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


Take Off Your Pants And Jacket (2001)


Is Blink 182 punk? I don't care. I really enjoyed "Dude Ranch" and i even liked "Enema Of The State", which made them so popular for the kids. But I think that they have changed their style a little bit, but their style was still o.k. in my opinion. I didn't know what to expect from the new record, because they said, that it would go more aggresive than their last, but I couldn't believe that.

And I was right. It's a very soft album, even softer than EOTS. It's a wonderful present for your little sister or your girlfriend, who also like to listen to the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears.

It starts really lame with "Anthem Part 2", which has no similarity with the good Anthem from EOTS. The first seven songs are all really boring, all with a similar melody. I really dislike Tom DeLonges voice on this album. Blink 182 never had incredible, intelligent lyrics, but the lyrics on this album really suck. They're about girls on rock shows, your first date, a lonely guy,...

TOYPAJ also has some decent songs: "Reckless Abandon" has a cool melody, "Online Songs" would perfectly fit into EOTS. "Happy Holidays Bastard", a 48 seconds song, reminds me of Blink 182 three years ago.

I'm kinda dissapointed by this one. It's the perfect soundtrack for Beverly Hills 90210 and Dawson's Creek. I know that Blink 182 never have been real punks or very innovative, and many people don't care about them, or blame them for "sell-outing"! This is an own topic (and I'm sick of this topic). But I thought this album would be's a pity! (Watch out for Blink 182 on Top Of The Pops and MTV!)