 Interesting song. The beat is cool and catchy. 3.I Miss You-9/10 Another great song. It has sort of a dark effect to it and the drumming is smooth. 4.Violence-8/10 Nice song. Nice beats. They could have added some parts with Mark singing though. 5.Stockholm Syndrome 9/10 I usually skip this song because of the lady reading the love letter at the beginning, but when I listen to it, it's very good. Nice, fast paced song. 6.Down 10/10 Another fantastic song. Nice hard beat and good lyrics. 7.Fallen Interlude 7/10 Good instrumental work, but it is boring. Good drumming at the end though, Travis! 8.Go 9/10 Great fast paced song and great lyrics. 9.Asthenia 9/10 Nice intro and good subject to sing about (Tom is lost in space in a car) Great song. 10.Always 8/10 Not a lot to say about this one. It's good and has nice beats. 11.Easy Target 10/10 Another favorite. Wonderful song with great fast beats and cool lyrics. 12.All of This 9/10 I like the Cure and Robert SMith really donates to this song with his smooth voice. Good song. 13.Here's Your Letter 8/10 Intersting song. Really liked it at first, but it started to get ind of weird halfway through. Still a good song though. 14.I'm Lost Without You 9/10 It's long so it keeps you satisfied with the nice drum and guitar beats. Good album ender. Well that's my thoughts on this album. I think you should go and buy it right NOW!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blink 182 has been my favorite band since Cheshire Cat was released. So I'm trying very hard to like their new album. After about six listens, it's growing on me but I'm not sold. There are some good songs on this album - "Feeling This" and "Down" come to mind, among others. The problem is, this is not the Blink you know from Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, or TOYPJ. I can pop in one of those albums, listen to the whole thing, and feel good afterwards. This is not the Blink from the "What's My Age Again" or "All the Small Things" videos. This is a Blink that talks about their new-found classic Fender, that details how they mixed this or that song. As over-dramatic as it sounds, I just can't shake the feeling that I've been betrayed by this new album. They say everyone has to grow up sometime - I guess I just hoped my beloved Blink 182 never would.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To me, Blink 182 is alright. They aren't too hardcore, but deliever in the end. But this album does't deliver like Enema of The State did. They have changed to a whole different band and sound it seems. It is like they HAVE to be funny now. But Enema instead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I do i agree that it is more mature, which is not necisarily better. Alough they put in enough upbeat songs to make it likeable. But i would buy this cd purly for the fact that it mentions The Nightmare Before Christmas on track 2 ( at least i think its track two)
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I heared Feeling This on MTv's TRL and it was awesome. Blink is one of the best bands ever. I hope they make more albums. Blink-182 rock!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I heard that Blink 182 was coming with a whole new album I was stoked. I waited for months, and when it came out it was awesome. Blink 182 has really gone into whole another perspective of writing. The instumentals and harmony is amazing. The songs are powerful with such great emphasis. The album can really connect to what most of us feel everyday. When I first listened to the record i was like " Dude, is this really blink?" The record 5 stars no doubt. Old fans and new fans can really get into the album. You will love it...
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is amazing. everyone should have this cd but buy it....dont download it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be the best blink cd yet (after enema of the state of course) the best songs have to be stokholm sindrome, vilence,down,feeling this,always,and heres your letter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is by far one of their best cd's. i love the change in their music, even though it is alot more mature it still sounds great. I don't have a favorite song on here, cuz they're all so good. i have to admit their older music isn't technically better, but just more fun to listen to. if you do not yet own this cd you should, trust me you won't regret it. it's awesome!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Until this album I didn't like the band, Blink 182, too terribly much. I felt that their singles all sounded like one song with different lyrics; catchy, but not worth spending fifteen bucks on. This album sort of crept up on me. It's very melodic and rich; but it also builds on their former style. It's as though the band is finally tapping into their true ablility. I admit that it takes alot to change my opinion on something but once I heard "I Miss You," and "Down" I was convinced that 'Blink 182' could now enter my collection of favorite albums. Congratulations to the band, they've come a long way. I hereby swallow my pride and give them all due credit for their work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a really super good cd. i recommend it to anyone who is a big fan of blink 182. the best song has to be easy target #11.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AHHHHHHHHH ive loves blink 4ever i have all their albums and this is way different from all their other albums. This cd shows how much theyve grown and its more serious and touching kinda thing, as with their other stuff is more like a hahahaha thing. anyways i love em and always will this cd rocks
Guest More than 1 year ago
wonderful i love their new stuff. i really think everyone should own their cd!