blink-182 - Blink-182
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Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 170 Ratings

  • Summary: Definitely not your typical blink-182 album, this eponymous release finds the once-juvenile band finally showing a mature side, and winning critics over in the process. The Cure's Robert Smith guests on one track.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Despite their newfound earnestness, [blink] seem incapable of pretension. [21 Nov 2003, p.82]
  2. 91
    A dark, emotionally intense record, best experienced on headphones. [Jan 2004, p.97]
  3. You can't deny that these dudes are on to something great. Seriously.
  4. I miss the penis jokes, I sincerely do, but when life's little fuckups sound like cosmic conundrums--and here I'm referring not just to the new disc's big choruses but, more importantly, to its snaking structures and unrelentingly urgent harmonies--now-and-then comparisons fail.
  5. Blink-182 is a challenging listen, although not for the reasons one usually associates with Blink-182.
  6. The disc does meander in spots, and its most achingly sincere love songs become cloying, but it's easy to both enjoy and appreciate Blink-182's effort and evolution, especially when hooky pleasures continue to function as its primary stock in trade.
  7. Someone should put Blink 182 out of their misery.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 95
  2. Negative: 5 out of 95
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    Perfect album. All the songs are amazing. Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus are the best at what they do in their genre. Travis Barker is the worldsPerfect album. All the songs are amazing. Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus are the best at what they do in their genre. Travis Barker is the worlds best drummer. This album is a lot more insightful and serious than their other work, but could be their best material. Fav songs: asthenia, go, and feeling this. Expand
  2. JonathanG
    Jul 17, 2005
    10
    By far my most favourite album
  3. Kent
    Nov 26, 2003
    10
    Kudos to blink for trying something new this time around. I love the old stuff. I love the new stuff. Musically and lyrically, this disc is Kudos to blink for trying something new this time around. I love the old stuff. I love the new stuff. Musically and lyrically, this disc is richer than anything they've ever done. If you want the fart jokes, go to the concerts...mark and tom will still deliver. Expand
  4. taylors.
    Jun 26, 2007
    10
    dude!
  5. juliap
    Nov 24, 2003
    9
    I love this cd!
  6. GrantT
    Feb 14, 2004
    9
    they keep on getting better and better , this album has it all , i cant stop playing it , cant wait for them to venture out to australia again
  7. KateS.
    Jul 20, 2009
    0
    Terrible, misery and forgettable material.

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