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Blink-182
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Blink-182
Released November 18, 2003
Recorded January–October 2003 at The Rubin's House, Conway Recording Studios, Rolling Thunder, and Signature Sound, San Diego, California
Length Length may vary
Genre Pop punk, Alternative rock
Label Geffen (986 140-7)
Produced by Jerry Finn
Album guide
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Greatest Hits

Blink-182 is the eponymously-titled fifth studio album by Blink-182. It was produced by Jerry Finn, and was released on November 18, 2003 through Geffen Records. After touring for their previous album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), the band members took a break and subsequently participated in various side projects (Box Car Racer and Transplants). Recorded throughout 2003, Blink-182 marks a departure from the band's earlier work, infusing experimental elements into their usual pop punk sound, inspired by lifestyle changes (the band members all became fathers before the album was released) and side projects.

The album was a commercial success in the United States, bolstered by lead singles "Feeling This" and "I Miss You". Despite some mixed criticism from fans regarding the band's new musical elements, Blink-182 earned largely favorable reviews from music critics and has been certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). "Down" and "Always" were released as the third and fourth singles from the album, respectively. Blink-182 was the band's final studio album before going on hiatus in 2005 and eventually reuniting in 2009, as well as the final Blink-182 record produced by longtime producer Jerry Finn, who died in 2008.

Track ListingEdit

The track Not Now was a bonus track for the UK, and Korea. An extended version was included in the Greatest Hits album.

No. TitleLead vocal(s) Length
1. "Feeling This"  DeLonge/Hoppus 2:53
2. "Obvious"  DeLonge 2:43
3. "I Miss You"  DeLonge/Hoppus 3:47
4. "Violence"  DeLonge 3:39
5. "Stockholm Syndrome"  Hoppus 2:42
6. "Down"  DeLonge/Hoppus 3:03
7. "The Fallen Interlude" (Blink-182, Jack Gonzalez)Instrumental 2:13
8. "Go"  Hoppus 1:53
9. "Asthenia"  DeLonge 4:20
10. "Always"  DeLonge 4:12
11. "Easy Target"  DeLonge/Hoppus 2:20
12. "All of This" (Blink-182, Robert Smith)DeLonge 4:40
13. "Here's Your Letter"  Hoppus 2:55
14. "I'm Lost Without You"  DeLonge 6:22
15. "Not Now" (UK Bonus Track)DeLonge 4:09
Total length:
53:32

PersonnelEdit

Blink-182Edit

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Robert Smith – vocals on "All of This"
  • Menno – guitar and vocals on "The Fallen Interlude"
  • Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. – keyboards
  • John Morrical – additional keyboards on "All of This", assistant engineer
  • Ken Andrews – additional instrumentation on "Violence" and "Obvious"

ArtworkEdit

  • Max Gramajo – cover illustration (with Blink-182)
  • Sonny Flats – design, layout
  • Scandalous – design, layout
  • Mr. Cartoon – design, layout

ProductionEdit

  • Jerry Finn – producer, mix engineer of "Feeling This", "The Fallen Interlude", "Asthenia", and "Here's Your Letter"
  • Sick Jacken – producer of "The Fallen Interlude"
  • Nikos Constant – producer
  • Estavan Oriol – producer
  • Moises Velez – producer
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mix engineer of "Obvious", "I Miss You", "Down", and "All of This"
  • Andy Wallace – mix engineer of "Violence", "Stockholm Syndrome", "Go", and "Easy Target"
  • Ryan Hewitt – mix engineer of "Always" and "I'm Lost Without You", engineer
  • Sam Boukas – assistant engineer
  • James McCrone – assistant engineer
  • Alan Mason – assistant engineer
  • Seth Waldman – assistant engineer
  • Steve Sisco – assistant engineer
  • Femio Hernandez – assistant engineer
  • Brian Gardner – mastering engineer

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