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  • Summary: This is the follow-up to 1999's 'Enema Of The State.' If you like them, then don't worry--they haven't grown up. If you don't like them, well... they haven't grown up.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. They don't mess around much outside their tessitura - they like to keep everything light, fast and punchy.
  2. Somehow Blink 182 have captured the space created by Green Day.
  3. In toeing the fine line between clever and dumb, they've always worn their "I'm With Stupid" T-shirts with goofy pride. But don't cry for them, as this time they've polished their musical turd to a brilliant sheen.
  4. In fact, on the musical front blink-182 are more reminiscent of the Beach Boys than the Sex Pistols: a very, very fast and tasteless Beach Boys, admittedly, but those massed harmonies and that glossy production are the pop perfectionist's fantasy taken to its logical conclusion.
  5. Overflowing with sparkling riffs and rhythms punched up with the kind of self-deprecating, angst-lite lyrics the boys craft so well.
  6. Yet when they stop arsing around for the sake of it, Blink-182 write some very good pop songs. [Aug 2001, p.124]
  7. The sad fact is that Blink-182 are now indistinguishable from the increasingly tedious 'teenage dirtbag' genre they helped spawn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
  1. MagicHerbFairy
    Aug 3, 2003
    10
    This is fucking good shit. I listen 2 it every fucking day cause its da best. Neone who disagrees is a cuntfacedmuthafucker.
  2. DUDECAT
    May 12, 2004
    10
    Anyone who says this CD isnt worth 10/10 is wrong or mental or crazy or dilusional or gay or a little tart or confused or immature or mature Anyone who says this CD isnt worth 10/10 is wrong or mental or crazy or dilusional or gay or a little tart or confused or immature or mature or an adult or mindless or is in a sucky band or needs help or has alsimes and forgot wat album they r rating or is deaf or god knows wat, Put it this way if you think this album is less than 10/10 then thats your opinion and i may one day learn to respect that but your wrong as far as im conserned and its gonna take something big like a nuke to make me respect you. you idiots Expand
  3. sama
    Jun 5, 2006
    10
    blink are the buisness you can't beat them there F***ing rock! dont eva put down their album becuase u'll miss it!
  4. RichardR
    Jun 28, 2003
    9
    I'm a little older that the average Blink fan. I'm in my fifties, and my first concert was the Stones at the Hollywood Bowl in I'm a little older that the average Blink fan. I'm in my fifties, and my first concert was the Stones at the Hollywood Bowl in '66 (ouch!). Anyway, I was drawn to this band's sound by All the Small Things, which I find very catchy. This album is the only Blink one I own. The more I listened, the more I loved it. I think they're all great musicians, esp the guitar and drums. They have very clever arrangements and their lyrics are great, sometimes sad, lots of times funny. I love this band and this album. I don't care how "punk" they are. As far as I'm concerned, punk died when the Sex Pistols broke up! Expand
  5. EstebanF
    Feb 27, 2006
    8
    I know a lot about blink 182, and I can say that this album followed his classic light-fast-melodious method, that destroyed the music shops I know a lot about blink 182, and I can say that this album followed his classic light-fast-melodious method, that destroyed the music shops with Enema of the State, and the style that I love. So, why am I not giving it a 10? Because this guys are about 25 when they recorded this. The MUSIC is excellent, some LYRICS are horrible, even if can be funny. For example, First Date. I love the music, but the lyrics are obnoxious. Sadly, the critics of this album destroyed the band, causing the apparition of blink 182 (self-titled). You can have mature lyrics, but there is no need to make the music much slower. Well, sticking to this album, we can say: Music: 10. Lyrics: 6. What's the average, my friends? 8. Expand
  6. MusicMaven
    Jul 3, 2001
    7
    Maybe the Brits are just cranky because they haven't produced good punk revival bands? The NME review is weighted too heavily. Ignore Maybe the Brits are just cranky because they haven't produced good punk revival bands? The NME review is weighted too heavily. Ignore it. If you are into Blink 182's style, this album will not disappoint. Expand
  7. ConnorM.
    Jan 29, 2002
    1
    One word.... Why?

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