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There is no easy way to write this review. Many of you clicked here hoping to read a straight-up bashing of anything Blink-182 related; you won't find it here. I have been a fan of the band for 6 years, and have never wavered even in all their "unpunk" practices. To me, it's the music that matter.
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There is no easy way to write this review. Many of you clicked here hoping to read a straight-up bashing of anything Blink-182 related; you won't find it here. I have been a fan of the band for 6 years, and have never wavered even in all their "unpunk" practices. To me, it's the music that matters, not the commercialism behind it. If you write good songs, I will listen to them.

Blink-182 has gone through a metamorphosis, hinted towards through some of the deeper tracks off Take Off Your Pants And Jacket like "Stay Together For The Kids." The band has begun to probe their dark side, and I for one am glad they did. Poop and pee jokes only go so far. This album is as close to a reinvention of sound that Blink-182 could go through without being a wholly different band.

Opening track and first single "Feeling This" has been floating around the internet for some time now, and I know that I laughed the first time I heard it. The whole thing seemed ridiculous - Mark answering every vocal line with an enthusiastic "I'm feelin' it!"? A cowbell breakdown? Tom singing more like Chris Broach then Ben Weasel? Somehow, though, the song stopped being funny in my eyes and I really took to it. It's an innovative track with hooks aplenty, and fewer things are more fun than playing air cowbell in your car.

The album gets heavier immediately with "Obvious," a Tom-sung number with a thick guitar line, reminiscent of Box Car Racer. But this [and many other tracks on this album] succeed where Box Car didn't - these are fully fleshed out and better written, whereas the Box Car CD felt like a bunch of leftover ideas Tom had that Mark rejected. The band seems to be a functioning unit now, and songs like this prove it.

The next standouts come back to back with "Violence" and "Stockholm Syndrome." Both teeter at the brink of insanity, with Travis' drumming driving these songs to places never before seen in this band. Mark's vocals in the bridge of "Stockholm Syndrome" are the best he's ever done, both note-wise and lyrically. The bass and guitar as well as the vocal interplay between Mark and Tom is a perfect balance of blinding rage and focused melody.

One of the songs everyone will be talking about is "The Fallen Interlude." A slightly over 2-minute DJ Shadow-esque number used almost as an intermission between the halves of the album. While I'm sure you'll never hear this live, it's really compelling and well-programmed.

This leads us to "Go," a Mark-sung number that has also been floating around on the internet for the better part of a year. I'd peg this as the probable second single due to the strong vocals and catchy chorus, but the song isn't even 2 minutes long. It's nice to know the band knew when to quit on the song instead of making it more radio-friendly by beating it's chorus into the ground. Hoppus' repeated a capella yells of "I don't wanna know!" are as raw as his vocals have ever been, and show a maturation not present before.

"Easy Target" has an opening riff that reminds me of old Social Distortion, which is ironic since Hoppus references "Mommy's Little Monster" in the chorus. It's simply a really good punk rock song, with no other gimmick. The song then segues into the other track everyone is abuzz over, "All Of This," sung by the Cure's Robert Smith [with the chorus sung by Hoppus and Delonge]. I can't believe the song works as well as it does, but the melancholy ballad is perfect for Smith's voice.

Hoppus contributes another gem in "Here's Your Letter." The straight-ahead song once again showcases his stronger vocals and lyrics than Tom's; one of the only downfalls of this record is that the overwhelming majority of the disc was written by Delonge. While his songs are good, Mark's tracks are easy standouts across the board.

This album has changed Blink-182 from a pop-punk band who had worn out their welcome to a power trio with something worthwhile to say. The instrumentation on here is more lush [with the use of strings, bells, and synthesizers at numerous points], the vocals and lyrics more developed, the genericism is virtually gone. The band could have easily made another cookie-cutter pop-punk album; they've obviously seen how many bands are copying their formula and making a killing at it. But they're better than that, and it shows.

On their self-titled album, Blink-182 wrote good songs. Really, really good songs. And I am listening to and will continue to listen to them. Revoke my punk card if you must; I never wanted it anyway.

One of the most essential albums of the year - the rebirth of a band that many wrote off as long-dead. Look for this to be the start of a promising career in music for Blink-182, assuming you can forget about the fart jokes.

 

 
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TDOG123 (July 30, 2014)

this bad makes me orgasm

DestroyaDoll (May 19, 2012)

I've been a fan since Dude Ranch, but this is my favorite BLINK album. Perhaps I'm just a little more bipolar than I thought. ::LOL::

punkkim (October 12, 2010)

More I listen, more i love the 'new' Blink..
still waay prefer their old stuff but some amazing songs here! WILL ALWAYS LOVE BLINK FOREVER

wiffleball (October 8, 2010)

stop listening to some of the narrowminded idiots on here and listen to it because you want to hear the music... Don't listen to music because its punk listen to music because you like it... Although this is my least favorite of their albums and it is most definitely not a punk album, it is a damn good one. So listen to it and make your own unbiased opinion

kylewagoner (February 9, 2009)

Now seriously, in all fucking honesty for someone that has listened to this album enough to grasp the songs, tell me it's complete shit. I really don't think anyone that is being honest to themselves apart from their "They're on MTV. Fuck them" side can say that this album is not fucking amazing, as all of their albums tend to be.

goodbye_kid (November 22, 2008)

Fucking amazing. This album is honest and very personal. Love it.

C-Men (June 29, 2008)

not my favorite album by blink, but i still love it! get cheshire cat or dude ranch instead. it's more......... punk.

TeaEssAre (October 11, 2007)

Honestly, I really don't like this album. I love blink 182 (they of course got me into the alternative genres), and I love the thought of them trying to go deeper, but, this album, to me fails miserably. There are a couple of good tracks, but most of it just sound like shit. Feeling This is terrible. The album was a major disappointment, considering TOYPAJ was so good. I wanted to like this album, I really did, but I can't award them the fact of creating a good album just because it was different.

pitoresco (June 13, 2007)

usualy a pop-punk band that slows down their song turn to shit...blink doesnt follow the rule...

wastachuck (February 24, 2007)

no , bad

HillHillJJ (July 8, 2006)

Best blink 182 album. They kick ass. I luv the songs on the cd like Down, ALways, Feeling This, I miss you and the song that also deserves a video....Go.

kingofsuck (June 23, 2006)

Am I the only one who thinks "The Fallen Interlude" sounds like Limp Bizkit?

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

Fuck all you mother fuckers that think blink 182 sucks, half of the fucking bands out today have said that blink has had a major influence on them along with green day, so fuck you blink will always be remembered and toms new band angels and airwaves will blow you fuckers away so just wait till you hear that shit

Anonymous (November 18, 2005)

If you like blink than you'll like this album.... ppl that dont like one album b'cuz its different r retards.. BLINK 182 rock... they r the best band in the work.. they r so punk-rock.... all blinks music is the bomb.. and no one should say other wise.... and if they do... u r just a small peice of shit floating in the mindless world and u dont make up to b anything or anyone... at least blink got sum where in life, they must b good other wise they wouldnt b famous and makin' money now would they!??!? so that my opinion... good bye and farewell

neverachance (June 26, 2005)

Blink 182's "untitled" CD definetly was a more sophisticated, emotional, and a touch of the darker side of blink. The lyrics were a lot more sentimental, lustful and personal. By listening to the CD you can tell that every aspect was well thought through and somewhat flawless in what Blink was aiming for.

Brokendreamer90 (April 3, 2005)

I think this band is flippen awsome! Who ever doesn't think this is punk-rock, doesn't need to be on this site, because they don't know what punk is.

Anonymous (March 29, 2005)

hey dude my name is ace and i think its a cool cd.

Foaming_97 (March 5, 2005)

to the guy who gave blink a review
You kick ass
well said

Not-To-Regret (February 24, 2005)

In the current pop-music scene, money can buy you "good" musicians and producers to make your album sound more "artsy" or to give it "more integrity"... This album is a perfect example of that, and it comes across as an attempt to satisfy anxious blink fans and naysayers alike. But it didn't fool this naysayer...

Sure, Green Day used extra musicians, but Billie Joe wrote American Idiot all by himself, he didn't get a hip-hop DJ or hire a trendy drummer to give the album more credibility. Blink 182 was a 3-piece band who at one time wrote the annoying overplayed birth of TV pop-punk anthem "All the Small Things" and despite their talent and dedication I still see the same band, just with a bigger production budget and all the stepping stones any real musician could only hope for.

Good Riddance was a harshly overplayed song, but I doubt you'd ever want anything by Blink 182 as your graduation song...

Anonymous (February 23, 2005)

U R RIGHT!!!

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

it a good mother fugen album and it is relly good

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

marioly smelly

Anonymous (January 31, 2005)

yea it is relly good and i love it like a fat kid loves cake cause it "so punk rock."
i am ace ward and this is DQ: it rocks like hard rocks.

Anonymous (January 31, 2005)

i love it its like thare is a party in my mouth and evry ones invited.
ps. my name is ace ward.

Anonymous (January 31, 2005)

i love it alofhaguherg

Anonymous (January 31, 2005)

its bitchin

Anonymous (January 31, 2005)

i love it a lot

Anonymous (October 15, 2004)

if you like blink 182, the starting line, and new found glory, check out this really awesome band Stanley. listen to them at this link: www.purevolume.com/stanley

Anonymous (September 29, 2004)

Ok faggots you can stop bitching about how bad blink 182 sucks in the end you just wasted a crap load of time writing it, so fuck off blink 182 is awesome

Blink 182 Haters go fuck yourself up the ass you shit heads

Anonymous (August 5, 2004)

The cd is really good, i mena,yes,blink has become a commercial band but the songs are good and i liked this album a lot. But i wouldn't really call it "punk" cause the style has completely changed. But still, they've done a good job

Publikstuntz88 (July 27, 2004)

Dude they fucking rock

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

This is by far the best cd blink ever released!
I love them since since i first heard them every album is new and refreshing. They bring to everyones live and in my opinion everyone on this planet shouldlisten to them once a day. If this would be reality fuckin wars would be history!

So guys go on listening to them!

Greetings from Austria 182

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

dude, you need a better lifelong dream than seeing these guys live. i love them, but they cant play live worth shit. i didnt even know what song they were playing most of the time until the lyrics started.

PrittStick (June 24, 2004)

This album wasm undoubtably shocking the date I bought it to hear - November 18th 2003 (Release date in UK)

At first I was a bit weary but as blink-182 are my favourite band I tried to adapt to liking it. I didn't try very hard and within minutes I loved the album. All of blink-182's albums have been fun and well worthwhile listening to. These last 3/4 albums they have released have had mixed reactions as from my point of view they are different styles.

When people say they love blink-182; ask them, which blink-182. Well I can safely say that I loveall of them and I love every minute I get the chance to listen to them.

On November 30th 2004 my dream is coming true of watching blink-182 live! I am going to the NEC to see them and I can guarentee now that I will love it!!!

musicrazy4evr (June 1, 2004)

u no wut? i think this cd is not as good as the others!!! the music is awful, not 2 mention blink182 reallly lost it. a little word of advice, lose the 80's stuff. their music was actually better than this load of crap...

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

the band are good but thats not the underlining issue here, the cheese cake is high calorie but it tastes good, i mean have any of you even been to the cheese cake cafe? if you have youd know that glasgow rangers rule!

Anonymous (May 4, 2004)

I think that this cd is -okay-

J-Quist182 (April 21, 2004)

For years upon years I have heard bashings on Blinki-182. I have been fans of there's since I can remember. I can still remember hearing M&M for the first time in there CD Chesire Cat and when they followed that with a great CD in Dude Ranch. Up to there, everybody liked Blink-182. They were not sellouts, they were punk rockers at there fullest.

Then came Enema of the State. Blink-182 went from nobodies to somebodies in the world. They became "Sellouts". But if you sit down and listen to Dude Ranch all the way through and Enema of the State all the way through you will hear the same sound almost exactly. The same flavor that made you like Dude Ranch. To me Enema of the State was a great album.

Next was Take off your Pants and Jacket. An album that got mixed reviews. This CD really never took off like Enema did but did more so then Dude Ranch. With songs like Stay Together For The Kids showed some sort of a different style of music coming from Blink something that was heard in the self-titled album.

When Tom and Travis did Box Car Racer it took me aside and made me realize maybe Blink is more then what they are showing. Maybe Tom has something he needs to show us that hasn't been seen yet.

Then comes there Self-Titled Album. It was as poetic as anything I have ever heard from them. With songs like Obvious, Violence, Here's Your Letter really stood out to me. I am also a big fan of I Miss You and Go. I can't change the views of anybody who "thinks" they are "sellouts" but I hope I opened up your eyes a little more.

And for the people that say Travis is god but Mark and Tom suck ass. Well then you wonder what Travis is doing with those guys for now there 3rd CD and fourth with Tom. Kinda interesting. I forgot how punk Travis is. Don't get me wrong, I love Travis but he's just as punk as Tom and Mark are.

drummadict (April 20, 2004)

they changed their music way too much, they used to be actually somewhat decent, now the only one worth shit in that band is travis cause he's fuckin great

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

i meant "change "music they put out " to "taste"".sorry wasnt thinkin.

(fuck)

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

blink-182.to put it in simplest terms they are like ghetto cheese cake.you like their music they put out, but you hate them because they are sellouts.(same goes 4 ghetto cheesecake , just change "sound" to "taste" and "sellouts" to "from k-mart")

(fuck)

krankykirk (March 21, 2004)

so you bash boxcar and you ebrace this???you've liked the band for 6 years but cracked on them in said boxcar review??hmm...sounds like someone did want his punk card two years ago. this album owns.

Anonymous (March 10, 2004)

i love cheese cake and once went to the cheese cake cafe were i had cheese cake and a large cola type drink but it to me was closser to a regular.

failurebydesign (January 2, 2004)

i dont care what anyone says this is a GOOD cd. All the "punk rock" people suck. NOFX blows. They are just as genaric as Good Charolette. They copy of all the other "true punk" bands. Everything Rancid sucks after And Out Come The Wolves. All these "true punk rockers" need to face it that kind of punk died when Operation Ivy quit. This record rocks end of story.

Anonymous (January 1, 2004)

I think this Cd is ok.... But live, man do they suck it.

plutocracy (January 1, 2004)

To me, it's impossible to listen to music and ignoring the degree of commercialism behind it. It means everything to a band's credibility and sincerety.

Anonymous (December 11, 2003)

All I know is, any dude that listened to the Cure in my high school was automatically a fag.

Anonymous (December 8, 2003)

I definitely don't like the previous Blink 182 albums, but this one is very good. Robert Smith is awesome.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

I liked this album and thought it is about time the band moved on, i like enema and dude ranch as they're fun albums but this album sounds much more experamental which is good. Definatly takes a few listens such is the case when bands change their sound, the same happened when Green Day released Warning- different but good.

Anonymous (December 1, 2003)

these forums crack me up.

Anonymous (November 27, 2003)

I think everyone who likes this cd is usually around 18-19, cause i started to like blink 182 in grade 9, and i've been liking them ever since, my taste in music has been evolving with every record they make.

Anonymous (November 27, 2003)

Ok after reading a fair few of the opinions and deciding my own, I am sort of split in my views about this album.
At first listen I thought "oh yeah Tom did that box car racer shit didnt he?" - enough said. However I now think this wasnt a fair judgement.

The album really grows on you, and you find the ability to listen to a lot of the songs and notice something different about them each time, not just get stuck with a catchy punk chorus. Although i wouldnt go so far as to say they've matured, I do think they have developed at least some "depth" (without trying to sound too condesending), and ok lets not completely rip it out of them for trying a new style.

Songs like obvious and violence introduced a whole new blink to me, one that i wasnt prepare to shaft along with my taking back sunday album as "emo". The element of surprise was an added bonus, as I found myself being, dare I say it, touched on the first listen of Stockholm Syndrome after nearly hurling as i read of a review of it which described the "haunting war letter to a melodic piano background" before actually listening to the song.

As for actually instrument playing, well it's become amazing. Travis truly is a top class drummer and Mark and Tom seem to be handeling their guitars better than ever.

Ok so it's different, compare it too dude ranch or even enema of the state and it could be a different band (bar the instantly recognisable vocals of Tom Delonge) this doesnt make it a bad album. Put a different band name on the cover and this would probably be praised as a "breakthrough in contempary emo". It's not. It's just good music from a good band.

And to all those people who critisize Blink 182 for being "pop-punk", "sellouts" or brand them as something else cliched - look back to your roots. At least some punk bands did this as Blink inspiration is heard in a large number of bands featured on this website.

There. Now go rip this comment to shreds

maverick (November 25, 2003)

Or it's simply inside the B.

Nice effort, though.

-Scott

Anonymous (November 25, 2003)

I found the H, open your eyes you jackass!
The H is formed by the long green brush stroke on the left of the image, a short pink brush stroke on the right of the image, and pink drops forming the connection. This makes a lower case h. duh.

Tom confirmed this for me last night while giving me my weekly blumpkin!

Anonymous (November 24, 2003)

For the love of the heavenly father below. It's fuck1ng music goddamnit. Leave all this punk shit alone for one moment of your lives.

KingOfRain (November 24, 2003)

Who cares what the motives were. Robert Smith is talented and automatically gives Blink some cred with a band that were at the forefront of a scene that shaped what emo is today. If the album is good, let it be good. Don't get into selling out and shit. I stick with my bands and Blink was there from the start. Mainstream can be just as good as stuff in the underground. If you don't think bands like The Clash and Sex Pistols weren't mainstream in the UK you're a fucking retard.

SockMonkeyRiot (November 24, 2003)

Maturing? Give me a break, this is just Blink 182 trying to jump on the emo bandwagon. They should have stuck to "pop-punk"

lostinthecrowd13 (November 24, 2003)

I will say again after listening to this CD for a week that it is good. I didn't totally like it at first but after 3 days the whole CD grew on me and I didn't have to skip around. For those of you that say this CD sucks and that Blink has sold out I would like to ask you this, Have you heard any other song besides "feeling this" from this CD? Because that, I would say, is the weakest song on the CD. Pick it up and listen to it. I know some of you will still hate it cuz its not cool to like Blink. If you think about it those people are the ones that are the posers. Not the so-called pop punkers. Listen to what suits YOU!

funkisdead (November 24, 2003)

dear person from montreal,

in your rebuttal you basically acknowledged that, in the underground, there are still amazing punk rock bands who espouse DIY ethics. however, you also said that no one lives by punk ideals anymore.

so maybe you are just confused. punk rock IS alive and well, in the underground, which is where it belongs.

your post made very little sense.

in other news, i am surprised that this record is as good as it is.

Anonymous (November 24, 2003)

get ur head out of ur ass and fuc*kin admit that u love blink 182 and about all of these dam bands on this stupid page wouldnt be here if it wasnt for the band that u are criticizing because u just dont wanna admit that you love blink 182 along with all the other gay people in the world

Anonymous (November 24, 2003)

because by changing the way they did for this album, they aren't selling out, they're making their shit less marketable.

people pull out the emo excuse, but pop-punk is selling a helluva lot better in the mainstream than indie/emo is right now.

Anonymous (November 24, 2003)

"ooh, maybe if we put the cure in our linear notes, well get in good with the scene kids, who were all punk kids last year. you think, tom?"

suckers.

why is it when blink contradicts every previous album, its called maturing, and expanding as agroup, but when everyone else does it, its called selling out, or being washed up?

to think, i went to see these guys more than once. never again.

KingOfRain (November 23, 2003)

Ok put Blink aside.
Put aside the pop-punk aspect.
Put aside the pop.
Put it all aside.

Robert Smith.

THE END

Anonymous (November 23, 2003)

heheh, aren't we redundant...

Anyways, first of all, that's just my opinion so slag off. When i said punk was dead i meant that what i made punk out to be, its ideals and lessons, That's what's dead, beacause to me, these ideals are not prevailent in the newer bands that are getting recognition. I'm sure there is plenty of talent undergroud, as a matter of fact i know so, all be it the montreal scene isn't as friutful as other cities, but it's still there. Unfortunately the streets are mainly occupied by punk posing as "anarchists" when they don't even know what the fuck anarchy really means, but i digress. Speaking of the montreal scene, i suggest u search out bands like "les vulgaires machines" and "les cowboys fringants" for a taste of la belle province, or for u monolingual american folk check out "disgruntled" for a taste of my local underground... -sigh- i'm ranting again.

Anyways, i wanna ask mr. "Funk's not Dead" to be more accepting of other people's opinions before persecuting them for what they think, where i come from we call them "tapettes"

alors "l'anarchist dessine moi une monde un peut moins triste"

funkisdead (November 23, 2003)

"2) Punk IS alive.
a) Saying otherwise exposes your ignorance.
b) No amount of saying "punk is dead" or "this scene is dead" will earn you anything but a swift kick to the groin."

Anonymous (November 23, 2003)

Straight up, i'm gonna say that travis is a fucking kikass drummer and i hold him in very high regard as a musical powerhouse. Anyways, seeing as how all of u people are on here either to defend your punk cred, plug ur fave band, or just be an asshole, i figure'd i'd follow suit. It is in my opinion that PUNK IS DEAD! it has degenerated into a sorry nostalgia act for the socially accepted, pseudo-rebellious, credit card packing children of todays united states of america. I believe that "punk" (and i am aware of the taboo-osity of putting quotaiton marks around that word) yes, "punk" quite simply means thinking for urself, questioning authority and acceptance and tolerance for all walks of life. Why are we persecuting these casualtys of common american greed, all of you people are no better than they are coming on here. I come to this site to read up on bands i like, yeah, i liked blink in grade 8, i listened to them and greenday and the offspring and that kinda stuff, but i never called them "punk" bands. I really only identified with it when i started listening to bad religion. Damn, i'm rambling, oh well, this album is okay for pop-punk, kinda pretentious, kinda repetative, but at least it's not the same as the last album. Anyways, let's stop the hatin'! and start lovin' one another! If the whatever "punks" left in this world fight and bicker amoungst themselves then it's the enemy (whoever that is) that wins... travis still kiks

-Mark Lackey

Anonymous (November 23, 2003)

I had a strange dream about Lars Frederiksen last night.

Greenvandal (November 23, 2003)

Yeah. I hate pop punkers. Fucking pussy fags.

Thats why I defended The Get-up kids. Cuz emo and pop punk are TOTALLY different.

You want good pop punk? How about a little band called Green Day. Yeah. Compare this shit to that and then see how it fairs, asshat.

This band makes millions for this bullshit? There are far better bands who deserve everyones attention...but they are better then the other shit bands mentioned here. but still, 6 shots and they finally got a mediocre, gotta hand it to them, it is a small evolution.

Anonymous (November 23, 2003)

Brandnew owns.

-Jesse.

Anonymous (November 23, 2003)

I have to hand it to the three guys that got me into the music I will listen to for life. ...so many people care more about the politics of a band, as opposed to the actual talent they possess. douches...

ALineInYourBook (November 23, 2003)

Props to the guy two posts below me.
If you start thinking of how much you hate pop-punk, focus on The Starting Line and Good Charlotte...
At least Blink is taking a step in the right direction, even if it is a small one.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

By The Way Great Review.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

Hahaha...Just sad.
I really thought that "these" pathetic kind of people didn't even exist anymore. I thought you guys were extinct or something. Well I think you should be extinct.
Always bitching,crying like some baby bitches.."Blink sucks!! Fuck all the Blink Fans!!" I Mean come on, grow up!! The whole "I'm Punk, You're a poser" is so out of style. What the fuck do you fucking care if someone loves blink or not? Do you pay the money to buy the CD for them? No, so just shut the fuck up. And do yourself and the world a favor and just drop fucking dead. If someone wants to call Blink Rap/Trance/Opera what the fuck do you care,it's their problem.
I can bet you all the money of the world that 90 % of all the "Blink" haters or "Pop-Punk" haters are all pathetic guys that have no life and probably live alone(in the basement of their parents home). Go get laid!! Get a life! Really, no one doesn't even care anymore about the whole punk/not punk shit. Just grow up.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

honestly if this was a band's debut i would think its a damn fine pop-punk debut, certainly better than that Starting Line shit.

Greenvandal (November 22, 2003)

This isnt punk, its pop, and most people are saying its good just simply by comparing it to there older material. If this was a new bands debut, damn would this be generic as shit. but since its head and shoulders above there other "music" you all think its great. Fuck this. Listen to Justin Timberlake instead, hes got better lyrics, and is cuter.

Oh, and the fuck with the list of bands blink is better then, it will be a miserable day when blink is better then Co&Ca. Unless you gauge musical talent by how derivative and boring they are. To think, only took em like 6 albums to put out a "decent" one, and all the othe rbands you listed pretty topped this one on there first shot.

Dont be hatin Get-up kids BSD, they write tasty tunes.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

"Yes. The latest issue of Kerrang with Blink on the cover. Apparently, Mark was really upset about not being included in Box Car. He talks a lot of shit on Tom and all Tom says is that there will never be another Box Car album.

They also said this album was done primarily to satisfy Tom. Mark constantly refers to it as "Tom's album"."

Wow..is this available online... I'd kinda want to read it.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

"what are u talking about? of course blink did. thats why like 90% of their songs use the word punk and are about their wives and girlfriends, not to mention they use the same fucking 4 chords in every song. and u wanna talk about selling your image? the people in blink have their own fucking clothing lines. "be punk! dress like us!" rancid sings songs about punk topics like politics, sticking up for yourself, unity, etc. rancid doesn't have to pretend to be punk cus they are. blink really never changed their sound, true, but they've been all about image the whole fucking time, and they've always sucked."

Just off the top of my head, I can't think of any blink songs that use the word "punk" and while I could easily be proven wrong on that point, they certainly don't use the word "90%" of the time. And talk all you want about Blink's lyrics, but the Clash still had songs like "Train in Vain." And the Clash is punk as fuck. Besides, the origins of punk were never rooted in politics. Have you heard The Ramones?

Don't get me wrong, I think of Rancid as definetly being punk...even though, by the standards of most, they sold out (I never quite bought into that theory though). But just making things up about Blink...well thats just dumb. I mean, I could think of a lot of better reasons, that you could justify with a good argument of why Blink "isn't punk." And none of them involve the occurance of the word "punk" in their lyrics.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

I can't help but wonder if the moron calling Blink clowns intentionally signed his post as "NFGrawker," or if he truly is that stupid.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

"Is there some documentation of this? Just curious if there was some Blink "drama" and I missed it?"

Yes. The latest issue of Kerrang with Blink on the cover. Apparently, Mark was really upset about not being included in Box Car. He talks a lot of shit on Tom and all Tom says is that there will never be another Box Car album.

They also said this album was done primarily to satisfy Tom. Mark constantly refers to it as "Tom's album".

funkisdead (November 21, 2003)

"anybody that listens to this CD is fucking annoying and is an asshole. these are the simple facts, live with them, fucklers."

"fucklers" is truly my new favorite insult.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

"Mark caved in after months (most likely)"

Is there some documentation of this? Just curious if there was some Blink "drama" and I missed it?

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

"anybody that listens to this CD is fucking annoying and is an asshole. these are the simple facts, live with them, fucklers."

Infinitely moreso with ANY Limp Bizkit CD... This score is for Fred Durst.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

"Also, TRUE Punk Is Dead."

Only to Blink fans...

-BSD

nickbizkit (November 21, 2003)

anybody that listens to this CD is fucking annoying and is an asshole. these are the simple facts, live with them, fucklers.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

I'm am seriously pissed off from this shit! Mark caved in after months (most likely) of pursuasion to jump on to the "emo-fucker" bandwagon that all the kids are so fond of. Fuck him, fuck them,... FUCK THAT!!!

lostinthecrowd13 (November 21, 2003)

Also, TRUE Punk Is Dead.

lostinthecrowd13 (November 21, 2003)

The CD isn't completely terrible but I think they tried too hard to make it different and it just ended up sounding like a Box Car Racer CD. Listen to track 12 with the lead singer from The Cure. Best song on the CD.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

i haven't heard this cd so i wont give it bad score for that but to say blink is more punk than rancid is refuckingtarded so this score is for that comment

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

i can think of 10 bands (that many of you listen to) off the top of my head that blink 182 is way fucking cooler than:
good charlotte, rancid (at least blink never pretented to be punk as fuck),

what are u talking about? of course blink did. thats why like 90% of their songs use the word punk and are about their wives and girlfriends, not to mention they use the same fucking 4 chords in every song. and u wanna talk about selling your image? the people in blink have their own fucking clothing lines. "be punk! dress like us!" rancid sings songs about punk topics like politics, sticking up for yourself, unity, etc. rancid doesn't have to pretend to be punk cus they are. blink really never changed their sound, true, but they've been all about image the whole fucking time, and they've always sucked.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

Blink 182's management has confirmed that there is actually no H on the cover, no matter how hard you look.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

"I FOUND THE H!!! For those of you looking for it on the cover of this album, it's inside the B in Blink. Me 1, World 0."

You are the fucking man.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

i feel like some kid named dominic wrote that weird comment a few down from here.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

I FOUND THE H!!! For those of you looking for it on the cover of this album, it's inside the B in Blink. Me 1, World 0.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

fuck this shit, enema was a good album. Scott Raynor kinda sucked.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

Can anyone decipher whatver the hell the idiot below me is trying to say? Its like surfer-gone-deep jibberish.

-sickboi

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

I think this albums is just what we needed from Blink 182.

I've always (we'll not always, but almost) liked Blink but it's so obvious that both "Enema of the state" and "Take off your pants and jacket" scared the mure "true" (whatever that is these days) punks from listening to them..

This is the make-up for all the videos, lyrics and apperence that scared all the punks more than death itself.

I recomend everyone to buy or download this album cuz this is some deep shit.
And if you still blame Blink for being fake and lame... dude, where's you open mind?

Blink rules

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

a good surprize...

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

"Kinda reminds me of when F2F released Ingorance is Bliss. Good stand alone album, but doesn't flow well with the rest of F2F's albums (IMO)."

No comment on Blink, but I REALLY thought a handful of songs on Ignorance Is Bliss were excellent, some of their best material, actually...
mmm...
(a)pathetic...overcome...burden...yeah that's what I'm talking about. Granted, some songs do suck, but it certainly doesn't deserve the amount of bashing it receives.
-Janelle

ElVaquero (November 21, 2003)

as my only statement about this: they will never top the song cacophony. ever.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

Let's just get one thing straight... Lizzie McGuire is fucking awesome. Totally great stuff there.

Oh yeah, and Blink is still worthwhile.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

Wow, i't just a fuckin album. Why is everyone getting so ippidy over this?

lieutenant (November 21, 2003)

The Fallen Interlude was produced by Sick Jacken. Neither Shadow or Dan the Automator ended up working with Blink, they were just ideas that never worked out. The UK b-side (Not Now) was produced by Jerry Finn like the rest of the songs.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

Tom Delonge has commented on Bush on several occasions. This is not quite Bush, but all I could dig up on the spot: Tom --> "It's an absolute joke; his fiscal policy is laughable and his politics more than dubious. It just goes to show how stupid everyone in California is. People are voting for him because he's famous; it's that simple. I think Tom McClintock is the man - he seems to know more about what he's doing than anyone else. I'd vote for him and I'd vote for Hilary Clinton if she ever ran for president. I'd vote for her in a second."

Agree with them or not, they do have an opinion.

Anonymous (November 21, 2003)

i'd like to see blink talk about why george bush sucks, but i bet they got too big of tax returns to realize whats fucking wrong with our government...

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

"by Dan The Automator you're probably thinking of DJ Shadow. and no, he didn't do the Fallen Interlude, he's producing a track that's only going to be on the UK release."

I've seen many sites mention Dan the Automator guesting on the album, but I can't find anything that says what song he did. my best guess is (was) it's the fallen interlude.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Hey I like this album.. for what it is. But if I had never heard anything by Blink in my life and you played me this album and ..oh.. say, Dude Ranch or hell, even Enema and told me they were the same band, I would tell you that you are full of shit.

Kinda reminds me of when F2F released Ingorance is Bliss. Good stand alone album, but doesn't flow well with the rest of F2F's albums (IMO).

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

"Is "The Fallen Interlude" the track that Dan the Automator produced? Does anyone in Blink 182 actually contribute to it musically? Can someone who bought the CD tell me? THANKS!"

Travis did all the drums for the track, but some other guy, Jack something or other did most of the programming work for it.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Fuck Reggie and fuck Blink. Fuck the Get Up Kids. That should solve your woes.

-BSD

blood_brothers_are_good (November 20, 2003)

to the freakin retard below me. i can bet you almost nobody here likes good charlotte, simple shit i mean plan, or new found glory. i hate drive-thru records. but if you're going to insult it, at least get it right. its drive-THRU, not drive-in. i love blink. but there is no way in hell they are better than rancid, brand new , taking back sunday, reggie and the full effect (saying this band was freakin blaspemy, considering reggie is from the fucking GET UP KIDS) or coheed and cambria. as for h2o, who cares? you act like there all sorts of talk about how awesome they are. i couldnt tell you how the people on the site feel about them one way or the other.

funkisdead (November 20, 2003)

hm...

no.

you are wrong.

this score... this score is for you.

dignin (November 20, 2003)

"Blink always sucked. Even when they were a derivative pop band that hadn't sold out..."

I agree they always sucked, but they never sold out. They never had anything to sell in the first place.

And to the guy below me; we're all real proud that you came up with that awesome list of bands, but shouldn't you be cleaning your room or watching Lizzy Mcquire?

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

i can think of 10 bands (that many of you listen to) off the top of my head that blink 182 is way fucking cooler than:
good charlotte, rancid (at least blink never pretented to be punk as fuck), simple plan, new found glory (pretty much anything on drive-in), taking back sunday, brand new, saves the day, reggie and the full effect, coheed and cambria, h2o (yeah i said it)...the list goes on and on

lunchbox (November 20, 2003)

indeed

funkisdead (November 20, 2003)

i think the only thing left for the world to look forward to is a blink 182/michael jackson co-headlining tour.
blink could get the kids to come, and then michael jackson would too.

zing!!!

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

"Good review, MAYBE I'll give it a chance...okay, I have to since I'm posting, right? Oh, dude, keep that card, yr pick is so tasty, don't toss a gem like dat! Hey, anyone notice that Tom finally put some attitude in his voice? 'Bout time something in this band can match Travis' hands. Aight, that's that. Latr."

That post makes no sense.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

It's not bad ...it was about time that the others in the band could match up with the talent of the drummer before he got away to find better and serious musicians!!

Sciulli (November 20, 2003)

"i liked this album, i really did....then i realized i wasnt some stupid, TRL watching, trendy ass 13 year old girl"

if you liked the album, why should anything else matter? That's 90% of the problem with people on this site, they probably would like alot of the music they bash, but it's not cool to like it or there's other outside factors that contribute to them not listening to it.

Simply put, if you like a song and want to hear it again, that's all that should matter.

JiveSide (November 20, 2003)

Good review, MAYBE I'll give it a chance...okay, I have to since I'm posting, right? Oh, dude, keep that card, yr pick is so tasty, don't toss a gem like dat! Hey, anyone notice that Tom finally put some attitude in his voice? 'Bout time something in this band can match Travis' hands. Aight, that's that. Latr.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Why am I sitting here looking at a Drive-Thru Records banner on Punknews.org? Someone might want to check the temperature down in hell...

501 (November 20, 2003)

Final Fantasy X-2 look awsome man, how could you say its lame? ah dude the demo rocks. :( sad. Oh well.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

"i liked this album, i really did....then i realized i wasnt some stupid, TRL watching, trendy ass 13 year old girl. Blink 182 pisses me off, they confuse people about punk, kids think this is punk, and it really warps their littel minds, because they are left with the totally wrong impression."

well good if they get the "wrong impression" of what punk is - then they don't belong in the scene anyway...

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

sory for the stupid typo. I know, it should be "their," not "there."

eat me, guys

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

I have only heard "feeling this," so far, but it already looks like this will be a very very very significant imrpovement over there previous works.

Cheshire Cat and Dude Ranch were still really good in my opinion. Enema and Take-Off didn't really impress me.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

I like this.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Blink always sucked. Even when they were a derivative pop band that hadn't sold out...

-BSD

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

How did Michael Jackson get into trouble?

He was feeling a little Randy

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

'not now' is the best song on the album. too bad its only on the uk version... tom shines as a musician in it.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

by Dan The Automator you're probably thinking of DJ Shadow. and no, he didn't do the Fallen Interlude, he's producing a track that's only going to be on the UK release.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

i liked this album, i really did....then i realized i wasnt some stupid, TRL watching, trendy ass 13 year old girl. Blink 182 pisses me off, they confuse people about punk, kids think this is punk, and it really warps their littel minds, because they are left with the totally wrong impression.

notfeelingcreative (November 20, 2003)

wtf? logarithms?!!! AHHHH high school memories!!!!

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Yet again, Blink seems to be the most popular review. They still rock.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Is "The Fallen Interlude" the track that Dan the Automator produced? Does anyone in Blink 182 actually contribute to it musically? Can someone who bought the CD tell me? THANKS!

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

if i had my calc book with me, i would give you all a good triple integral to solve. perhaps when i get home... stay tuned.

Greenvandal (November 20, 2003)

My god...so many fucking comments...

IN CONCLUSION

Janelle, Superdude, Pizza Lunchables, Log battles, and Mario Kart Double Dash all are cool with me.

Final Fantasy X-2, Jay-Z, Absolutepunk.net, and Travis are way lame.

And based off of the single they released, WOW this must blow. I dont care if im wrong or right, informed or uninformed, if you write a song like "im feeling this" or whatever it is, you are one of lifes losers.

I got a hankering for some BOTARm they will heal my musical wounds...

-!GV!

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

everyone is a dumbass

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

It really is a great album. Fans who grew up with blink but have moved onto to musically developed groups of the indie or post-punk genre will like it.
A welcome change for blink 182, if they released another TOYPAJ they would not have lasted long. Full credit to them for creating something different to pop-punk and not being afraid to test new waters.

Watch the copycats roll in.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Top secret!
online mode for mario kart double dash!!!!
get it and meet me online!!!

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

did you know to get..
nominal gdp/gdp deflator X 100 = real gdp!!!
thats econ for ya.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

no sirrrrrr.
this is awesomer.
ln(e^3-2X)=ln4
3-2x=ln4
2x=3-ln4
x=1/2(3-ln4)

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

what!!! logs arent that cool. i can do something cooler.
2x=3445555
x=3445555/2
bitches.

stratmanx (November 20, 2003)

I am actually surprised at how tolerable this album is.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

what?! log battle!
log base 2 (6x)= log base 2 6 log base 2 x

1. 3^x 2=7
- log(3^x 2)=7
- x 2log3=log 7
- x 2= log7/log3
- x=log7/log3 - 2
- x=-0.228756

2. burning airlines

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

1/3log(2x 1) 1/2[log(x-4)-log(x^4-x^2-1)] =
log(2x 1)^1/3 1/2(log x-4/x^4-x^2-1)

log 3sqrt(2x 1)(sqrtx-4/x^4-x^2-1)

- that is FUCKING HARDCORE.
www.logsarefun.net/bitches/_ho.mp3
do it!

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

These blink 182 guys are just plain silly! singing songs about boners and farts..

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

this guy totally needs to take writing classes. i think he has the grammar down, but jesus christ there is no flow to this. a good writer can make anything at least interesting to read. i have yet to see this from scott. i really hope you are still in high school...maybe a junior. otherwise, if you are over 19 and go to college..i say..YOU HAVE WASTED YOUR MONEY.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

yo. blink 182, shit i kinda liked you. i was kinda younger, maybe 14 ya know. so i grew out of it, and it no longer appeals to me. thats what happens fellows, you grow up. now some people never grew out of this band, which is fine. they are just people who will always like this type of music. i hated rap when i was 14. now i love it.. dont know why i hated so much then. BUT ANYWAYS. blink 182 is just a band who plays really generic pop punk music, but they got popular doing it. so whatever, they are richer, and probably bone hot chicks. man....

greenandtangerine (November 20, 2003)

I got a fever, and the only cure is more cowbell.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

More cowbell!

scottydocile (November 20, 2003)

I happen to think this is by far the most listenable blink cd to date. I was hooked from the first listen. Check it out before you make any bold statements.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

i shit blood when i eat taco bell

-jv-

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Good review. Haven't heard it but kind of want to now. But does anybody else find the whole cowbell joke to be really overdone? How about a tambourine or a sousaphone or something?

CrankWillDestroy (November 19, 2003)

yea, talkin shit on pizza lunchables on this site should be a punishable offense.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

some fucker better not be hating on the lunchables, or else there will be trouble.

FortyMinutesWest (November 19, 2003)

I know you aren't talking shit on pizza lunchables...

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Yes I will revoke your punk card. Then I will send you to fat camp. Are you "feelin this?" Go back to your capri sun and pizza lunchable, cuz its almost time for bed.
Cock is the new pussy
twat

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

ironic none the less.

dignin (November 19, 2003)

that is a special mtv price for some shows

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

"They only thing that keeps them going these days are the tredny little 14 year olds who will buy thier albums and pay the inflated ticket prices to see them."

their tickets are selling for $1.

ilikebandssuchasopivy (November 19, 2003)

"revoke your punk card? you truly are a fucking idiot you know that? and go get some better taste in music besides these clowns.

-nfgrawker"

and youre telling me new found glory has written a better song than anything on this cd??

-----------------

Uh, Wow.

I suggest you think about what you just said and retract the comment before I materialize it and stab it through your eye.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

lip ring wearing fags

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

i agree, while i didn't really get into their last two albums (you know, they were so mainstream and all and its wrong to like things that are popular), i heard this one online and actually enjoyed it. track 9 and the robert smith track are really good.

-benz

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

"revoke your punk card? you truly are a fucking idiot you know that? and go get some better taste in music besides these clowns.

-nfgrawker"

and youre telling me new found glory has written a better song than anything on this cd??

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

heh, this review has to be a joke.

Opening track and first single "Feeling This" has been floating around the internet for some time now, and I know that I laughed the first time I heard it. The whole thing seemed ridiculous - Mark answering every vocal line with an enthusiastic "I'm feelin' it!"? A cowbell breakdown? Tom singing more like Chris Broach then Ben Weasel? Somehow, though, the song stopped being funny in my eyes and I really took to it. It's an innovative track with hooks aplenty, and fewer things are more fun than playing air cowbell in your car.

Gimme a break. Besides, innovative? For them, maybe.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Hahahahahahaha

-BSD

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

revoke your punk card? you truly are a fucking idiot you know that? and go get some better taste in music besides these clowns.

-nfgrawker

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Null? That's maybe the first intelligent 4-letter word I've ever heard Tom say. Sounds like Blink finally hit puberty. Good for them. Great CD

Sciulli (November 19, 2003)

"I am embarrased to say the first time I heard this song I kind of liked it"

hahaha, this guy is so damn insecure that a song made him embarrassed.

501 (November 19, 2003)

good review

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

thanks for not killing them off the bat. i get pissed when people just say bands suck because its the "punk" thing to do.. although cheshire cat might have been there best.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Thier lame attempt to progress using electronic parts on their new song makes this pretty sad.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

"In other news, everyone go buy the new Jay-Z album."

Heard it's his last; is this true?
-Janelle

could care less, but tired of blink, so why do i go to this review? to get updates on Jay-z of course.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

ok, mixed feelings about this album, i'm 26 and have been a blink fan since dude ranch, and i'm kinda stuck with them through the bad times and good. but this album, on first listen didn't do anything for me, the fifth listen it clicked. this is good stuff,very good stuff. just hope they don't fade because the kids don't understand whats happening to blink.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

the man can't tell us tell us how to live it's not his place and we're not his fucking slaves.
-soia
a tribute, b/c so much related news today.

mikeinflames (November 19, 2003)

Blink blow plain and simple
They reached thier peek years ago
They only thing that keeps them going these days are the tredny little 14 year olds who will buy thier albums and pay the inflated ticket prices to see them
Although I will admit Travis is an incredibly talented drummer
He definately needs to quit and join a band where his talent is put to good use

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

to the guy below .. you are a fucking moron.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

I'm not giving them a bad review because I haven't heard the whole cd. Basicly, Blink-182 is getting all sentimental which is probably the way it is for punk now. Theres a musical trend with Good Charlotte and Simple Plan for making soft sounds like 'Feeling This'. Not really any different then that. If I had to choose between the lesser evils, I would choose Good Charlotte because they basicly copied their format but I wish Blink would at least try doing something new. The song 'Feeling this' lyrics are kind of a lighthearted description of what nasty things that guys (forget his name) is going to do to his wife (i assume its about his wife) when he gets her in bed. Hold her..kiss her...its stupid. I am embarrased to say the first time I heard this song I kind of liked it so thats off my chest. It gets dull after a while but over all the song is medio-core (heh)as in not bad but not good. I don't want to hear the rest of the cd because I'm afraid of listening to it. But at least he's not copying over peoples voices anymore. Download a few songs and buy the cd if you like it. I not a big fan of pop punk in case you are wondering. Its definatly not essential because they appeal to a different crowd.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Yeah I'm not 2 big on drummers that try and be a seperate entity from the music. Everybody on earth already knows that Barker is the pimped out drummer of the year. Biting Dave Grohls part in that one song, isn't gonna change anyone's mind about the guy. Heres a hint for you travis keep practicing and pimping yourself in Puff Daddy Videos and DO NOT DESIGN ALBUM COVERS. Jesus that cover is weak. Also I disagree with the person who said this Blink is up there with the new Strike Anywhere disc. I'm not one of those Blink Bashing kids, but lets be honest here. "Infrared" off Exit English is worthy of at least 4 songs on this disc. I don't even mind this record. But still I don't agree with placing it on the same level as the new Strike

Barkley

yellowtrash (November 19, 2003)

Haha...to the guy below me, if this were released under some indie label, no one would give a shit and leave them to bit the dust. Although this is a departure from Blink 182's "pop punk" sound, which I can applaud them for, it is still annoying as shit and their "innovations" aren't anything new. This is mediocre at best. In other news, everyone go buy the new Jay-Z album.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Can people shut the fuck up about 'is or isnt' this punk. You peopole call shit like NOFX punk and then whine about mtv bands like simple plan. They all sound the same to me. Same chord progression. Same drum beat. Same mopey dumbass lyrics. If all these bands had made thier records on indie labels you assholes would have gobbled that shit up. But now you dont want to be like everyone else, even though you secretly love this sugary sweet crap. It fucking sucks dong either way...no matter what label its on. Stop lying to yourselves.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

I remember when this shitty band first started when I was in highschool and they filmed that stupid video for "Josie" at my school.....I think I was 15 or 16.....anyway, shitty pop music.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

When you diss a band, use proper grammar. As in say right instead of write and they're instead of there.

I love Blink, I love this CD, I don't care.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

"No band that slags off Fugazi for charging too little at the door will ever get a dime from me. cool art, though the band probably didn't have much to do with that..."

Blink NEVER said anything bad about Fugazi, that was a quote that got distorted, it was actually praise...and the cover art was drawn by Travis Barker - so the band did have something to do with it.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

This album stood out hands down as one of their best albums to date. As far as the "it's not even punk music" thing, who cares. They obviously listen to more than punk music and have enough of an open mind to incorporate different styles of music into each song. To me, it's more appealing when the band can write solid, catchy songs while drawing upon a bevy of influences, instead of trying to sound exactly like some shitty 80's punk band. And look at it this way, at least they didn't go 70's gay, um...garage rock on us.

Sciulli (November 19, 2003)

"I agree with the guy who said you guys need to discover Dillinger 4"

I bet at least 80% of the people who come to this site know of them.

They are personal one of my top 3 favorite bands.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

No band that slags off Fugazi for charging too little at the door will ever get a dime from me. cool art, though the band probably didn't have much to do with that...

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

i agree that the H is part of the right eye

sloppyblake (November 19, 2003)

Nope; the "H" is there. I called up their manager Rick and you have to look for it.

boba_fett (November 19, 2003)

"I hate this site."
then don't come here mr crap for brains.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

very good review.

it's nice to know that some people care about the content new music and not just trying to make the one-liner of the day.

this album is very listenable.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

I love how most of you just say that you hate the record without mentioning it at all. Kinda funny, I think you haven't heard it yet. Get a life, you fucks. I hate this site.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

I'm glad that somebody actually mentioned that Tom at least used to sound like a Ben Weasel rip off. Seriously, the first time I heard Blink I figured they were a younger, faster rip off of Screeching Weasel.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

they didn't do the H because they only intended on doing an octave? I REALLY doubt that.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Ok, i don't care now, i'm just gonna give you my opinion, and it differs alot from the majority of the posters here.

This CD is not good, seriously, i liked them up to the last cd, but this cd has made me run away from them such as you all ran away from them when they released enema.

They've jsut forgotten what made them good and just wanted to do something different but didn't really know how (the cd is fucking remixed, go figure), don't get me wrong, i love when band experiment but if they're not experimenting themselves, but just letting someone else do it for them, what's the fucking point?

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

I bet 90% of the fucks posting here haven't even listened to the whole cd. if they had, they would agree that this album rocks. it flows nice. and yes, "feeling this" was probably the worst track o nthe whole disk.

cubaricho (November 19, 2003)

im glad im not the only one that thinks tom sounds like chris.

at the end of lucky to be alive when chris is saying goodbye it sounds exactly like tom.

this album is good.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

im an old blink fan and i can say this is mabye the best cd they've released thus far. i dont know if it's better than dude ranch simply because of what dude ranch means to me (8th grade, getting into this type of music, good times). this album is fantastic. it's what i want to hear right now. i've always been a fan of blink and never cared about what anyone said about them because i liked them and thats all that mattered.

this album owns

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Blood_Brothers_Are_Good LOVES the cock.

-sickboi

boba_fett (November 19, 2003)

and i don't care how i spell things on the internet...

stop reading this review and get your ass on over to www.homestarrunner.com

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

I agree with the guy who said you guys need to discover Dillinger 4. Cause you do. Not that I particulary hate blink fans for liking blink nor do I have any personal vendetta against blink themselves as people. Their music just sucks. To me at least. to each his own I say.

yellowtrash (November 19, 2003)

"Hey Ya" is stil more punk than this shit. Call me up when both singers get throat surgery and their melodies are less annoying.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Better than you might think,pretty cool-oldpunker-

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Damn, Travis totally rips off Dave Grohl's drum part from a QOTSA (I think Song for the deaf) at the beginning of Violence. I'm not digging this album.

rightcliqificus (November 19, 2003)

as far as the letter thing

A
B
C
D
E
F
G

they stopped there, i believe because that is a whole octave.. they are "theoretically" musicians.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

If you don't like this record, I will come to your house and punch you in the face with a brick. Please send your real home address to ikillbandbashers@punknews.org

If I go to the address and it is fake (proving you're a pussy), then find out where you REALLY live, I will come to your home, slice your throat, and then shove dead rats down into your chest, tattoo "SELLOUT" on your forehead, then take pictures, post them on the internet, and watch everyone post comments making fun of your rat infested, tattoo'd corpse.

rightcliqificus (November 19, 2003)

okay, to be honest i've heard 3 songs from this album... feelin this, stockholm syndrome and some other song they play a lot on the radio.. THEY ALL THREE SOUNDS LIKE THE SAME FUCKING SONG!!! tom blurts shirt out (non-melodically) and mark sings shit in the background. its pretty shitty.. and he said tom's vocals have never been better than on the bridge to stockholm syndrome... WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT????? that doesn't make any sense.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

this was a really good review. good job guy. this cd is awesome. i don't really have much else to say... i rate it as highly as the new strike anywhere record, and it's better than anything slayer has ever done.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Sounds like you kids need to discover Dillinger 4 and get with the program. This band hasn't had a single thing to say other than "we're funny!".

hahahaha...wait. I'm already bored with this.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

yea..i got the cd today, its good...but theres something even better out today and it features travis...THATS RIGHT...THE AQUABATS "SERIOUS AWESOMENESS" DVD!!!

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2573805872&ca tegory=2252

When is the Pink album review coming already? Punk rock!

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

I bought this album today, and I still don't know what to think. The hook in Feelin' This is glued to the listeners cranium after two listens, I give em' that. Anybody remember the post for the Blink/Bad Astronaut tour? Whats the story on that one.

Barkley

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

The only thing worse than this shitty cd is the bunch of people who like it and feel they have to explain what being 'punk' really is

stealth (November 19, 2003)

'supersize my blink, yo!'

maybe people could stop looking for a fucking H on that hideous cover and realise that while it may 'different', this album is not that great.
It's one thing to use potential and talent and undergo a credible improvement, and quite another to go from complete garbage (save travis) to just plain garbage, no adjectives. Or maybe just fewer derogatory ones, depending on how many collectible happy meal beanie babies you own

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

"Who said you ever had one anyway?"

No one has one, you dumbass. They stopped making those punk cards in 1985 when two things happened:

1) Every kid who wanted to be punk suddenly thought he was.
2) The people who were older than 18 at the time realized they were fools for every saying they were and grew up, leaving the next generation to conform, bitch, and complain themselves into nonexistance.

I've been hearing this punk vs. poseur crap for over 10 years now. It amazes me how you people even think you have the authority to argue it in the first place.

The concept of the truth is lost of anyone who even argues it. THE ONLY thing we can do is pray that you'll all grow up. One day when you're fat, bald, divored, and putting up with your kids, you'll look back and realize how fucking retarded you were.

p.s. Blink's ok. I didn't care for TOYPAJ, I hate DR, EOS is ok, CC and Buddha are decent, and this one is a nice change in flavor. Music is music. Lemme listen to whatever the fuck my brain likes.

Sciulli (November 19, 2003)

I never thought last year I'd be saying this, but I'm enjoying this album more than Good Mourning.

I entered this year with Alkaline Trio being my favorite band. Now the Lawrence Arms are my favorite band (with the best album of the year) and Blink 182 has possibly released the 2nd best album of the year.

good job.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

the blood brothers kid lost any and all credibility when he said absolutepunk is a better site than this.

and murder by death kicks ass, but their new album is a bit of a let down.

toma (November 19, 2003)

stupid question time...
Blink stopped doing that alphabet thing they had going....
Flyswatter had the "A" swish.
"B"uddha
"C"heshire Cat
"D"ude Ranch
"E"nema of the State
live album had an "F" on Travis
TOYPAJ had a "G" on the jacket

WHERE THE FUCK IS MY H AT??????

the eye on the right attaches to the right side of the face, and the line thickness there is different too, so it looks kind of like an "H". that is if you really wanna look for things like that...

anyway, not a bad album. i can actually listen to it unlike their last one anyway. it's got that cool spacey sounding experimental vibe going for it, but in the end i've got bad astronaut for when i wanna listen to spacey experimental type stuff and i like that better. ^^

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

jesus christ can all you 15 year old tools licking the balls of tom, mark and travis just stop? this has always been a horrible band and no, i never liked dude ranch or whatever album it was before you posers said they started to go downhill. just b/c they're trying something different doesn't always mean its going to be good and robert smith does not save this record.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Good album. Way different than anything they've ever done. Not so different from Box Car Racer, but still has a different (Less OMDB) feel to it.

The guitar has a different vibe, being that Tom switch from a solid body Fender Strat, to a Semi-Hollow Gibson 335. Mark uses a Fender Bass IV on a few songs that give it a little different sound.

And I've said it once, and I'll keep on saying it. This band would be nothing without Travis Barker. He certainly channels a little bit of Stewart Copeland (The Police) on this dis.

GregSka (November 18, 2003)

"Ronald is no stranger to rap music." That anti-mcdonalds website is great

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

there is sorta an "H" formed by the paint at bottom left corner i believe by parent advisory sticker...

lunchbox (November 18, 2003)

stupid question time...
Blink stopped doing that alphabet thing they had going....
Flyswatter had the "A" swish.
"B"uddha
"C"heshire Cat
"D"ude Ranch
"E"nema of the State
live album had an "F" on Travis
TOYPAJ had a "G" on the jacket

WHERE THE FUCK IS MY H AT??????

i was wondering that too.

blood_brothers_are_good (November 18, 2003)

as i figured, i have ben getting shit for saying i liked blink 182. and especially for saying they are good musicians and a "cut above the rest of the pop-punk bands"
that last statement was becuase i hate almost all pop-punk, especially mainstream pop-punk, but i honestly think they are a good band and yes, good musicians. just becuase they dont play the hardest music in the world doesnt mean they arent good musically, and i mostly was talking about travis. i am a drummer, so i recognize that he is probably one of the best if not THE best drummers in music today, you can deny it all youw ant jaut becuase he is in blink 182, but its the truth. that guy amazes me. also, you cant call my musical tastes immature or whatever you want. but the fact is, my favoritre bands are bands like the blood brothers, against me!, cursive, etc. so no i dont normally listen to absolutepunk.net type bands, although i do go to that site becuase frankly their site kicks this sites ass when it comes to the community (not all assholes who shoot down everything they dont like like the people who come to this site) and their news posts, which are frequent and usually pretty good.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

stupid question time...
Blink stopped doing that alphabet thing they had going....
Flyswatter had the "A" swish.
"B"uddha
"C"heshire Cat
"D"ude Ranch
"E"nema of the State
live album had an "F" on Travis
TOYPAJ had a "G" on the jacket

WHERE THE FUCK IS MY H AT??????

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

slightly changing your songwritting style to a different set of chords doesn't make you any better.

they are just a shitty band that has been remolded into a different shitty band.

and fuck anyone who says that this album is 'good' or 'profound'... its the same shit.

--cactussac

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

i paid 9 dollars for this record...well worth it...eventhough the last record was mediocre at best

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

This score is partly for the album (which I bought today for cheap and am liking way more than I thought I would), and mostly for those who have the balls to admit that Blink has matured and written a solid album. Namely Scott, mad props on the review dude.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"you grow out of every type of music...thats just how it is."

i totally agree with this person... people grow out of phases.. the music that stays with them through these phases are what really matters to the individual. for me there are still are still a couple blink songs still stuck in me from the 'cheshire' and 'dude ranch' days.

SOYBOMB (November 18, 2003)

"Revoke my punk card if you must; I never wanted it anyway."

Who said you ever had one anyway?

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

stealth (November 18, 2003)

I think the arrows are pointing to the direction of different McDonald's locations

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

you grow out of every type of music...thats just how it is.

boba_fett (November 18, 2003)

"This record is great! Best of the year! Good thing it came out this year, cuz 2004 belongz 2 g00d CharloTt3 n S1mp3l pLan!

-Avril Lavigne"

wow! avril comes to punknews.org?!? that's so cool! props to her!

yeah and i think most people on this website liked blink at some point in their life. i for one did. i admit it. but to all the people who say that everyone would like this if they were on an indy label or that "99% of the scorn for this band comes from the fact that they got big and successful without your permission." well it probably isnt true. these guys released crappy music in the past that you grow out of, and i personnaly, as have most people here probably, grown out of the phase where blink 182 appeals.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Im listening to muder by death and still love the new blink cd. Pretentious assholes are usually wrong and too afraid to admit it, this is a good cd.

vien (November 18, 2003)

Final Fantasy X-2 is the shit!

aubin (November 18, 2003)

The guy below me is right; 99% of the scorn for this band comes from the fact that they got big and successful without your permission.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

I agree with Daegen, go buy one of the Murder by Death albums, they are better than whatever you are listening to now.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

If Blink was some indie band all you people who talk shit about them, would be praising the shit out of it. I've been a hardcore blink fans for years now, and when i first heard they were going to experiment a little, I was skeptical, but they have a done a damn good album. Stand out tracks: Go, Violence, I Miss You, Asthenia and Obvious.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

I think it's awful, but, at least they are trying new things. I cant ever hate that.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

it's from "Dammit"

...also i really like this cd

Pirate (November 18, 2003)

Can somebody tell me where "Well I guess this is growing up" came from? It was on that link to the other review; I've heard that quote before and I HATE IT.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

its good, nice to see them finally evolve after enema of teh state and the clone album that followed it. adams song=stay together...small things=first date, etc. the new albums sounds like better box car racer and blink w/ variety. and i'm sorry, but travis is fucking sick on the drums.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

I wish everyone would stop arguing and tell me where I can get this here punk card thing

--NED

You have to have nine meals at TGI Fridays. The tenth meal is free and they give you a punk card.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Alkaline trio give me trouble breathing.

-bemused-

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

I wish everyone would stop arguing and tell me where I can get this here punk card thing

--NED

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

i'm feeling this is an awful song.

CrankWillDestroy (November 18, 2003)

'if you want make fun of me for it then go right ahead. i listen to almost zero pop-punk but blink 182 is a cut above all of the rest. plus if you've ever seen them in concert they are hilarious and also vry good musicians. '

'but you have to be able to back up what you say, you cant go about saying Blink cant play there instruments if you dont even play one yourself!'

Did some absolutepunk kids stumble upon this site by accident? Come on now. Blink is horrible live, and the production they get on CD would have you think otherwise. Pop-punk isn't my fav. type of music, but there are many better pop-punk bands out there. And to the other kid, how the fuck would you know if any of us readers do or don't play any instruments. It's a little beside the point, but that was a dumb argument.
Aside from the drummer, they are not 'very good' musicians and if you're still breathing because of this band, that's too bad for you. This is about as cool as those McDonald's commercials, as mentioned earlier.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Is this record so bad that the members of the band have to come here and defend it?

Hey, Scott, might as well put up Tom's review on Tuesday, huh?

Imposs1ble (November 18, 2003)

I'm going to just be bold and say this right now, even if it's not the truth:

This is Blink-182's best album.

They've done things with this ablum that could sound ridiculous for a band with a similar history. Sure, some of the material on this album DOES sound ridiculous, but isn't this the case with even Cheshire Cat and Dude Ranch? I understand that most people hate it, as I did my first few times through it, but there are some good pop songs on here. Give it a chance if you truly consider yourself a fan of music. It's not for everyone, but if it isn't for you, feel free to keep it to yourself. I assume this post will bring out the closet Blink (Cheshire/DR era) fans, who will begin to flaunt their witty comments of insult toward my mother or another family member. Let's hope people can use constructive criticism, but we'll see.

...here's to putting faith in the punk rock community (finger crossed)

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Once again,

http://411mania.com/music/reviews/article.php?reviews_i d=2269

You guys should be thanking me for posting this. 411 won't put it on the main page until tomorrow for some reason.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

it's hard to say, I'm just sick of commersalization. period. this band i think has finally broke out of their "boy bandish" image and into writing some tolerable music, leave the little girls at good charlotte let the jocks go to metal shows, give us back blink 182.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

i was being sarcastic about the cd cover

BobTheCrazyBastard (November 18, 2003)

We all know blink ain't no radiohead. They're not amazing musicians. I think they tried too hard on that album and they forgot what most people dig about them... their catchiness. In my opinion, vocals are less catchy. The hooks aren't there as they were on Take off your pants. This sounds more like a really good Boxcar racer cd than a blink cd.
I agree that some songs are good (Violence, I Miss You, Feeling This) but the rest is just not mind-blowing.

adam (November 18, 2003)

"Maybe not, but I know the difference between "there" "their" and "they're" and that's pretty fucking cool."

Janelle is the reason I'm still breathing.

As for this album, I've only heard it once (and in RealPlayer format like a true audiophile) and it wasn't too bad. Its going to be heard to get over my blink-bias' though. We'll see.

-adam

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Blink182's music is the reason I am still breathing, and their new album is exactly what the scene needs. I will forever be a very proud Blink182 fan.

xTatex

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

hey, scott didn't write this review. wtf. adam did.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"o0oo0o0o0o0 look at me I think Blink write crappy songs there lyrics are cheesy and there a c-rate band! Can you write better lyrics and are any of your bands famous! i doubt it!"

Maybe not, but I know the difference between "there" "their" and "they're" and that's pretty fucking cool.
-Janelle

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"Hey Deagean can you play any instruments?"

Why would this make a difference?

-Justin

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

eh stick with dude ranch...much better bands out there now..blink are way past their prime.

tomblink182 (November 18, 2003)

we wrote this cd for ourselves. i am glad someone appreciates it. even if the kids don't enjoy it, atleast they listened.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

The symbol on the cover rips off Strike Anywhere and Social Distortion.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Hey Deagean can you play any instruments?

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

The album is untitled not self titled!

Daegan (November 18, 2003)

The only member of this band with ANY talent whatsoever is Mr. Travis Barker.

The horse has decomposed, boys; we all know you need years to put this shit together because YOU CAN'T EVEN PLAY YOUR INSTRUMENTS let alone write a song.

Go buy the new Murder By Death instead.

aubin (November 18, 2003)

I have to agree with Scott on this one, something I grudgingly did after grudgingly listening to the stream and then the record itself.

Plus, I will always cut these guys a little slack for writing "Anthem."

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

i just hope it's cool to like blink again, because hiding this tom delonge tattoo on my ass has been a real pain...not being able to wear those assless pants to the bar really throws off my game

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

o0oo0o0o0o0 look at me I think Blink write crappy songs there lyrics are cheesy and there a c-rate band! Can you write better lyrics and are any of your bands famous! i doubt it!

Blink are better than all the other pop-punk bands today and The Offspring are fucking sell outs just listen to smash then go listen to Americana!

This record kicks ass and i dont mind if people want to bash them because theres bands i hate and i go read there reviews and then comment on how gay and shitty they are its just an opinion but you have to be able to back up what you say, you cant go about saying Blink cant play there instruments if you dont even play one yourself!

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"Few bands you can name are as tight musically, especially live."

Have you ever seen Blink live? They're downright horrible.
That having been said this album is worth listening through a couple times but even though its different for blink doesnt mean its anything groundbreaking

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

i like this too.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

my top 10 favourite bands are UK82 and 80's American Hardcore, yet I like this album... strange

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

this makes me happy

ALineInYourBook (November 18, 2003)

I love people who don't give music a chance just because they don't think a band will ever be enjoyable... give me hardcore screaming and chunky guitars any day, but every one of you knows you've found yourself singing along to one Blink song or another from time to time. Few bands you can name are as tight musically, especially live. Give them credit, they're living the rock dream with millions of fans and good songs, while you sit here dissing them, thinking you could do better when u know you can't.
Go buy this album.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Did you mean metamorphosis?

jwinter (November 18, 2003)

i thought a lot of things actually

jwinter (November 18, 2003)

i totally thought the same thing! i thought it actually was the mcdonalds commercial. I thought it was just me, but if someone else heard that... man.. that's just sad!

inagreendase (November 18, 2003)

Oh, GregSka, about the McDonalds commercial, I'll refer you here.

inagreendase (November 18, 2003)

This score is for "air cowbell."

Give it a month, all the cool kids in the kickball court'll be sayin' it.

I'll have to rock my future burned copy a little more to like this, but from what I've heard it's alright. More generic pop-punk bands should listen to Bad Astronaut.

GregSka (November 18, 2003)

The new Blink single is ABSOLUTE ASS. It sounds like they ripped it off the newest mcdonalds commercials.. except the mcdonalds commercials sound a lot better than Blink 182's single. They should just stick with the poop and pee jokes

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

you, the moron below me, how old are you? 13? they're good musicians? blink is a cut above the rest? somehow i don't think that's actually complimenting them considering "the rest" are bottom of the barrel donkey feces.

blood_brothers_are_good (November 18, 2003)

i like blink 182, always have, and will never stop. if you want make fun of me for it then go right ahead. i listen to almost zero pop-punk but blink 182 is a cut above all of the rest. plus if you've ever seen them in concert they are hilarious and also vry good musicians. make fun of me all you want, but blink 182 is a band i am not afriad to like, and this is their best album to date.

8dollarclarinetsolo (November 18, 2003)

i guess this is a step up.. but i dont think ill be buying it.... and come on though, "Revoke my punk card if you must; I never wanted it anyway." and "I have been a fan of the band for 6 years, and have never wavered even in all their "unpunk" practices" i mean dude, chill out...

thriceequalsgod (November 18, 2003)

damnit! superdude killed it... and i think scott wrote the review.

decent cd, better than what many people suspected.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

blink 182 sucked even on their older stuff........they were a c-rate band on those albums.....now they r better but they write incredibly cheesy songs

joeg (November 18, 2003)

my bad. you said one of the most essential albums of the year. that's still a stretch.

joeg (November 18, 2003)

this is the most essential record of the year and yet you only give it an 8. if this is the most essential record of the year, then 2003 has to be the worst year ever in the history of music.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Eh.....im not feeling it....seems really forced....better than their past garbage...but by no means worthy of my collection.

_911 (November 18, 2003)

offspring - splinter is going to blow this piece of shit away

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

actually this is how i would improve on the cover art:

if they take away the arrows and replace them with wavy stink lines.

Ramo

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

just b/c this album is different from their other work doesnt make it good. the song writing is nothing special and the lyrics arent anything special.

superdude (November 18, 2003)

Dave's comment was nice, but here's how I'd make it better:

1. Thanks, Dave.

2. But chances are, he's being incensere.

3. Crazy!

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

http://411mania.com/music/reviews/article.php?reviews_id=2269


That's another review of this album, as well-written as Scott's but a bit longer.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

That doesn't bother me.

-Insincere Dave

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Hey, did anyone see something weird in the comments? Some guy said the review had been written by Adam.... Weird, huh? It was obviously SCOTT who wrote it.

Wooderson (November 18, 2003)

hey i cleared it all up write after i seen the mistake...read above peeps

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

That cover makes me think of the PowderPuff girls.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Superdude is almost the new insincere dave...almost.

-sickboi

superdude (November 18, 2003)

This was a good review, but here's how I would make it better:

1. The pictures (if there are any) aren't once mentioned. Are they smiling are frowning?

2. Who drew that wacky picture anyways?

3. When is Hot Topic open the day the album comes out?

4. If this was to be compared to any of Box Car Racer's albums, which would it be?

NoUse (November 18, 2003)

what an amazing cd cover.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

This record is great! Best of the year! Good thing it came out this year, cuz 2004 belongz 2 g00d CharloTt3 n S1mp3l pLan!

-Avril Lavigne

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Different but in a good way. At first I was a little bit ''what the F**K?'' but then it grows on you especially 'i miss you' which I think is a contender for the best on the album along with 'go'. In conclusion better than TOYPAJ and EOTS but no where near Dude ranch.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Woody, Adam didn't write that! You better clear that up.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

I would just like to point out that Scott wrote this reviwe, not Adam...

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Hey, hey! SCOTT wrote that!

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

There was a mistake below. This review was written by Scott.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Adam didn't write the review, numbnuts!

ilikebandssuchasopivy (November 18, 2003)

I wrote a MUCH more negative review of this...

musical-monkey (November 18, 2003)

to person below, adam didnt write the review

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Yep i agree, they actually pulled it off, 'violence' is killer.

Wooderson (November 18, 2003)

Opps...good review scott

Wooderson (November 18, 2003)

Very good review Adam, I feel the same way about this album. It really suprised me and it was totally refreshing from the poop jokes.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

This is the worst review ever.
Revoke my punk card? You should be beaten for saying that.
Why are you biased against Tom?
Clearly the strongest part of the album are the drums, the only mention you make is the obvious cow bell. You suck at reviews, stop.

KirbyPuckett (November 18, 2003)

I enjoy this record. Scott sums it up perfectly.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Oh no no no!!!! Tom Delonge and Ben Weasel were NOT mentioned in the same sentence!!!! My brain hurts...
-Janelle

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Group of goofy kids haphazardly experimenting with sounds, while trying to sound like they're "growing up." Guess what? They failed.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

i can't in good conscience say that this album is amazing or anything, but it does prove that blink has the capability to put together some good songs. i've always enjoyed their music as catchy and fun, but in this case im actually impressed by them.

and robert smith always helps.

and hand claps.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Even if their next one sounds like Modest Mouse, this band sucks and always will suck.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

the rebirth of a band that many wrote off as long-dead I was hoping for a rebirth when Baron von Tito joined the band. He has amazing talent, but appears to have no good influence on music his bands create. cough transplants cough

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

great album....i really dig the robert smith song

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

I'm glad someone else noticed the Chris Broach similarity. That was the first thing I thought when I heard this song.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Is it weren't for this classic album, I wouldn't be able to contine breathing...

TATECORE at it's finest!

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"One of the most essential albums of the year"

I don't know about that. But better than their last two albums.

-Justin

CrankWillDestroy (November 18, 2003)

I'm not feeling this.

left_on_red (November 18, 2003)

I am skeptical about this release i mean since it is blink, which i will admit chesire cat and budda and alot of dude ranch were good but then enema of the state came out which was downhill for them then they just kept going downhill but if this is as good as the buzz it is getting says then maybe i may check it out.

Katie4213 (November 18, 2003)

scott- this review makes me want to listen to the album really badly. looks like i am stopping by the record store today.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"Revoke my punk card if you must; I never wanted it anyway."

so where's mine? seriously, i heard a little of the blink through mp3s and it was alright. not the best songs i heard but much tolerable than the amount of music they released in the last 3 years.

Ramo
(could i actually buy their album??)

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Garrr.....I kind of like it.

-sickboi

FortyMinutesWest (November 18, 2003)

FortyMinutesWest doesn't care.

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