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Blink-182: Enema of the StateEnema of the State (1999)
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Well, here at punknews.org, we've got two reviews of "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket," and a review for "Dude Ranch." What needs to be added? Not only "Cheshire Cat" and "Buddha," but the infamous "Enema of the State," which most "real" punks refer to as complete trash. I disagree. Yes, it is t.
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Well, here at punknews.org, we've got two reviews of "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket," and a review for "Dude Ranch." What needs to be added? Not only "Cheshire Cat" and "Buddha," but the infamous "Enema of the State," which most "real" punks refer to as complete trash.

I disagree. Yes, it is the worst blink-182 album to date, but that doesn't mean it isn't pretty good.

The CD starts of great with "Dumpweed." I don't see how anyone can call this not punk. It's punk. Same goes for "Don't Leave Me," and "The Party Song" (if this song isn't punk, then I don't know what is).

There are also lots of fantastic songs which are better categorized as pop-punk: "Aliens Exist," "Going Away to College," "Dysentery Gary," "Mutt," and "Wendy Clear."

And what about those three songs most punks probably hate the most? Well, I find "What's My Age Again?", "All the Small Things," and "Adam's Song" to be the worst songs on the CD (they just happen to be the three radio singles, too), and the least punk of them all. "What's My Age Again?" should have been slightly faster, "All the Small Things" gets old quickly, and "Adam's Song" is boring (but the closest the band gets to emo as possible on this CD).

And of course, the usual immature lyrics are there, as well, with lyrics like "you're mom's a whore," and "those things on their chests," refering to the female anatomy.

So, even though "Enema of the State" is the worst of Blink-182's career, it's still a great album. But pick up "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket," "Cheshire Cat," or something else of theirs before this.

 

 
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dogcrap182 (January 10, 2013)

Dude blink 182 is the shit how can you diss any of their old albums. I will agree their new albums are shit but their old albums were the best

mishelu182 (March 31, 2011)

best blink album in my eyes(or ears)

devianter (November 16, 2010)

punkdude89
u meant into more lol-pop-mtv-shit ? yeah, that's right. fuck it. this sounds gay.

Sweatshopworker (September 15, 2007)

It's good and it intoduced me to much better music, but not much better drummers. Travis kicks ass.

punkdude89 (April 11, 2007)

dude.....how can you possibly say this is blink's worst album...how dare you?...this album makes the change into blink's image and style, they turned into a more neopunked band....an their music was great

tjrocks12 (February 13, 2007)

alright. i'm not gonna be negative like the rest of the blink-haters, cause life's too short to waste it bitching about a band that you don't like. i used to listen to this and enjoyed it fair enough, but guys, simply put, theres no honesty or desire to make good music in this. if there was, they wouldn't care how they were taken. it seems like they have to strive for the punk label so fucking hard. kids, if you want obnoxious pop-punk humor, listen to NOFX or 88 Fingers Louie. those bands also have songs about important things. and everything you like about blink-182 minus the bullshit.

Anonymous (May 25, 2006)

Best band ever

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

I love this album along with every other.

Foaming_97 (June 6, 2005)

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good cd

lauz (May 10, 2005)

fuck you asshole, we fucking hate you and ur gonna burn in hell and die a horrible fiery death and we think ur a stupid piece of shit.
in the words of the modern genious mark hoppus
DO NOT DISS BLINK
asshole
x

Anonymous (November 2, 2004)

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

Go fuck blink 182 up the ass, fucktwad. Sounds like you hit it twice a day anyway.

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 (July 17, 2004)

Blink fuckin rocks all the people who say it isnt punk is just fuckin mad because they arent near as punk as blink!

Anonymous (October 25, 2003)

this album isnt as bad as the review

Anonymous (August 20, 2003)

This is bye far the worst blink cd they ever did. The only song that is alright is the last song due to travis's tight drumming. This cd sucks thats all i got to say about that.

Analog_Boy (July 8, 2003)

This alblum.. isn't all that bad. I would only get into it though if your into the whole pop/punk genre... ... like... really into the whole pop/punk thing. Mostly everyone already knows that too. Its just Blink. You know all of the songs are about girls and stupid things which have little meaning. But eh, it might float your boat.

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

matt skiba likes this...

Anonymous (April 4, 2003)

blink seems to concentrate things i don't like, but they have really good songs ,
a chance for me i don't speak english well enough to really understand the words when i listen their songs(who seems to be silly ), don't have TV cable, MTV and all to associate blink with a lot if their thooth paste bands and i never had to see
13 years histeric pre teenagers stupid blink fans in my country.(they listen local shit)
So move to the north pole or sahara and you will find the best conditions to finally appriciate that kind of easy listening neo punk bands

VujaDe (December 28, 2002)

I bought this ablum when it came out because i was trying a be on of those "skater-punk hurley-wearing"kids who everyone hates. these days i've gone back to my roots of pearl jam, bush, local H, etc. and as i was cleaning my room up, i found this cd and put it on...and i enjoyed it. I hated it when I bought it, but maybe through the shear goofy-ness of it, i enjoyed it. "Going away to college" is a great song in my opinion. this ablum grew on me more than i expected. Still only decent, but worth giving a listen to.

Drummadict (December 16, 2002)

i think that blink is good, but i think this album really sux. They did better on the one after it, take off your pants and jacket, but besides that, i think they were better before this album. later

punkboy_1 (December 6, 2002)

i love blink, but this album is my least fav. the songs need to be a little faster, but for the most part they are good. just not up to the standard.

Anonymous (September 29, 2002)

This Cd is just pure crap, crap, crap. These guys used to be cool...

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

The only way this could be better is if the songs were faster.

cawknocker (July 30, 2002)

i didnt think this cd was bad at all, still don't. i got it when it came out, b4 it earned a PA sticker, b4 blink got huge. yea they had a hit w/ dammit, but they were still relatively not mainstream. this album was what got them heavy mtv/radio rotation. fuck it. its good. party song, going away to college, don't leave me, dumpweed, adams song, and whats my age again all kick ass i think. wendy clear is filler and mutt,anthem,atst, aliens exist just kinda suck ass. this album's songs all either kick ass or suck ass.but it marks the end of my senior year in high school, was totally in sync w/ who i was at that poiint (going away to college) and i love it. its better than take off your pants. the lows are lower but the highs are way higher.

Anonymous (July 17, 2002)

I think this cd is pretty good. its no dude ranch or buddha, buts its not bad. When u put it up to Take Off... its really good. Take Off... is definitely the punk album ever. Right now blink is going into a pop-type slump, but their music is still amazing.

degenerate (April 19, 2002)

ha yeah, now lick my ass

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

yeah, Blink sucks...everyone knows. I think i'll start a website about it.

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