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Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (Cover Artwork)

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Blink-182: Take Off Your Pants and JacketTake Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)
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Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: MrChainsawJim Cork
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Well, this is an easy one... this is without a doubt one of the best pop-punk records I've bought in an extremly long time. all i can say to all you people who brand Blink with being 'sell-outs' is "get a fucking life". Surely that term means changing your musical style to sell more records? That'.
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Well, this is an easy one... this is without a doubt one of the best pop-punk records I've bought in an extremly long time. all i can say to all you people who brand Blink with being 'sell-outs' is "get a fucking life". Surely that term means changing your musical style to sell more records? That's not the case on this album. this album proves all the cynics wrong in every single way possible. There's a lot less toilet humour on here than the last offerings exept on 'Happy Holidays You Bastard' and the aptly named 'Fuck a Dog' but in the most part it shows a more mature Blink 182 with songs about divorced parents, mis-judged youth, false 'punks' and a host of other topics. On some of the songs here Blink wear their (dare I say it?) emo influences with pride especially on 'Stay Together for the Kids' and 'Shut Up'. Now dont get me wrong here. I'm not saying that they've written emo songs, just that you can tell the influence. Within 2 or 3 days of buying this album I was already singing along because there's absolutely no doubt that this album is catchy as fuck. The guitars sound crisp, the vocals are near-perfect and the production is 100% knob on. Travis' drums are as original as the genre will let him be and I can't see how any fans of pop-punk would be dissapointed with this offering. As always though; there's one minor let down: the dodgy cardboard case that wouldnt stand up to a fight with a pissed up hamster.

 

 
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bigmfjose (April 5, 2012)

best show last summer

devianter (November 14, 2010)

as silly pop-punk - it's nice.

PUK (September 9, 2008)

to me , this is the greatest album of blink 182 and pick the number #1 chart in billboard 200

C-Men (June 29, 2008)

best blink-182 record ever. it's sucked that they broke up. they were one of the best pop-punk bands ever.

so long and goodbye blink.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

vaness (October 12, 2007)

I really love this band and am gutted that they have split up i only got into Blink 182 properly this year which i was even more gutted to find out that they were split up off a friend i am still a big fan of them though.

twannabehawk (September 1, 2007)

Back then (2001) when this album just came out, my friend bought it. Since i was into blink 182, i borrowed it from him, and listened to it for months. Catchy as fuck. Now (2007) i got hooked up with a secondhand copy of this album and it still blows me away up to now.

twannabehawk (September 1, 2007)

Back then (2001) when this album just came out, my friend bought it. Since i was into blink 182, i borrowed it from him, and listened to it for months. Catchy as fuck. Now (2007) i got hooked up with a secondhand copy of this album and it still blows me away up to now.

wojtila (November 16, 2006)

awesome

Angiepants (November 9, 2006)

This is great for what it is, which is a pop-punk album. I was 12 when I got this album, which I'm very grateful for. This album steered me away from the shit my classmates were listening to. I'm listening to it now and it's still great.

grantino (August 20, 2006)

i didnt like the album when it first came out but after going on one of those nastalga trips, this album is a fucking classic. this just proves blink was and will always be a great pop-punk act.

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

blink rule the world. i think theyre punk rock, ever seen chavs that like blink? this band was the bollocks, and still are. dont post here if you think they suck.

Anonymous (April 27, 2005)

i meant 5/5 not 3 half/5

Anonymous (April 27, 2005)

this albun rocks, maby could be longer but whatever. this is probly my favorite cd at the moment but one thing confuses me? where the fuck is the fuck a dog song?? that was the main reason i bought this album and now its not there but in this reviu it says it is??kinda pisses me off and is there another album that has it?

Anonymous (April 26, 2005)

WOW Crunch just commented here WOW. Im Whatsername182. Blink rocks so much. I think Blink is and will always remian the best band. ;)

Anonymous (April 26, 2005)

Hey Wow hi I am a friend of Whatser name182 my names Crunch. I have to say Blink is awesome so all you rap fans please dont waste your time talking shit I mean a blink fan as myself wouldnot like to here it. Tom your awesome. So retards fall in a hole

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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

chrisafi (June 29, 2004)

New album - good. Well, not bad - more punky, less poppy, less random swearing, better lyrics, much better musicianship, better vocals, better everything

This album - yuck.

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

I think that nobody that gives 1 to blink 182 will ever hear their record, so don't be so angry on their money.
PS: this album is one of the worst pop-rock/post-grunge records ever.

crizack (May 14, 2004)

blah blah blah...

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

Blink is cool and all the people that hate them, but still read there reviews and write huge long stories about how bad they suck have no lifes,why dont you go do something else with your time instead of going on punknews.org and ripping apart bands, jesus christ get lives people

Anonymous (March 2, 2004)

farkin' hell, Blink suck. I heard one of their latest songs and the first lyrics i heard were "take off all your clothes" or something equally intriguing. It was your typical, boring 3 chord progression, with the same bland vocal tunes sung in the same boring style/speed. The breakdown gave me serious dejavu- i swear ive heard that vocal tune in every other blink song ive heard. They suck.

Anonymous (January 30, 2004)

Take your pointless bullshit babbling somewhere else because nobody here wants to hear it.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

hi!! hahaha! ok... so Blink 182 is a really good band! and all u mofos who don't like blink can go to hell! so everybody just shut up! and FYI... i dunno!!! la la la... they r good... ya... la la la la la la la..... o, uh....... i dunno... la la la..... theyre not posers either.... la la la... and theyre not just in it for money.... la la la....

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

I hate people who try to defend this band. They belong on the Aol Teen 'Punk' board. By thw way it may interest some of you that the punk board gets the most posts and reviews (mostly people bashing each other about music). By the way, blink sucks

Anonymous (October 25, 2003)

cheese is good

Anonymous (October 10, 2003)

Fuck all you Fuckers who dont like Blink! why the hell do you go check out a review of their albums if you dont even like them. Andi f blink are pop and everyone who likes them likes pop then why do i like Blink and not N'Sync and the backstreet boys!

I aint punk and Blink aint punk but who really gives a shit, if you like a band then likr them but if you dont like them dont go fucking bashing them!

Shaun!

AtticusRob (August 20, 2003)

Oh yeah and theres nowt wrong with selling out, i dont wana be skint

AtticusRob (August 20, 2003)

Most people that come on here to say Blink are shit should get a life... they are all pretend punks that wear a mohichan apart from when their at their mothers or at school. pretending to Keep it real. blink were better in the old days, but now they have matured to a poppier format yes but as far as songwriting goes id like to see you fucking losers do better

Anonymous (May 27, 2003)

blink 182 is shit
blink 182 is fuckin shit

i think i made my point

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

My grandmother is even more punk than these assholes ! ah 1 ah !

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

A boy band singing " punk " , that's all
Please , blink 182 fans , react , do something to get you out of this problem , it can affect you health , you know ... Try to go arround and listen to some other bands , and you'll see it's not that hard to find a better band than Blink 182 .
Too bad that Travis Barker plays with 2 shitty assholes , because he's really talented ...
Try to understand , please ....

You can send me your insults at :
mouflingjoe@yahoo.fr
Thank you , it'll be a pleasure to answer

Anonymous (March 10, 2003)

Shut up and stop trying to be punk. I don't call myself punk because all it is is music. All I hear anymore is "It's not punk" and "pop-punk". Listen to the music that you want to listen to, call yourself what you want to be called. And how bout you listen to some of their old stuff. They used to be really good.

Anonymous (February 10, 2003)

you know im really glad that all these people dont like Blink... they may be on MTV but there best work isnt on MTV... they are a excellent band that all you people couldnt dream of making... they have talent lots of it... and just because some person who knows who it is say they suck the rest of you people say it is you guys arent original... you copy people and Blink 182 is original that you all know is true no one has done it like Blink no one will do it like Blink... there not ym Fav band hell there not even in my top 10...but when people just say they suck because other people say it its just dumb and if you wanna take it up with me heres my SN
Alk3atarisriot

Anonymous (November 13, 2002)

There should be a zero stars rating added just for Blink albums - bigjerk

Anonymous (July 28, 2002)

Ahhh what the fuck. Blink182 diserves no stars. There sell-outs posuers and a fucken boy band. Im glad that im not the only one that feels this way abotu blink182

Anonymous (July 17, 2002)

When an album makes you feel as incredibly gay as this one does, it's bad.

Eddie (May 19, 2002)

Y'know the ironic thing? All the "real" punks here hate blink-182, but when I get out to the local punk shows, I see and meet people with NOFX and Bad Religion patches on their jackets, and they still say they like blink-182.

Anonymous (May 3, 2002)

punk is a 70s political movement with a basis on politically driven music. most current bands do not fit into this idea.
many lack any further insight into society than "oh my girlfriend left me, la la la". this is not to say that one can not like this type of music but to call it punk is incorrect. sure it may be influenced by the musical stylings of the original inclinations but that is all it is, influeces, just because someone rips off a punk riff does not make them punk.

and on another note people argue that blink are not pop. bulshit. by definition pop is popular music, blink is popular, and it is because they play music similar to what dominates the charts. if you say something is pop punk, that means it is essentially popular punk, popular to the masses. not breaking down the idea of the pop idol like original punk.punk was against the glam rockers and now the new, so called "punks" have become the glam rockers themselves. just without the big hair.

but if you like this cd. fine, good on you, but dont let yourself be deluded.punk is the current buzz word.so for the time being anyway one could say that all punk is pop.

Anonymous (March 27, 2002)

there old stuff was better

silentbob (March 20, 2002)

definatly not punk but not like n sync more like rock or something...i give blink more credit then nsync because they write their own songs, play their own instruments and their live shows arent choreographed although they are just as tame and just as expensive as nsync

Anonymous (February 28, 2002)

What????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????? This isn't even pop punk this is pop just like N sync except with dirty words(uhoh!).

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

This and Enema had the same effect on me when I first bought them. I thought they were pieces of shit. But after listening to them several times I grew to like them. I don't care if it makes me a poseur, but I like Blink...alot. Say what you guys want, but Blink has paid their dues. You guys cry sellouts, but you're forgetting that they have been around for awhile. I don't care if you honestly don't like Blink...that's your opinion. But if you're saying they suck just to jump on the "We hate Blink" bandwagon, get a life. They're just a band. Anyways...this is a decent CD...the hidden tracks are funny as hell...yeah I forgot what I was going to say next.

degenerate (January 19, 2002)

yeah its not punk but still a decent record, the first 3 tracks just as good as their earlier stuff. only problem is theyve lost the knack of writing funny lines in their songs, instead we get 'fuck a dog' and 'happy holidays..' both of which are shite.

Anonymous (December 5, 2001)

Not teens. Preteens are their audience.

-Sr. Potpourri

Anonymous (November 4, 2001)

Wow. Awesome album. Yes it is PUNK. Call it pop punk, emo, new school..whatever. Who gives a flying fuck if they get airtime on MTV ? They are not sellouts. This band busted their ass for years to get were they are today. They toured relentlesy with punk bands taht gave them a chance, and they are returning the favor now. Bands such as Midtown,NFG, Fat Tony, Alkaline Trio and Ataris have all recently opened for them.
Enough with the sell out talk. Yes they may write about "teen stuff", and hey it may be their target audience, but teens listen to punk.
This album is awesome with great tracks like Anthem Pt2, Rock Show, Please Take me Home, Time to Break Up ( bonus), Give me one good reason, Online Songs, etc. I'd say this is the 2nd best blink album, next to Dude Ranch.

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

yeah, everyone knows blink sucks...think I make a website about it.

Anonymous (September 14, 2001)

Ya this CD sucks dont even bother ripping them off by downloading it not worth the effort. Im not here to judge other peoples comments but yes i would assume they are greedy only because they released 3 or 4 of the same cd but each had a separate secret song, that sounds some what greedy to me. I dont really care what other people think i worry about my self so if you like them god for you you dont thats even better.

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

Sorry punk fans i goofed the one below is the real rating 3 full stars! not 1 and a half

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

PUNK IS ALL ABOUT BRINGING DOWN BARRIERS. For a teenage boy like me, I have to admit I like Blink 182, as musicians. They are talented and I can really relate to the lyrics, but everybody seems to hate them. Do you know them personally? Probably not, So dont pre-judge. PUNK IS NOT ABOUT PRE-JUDGIND. I dont know if they are sell-out or not I am not to JUDGE. Please judge their music and not their persona. Another thing I'm forgetting; everybody seems to enjoy what happen in the past reminiscing about the time you were lighter and had acne on your nose, your teenage years. I'm almost out, which is sad, because they were probably the best years in my life. I would think BLINK 182 feels the same way and that's why they sing about the troubled life of boys, or I could be totally wrong and they are simply a bunch of greedy bastards just look for money; again PUNK IS NOT ABOUT PRE-JUDGIND. Let’s not put up barriers; again PUNK IS ABOUT PUTTING DOWN BARRIERS.

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

NK IS ALL ABOUT BRINGING DOWN BARRIERS. For a teenage boy like me, I have to admit I like Blink 182, as musicians. They are talented and I can really relate to the lyrics, but everybody seems to hate them. Do you know them personally? Probably not, So dont pre-judge. PUNK IS NOT ABOUT PRE-JUDGIND. I dont know if they are sell-out or not I am not to JUDGE. Please judge their music and not their persona. Another thing I'm forgetting; everybody seems to enjoy what happen in the past reminiscing about the time you were lighter and had acne on your nose, your teenage years. I'm almost out, which is sad, because they were probably the best years in my life. I would think BLINK 182 feels the same way and that's why they sing about the troubled life of boys, or I could be totally wrong and they are simply a bunch of greedy bastards just look for money; again PUNK IS NOT ABOUT PRE-JUDGIND. Let’s not put up barriers; again PUNK IS ABOUT PUTTING DOWN BARRIERS.

Anonymous (August 13, 2001)

What the hell is this? I hoped they would die a slow and painful death after that superstinky live-album, but noo they had to get back. They had to keep bitcing about jerking off the age 16 and going to a fuckin' prom. Grow the fuck up, both Blink and their idiot fans! The album sucks, the band sucks, their fans suck, their live shows suck. Just about everything about Blink sucks big time. Keep sucking up to some corporate cock if thats what you need, but it won't pay your way into my record-collection. Next to Rancid and Bouncing Souls? No fuckin' way! NO!

Anonymous (August 9, 2001)

Honestly this album is an uninspired piece of junk. My little sister would love this album. Mainly because she is the target audience of it. All you hear these days are people calling Blink "sellouts". WELL THEY ARE ! When you write songs about teen romance just to appeal to younger audiences that will buy your t-shirts & merchandise then how can you NOT be one. Chesire cat ruled and still rules to this day. It completely blows to see a decent band sell their soul to TRL just to put some more cash in their wallet. If Blink would start being Blink and not what the yuppie idiots want them to be then they would end up being a band who will last and not just some flavor of the month.

Disclaimer : No I don't hate them because blink isn't "punk" enough. I just happen to enjoy good music. (which this is not) Save your money and buy the new Bouncing souls CD or some BigWig.

punk_kid (August 4, 2001)

if they didnt sponser the honda thing and/or release "the rock show" everyone here would love them.

Anonymous (August 3, 2001)

Hey i just wanna know what is pop-punk? that term kinda scares me...i hate pop music but i like a lot of bands that are "pop-punk" supposedly...but anyway blink fucken are punk they were the band that got me into other punk like nofx pennywise gob and bands like that but i still like blink and fuck anyone that thinks blink soldout fuckers just say that cause they make fucken way more money then you and that pisses you off
chris

Anonymous (July 25, 2001)

Blink 182 fuck off

Anonymous (July 25, 2001)

You know what really irks me about this album? Its not that they're more pop than punk now, its ok to change style cause thats what musicians do, if they're happy more power to them. What bugs me is their lyrics. The first track, Anthem II, is all about how fucked up it is to be a teen these days. Where the fuck do they get off singing that??? They're all in their mid 20's and TWO OF THEM ARE MARRIED! They go on to sing about other stuff that probably hasn't happened to them in over a decade. Look, I think these guys are talented as hell and I love their other albums, but pathetically pandering to the demographic that most frequently buys your album is just sad and while it may be punk for the masses, it sure as hell ain't the punk that the real fans appreciate.

Anonymous (July 14, 2001)

can anyone who doesnt call themselves punk like this band because being a punk doesnt mean crap right now. in a couple of years when you kids go through puberty youll find out that on a job application putting down that youre a hardcore punk fan isnt gonna do anything for you. face it in a few years youll regret wasting all your money on this crap /me

Anonymous (July 14, 2001)

Nine year olds wouldn't listen to this new album! Their parents probably wouldn't even let them buy it! It's parental advisory and for good reason! They say fuck a lot , and in like every single song! I don't see why some people are saying that they have matured in their writing of songs. With lyrics like "I'll never talk to you again/ until your father sucks off/ I'll never talk to you again/ til your mother touches my cock/ ejaculate into a sock", they aren't showing much maturity. Aw, hell, it still sounds good. NOFX and Vandals write crude songs too, but everyone likes them instead of Blink. To each his own, I guess...

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (July 12, 2001)

Ok, so i don't know what Cosmo Cunts are, but it shure doesn't sound good. Whatever it means, i guess it means that Blink is a bunch of cunts.

Anonymous (July 12, 2001)

Coz it's always interesting to know what you fuckheads think of this fucking crap.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

If this album is so bad then why are all you fuckers reading the review?

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

Siunce the release of dude ranch and the pop acceptance of "damnit" blink has done everything they could to stay with their true fans- the ones who've been with them since cheshire cat and own bootleg copies of buddha. The problem is that no "true punk" wants to enjoy music that a group of nine year old girls listen to at a slumber party. This album is quality but since MTV has accepted blink and put them up at the same ranks as eminem and britney spears, one can't help but feel betrayed by this garage band from San Diego.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

I dont really find anything that great with this album, but nothing terribly wrong. It's just one of those decent albums, best pop-punk album? your an idiot. Now I can understand people not liking this album. You dont even have to be a punk to think this album is a piece of crap, most people just hold a grudge against Blink, but some people do know what they're talking about.

I again stress this album is not that great, but not that bad. It's one of those cd's you'll forget in a year or two.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

Cosmo fucking girl!

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

I hate it solely based on the fact that some of the songs are lyrically uninspired. It seems that Blink is getting more uninspired songs every time they release a new CD.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

This is a fine album indeed, whoever disagrees is trying way too hard to be punk. I mean, the only reason any of the blink fans hated enema was because it got extremely popular. I'll even agree taht it wasnt the best album blink ever made, but it wasnt bad. God knows its hard to admit you like blink, but this album gives me a reason to be able to listen to blink with no embarrasment.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

the only thing good about this album is the drumming. other than that i might have liked it if i was still 15. i wish i could just mute everything else and only listen to the drum tracks

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

Uh, they do care what people think of them. Why do you think they tried to make a "Harder, edgier" record. Because Mark even said the comments were getting to him. Look at them with their perfectly gelled hair with nice little highlights, brand new hurley skater clothes, posing for Teen people and 17 magazine. Smiling for the TRL cameras, being buddies with Carson Daly, sucking up to MTV by hosting that lame movie awards preshow.....No they dont care what you think. I can really tell when Mark was hanging with Destinys Child and all the movie stars that he had that real "fuck you, no bullshit" attitude.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

enough already. there is nothing you can say about blink 182 that can make up for the fact that i saw them ON THE COVER OF COSMO GIRL! JESUS H CHRIST. NO ONE WHO HAS THE BALLS TO CALL THEMSELVES PUNK SHOULD EVEN REMOTELY RESPECT THIS BAND.

seek (July 10, 2001)

this album isnt blink's best by far, but its no worse than enema of the state. for the record, i used to like blink 182 a lot, but now i think they are just a decent band. they have definitely gone softer, but i dont think that means they've sold out. although the honda sponsorship makes you wonder, that was pretty lame. anyhow, stop bitching about whether or not bands have sold out, there are better things to talk about.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

Apperently you people dont realize how long Blink 182 has been around. Its not like Enema of the State was their first cd. These guys have been putting there whole lives into punk music forever. They deserve rewards whatever they might be money, sponsorships, popularity, whatever. Just because these guys are making good money and dont have to drive around in a little van while on tour now there automatically sell-outs right, No. And even though im certainly not the biggest Blink 182 fan I congratulate them. Those guys all deserve what they have worked so long for and that does not in any way make them sellouts.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

Hmm...single tear..Jake..that was beautiful...

Oh by the way...a little survey..why would anyone in this godforsaken, already crappy world want to listen to unpolished, horribly crappy-on-purpose "punk rock"?

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

"this is soft rock with punk-wanna be influences" my mom is more punk than you. its cool to rip on blink if you're a "punk." you can label them sellouts and label yourself a "punk." but the truth of the matter is, blink doesnt give a fuck, and neither does my mom. so go do something constructive. go put on your misfits records and wear your ripped clothes. these guys are having the time of their lives and making amazing music. you cant stay crappy all your lives. deal with it.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

Ok people, I have to admit that this is definitely not my fav Blink album (can anybody say Dude Ranch?)...anyway, you guys that say this is not pop-punk, and that this is crap, and this is ::insert derogatory remark::...why don't you people get off their backs. I know you're fans, yes, I am too. Who made you people the gods of punk, anyway? If people like the music, if they can relate to it, why not let them buy it, and listen..without all the grief...

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Enema of the State Part II. Nothing special, but hey whatever floats your boat.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

its blink its good

-faceecaf

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

fuck i had the wrong rating too

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

how many people are gonna review this record?...the record is decent....typical blink 182 though i still think dude ranch kicked ass!!!! I would rather listen to blink than NFG or sum 41..now that music is just crap.
But thats just my opinion

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Well, you can like a bands music, and not their image. If otherwise, than that would mean you'd have to be straigth edge to listen to Minor Threat, or a jew to listen to NOFX, or christian to listen to MXPX, you know. I don't like Blink's image or music, nothing special at all about it. But people can say, "Hey their songs are alright, but I dont like the things they do."

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

come on people, i cant believe you are actually bitching about them, and then saying you are fans. nothing this band has ever done is remotely related to punk. there is so much better pop punk out there. limp, weasel, lillingtons, the queers, chixdiggit, teen idols, the list is a mile long. i hope i speak for most people on this site when i say it isn't cool to hate the bands image, but like the music. that is the same as saying "i hate the fact that the backstreet bitches did a burger king comercial, but man, they sure do sing good" do you know how stupid thst sounds. Blink's shitty music goes hand in hand with their corporate sponsorship and their overall shittiness.- fathead

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Plain and Simple: I think this cd sucks ass, i do think dude ranch is one of the greatest punk cds ever

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Songs about "False Punks"? So I take it this is an autobiographical album, then?

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

im sorry but every single song that Limp has ever written should qualify for the best pop punk song ever.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Hmm. Best pop-punk album to date? I doubt it. Travis is a good drummer, but he gets too much praise. A good drummer does not make a full band talented. Their songwriting still is no where near anybody else. Their chords are still basic 3 powerchords, and the bass lines are simple as hell. Go listen to Matt Freeman if you want a good bassist. And their live show is still boring, reptitive, and bland. They do the same thing night after night. (Try changing the setlists, and doing something special for once) And god damn look at how wild those guys go! The production on this album is nice and crisp, but everything else lacks. Maybe I'm too hard on them, I am a fan, but this album dissappointed me, especially after saying they wanted to get a bit more edgier and harder, then didn't do crap.(Don't fool yourself into thinking this is "More hardcore")

And the MTV hosting and Honda sponsership were lame, no matter how you think about it, those stunts were just wrong for any band, of any rock genre.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Eh, nothing new or special. They write one song about divorced parents and boom, their great, mature songwriters.
I'm a blink fan and all, but this isn't anything brand new, nor is it "harder" like they said it would be. Better than Enerma, but nothing great and totally original.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

alternative rock with punk influences?? um ok.. its your basic POP-punk. im not saying tahts a bad things, people are into different music. people need to get over it... they have changed their style.. ladee freaking dah..they can do what they want.*ps i am no longer a blink fan.. dude ranch was the last album i liked

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Ahh the incredible openmindedness of the "new school" punkrocker. It's a beautiful thing.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

I personally dislike this album, but shut the fuck up about them selling out already (to the people below). Honestly, who the fuck cares if you don't like them? That doesn't mean they've sold out. They've always sounded like this, and while I've never liked them... I'm so sick of people just hating them because they're rock stars and on MTV. If you listen to Blink182, more power to you. -AtomicGarden

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

funny joke...its a joke right?

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Whats wrong with corporate sponsorships? No one has a legitimate reason to hate these guys? You must be joking. For starters, this is NOT pop punk. Pop punk= Screeching Weasel, Ramones, The Queers. This is alternative rock with punk influences. They have musical talent, I'll give them that, but they're song writing skills are slim to none. If you like them, fine, buy the album, see the "Honda Tour", buy the fucking shirt, and sing the songs all day long. Just don't say dumb shit that has no backing.- sickboi

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

I love it how everyone hates blink but doesn't have a legitimate reason why. Quite frankly, this CD is the best pop-punk to date. If people gave blink 182 a chance and open-mindedly listened to this CD, I think most would love it.
Plus, travis' drumming on this disc is insane! It just proves that these boys have real talent. I got this CD in early may, about the same time I got the new jimmy eat world CD, and I love both bands and both CDs but this one was in my CD deck for like a week straight. It is VERY well produced, probably the cleanest and best sounding CD I've bought in a while. The lyrics are clean and catchy, the guitars are beautiful and right on, and there is not a bad song on this CD. If my band had 1/10th the musicality and 1/100th the popularity of blink, I'd be a happy man. I'm hard pressed to find a reason to dislike this CD.... unless you arn't a fan of modern teenage pop-punk/rock/emo/ albums. And what's wrong with corporate sponsorships? This band and this music deserves it. Simple as that.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

sucks ass

Anarchy_Adam (July 9, 2001)

Whoops... Wrong rating.

Anarchy_Adam (July 9, 2001)

If you listen to their old stuff and then the new stuff, its obvious, they DID change their style. Thats fine, I don't give a shit. Its their music. What truly makes them sellouts is the amount of corporate sponsorship they're getting right now... Come on. The Honda civic tour? Nothing says integrity like affordable family sedans.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

This is horrible...horrible. That damn rock song crap has got to go. The only thing these guys can do right is make a funny music video, but thats pointless when you can't make good music.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

oh ya and that was 10/10 for suckiness in the post below. This one is for kick-ass-ness

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

Actually their voices sound like they're faggots. And it not punk, it's soft rock with punk wannabe influences

sickboi (July 9, 2001)

Yeah they didn't change their style to sell records.......this is just as shitty as "Enema of the... whatever".

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

shit

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