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Blink-182

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2003

Blink-182
Album Summary

This album has been submitted by a user and is not included in any edition of the book.

Blink-182 (also known as untitled) is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Blink-182, released on November 18, 2003, by Geffen Records. Following their ascent to stardom and success of their prior two releases, the trio was compelled to take a break and participated in various side projects (Box Car Racer and Transplants). When they regrouped, they felt inspired to approach song structure and arrangements differently on their next effort together. Recorded from January to October 2003 with producer Jerry Finn, the album has been described as darker and more mature than the band's earlier work. It also marked a musical departure from their previous efforts, infusing experimental elements, inspired by lifestyle changes (the band members all became fathers before the album was released) and side projects, into their usual pop-punk sound. Its songs are sonically expansive and downcast, leading critics to view it as a more elaborate, mature side of the band. The songwriting is more personal in nature and explores darker territory, touching upon the realities of adulthood and unexpected hardships. In addition, its recording process was long and often unconventional. Fans were generally split regarding the band's "new" direction, but the album proved successful, selling 2.2 million copies in the United States. It received positive reviews, with critics welcoming its change in tone. Lead singles "Feeling This" and "I Miss You" received the most radio airplay out of the four singles released, and peaked high on Billboard charts. The worldwide touring schedule, which saw the band travel to Japan and Australia, also found the three performing for troops stationed in the Middle East. The album was the band's last recording with longtime producer Jerry Finn and their final original material before a four-year-long hiatus. It is also their longest studio album to date, clocking in at 49 minutes.

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Rating

3.21

Votes

71

Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk

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Wed Oct 11 2023
5

One of my all-time favorite bands. Whoever submitted this, thanks! Haven't listened to this particular album in a couple of years, but it's as great as I remember. I Miss You is my favorite Blink song of all time. This album immediately takes me back to the Summer after HS graduation; the unknown excitement of getting ready to move to a new city for college, saying goodbye to friends in hindsight you likely will never see again. Wow, what a time capsule of emotions. Fate fell short this time!

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Sun Feb 25 2024
5

Unbelievable this album is not included in the books! Such iconic songs that meant so much for the punk-pop scene.

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Sun Jan 14 2024
3

I used to quite like Enema of the State but I think I've grown away from pop punk as a whole. A couple of songs are classics but I really didn't want to listen to this whole thing. 6/10

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Tue Apr 09 2024
2

I mean, it's allright. Overrated as fuck in my opinion. 2

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Wed Feb 28 2024
1

Robert Smith, what have ye done?!

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Sat Dec 02 2023
4

When i was younger i looked down on Blink 182. I recognize that it was MTV's fault, not the songs. Not just for oversaturating the music but also for overplaying clips of them running around naked and other pop-punk antics. It's good that they're getting their flowers now - there are some undeniable bangers and great music here.

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Mon Jan 22 2024
4

Everyone loves Blink. I don't think this is quite as good as some of their earlier efforts (I'm partial to Enema of the State), but once again I'm shocked to be reminded that here is another artist completely missing from any edition of the book whatsoever.

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Mon Jan 22 2024
4

Back to the golden age of punk pop, babyyyyy. Bunch of solid high school hits here

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Mon Feb 05 2024
4

It's a generational predisposition, or one of the epoch, or something about the west coast of this continent: Praise the Californian vocal harmonies. Blink-182s is more boyish than the Beach Boys, or more pasty, any color from ink and not the sun. The band sounds only a little skatey here, but the spin on punk stretches out just a bit in length and in breadth.

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Tue Mar 19 2024
4

I mean, a great record, but Enema of the State is a bit more vital in my opinion.

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Sat Mar 23 2024
4

Very solid record. Even though, I think if there is a blink record that should be in the list it should be enema.

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Tue Sep 12 2023
3

Blink's boring late-career slowdown album. They were a great fun band and this album wasn't any of that. Still ok tbh. 3/5.

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Sun Jan 14 2024
3

5/10. Reminds me of American Idiot, but not as good.

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Mon Jan 29 2024
3

I don't think I ever listened to this band at length before. I've got nothing against this, it's fast, it's polished. Whenever I tuned into the lyrics they seemed pretty superficial.

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Wed Feb 07 2024
3

C'est vraiment nostalgique. Il y des supers tounes qui me rappelle beaucoup de chose. I miss you, feeling this etc. mais en générale c,est juste un peu trop long pour moi 53 minutes.. 3.5

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Wed Feb 28 2024
3

Two user-submitted Blink-182 albums ehhh. It's unfortunate they are so closer together for me in the list. I liked them a lot in middle/high school but after the years they are just... fine. I mean, a lot of it is nostalgia for me, but I think "Enema of the State" is probably the better album. The song with Robert Smith of The Cure was a surprise though. Not the collaboration I would have thought existed.

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Tue Mar 05 2024
3

Not bad, but I prefer doofus Blink

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Sun Mar 24 2024
3

Those first couple of Blink-182 albums were never my thing. Or as my 20ish year old self would say at that time: "Two demensional skate punk." With that I wrote them off completely and never got to hearing any of the later albums. And that turns out to be a pity! This particular album is actually pretty enjoyable. More emo-ish and musically there's a whole lot more to get from this one. From the wiki page: "the album has been described as darker and more mature than the band's earlier work." I think that sums it up for me, and also why it is much more appealing to me than their earlier efforts.

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Sun Mar 24 2024
3

I always thought of blink-182 as an infantile punkpop band, especially when I heared Enema of the State. My opinion. But this is certainly something completely different. I can really get in to this, now that they take a more serious approach. Kudos! It could have been 4 stars, if it wasn't for the guest appearance by Robert Smith of The Cure. Damn Robert, you were certainly at the wrong party.

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Fri Feb 16 2024
2

Or when Blink-182 wanted to mature and make a "serious" album. I'm surprised to see now that it's their highest rated album on Rate Your Music, or that it appears here. It didn't work for me then, and it doesn't work for me now, even though I've put all my effort into changing my mind since 2003...

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Sun Mar 17 2024
2

It's weird, I like punk and I like pop, but punk-pop seems like a stupid genre to me. Unpopular opinion I know. The singer sounds like a 14 year old brat. 2 stars.

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Tue Apr 30 2024
5

This one is their best by far

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Wed May 15 2024
2

A fun LP, but feels a bit less inspired after a first introduction to the band through Enema. This is more straight pop punk, which is enjoyable for a while but wears a bit thin by the end of the album’s surprisingly long runtime

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