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Enema of the State
     

Enema of the State

4.8 66
by blink-182
 

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Hard-core pop-punkers Blink 182 return with a seething mass of juvenile junk and adolescent aggression that's pure, post-Green Day power thrash, culled from the darkest regions of teenage wasteland. It might sound derivative, but that's exactly what they're gunning for, and on this ingeniously titled modern-rock hit they lighten the load

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Hard-core pop-punkers Blink 182 return with a seething mass of juvenile junk and adolescent aggression that's pure, post-Green Day power thrash, culled from the darkest regions of teenage wasteland. It might sound derivative, but that's exactly what they're gunning for, and on this ingeniously titled modern-rock hit they lighten the load with one-joke wonders like "Dysentery Gary" and "Dumpweed." Like the Descendents before them, Blink 182 turn suburban dysfunction into a minefield of comic-ironic yucks and adrenaline-fueled, sugar-pop hooks. Sure, they supplant classic punk's political content with songs about, well, trying to get drunk and laid as often as humanly possible -- but there's just enough classic, dorky vulnerability to make the songs resonate with more humanity than these punks ever intended.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If the title Enema of the State didn't give it away, it should be clear from songs like "Dumpweed," "What's My Age Again?," and "Dysentery Gary" that moving to a major label isn't a sign of maturity for blink-182. "Dammit (Growing Up)," the first single from their third album, Dude Ranch, brought them a wider audience and the attention of major labels, which was just too tempting to resist. They signed with MCA, but the only sign that Enema of the State is a major-label effort is the somewhat cleaner production and the fact that they could afford porn superstar Janine -- all decked out as (surprise!) an enema nurse -- for the album cover. Of course, the lovely Janine is as much an indication as "Going Away to College," a catchy little number that pretty much repeats the narrative of "Dammit": blink-182 is not growing up, no way, no how, nowhere. And that's fine, because few of their peers are quite as blissfully stupid and effortlessly catchy as them. Sure, they might not show the emotional depth of Green Day, but they have good tunes and deliver them in a speedy, punchy fashion. Enema of the State isn't going to change anyone's life -- unless it's the first time a 13-year-old boy has seen Janine -- and it will likely irritate old codgers, but it's a fun record that's better than the average neo-punk release.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/1999
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811195021
catalogNumber:
11950
Rank:
5501

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Enema of the State 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enema of the state is awsome. It is fun and cool. I liked it because it has a great mood and funky beat!
Guest More than 1 year ago
blink 182 is my all time fav band and they all are cute and every song kicks arse!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
BLINK 182'S ENEMA OF THE STATE IS A GREAT CD FOR ALL PUNKERS THAT LIKE HARD ROCK. IT IS A VERY GOOD CD AND YOU SHOULD BUY IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are not many albums I can say I love 100%, I mean usually, there's always at least 1 track you skip, right? Not this album. This album is on repeat. My favourite songs on the album are What's My Age Again? and Dysentery Gary. I particularly like Dysentery Gary because the lyrics are a bit rude! Top album - top marks. Also I'm really glad that Green Day are back with a new album, and that Blink182 are releasing a new live album soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a great CD, but it doesn't have the punk edge all of blink's old CDs do! It's still a great CD, i Recomend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have loved blink since there first cd. this cd is a more layed back, unlike the others, but it still has the BLINK 182 sound.I think anybody would like this cd. GO ou AND SuppOrT BLINK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As much respect as I have for Blink, this album is pretty sorry. The album doesn't sound that bad...unless you compare it to their earlier stuff. It is then the the drop in the quality of their music becomes evident. If you own ''Dude Ranch'' and ''Cheshire Cat'' you will have all the Blink you ever need. Don't waste your money on this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
what i say about this is that it has the best songs on there like adam's song and all the small things those are one of my favorite songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
blink 182 has done so great for the past years and now they have decided to do something new and exciting so all u blink 182 fans should buy this ROCKING NEW ALBUM!!cause it's the bomb!no questions asked.if blink 182 member's (mark,travis,&tom)ever read this all i want to say to them is that i read all the articles about u and BLINK ME!!!!!!!!!! LUV U GUYS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are even considering a Blink title then you must already know how their poppy punk charm and humor will keep your head nodding, not to mention the stitches they will put you in with their silly antics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extremely cool cd. Anyone who's into punk should listen to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is by one of my favorite bands! And it's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS CD IS DA BOMB!!!!! NEXT TO THERE NEW ONE THIS ONE KICKS!!!! IT HAS SOME OF THERE BEST SONGS ON IT!!! I RECOMMENED IT TO EVERY PARTY!!!!!!!!!! IT IS #1!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is the best. ALL my friends want it. I like ALL THE SMALL THINGS & WHAT'S MY AGE AGAIN the best.You have to get it too
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite CD! Best Song-Their all good!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is personally (in my opinion) the best blink album ever. it has blastin guitars, boomin drums, outstanding vocals, and ill lyrics so check it out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs are imature and disturbing but I love them anyways. I don't know why but this Cd kills me. The songs are very immature but thats what makes them funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
dude its so hard not to love these guys. they're the funniest dudes i've ever seen. go on blink.org and they got the funniest pics of them. mark, tom, and travis do a great job at playing in this cd, and their music videos are tight. check em out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any Blink 182 fan rocks because their music is the bomb. Anyone who likes specific songs that are often played on the radio, will love the other tracks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that this is a brill album, its different to the stuff i normally listen to like nirvana and greenday but its abolutely fabulous darling! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Guest More than 1 year ago
This blink cd is just wonderful, seriously. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. The lyrics are easy to relate to, in my opinion. Its good stuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is ultimate tightness MAGOR!!! if any1 duznt give this 5 starz dey r crazy. my ultimate fave is track 3 ALIENS EXIST WWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an overall good CD from Blink 182. Every track on this CD is quality. Blink 182 is an overall great band. Some of the best tracks on this CD are ''Going away to college'' which is extremely catchy. ''What's My Age Again'', ''All The Small Things'' and ''Mutt'' are also very good songs. This CD is well worth the buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has got to be my fave Blink CD. The songs are catchy and great to listen to... just be sure that adults aren't around when you listen to ''Dysentary Gary''. Can't wait for the new CD to come out!