1. Feeling This
3. I Miss You
5. Stockholm Syndrome
7. The Fallen Interlude
11. Easy Target
12. All Of This
13. Here's You Letter
14. I'm Lost Without You
15. Not Now
16. Anthem Part Two
17. Feeling This
19. Down/The Fallen Interlude
- This is an Enhanced CD which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
- Blink 182: Tom DeLonge (vocals, guitar); Mark Hoppus (vocals, bass); Travis Landon Barker (drums).
- Additional personnel includes: Robert Smith (vocals); Ken Andrews (various instruments); Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., Jon Morrical (keyboards).
- CD contains 2 bonus tracks.
- Personnel: Menno, Tom DeLonge (vocals, guitar); Robert Smith , Mark Hoppus (vocals); John Morrical, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (keyboards); Travis Barker (drums, percussion).
- Audio Mixers: Jerry Finn; Andy Wallace; Ryan Hewitt; Tom Lord-Alge.
- Recording information: Ayaic Studios; Chicago, IL; Conway; Rolling Thunder; Signature Sound; The Rubin's House; The Rubins' House; Tinley Park, Chicago, IL; Tinley Park, IL.
- Editors: Ann Kaneko; Jeff Cranford.
- In the world of emo and pop-punk, 2003 not only found Blink 182 qualifying for the early bird special, but the creators of a self-titled outing that represents a big step in musical maturity for a band best known for serial nudity and a jokey, skate-punk attitude. Rest assured, this trio hasn't lost its taste for serious riffing and catchy-as-all-get-out harmonies, as evidenced by the thumping "Go," the jittery "Stockholm Syndrome," and the anthemic "Easy Target."
- For the most part, however, Blink 182 has cast a wide net in tweaking their sound, be it the stripped-down combination of Tom DeLonge's surf guitar and the finger snaps that define "Violence" or the tight shuffle drummer Travis Barker employs throughout "I Miss You." A singing and songwriting cameo by the Cure's Robert Smith on "All of This" makes for a strange surprise, but given the more serious approach taken by the Blink boys on this go-round, the moody ambiance finds Smith's appearance fitting hand in glove. Just when it would have been easy to write Blink 182 off a yesterday's news, the trio proves that there is musical life for thirtysomething punk rockers.
Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.104) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.202) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their lyrics are still unsophisticated and lovelorn, but even the poppiest tunes prove artful. Maturity suits these guys..."
Spin (01/04, p.97) - "...A dark, emotionally intense record, best experienced on headphones..." - Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly (11/21/03, pp.82-4) - "...The San Diego snot-core trio has dropped the potty humor and made its most expansive and...mature...CD yet....the band rejiggers its multiplatinum pop-punk formula with adventurous production choices..." - Rating: A-