Blink-182 - Dude Ranch (Cover Artwork)


Blink-182: Dude RanchDude Ranch (1997)

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For most people this was the first that they had ever heard of Blink. Blink's follow up album to "Cheshire Cat", was just short of incredilbe. Despite their surfacing into the mainstream, Blink came out on this record and blew our minds. "Cheshire Cat", showed us a promising young band on the.
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For most people this was the first that they had ever heard of Blink. Blink's follow up album to "Cheshire Cat", was just short of incredilbe. Despite their surfacing into the mainstream, Blink came out on this record and blew our minds.

"Cheshire Cat", showed us a promising young band on the rise, and "Dude Ranch", not only turned heads...it broke necks. Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus were stellar, they played their hearts out providing us with many tempo changes and start-stops (not bad for only 1 guitar player). Blink utilized their dual vocalists, and belted out 15 heart-filled anthems about girls, teenage life, and girls.

Although they did get radio play, due to their big record label (MCA),"Dammit" did not justice for the band. "Enthused", "Lemmings","Pathetic", "Boring", "Josie", do I really need to go on? Blink used such variance on all tracks so that you didn't get that "I've heard this somewhere before".

"Dude Ranch" is MUSIC at it's finest. What more could you ask for. So now that we have all this "Blink" crap crammed down our throats, maybe we all need to pack our bags and go back to visit "Dude Ranch".


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
wadledee12 (February 3, 2014)

Probably not as solid as their first, but this is definately Blink at one of their finest points. I'm not really a big fan of a lot pop punk, but this album is definately an exception.

devianter (November 15, 2010)

well yea, blink are sell outs etc. BUT, admit it, all pop punk band like the queers, screeching weasel and stuff are IDENTICAL to ramones. shit they even covered the ramones' whole albums. blink, on the other hand, took the best of ramones and others, added some of their own and did a good job. at least it doesn't sound like all the post ramones pop-punk. i'm talking about the early albums.

punkkim (October 12, 2010)

Nothing will EVER beat blink's old stuff
This album is my favourite blink album and always will be!

GuyPaterson (August 28, 2009)

I used to love Blink, back when I was young and stupid and didn't realize how much better music there was out there. But this album I will always stand by as a quality Emo/punk album.

xWeWereHerex (December 8, 2007)

im not going to talk about there "punk" merits.
this album is great.
this band sadly sucks now.

and before anyone says anything i like "real"punk like crass,zoundz,cheap sex etc. as well but i also like this.

punkdude89 (April 11, 2007)

... with this album blink's music is really improving... they were getting better and better

daved4 (December 29, 2006)

degenerate is such an underrated song

Anonymous (June 23, 2006)

Sorry but this album is plain shit served on a platter.

I_love_Toe (May 31, 2006)

the best blink album ever

punksxe (May 2, 2006)

cool cd this is there best the songs are well thought out and fast not like there new stuf the singing is the same the druming is still fast and the bass was never anyhting special anyway so buy it you fucking ass hole

NoControl (February 20, 2006)

Lemmings, and Pathetic are the best songs ever. this album rules

Anonymous (February 11, 2006)

i love blink...their awesome

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

neone notice how this album looks like hoss and then how the live album looks like i heard they suck live

Anonymous (December 16, 2005)

This album is sooo cool. I love it Tom Delonge sounds so young but i have liked them when cheshire cat came out. I love all there albums.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

Dammit rocks!!

Anonymous (January 7, 2005)

Ok, this guy that commented 2 times underneath me needs to chill out, it's ok for people to dislike his/her favorite band, his hositilty notes at his/her underlying sense of anger and uselessness in this world. Ok, blink kinda sucks now in my opinion, they lost their "zeal" to me, but this CD is classic, it's not all about getting dumped or girls, and even if a lot is, the songs are written with a wry sense of humour and wit. "Waggy" is great.

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 (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 (September 24, 2004)

It might be the nostalgia of his album harkening me back to my days in junior high. But I still love this album. I just listened to it again. Blink's best easily.


Anonymous (March 1, 2004)

I think people are generally saying that this is blinks best album, i would probably agree well maybe the self titled one, either way they aint the best pop punk band granted they do what they do well but green day are still much better and still have some credibility as they release what they want to release and not waht they're told to although some folks say warning was a mistake(which it wasnt) atleast it was theyre mistake. blink have no exuse for enema.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

true and no i wouldnt get pissed and call you a poser. i just get pissed at the people that call blink punk and then say fuck real punk music.

Anonymous (February 8, 2004)

whoever says blink is "poserpunk" can cram all the rights and wrongs within punk ethics up their tight asses.

Isnt it about tolerence? respect? Cuz i dont see much of it about anymore. Id rather HELP people see what the 'truth' is within a genre of music then yell at them and make them completely shy away from what you believe is right. Its complete bullshit. You guys suck.

Blink 182 are not more punk then they are not punk. Theyre good music. What you want to call them wont change anything so shut up.

I listen to bands like Rise Against, NOFX, Dillinger Four etc AND Blink. Does that make me a poseur? If u saw me walkin in town...listening to blink, youd laugh at me, but you woudltn know shit about 95% of me...

Judging people on musical tastes is so wrong.

Im having a boring/bad day. Im out. sorry for the rant.

Anonymous (February 8, 2004)

NO! im saying that alot of the new punk bands these days are inspired by Blink!

Anonymous (January 30, 2004)

"Blink are the best pop punk band because they do it better and every ones who says they aint original are stupid because every other pop punk band were inspired in some way by Blink."

Oh so your saying that bands like screeching weasel and the descendents were inspired by blink? Thats funny i didnt know blink was around in the early 1980s. I believe you fit into the ignorant dipshit category.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

true pop punk is the descendents and screeching weasel, not blink, blink is poser punk

Anonymous (October 10, 2003)

The guy who said the album would be better if they gave a shit about the quality! well Blink do care about the quality of the record and the quality was shit because they couldnt really afford to get great quality.

Blink are the best pop punk band because they do it better and every ones who says they aint original are stupid because every other pop punk band were inspired in some way by Blink.

and all you guys saying im really punk and Blink aint. Well my guess is Blink were the band who got you into punk in the first place beacuse you were sitting on your sofa with nice neat hair checking out the new Britney Spears video with a huge boner then all of a sudden Blink come on and you go out and get your mohican!

Anonymous (August 31, 2003)

Excellent album

Anonymous (August 20, 2003)

This is a quality disc. Blink's second best compared to cheshire cat. This has some great songs on it. Check out that ROCKING intro to enthused. Kick ass song. Too bad they decided to go in a pop direction and write songs that trl kids and radio kids will like oh well.

8dollarclarinetsolo (August 10, 2003)

this is definetely pop punk at its finest. it may sound like nofx in some respect, but nofx never put a cd this strong all the way through.. blink 182 definetely hit their peak with this one, it does everything they could ever want to do... it will eternally remind me of high school, but maybe thats why blink 182 isnt that good now, theyre married and still writing about high school. very solid cd

los3rkid182 (January 23, 2003)

blink is the bestest band in the world and all their songs rock

Drummadict (December 16, 2002)

this is their best cd ever. i love it so screw all u hardcore punks. later

punkboy_1 (December 6, 2002)

every song on this is good, apple shampoo and emo are great.

MrVeryDrunk (November 26, 2002)

Yes I know, all you punks hate Blink 182. I can't blame you. Their new shit sucks ass. I am not a big fan either but, I have to admit Dude Ranch is pretty fucking good album. Oh yeah and just because they signed with MCA on this album doesn't make them sellouts. They sold out when they released Enema of the State. That is when they started singing bitchy pop music for 13 year old girls. It's a fucking shame.

Anonymous (September 13, 2002)

i shit on blink 182.....any one who likes their shit music can die...

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

I hate this fucking album. This is Blink at it's worst. The vocals are shit and the bass lines are just fuckin pathetic. All my friends say this is the best Blink album. It could have been if they actually gave a shit about the quality. Cheshire Cat was much much better than this piece of ass.

cawknocker (July 30, 2002)

this album is awesome. the opener pathetic, dammit, apple shampoo, josie, dick lips, untitled, enthused are all classics. track 2 is pretty solid. but a new hope, emo, lemmings, boring and the last song are all just filler.

Anonymous (July 17, 2002)

No Blink-182 album deserves a perfect score. Nor does it deserve to be called MUSIC at it's finest. I'm not being a Blink-hater or anything. The trendy girls can love them all they want. It's none of my concern. But to give Dude Ranch a perfect score is completely ridiculous to me. No matter how you look at it. Another average album from the most overrated punk band, today.

BrassMonkey (June 18, 2002)

Blink 182 is one of my favorite bands. To those who say Blink 182 is gay, "it takes one to know one." The best music videoin the world is "Josie" from this CD. The songs are packed with emotional lyrics with a twist of sick comedy. One of my top 20 punk albums.

Anonymous (June 17, 2002)

n e 1 who likes blink is gay. that means you fathead.

harg (March 31, 2002)

This album was brilliant when i got it years ago before blink were gay. The album still holds some entertainment but not much when I am listening to it I am reminded of how queer the band is now.

Anonymous (March 20, 2002)

I love blink 182 they are my favourite band in the world. -Fathead

Anonymous (March 20, 2002)

Alright album if youve been listening to music all day and your looking for something different every cd

degenerate (January 19, 2002)

this albulm is easily blinks best albulm and i still love listening to it in my car-dont really care wat theyve become cause this is really good record.

Anonymous (December 14, 2001)

You know whats funny mr potpori or whatever your name is, you seem to not know what to say on almost every post on this site you always change you mind. Your such a fuckin poser. -rock

Anonymous (December 5, 2001)

Dammit, I wish I could delete comments... I was such an idiot back when I said that...

-Sr. Potpourri

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

Blink 182 is one of the more dull bands i've seen. I guess if i had to pick a favorite it'd be this one. They are just so bland. Now i know the few blink fans out there will attack me and saythat they are "so funny" and shit but come on.....In the course of warped tour and other bands i wanted to see that were opening for blink i've seen em about 6 times and though the first was rather ammusing but it's the same damn lame-ass jokes everytime. I'm not EVEN gonna get into the sell-out issue. Blink stinks, i think i'll make a website about it

punk_kid (August 4, 2001)

this is cd isn't bad at all. its good fast pop punk. i just think that they got to poppy and their stuff is too over produced. its a sheam cuz hteres a lot of talent in this band.

guitarer1c2 (June 30, 2001)

Personally, I think this album is only mediocre. You guys can say all you want about them being "punk" back then and not now but seriously, they haven't changed much. I think that they have only gotten better, not worse. Dude Ranch, while cool, has too many songs with the same tempo and not enough variety for my tastes.

Anonymous (June 29, 2001)

I remember when it came out. My friends were obbsessed with "Dammit" for a week(Who wasn't). Then everyone eventually got bored with this CD. I always thought it was alright, but no masterpiece.

sickboi (June 29, 2001)

This album is ok but it sounds too much like NOFX. It is more listenable than the newest crap though. There's better things to spend your money on. Beer, cigarettes, toilet paper, fast food, porn, etc.

Anonymous (June 29, 2001)

Yep.. back when Blink was punk. Now they're not punk, but they're still okay. Cheshire Cat was best by far, but this is still a good album. Oh, yeah, and just because it's fast doesn't mean it's good. Just how just because you're stupid and immature doesn't mean your opinion means more than anyone else's.

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (June 29, 2001)

just cause it's fast doesn't make it good.- fathead

Anonymous (June 29, 2001)

I'm a blink fan w/ pretty much everything they put out but what is funny is people was bitching cause they sold out on this album (dude ranch) and that was how many years ago and people are still bitching cause they sold out and now people like this album...

punky (June 28, 2001)

i remember listening to the tape in the car when it just came out, and then we had a car accident.this album is ok, more or less, i haven't heard anything else by them, i've never had the urge to buy their cd...

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

Much better than their new stuff. Even though they said they'd go back to this style I'm still waiting.

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

I wouldn't exactly say music at it's finest. Not even close. But it is a great Blink album, argueably their best (Other than Cheshire Cat.)

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

this cd is briliant.... blink 182 was..

but the second i heard " whats my age again" and " the rock show".... I was shitting in my pants and thinking what the hell is going on... its realy sad that they sold out and became a pop band.

coldjuly (June 28, 2001)

Blinks' standout album definitley! All the songs are good...i heard 10 secs. of "pathetic" and i knew i had gotten my money's worth....if you wanna discover the faster, harder side of blink get this or cheshire cat...you wont be dissapointed.

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

this was Blink 182 best album...i loved cheshire cat but what was up with mark's voice?...i thought they both sounded great on this album and i'm sorry to see that they're not making albums like this anymore...

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

I must admit this is one of my fave albums. I will disagree that the songs dont sound the same though, most of the songs on their sound alike. Also, Hoppus isn't really all that impressive on bass, its Delonge and Raynor who carry the music itself.

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