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 164 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: 86 out of 94
  2. Negative: 5 out of 94
  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 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. estys
    Feb 15, 2005
    10
    This guys really rock it their best cd EVER!!! i specially liked the ¨I miss you¨ song it was something that they have never done and its relaxing . I LOVE THIS CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. FakEman
    Nov 24, 2003
    10
    So much better than their last couple of albums, the band is definately more mature
  4. TylerV.
    Jun 11, 2007
    10
    The 10 above would be an 11 if possible. This album is probably the best since the millenium. Keep in mind this is that band that existed in Brittney Spears, and N*SYNC's shadows. The band that never really got recognition before Enema of the State. This album is epic, and some people say it came out of nowhere, but people should have seen it coming. Take Off Your Pants and Jacket was literally an announcment that Untitled was coming. The maturity in this album stands out from the rest of Blinks albums. Mark Hoppus was never that great of a bassist, but his vocals, and song writing exceded the chemistry of other bands vacalist. simply put mark just fit in. Tom was also a decent instrumentalist.. but nothing great. Travis Barker is one of the better rock drummers of the decade.. in the rock genre. What seet blink apart from the others wasn't skill, it was their chemistry in the face of a lack of extreme talent. This is a excelent, complete and outstanding album. Blinks one huge last hurrah. Expand
  5. TonyImportant
    Nov 20, 2003
    9
    There's something so different about this album. They've really learned how they should sound. Enima can eat it's shorts, this one is the best EVER Expand
  6. MikeS
    Jan 17, 2004
    9
    Great! You know, I even didn't know anything about blink-182, till I made friends with someone, who just loves it! So, I foud out that blink-182 is a great group! Expand
  7. KateS.
    Jul 20, 2009
    0
    Terrible, misery and forgettable material.

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