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It's pretty common knowledge by now, but in case you haven't heard, Blink-182 is over and done with. While covering themselves with the ??never say never attitude' and just calling it an ??indefinite hiatus,' it seems clear that Blink is now in the graveyard of punk acts of the past.

Simply, a three-way soap opera of the trio offending each other with side projects and television shows were reasons cited by Tom DeLonge in a recent interview for the disbanding. But not without one last money-making opportunity.

A Greatest Hits album, of course, designed to showcase almost a decade of albums, featuring all the radio songs off their more recent albums, and a few tracks from the early ones. It also features two previously unreleased tunes, "Not Now" and "Another Girl Another Planet," neither of which are very impressive.

For a band that brought pop-punk to the forefront again for a certain generation, this album is truly a let-down. Instead of leaving something that true Blink fans will be able to remember them by, it feels more like they wanted to make one last buck, while fulfilling a few contractual obligations.

Seventeen tracks seem like hardly enough, and the selection isn't great. No real, new work went into this, so why be so uncharitable in the selection? The only songs from Cheshire Cat are "Carousel" and "M&Ms," and nothing from Buddha appears. Great songs, but there were so many more from these two albums. Only 2 tracks from the album that most old fans will tell you made the band, Dude Ranch, appear here. It is, however, loaded with 4 tracks from their self-titled release, which was a turn in a much different direction for the band near its end.

If you're really a fan of the band, there are just so many tracks missing that could have made this hits collection something special. If you're a fan of pop-punk at all, I'd recommend picking up the full albums or making your own choices on iTunes, as Blink is a band that, despite its faults, will always be an important band to the pop-punk movement. Their Greatest Hits album is unfortunately just a disappointing end to an otherwise impressive career.

 

 
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Anonymous (May 3, 2006)

BLINK IS THE BEST BAND EVER!
___Dead Arrival.

Anonymous (April 17, 2006)

Far from their greatest hits! But w/e...

Some people hate blink, some people love them. Personally I love them, although their music isn't great - they got me into punk music originally.

They kick the shit out of todays popular bands anyway... I mean blink or falloutboy? Any person with a brain would go blink :)

Anonymous (February 11, 2006)

they didnt put their best songs on this album, but still, all thier songs are good.

Anonymous (January 12, 2006)

fuck u dude blink is a great band and they dont need ur putdowns

Anonymous (December 28, 2005)

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Anonymous (December 28, 2005)

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Anonymous (December 28, 2005)

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Anonymous (December 22, 2005)

i miss blink. i love this band. i sad, because i never more hear new blink's song ;(

Anonymous (December 20, 2005)

fuck all the people that dont agree with blink and their fans i think if anyone should diss them off like that then they should just burn to hell and have to listen to them until they like them and for thse that agree with me then u guys rock and keep the blink spirit alive for them i think that we should try acting more like them and learn to live later and peace only to those that like blink bye

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

anyone who doesnt think blink is the greatest band ever should dig a hole, get in it, and let me shoot u dead

i miss blink... they were my favorit band

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

how can the selection be not that good when a greatest hits album is made up of greatest hits , u cnt expect it to be anything otherwise.
its greatest hits so there for it is all of the songs they have released , blink have no faults and if u think otherwise
u suk

Anonymous (December 11, 2005)

Blink 182 rock!!!
I am still pissed off that they broke up.
Any1 who hates them, U SUCK!!!

Anonymous (December 10, 2005)

I think that all the saine, normal people out there in the world will agree that Blink 182 is no push over band only in it to make more money. Everyone has made it clear that they are the best band in the world and i am not one to disagree. They are absolutely amazing! Critics like to exaggerate things that arent perfect and as for the fact that there are no songs on the Greatest Hits album from 'Buddha', well thats obviously for a reason. They have chosen to put the most played, highest selling songs on the album and it makes sense. OMG! i love those guys. 10/10
~Sarah!~

Anonymous (December 5, 2005)

The best albums ever and all you loser who dont think it isnt coll you can go fuck off cause this is THE best CD ANYONE can ever get!!!!!!!!! Blink is THE best band ever

I love travis!

Anonymous (December 4, 2005)

Wenu yo soy de chile pero apesar ke no sea de estados unidos ,igual eskucho su musik y es lo mas bkn ke e escuchado en mi vida tan corta de 11a? Os y ojala ke sigan asi ke saken mas cd y ke vengan a tocar acÁ a chile por fa
un saluo pa todos
lissette
xau -bye

Anonymous (December 4, 2005)

Wenu yo soy de chile pero apesar ke no sea de estados unidos ,igual eskucho su musik y es lo mas bkn ke e escuchado en mi vida tan corta de 11a? Os y ojala ke sigan asi ke saken mas cd y ke vengan a tocar acÁ a chile por fa
un saluo pa todos
lissette
xau -bye

Anonymous (December 4, 2005)

PEOPLE SUCK OK...this is an alright album...ok so it's not their best but who gives a shit? its still some of thier best stuff put together...and i'll admit that im not in love with not now or another girl another planet (too pop-y for me) THEY WERE AND STILL ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD...in my opion....stop freaking dissing blink ok...if you dont like them...go you...but dont ruin it for other people you stupid morons...blink 182 rocks....as do thier songs...and for all those boxcar racer fans ...THEY WILL NEVER, NEVER BE AS GOOD AS BLINK 182... for those stupid moronic people who deciede to dissect every song and complain that they're not punk they're pop or whatever who cares...i dont go oh this is punk so I must like it! i just listen to the songs and deciede whether i like them that way...rathan than listen to stupid labels... BLINK 182 rock!! I LOVE THEM.... :D i almost have all they're songs

Anonymous (December 3, 2005)

awesome album. cant knock it.

Anonymous (December 2, 2005)

Blink-182 - Greatest Hits
Posted by Anonymous on 2005-11-27 01:38:05

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

1. First of all, these guys are Boxcar Racer RIP OFFS "

2 members of blink were in boxcar racer dippy

wait wait wait. blink is not a boxcar racer rip-off. boxcar racer formed in the midst of blink182 breaking up. you stupid stupid fucks. and blink is great.. but this albums sucks bigger balls than a new york slut. i hope you guys burn in hell for this album. but as for blink.. the old albums are greeeeaaatt!

Anonymous (December 1, 2005)

This CD is kick ASS

Anonymous (December 1, 2005)

This is the best CD I have ever heard.
Tthis Cd kicks A**.This is the best cd Thaat hit the stores.

Anonymous (November 29, 2005)

blink kikes ass and thay sholdint break up

Anonymous (November 29, 2005)

ginny smells

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

thegeezer who said that blink areimmature and all that is a total wanker id love to smash his head in fucking prick he dont know what hes on about tell him if he donr like he can fuck off and buy something from the pop or cassic section

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

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

1. First of all, these guys are Boxcar Racer RIP OFFS "

2 members of blink were in boxcar racer dippy

Anonymous (November 25, 2005)

Blink 182 is the best band ever! we all no it. and 30 ft fall sucks. This is about Blink 182 and there greatness. They will be missed very much so how about while Blink 182 is on there brake we all focus on other great bands such as mest and alkaline trion. Love Blink 182 forever!

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

Blink 182 are the best band eva and tom delonge iz the sexiest man in the world!!! blink 182 rock and will be missed by many people!!!!

Anonymous (November 19, 2005)

this album is one of there best

Anonymous (November 19, 2005)

this album is wicked, it shows how awsome blink are. some people are too critical. honestly if anyone thinks this greatest hits album is stupid, u honestly arent a blink fan so why bother writing on this site! all of these songs are my favourite. congrats

Anonymous (November 19, 2005)

this guy is a dafty they were box car racers

Anonymous (November 19, 2005)

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

1. First of all, these guys are Boxcar Racer RIP OFFS

2. Are there any Transplants songs on here?

3. It would have been a lot better if the review just talked about how this album isn't real.

4. But an elaborate hoax!

Anonymous (November 19, 2005)

this album rocks

Anonymous (November 18, 2005)

what are you on about!??!, this albums a good one

the one i have has 19 tracks not 17..

18) i wont be home for christmas
19) GO

spazyoulater21 (November 17, 2005)

i think its good to have a greatest hits album out that shows their accomplishments! theres a lot of bands out there that broke up and made a greatest hits cd! Blink 182 will always live strong in my book! heck yeah!

Anonymous (November 14, 2005)

I think they are good.

ALineInYourBook (November 14, 2005)

And PS... anyone who says there's not a single Blink song they like is a liar. As diverse and catchy as their music has been, something over the last decade has to have caught your ear.

ALineInYourBook (November 14, 2005)

.... so obviously dcforc is the densist person on the planet since superdude couldn't possibly have been serious with the Box Car Racer comment.
I swear, you should have to pass an IQ test to post comments.

Anonymous (November 14, 2005)

"...they write immature shit about dicks and farts and poopy! How dumb! Why can't they be more like the Descendents or the Circle Jerks?"

ROFL. Whining about dick references in one sentence and promoting a band named the Circle Jerks in the next. Priceless.

Anonymous (November 14, 2005)

Holy shit.

Fuck reading all that.

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

i dont have this cd yet but im sure it is alright. how can some of you say that the choice of songs are shit. if you are a blink fan you would like them all

wehavecomeforyourchildren (November 12, 2005)

you're all idiots for the following reasons:

"not now" isn't unreleased. it was an iTunes exclusive track when the untitled album came out.
"another girl, another planet" is an Only Ones cover.

both tracks are great.

with that said, i think this should have been a double album. one album exactly like this one....and one album with an equal number of the best tracks (as determined by me) that don't appear on the first disc.

with that said, everyone already owns all their songs anyway, so a double album would just me a larger waste of money. i know i wouldn't buy it either way. who doesn't have all these tracks all ready?

Anonymous (November 12, 2005)

Stop Knockin BLink

Anonymous (November 12, 2005)

Stop knockin blink

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

it's a greatest hits cd, not a "fan picks" cd. i don't think there were any hit songs from buddah, so why would they include any of them on the cd?
i don't think the "hits" part of it, is meant to be crowd favorites. it means hit songs. dumbass.

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

blink rocks

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

cool cd

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

whatever.

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

Blink was better when they were writing songs about dicks and farts on Buddha, Cheshire Cat, and Dude Ranch. Then they got stupid and started writing dick and fart songs on Enema of the State, Take Off..., and the Self-titled disc. What a tragic metamorphosis. Just look at the track list! Remember all the dick and fart references in "Stay Together for the Kids", "I Miss You", "All the Small Things" and "Rock Show"? Horrible.

-AnotherStupidDouchbag

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

Blink182 are so gay for writing punk songs about girls! The Ramones would never do that! And then they write immature shit about dicks and farts and poopy! How dumb! Why can't they be more like the Descendents or the Circle Jerks? What a shit factory this band was!

-StupiderDouchebag

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

"Greatest Shits"

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

This album is such bullcrap!!!! Why couldn't they record all new songs for their Greatest Hits album instead of releasing an album with all their biggest hits on it? How stupid is that?! This is like Nirvana's greatest hits all over again! One new song and then the rest of the album is just full of their best-known songs that saturated the airwaves and would therefore be the songs history would remember them by! What a shitty idea for compiling a greatest hits album!

-StupidDouchebag

kamatacci (November 10, 2005)

Wow, what a horrible selection regardless of the band.

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

Yeah, there was a book. Anthony Swofford is a real guy who was a sniper in Desert Storm. He wrote a memoir. It was excellent. Hollywood optioned off the story rights and made a mediocre movie out of it. Swofford can be found these days doing visiting professor stints around the country. If you ever get a chance to see him speak, read an interview, or take a class, he's very articulate, bright, and down-to-earth.

ghostmonkey (November 10, 2005)

i'm too busy listening to the sound of a large goose honking in the depths of hell to give a fuck about this record

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

y?

housewrecker (November 10, 2005)

30 ft Fall isn't still around are they???

iheartadam (November 10, 2005)

Longar Longar

dazed (November 9, 2005)

The only thing this band's done that's solid enough to be worth getting is Dude Ranch. This collection, like the rest of their other albums is middling as hell with more annoying than good.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

there was a book?

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

i thought that the movie was kind of bland.

kind of anti-climactic. it didn't really come together for me.

but the book was excellent.

the story and events were the same, so it's not like i'm saying it was anti-climactic because there wasn't some big battle, but just that the book seemed to have more to say and say it better.

boba_fett (November 9, 2005)

Welcome to the suck.

i thank god for every day i spend in the core. oo-rah.

that movie was good.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

30 Foot Fall sucks.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

i'm too busy listening to my blink albums to give a fuck about this record.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

I'm too busy listening to the 30 Foot Fall CD that arrived today to give a fuck about this record.

forum.randomfury.co.uk

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

This is crap

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

"I was in the Virgin Megastore in Chicago on Saturday. For some reason in the W section there was a placard that started with an S. It said Sellout and the only cd infront of it was this one. No joke. I even have a picture."

you tried really, really hard on that one.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

inherent to a "greatest hits" album is the notion that the songs included were "hits." that means radio play, videos, etc.

i have an idea. why don't people randomly come up with three to eight songs from blink albums that weren't singles, but fan or personal favorites and say that this album would be "better" if they were included? that would be stellar.

willoughby (November 9, 2005)

They left off WAY TOO MUCH from Chesire Cat and other songs:

They needed..

Wasting Time
Zulu
Touchdown Boy
A New Hope
Obvious

Among more.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

why isn't this called

"a collection of tracks not up for discussion because these tracks were selected and their order was determined years ago by default given the various decisions the band and labels made to release which songs as singles and when?"

i wish i had an anteater so i could tell you to eat my smegma.

cantsitstill (November 9, 2005)

why isn't this called

"We Gave Our Discography to a Bunch of 12 Year-Old Girls and This is What They Picked"

?

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

so true about the hilary duff album. it's really fucking good. and surprisingly unconventional.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

The Usual Suspects is clever, but once it unfolds, it's all rather understandable.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

buddah fucking blew you retard.

Jet (November 9, 2005)

I can't wait for the Veronica Mars season two DVD to come out, this summer.

iheartadam (November 9, 2005)

I still don't get it. Kaiser Soze had Keaton's lawyer girlfriend killed anyways? Why? I really don't get that part.

localh (November 8, 2005)

Once again where is the song from short music for short people?

FuckYouOiOiOi (November 8, 2005)

This album was probably a sick ploy by geffen to milk a band out of as much milk as it could salvage. And that guy roflc responding to superdude was fucking hilarious. I don't know if he was being funny or not but that was the hardest I've ever laughed at anything on this site.

steveman (November 8, 2005)

I was in the Virgin Megastore in Chicago on Saturday. For some reason in the W section there was a placard that started with an S. It said Sellout and the only cd infront of it was this one. No joke. I even have a picture.

colin (November 8, 2005)

bsides would be nice so those of us that didn't want to buy 3 fucking versions of the jacket album could get those random tracks. plus, what else? i won't be home for christmas. dancing with myself... fuck i can't think of a ton of blink bsides that are noteworthy. haven't listened to them in long enough.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

a b-sides disc would be AWESOME

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

blink covered the descendents live during their tour to support TOYPAJ..i remeber me,and like 10 other people were the only ones who knew the song

peteisprettyinpink182 (November 8, 2005)

I really wish they had put more of their old school sound on this cd but overall it's great cuz it's blink and i can't wait till Angels And Airwaves! :)

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

They could of out more songs on it I made my own list a while ago of what should be on it which was about 40 somethin songs so it kinda dissappointed me but toherwise it's great cuz it's BLink and i love them :)

Flowbee (November 8, 2005)

Fuck the haters, I still listen to "Dude Ranch" all of the time.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

this album is exactly as expected. the track listing makes perfect sense. blink182 are a POP BAND kids. plain and simple. this record showcases their "singles". and that's that.

cdogg (November 8, 2005)

As I read dcforc's attack on superdude below, I said a silent prayer: "Please God - don't let dcforc be kidding. Please let him actually be this oblivious to such obvious sarcasm. If you do this, I will build several churches in your honor."

God listened.

CaveatMalefactor (November 8, 2005)

Welcome to the suck.

mjg (November 8, 2005)

"a bloody tampon floating in the toilet is more entertaining than this vending machine of a band.
awful."

that was pure genius...hahaha

sallyjesse (November 8, 2005)

a bloody tampon floating in the toilet is more entertaining than this vending machine of a band.
awful.

TheCaptain (November 8, 2005)

Now that that dude mentions it, a b-sides album actually would be good.

boba_fett (November 8, 2005)

they actually put carousel on it? i didnt know that it was in the track list.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

To the person that posted the list of Blink 182's covers,

when/where did they cover "Hope"? Descendents invented music so I gotsta hear that!

RyanM (November 8, 2005)

I'm sorry, but isn't it a cardinal sin to use basically the same artwork as one of your albums on your "greatest hits."

abel (November 8, 2005)

this band fucking sucks.

stevejonestherealbones (November 8, 2005)

best part of this review/page

dcforc trying to talk shit on superdude....AHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHA


- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

great ass tits

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

a greatest hits album released just to make money?
you dont say

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

living in the basement of your mother's house waiting for her to make you a pb&j sandwich

that doesn't sound so "elitist" to me, but then, what do i know?

a pb&j would be delightful right around now, though.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

I find it hilarious that people take time out of their busy elitist life (living in the basement of your mother's house waiting for her to make you a pb&j sandwich) to read each and every post about a band they claim to "hate". And then, what's more, they come up with super clever comments on how badly said band sucks. Seems like they're closet fans. That said, blink 182 is absolute garbage. Just kidding. Will always love 'em.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

No Skinhead Rob appearance? Well that's not punk!

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

a blink b-sdies would be great:
zulu
wrecked him
life's so boring
marlboro man
songs off flyswatter....
the bonus tracks from TOYPAJ
i won't be home for xmas
not now
family reunion
and the covers they've done:
only one's another girl another planet
nofx's longest line
billy idol's dancing with myself
screeching weasel's girl next door
descendents' hope
cure's letter to elise

LevitateMe (November 8, 2005)

it should just be a package of blank cd-rs

That was actually funny.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

woo it's fucking incredible how some people can comment upon this garbage.

projectactive (November 8, 2005)

it should just be a package of blank cd-rs

poopypants (November 8, 2005)

"Paul, how could you say "Feelin' This" is the only song worth putting on here from S/T?!?! If anything "Stockholm Syndrome", "Go", "Violence", and "Obvious" should've been on here. Those tracks all stood out and are all extremely catchy. "Go" might be one of their best tracks they've done since Dude Ranch"

the s/t just didnt set well w/ me at all. some of my friends liked it and critically it was probably their most acclaimed. on one hand i liked their branching out and attempt to not make 'enema of the state part 3' (jacket was pt. 2 of course). it was a noble attempt and i truley believe their hearts were in it and they wanted to make something worthwile, more mature, more technical, etc.

that said...I don't like it. 'feeling this' i think is incredible, one of their best songs, and that outtro is the best thing they had done since 'dammit' in my opinion.

'go' is cool, energetic, etc. I DO like it. but i think musically, especially the outtro, it sounds like an alkanline trio song (whom mark has addmitted he is a huge fan of). also, it was just too short. cool song, but nothing great.

'violence' was my second fav from the album after 'feeling this'.

'stolkholm syndrome' was cool too, and to be honest, i thought 'always' was a pretty great song.

its just overall the album felt flat. it lacked the 'fun' of why i even listened to blink in the first place. i got into them summer of 97 after seeing them on warped and 'dude ranch' was the soundtrack to my junior year of HS. I LOVED enema of the state too...sometimes i think i like it as much as Dude Ranch.

i guess i just didnt like the change. i'm all for bands changing...i mean i love both Brand New albums even though they're totally different. I love the new Thrice. I even thought 'sing the sorrow' was a fantastic album, and I got into AFI before 'art of drowing' was even out (not that that makes me old school afi fan, which im not, but i was still into them years before 'sing the sorrow' came out).

blink is just one band I didnt feel the style change. there were songs i thought were 'pretty good' like violence, go, stockholm syndrome, obvious and always, but only one really rocked my world (feeling this). it just didnt excite me like the old albums did

paul

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

If anything, this album seems like the most sensical "greatest hits album" I've ever seen. It's just the radio hits and it's entirely chronological, by album and even release date as singles. It's a document of how they were presented. Yeah, it's not the CD you would make if you had to make a mix showing them to someone in Sao Tome who had never heard of the band. But for better or worse, no one escaped the turn of the century in America without hearing many of these songs many times.

One thing that sort of confuses me is who would buy this album besides really young people like 14 and under who kind of missed the Blink era? It seems like everyone else who might be fans would already have the singles from the albums. And the two new songs aren't really enough to get anyone but the extreme fanboys to pay $13 or whatever when you can just download the two new tracks if you insist on having them, though they are admittedly rather forgettable at best.

This, in turn, makes me think of that remarkably vacuous and noxious Brandon Sideleau character, because Hilary Duff's last album "Most Wanted" was a rather interesting interpretation of what a "hits" album should be and pushed the limits of convention.

Maybe this review of Blink's "Greatest Hits" will serve as a reason for the PN staff to consider posting the review they've had of that album in the queue for 2.5 months now.

housewrecker (November 8, 2005)

To those who didn't see the sarcasm in the "OMG" comment - you're complete idiots. To dcforc - your "it's my first day at punknews" comment to superdude made me laugh the hardest I have in a while.

blinkrules (November 8, 2005)

at least most of their punk songs are on this

RondoMondo (November 8, 2005)

Paul, how could you say "Feelin' This" is the only song worth putting on here from S/T?!?! If anything "Stockholm Syndrome", "Go", "Violence", and "Obvious" should've been on here. Those tracks all stood out and are all extremely catchy. "Go" might be one of their best tracks they've done since Dude Ranch.

clamum (November 8, 2005)

1. Shitty review

2. Chinatown is fucking hardcore

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

plenty of hits, all sound shit.

aahhhh (November 8, 2005)

does anyone else think the cover of another girl, another planet is pretty decent (aside from having 3 guitar parts)?

Godfather (November 8, 2005)

It's worth repeating. This is a GREATEST HITS album. Not a "tracks that have the punk elitist seal of approval" album. These are their biggest, not their best songs. - skaboom

skaboom (November 8, 2005)

It's worth repeating. This is a GREATEST HITS album. Not a "tracks that have the punk elitist seal of approval" album. These are their biggest, not their best songs. The ones that had the widest appeal and were on radio and MTV the most. That is all implied in the title. Cheshire Cat didn't sell anything close to Enema of the State. Not that I personally like most of these songs, but you know what you're getting in a greatest hits album.

Besides, this is standard form for almost all big bands after they break up. They release a live album, B-sides album, greatest hits album. Speaking of which, does Blink have enough B-sides for a "collection" type album? I'd be much more interested in that than songs I've heard before.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Blink182 are my favourite band (let the shit talk begin) but sadly I agree with this review, its just blinks way to say to Geffen "hey we can make you more money seeing as thats all you care about" R.I.P Blink. You guys will not be forgotten even if this apparent Greatest Hits will be.

Moo

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

fuck you for calling it another chance to make money. It was a way to fullfill a contract.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

"OMG!!! It's totally not like any one on this page DIDN'T get into punk from Blink!!! OMG!!"

dookie came out when i was in 7th grade. it was the first album i ever bought. i didn't even know blink existed.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

they should have just quit after Dude Ranch.

and the new "logo" sucks my ballsac.

.:*grumpy*:.

poopypants (November 8, 2005)

" Blink-182 is an important band for a generation many of us are a part of. The first three punk albums I've ever cherished are predictable. Dookie, ...And Out Come The Wolves and Dude Ranch. I know I'm not alone"

i'm feeling this!

and dont' correct ppl who dont' understand superdude, its funnier to keep them clueless

and for the record i got into punk via green day 'dookie' and minor threat 'out of step' (my older sis had this tape...i had no idea WHAT kind of music that was, all i knew is that i thought it was cool as shit). then i got into rancid, nofx, op ivy, bosstones, pennywise, sick of it all, reel big fish then went to warped tour 97 and that just about sealed the deal.

paul

Anchors (November 8, 2005)

Chinatown, stop acting like you're too fucking cool for Blink 182. I don't know who you're really trying to impress.

poopypants (November 8, 2005)

is this pointless? yes, but it technically IS all of their singles. The reviewer seems confused between a 'best of' and a 'greatest hits'. A 'best of' is usually more interesting and includes more than just the chart toppers. This is strictly a collection of all their radio releases.

first of all, buddha is basically cheshire cat, simply released after the fact by kung fu to make some cash.

cheshire cat kinda sucked anyway. really 'carosel' is the only song worth a shit on it outside of 'being funny'.

My gripe with this hits package, other than it being a boring hits package instead of a band hand picked 'best of', is that Blinks hits never really defined who they were after 'dude ranch'. Josie and Dammit were my fav's off that album before either was a single, so I think they define that album pretty well.

But 'all the small things' was a dud. its an ok song, but 'going away to college' and 'the party song' were always my personal favorites off of 'enema of the state'. 'dumpweed' was real good too. 'adams song' I did always think was pretty awesome and genuine. when they tried to recreate it again w/ 'stay together for the kids' i wanted to puke.

The same goes for 'take off your pants'. 'rollercoaster' and 'every time I look for you' were the obvious standouts on that album, but the corny 'made for radio' of first date and rock show of course were the singles. then the far inferior to, yet parallel to 'adams song' ; 'stay together for the kids' was released. although 'jacket' wasnt that great, believe me, those songs were not the best on it anymore than 'all the small things' was one of the better tracks on enema.

finally, the only song off the s/t that was worth a shit was 'feeling this'. it retained their core catchiness but stepped successfully into a new direction. the rest of that cd was tom dominated box car racers songs or alkaline trio wannabe hoppus songs and all fell flat on their face. the album was confused, overproduced and awkward, and dominated by Tom in terms of writing (not a good thing). just a plain bad album, i respect them for branching out, but if theres any band i dont want to see branch out, other than nofx, is blink182. they were at their best when at their most simple ('party song'...all of Dude Ranch).

feeling this, however, does contain arguably the best outro of any blink song. really, the only highlight of the s/t album.

paul

scores for blink overall...2 great studio albums and a horrible live show

allison_le_gnome (November 8, 2005)

Are you retarded? they can't be Boxcar Racer rip offs because boxcar didn't come out until WELL after blink 182...and, get this...Tom Delonge MADE boxcar racer as a side project. i just guess that shows what you know about music. fucking moron. and i have another question...how is this album not real? it sure as hell seems real when you can hold it in your hand and put it in your cd player and listen to it. hmmm....i think it would be best if you didn't post anymore until you remembered to know what you're talking about and not seem like a retard.

Someone's sarcasm-detecting gland is malfunctioning...

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Although it is their 'Greatest Hits' album, there definately is no representation of their best songs. Exactly what Godfather said, where the fuck is pathetic, lemmings, enthused, and almost any song off of cheshire cat or buddha could have been put on this instead of whats my age again or all the small things, shitty greatest hits, dude ranch is still my all time favorite though.

fox82 (November 8, 2005)

I actually like some songs off this but I'll give a bad rating because:

a) the reviewer mentioned 'pop-punk' and 'movemement' together. Are you shitting me? Don't you mean pop-punk trend? Since when did all the baggy-wearing, base-ball-capped, wallet-chained American Pie-esque kids form a 'movement'? Surely a movement is more than MTV air-time and dick and fart jokes...

b) this band blows.

anarchaeologist (November 8, 2005)

Dude dcforc, calm down man, superdude does this for every review. I look at him as giving critiques, you know, helping people with their writing style.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Hey chinatown, if nufan got you "into" punk, then i would say you are pretty hardcore, its people like you that really need to get the fuck over yourselves, nufan sucks shit...... Social d, the clash , the ramones, black flag, fugazi... Thats what got me into punk.... Fucker-oldpunker-

dcforc (November 8, 2005)

i am only reviewing this for one reason, and its not really a review. i just wanted to say this...

to superdude for saying...
This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. First of all, these guys are Boxcar Racer RIP OFFS

2. Are there any Transplants songs on here?

3. It would have been a lot better if the review just talked about how this album isn't real.

4. But an elaborate hoax!

Are you retarded? they can't be Boxcar Racer rip offs because boxcar didn't come out until WELL after blink 182...and, get this...Tom Delonge MADE boxcar racer as a side project. i just guess that shows what you know about music. fucking moron. and i have another question...how is this album not real? it sure as hell seems real when you can hold it in your hand and put it in your cd player and listen to it. hmmm....i think it would be best if you didn't post anymore until you remembered to know what you're talking about and not seem like a retard.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Where's my Faith Hill review?!?!?!?!?!

Punkman

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

I got into punk through No Use For A Name, bitch.
Blink sucks; they haven't written ONE song that I even remotely enjoy.

-Chinatown

housewrecker (November 8, 2005)

OMG!!! It's totally not like any one on this page DIDN'T get into punk from Blink!!! OMG!!

LevitateMe (November 8, 2005)

You know, it is possible for someone to just not like them.

superdude (November 8, 2005)

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

1. First of all, these guys are Boxcar Racer RIP OFFS

2. Are there any Transplants songs on here?

3. It would have been a lot better if the review just talked about how this album isn't real.

4. But an elaborate hoax!

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Not worth buying no matter how good or bad they may be.

forum.randomfury.co.uk

BrandonSideleau (November 8, 2005)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA........................crap........Sure, nowadays there is SO much garbage out there it's easy to forgive Blink.........but then again.......they still suck horribly. What's next a Hilary Duff review? Oh wait......I forgot....according to one of you random posters I'm not supposed to mess with "the Duff". Wow....what a random post......i need sleep lol

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

While cheshire cat was brilliant and far and away blinks best, this i find good and alot of the punkerthanthou's on this site, who probably listen to blink behind closed doors will probably listen to this as well, get over yourselves people, like em or not, blink has had a great run and i personally find this a good way to go-oldpunker-

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

William David obviously did not buy this album, and probably did not even bother to download it.
He merely saw the tracklisting and made a comment on it.

How do the tracks sound remastered? Was the artwork inside any good?
We'll never know because the reviewer also does not know.

In the FAQs it says "When we do a review we consider the artwork & packaging, the effectiveness of the track order and the quality of the production & engineering. None of this is fully conveyed by leaked songs."
Whatever happened to that?

dont think anyone cares about the artwork

Jet (November 8, 2005)

Yes, this is clearly the work of the record label. It's a bit sad though, if the band members haven't the energy or passion to control the way their final release will represent their career. The word "career" is loose, but you know how I mean it.

I love the sentiments of the review; they are those that I hold dearly. Blink-182 is an important band for a generation many of us are a part of. The first three punk albums I've ever cherished are predictable. Dookie, ...And Out Come The Wolves and Dude Ranch. I know I'm not alone.

This could have been an album to let new generations know what this band once was, and for old fans to get lost in nostalgia and sentiment, rather than a display of radio singles flooding Soulseek. Posthumous collections aren't very necessary at all (or to say, they aren't, at all), but it would have been nice for a collective generation to listen and think, "I was there". And for new generations to wish that they were there. Pardon me if that sounded a little Tate. I'm not going to say this band is the reason I'm living. It's just 6am and I'll use that excuse.

Though, I suppose if the first time you've ever made love was with TRL on the living room television set, so your little brother won't hear what your girlfriend has to scream, then this is the nostalgic album of your lifetime.

fallingupwards84 (November 8, 2005)

William David obviously did not buy this album, and probably did not even bother to download it.
He merely saw the tracklisting and made a comment on it.

How do the tracks sound remastered? Was the artwork inside any good?
We'll never know because the reviewer also does not know.

In the FAQs it says "When we do a review we consider the artwork & packaging, the effectiveness of the track order and the quality of the production & engineering. None of this is fully conveyed by leaked songs."
Whatever happened to that?

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Also.... I'm going to give them benefit of the doubt on this and assume this is something the record company is shoving down their throat for some kind of contractual obligation, and not just greed from Blink.

- Zach

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

This CD is called, "Greatest Hits". Not "William_Davids favorite Blink songs." The fuck did you expect?

Most of the people who are complaining about particular songs are probably like me and own the whole catalog. I won't be buying this, because I don't buy into that whole put a couple new songs on it, the kids will buy it mentality. Same for Nirvana's greatest hits.

These aren't my favorite Blink songs either, but man, be realistic. I felt the same way about Green Day's Superhits.

- Zach

AlmostPunkEnough (November 8, 2005)

i don't know how much people (or at least i) 'care' about this band. i feel exactly what you said, they're nothing amazing, but they have a few good to really good songs. their earlier stuff was at least rooted in real 'pop-punk' and was catchy as fuck. good shit when i was in HS. nostolgias a bitch.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

How can so many people on a punk site care about this band? They're average pop-punk chancers with the occasional decent track, no more, no less.

AlmostPunkEnough (November 8, 2005)

i can't say i don't like a few songs on here, though there's absolutley no reason to ever buy this. like WIlliam_David said down there, throw on some goddamn songs for the older fans. where the fuck is 'Ben Wah Balls', 'Dumpweed', 'Apple Shampoo' and 'Tuchdown Boy' among others????

meh.

AlmostPunkEnough (November 8, 2005)

apparently new person below me:

you're not funny. in fact, you're less funny than me, which is pathetic.

gophgirl (November 8, 2005)

they pretend too be so fuckin hardcore, and theyre like SO not! i mean have you seen the video to whats my age again? its absolute bull. Thye make me wanna shut my eyes not bloody blink! and whats 182 all about? there's 1 song that i like wich is i miss you and dats not hevay or out bt its a kwl song at leest. Thats as far as it goes....bollocks

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Not the mentioned the album art work is so half assed. Most likely the last album of their time as a band, last cd and it's the same fucking cover as their last album only in black and white.

i never liked this band anyways.

psychoos231 (November 8, 2005)

Best cd ever!

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Reading the latest interview that you mentioned, I think they will definitely get back together at some point in the future. They were best friends. I'm sure they will forgive each other and what not eventually.

As for the album, what-ev. It's meant to make money, no point in really analyzing it.

colin (November 8, 2005)

For a band that brought pop-punk to the forefront again for a certain generation, this album is truly a let-down. Instead of leaving something that true Blink fans will be able to remember them by, it feels more like they wanted to make one last buck, while fulfilling a few contractual obligations.

that could have been the whole review right there.

there aren't songs here that got a majority of us into blink, i'd imagine. no pathetic. no wasting time. no does my breath smell. no enthused. no apple shampoo. no dysentary gary. no anthem. no shut up. no easy target, which was easily their best song on the new album, the only listenable track.

this is an awful way to go out for blink. if they wanted to make a buck, they would have released a compilation worth having, one that mtv fans and real fans alike would pick up. put some energy or ideas into it, a real retrospective to the band. a nice booklet, thick and filled with memories. maybe a dvd with some clips of shows, or a full show.

this is just a fucking cash in for the label, it's a horrid way, but ironically appropriate, for blink's demise. this band, along with green day, got me into punk rock, and i will always love them for that... and this is just a disrespect to who they really are and what they really represent.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

this is a singles collection above anything else. It would be nice though if they threw anthem pt2,dumpweed,zulu,and apple shampoo on here,but this was compiled by their label,hence all the radio singles. I disagree with the reviewer on the 2 "new "tracks. The only ones cover is well done, and incredibly catchy, and 'not now' is a great song that should have been on their last cd. I got this from loserkids.com,came with the dvd of all their videos, except m/m's..what's up with that? it has original stay together for the kids video though

TheOneTrueBill (November 8, 2005)

oooooooh, Aubin took executive power and deleted his double post. I see how things are going to start working around here.

aubin (November 8, 2005)

Someone looked through a list of singles and picked the corresponding songs to put on the release. My favourite album is probably Enema and it's not nearly as well-represented on this compilation as it ought to have been had this been a proper retrospective.

Still, it is honest about intentions; it's called Greatest Hits and that's what it is, plain and simple.

Godfather (November 8, 2005)

would it have been so hard to put 'pathetic' on here

i keed, i keed

William_David (November 8, 2005)

Yeah, I am complaining about track listing, and I do think there is a point to it. Blink had an important career to the pop-punk scene. Why go out with this crap? Why not make it an anthology or something? Yes, the radio songs have to be on there, and it's understandable, but there are 80 minutes available on a CD. Pushing it even to 25 songs would have been nice. Throw in a few of the fan favorites that never made the radio or something.

kirbypuckett (November 8, 2005)

Complaining about the tracklisting isn't really valid here -- it covers the popular / radio songs from their albums. Did you really expect tracks from Buddha? C'mon now.

I do agree that the unreleased songs are a bit worthless.

- Kirby

TheOneTrueBill (November 8, 2005)

Man, my Riot Fest reviews didn't go up.

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