• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
blink-182 Image
Metascore
71

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

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 236 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.

Top Track

I Miss You
Hello there The angel from my nightmare The shadow in the background of the morgue The unsuspecting victim Of darkness in the valley We can live... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Despite their newfound earnestness, [blink] seem incapable of pretension. [21 Nov 2003, p.82]
  2. Spin
    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. Maturity suits these guys: Five albums into their career, it sounds like they're just getting warmed up.
  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.

See all 12 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 102
  2. Negative: 5 out of 102
  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. StephenR
    Jul 25, 2005
    10
    No question their best album, Blink-182 keeps what makes this punk-alternative band great and adds maturity to an album that remains a No question their best album, Blink-182 keeps what makes this punk-alternative band great and adds maturity to an album that remains a refreshingly satisfying listen throughout the duration of the CD. Expand
  3. FakEman
    Nov 24, 2003
    10
    So much better than their last couple of albums, the band is definately more mature
  4. EvanB.
    Jan 1, 2009
    10
    A lot of critics could never take blink-182 seriously because they presented themselves as young adults who never really wanted to mature. A lot of critics could never take blink-182 seriously because they presented themselves as young adults who never really wanted to mature. However, boxcar racer really set tom up to start writing darker material. Their last album is a classic because bands have been trying to match it ever since and haven't been able to. This album really reset the bar in the pop-punk genre. Compared to the new crap that's out now by the academy is... and all those bands, blink-182 is an unbeatable force. If critics were to shed all of their past impressions of this band and give the album a chance and see it at face value, they'd understand all of this. Expand
  5. juliap
    Nov 24, 2003
    9
    I love this cd!
  6. DUDECAT
    May 12, 2004
    9
    This album is different in a cool way. Its weird and i like weird. I have every album and i luv 2 listen 2 blink cos its always quality music This album is different in a cool way. Its weird and i like weird. I have every album and i luv 2 listen 2 blink cos its always quality music that cheers u up. I hate the critics that try 2 hard 2 hard 2 b cool and give blink a hard time they just took the meaning of music critics and rubbed it in the dirt. they can take their f*#^ed ratings and shuve them up their @$$ cos blink f*#^in rock in a punk rock sort of way. Expand
  7. KateS.
    Jul 20, 2009
    0
    Terrible, misery and forgettable material.

See all 102 User Reviews