Blink-182
Enema of the State


3.0
good

Review

by hybridofsound USER (37 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 154 replies | 21,378 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


2 of 4 thought this review was well written

Album: Enema Of The State
Artist: Blink 182<
Tom DeLonge - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Hoppus - Bass, Vocals
Travis Barker - Drums

Released: 1999 (MCA)

Favourite Songs:
Dumpweed
Dysentary Gary
Adam's Song
Wendy Clear

For many this is Blink 182's worst release. They had signed to a big label, had all the publicity power in the world and decided to follow up one of Pop-Punks greatest albums (Dude Ranch) with a piece of utter crap. Well utter crap is a bit to harsh however this is the weakest album from the trio from San Diego in California.

The album kicks off with the great 'Dumpweed'. One of DeLonge's better riffs and has some great lyrics. It continues Blinks tradition of great opening songs and it's one of the albums standout songs. If there was a maturity button after this song it would be turned right up. Don't Leave Me is a very poppy catchy pop-punk song but it lacks anything to make it a stand out song. Aliens Exist is next and it's a fun song. Going Away To College and What's My Age Again follow. Chances are you would have seen these played to death back in the days of this album on MTV so moving on to what is probably the best 'I've been dumped song' ever, Dystensary Gary. It's immature but the final chorus is where it connects to you and though it's poppy it's a song which will grab you. In the final chorus Tom sings 'Fuck this place, I lost the war, I hate you all, Your moms a whore, Where's my dog? Cause girls are such a drag'. It's a song to listen to when been dumped. Adam's song is a highlight. Written about the suicide of a fan of the band it's one of the most powerful and emotional Blink songs. Definately a stand out track. Three very mediocre songs follow this; All The Small Things, Mutt and The Party Song. Wendy Clear comes in and makes up for the previous songs. A fun, very catchy song this is an highlight near the end of the album. The album finally ends with Anthem which is a pretty average song.

So really it's pop-punk at it's poppiest and most immature on this album. Maybe a Blink fan would enjoy this but for anyone who's thinking about getting an album by the band for the first time stay away from this one. There are some good songs on it but also alot of mediocre. Buy if you like your pop-punk Poppy.

Rating: 2.75/5 :(



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Damrod
Moderator
February 1st 2004



1093 Comments


Nice review. Appropiate rating. :thumb:

brycey
February 1st 2004



205 Comments


cool review. i have this album but never really listen to it.

i agree with damrod, appropriate rating. :thumb:

pixiesfanyo
February 1st 2004



1222 Comments


hm..i thought this was a good album for what blink is good at..making good catchy songs..all of the songs will be stuck in your head by the time your done listening to this album..blink has never been about having deep messages in their songs..i give this album a 3/5

thrashfanatic2010
February 1st 2004



15 Comments


unfortunely i bought this album many a years ago when i liked them, but then i discovered REAL music. yeah its your typical pop punk album, repetitive and cheesy. every songs pretty well consist of the idea ''my GF dumped woe is me "" all the songs sound the same and i bet if u sampled the drums and put it on every song u wouldn't know the diff same thing with the chord progressions all the same. For these reason i give this album a 1.5/5 and im being nice too

VoteNoOnBush04
February 1st 2004



3 Comments


yeah i agree....easily blink's worst album...a couple songs are ok...but i agree with the rating.

thursdaythrice
February 1st 2004



18 Comments


wendy clear is ketchy. before 4.3/5 now:2/5

BirdsOfFires
February 2nd 2004



92 Comments


Okay, at this point, I just gotta ask...

Do you have a commitment to reviewing bad albums?

glocknsmeel
February 3rd 2004



1 Comments


perfect review

dougefresh
February 4th 2004



9 Comments


I agree. I used to like it when I was younger, but now that I'm older and more mature I agree it's crap. It's very poppy and has a 4th grade humor in every song.. :rolleyes: Good review.

Drunk Hobo
February 6th 2004



22 Comments


[QUOTE=thrashfanatic2010]unfortunely i bought this album many a years ago when i liked them, but then i discovered REAL music. yeah its your typical pop punk album, repetitive and cheesy. every songs pretty well consist of the idea ''my GF dumped woe is me "" all the songs sound the same and i bet if u sampled the drums and put it on every song u wouldn't know the diff same thing with the chord progressions all the same. For these reason i give this album a 1.5/5 and im being nice too[/QUOTE]

You could say that pretty much any band is repetitive. For example, Metallica: constantly singing about death, pain and suffering, and most (if not all) of their songs are in E.

This album is fast, happy, catchy and funny. The drums sound good (god knows why you picked out the recording quality), as does everything else on the album. The songs are well written, albeit pretty **** basic. They ain't very talented, but Travis Barker is amazing.


I give it 3.5/5


Blink is cheesy and Metallica ain't?

PunkinDonuts
February 6th 2004



21 Comments


Sorry to disagree with all of you, but this is my favorite cd of all time, and Ive had it since I was 10 (Im 15 now), and I STILL listen to it everyday.

999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999/5


Best Cd Ever!

j_hop_jer
February 8th 2004



3 Comments


i must agree with PunkinDonuts this is the 'best cd ever!' haha well i got it when it first came out! it was my first cd ever. and i still listen to it...ever since i got the new blink 182 cd. but enema is still freaking great

jimmymcmahon2001
February 9th 2004



14 Comments


Yeah, this is their weakest cd. I dont really like it much anymore

We're_just_2_lost_souls
February 21st 2004



3 Comments


i reckon its awesome

ntnguitarist
February 27th 2004



10 Comments


to tell you the truth i love this cd..they have awesome songs besides ATST and WMAA..Dumpweed awesome song..dont leave me pretty good..aliens exist-great song..going away to college-awesome song..dysentary gary.-awesome awesome song..adams song.-awesome songs..party song..good song..mutt-great song..wendy clear-awesome song..cd is good..i give it 3-3.5/5

somedude13
April 23rd 2004



7 Comments


[QUOTE=pixiesfanyo]hm..i thought this was a good album for what blink is good at..making good catchy songs..all of the songs will be stuck in your head by the time your done listening to this album..blink has never been about having deep messages in their songs..i give this album a 3/5[/QUOTE]



I agree, thats why i listen to them, because they have catchy songs

SubtleDagger
April 23rd 2004



737 Comments


"Don't Leave Me" is the only real song I like here. Most of the others are terribly irritating, though, and it's a clear departure from where they were before. Not good. I agree with your rating.

CommieCanada
April 24th 2004



68 Comments


i am gonna go off on a limb here and say that i STILL listen to and enjoy this album.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
April 24th 2004



2125 Comments


I used to have a burnt copy of this cd. I gave it away.

RSDorr061591
April 24th 2004



2 Comments


I think this is 1 of blinks best album. all of the songs are good



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