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Total Tracks 12
Total Length 35:19
Tracks
1. Dumpweed (2:23)
(Mark Hoppus)
2. Don't Leave Me (2:23)
(Mark Hoppus)
3. Aliens Exist (3:13)
(Mark Hoppus)
4. Going Away To College (2:59)
(Mark Hoppus)
5. What's My Age Again? (2:28)
(Mark Hoppus)
6. Dysentery Gary (2:45)
(Mark Hoppus)
7. Adam's Song (4:09)
(Mark Hoppus)
8. All The Small Things (2:48)
(Mark Hoppus)
9. The Party Song (2:19)
(Mark Hoppus)
10. Mutt (3:23)
(Mark Hoppus)
11. Wendy Clear (2:50)
(Mark Hoppus)
12. Anthem (3:39)
(Mark Hoppus)
Released 05/10/1999
Carl's Rating
Format CD
Bar Code No 008811195021
Label MCA
Catalog No MCADE 11950
Genre Alternative & Punk: Pop-Punk
Primary Genre Alternative & Punk: Pop-Punk
Reviews If the title Enema of the State didn't give it away, it should be clear from songs like "Dumpweed," "What's My Age Again?," and "Dysentery Gary" that moving to a major label isn't a sign of maturity for Blink 182. "Dammit (Growing Up)," the first single from their third album, Dude Ranch, brought them a wider audience and the attention of major labels, which was just too tempting to resist. They signed with MCA, but the only sign that Enema of the State is a major-label effort is the somewhat cleaner production and the fact that they could afford porn superstar Janine - all decked out as (surprise!) an enema nurse - for the album cover. Of course, the lovely Janine is as much an indication as "Going Away to College," a catchy little number that pretty much repeats the narrative of "Dammit": Blink 182 is not growing up, no way, no how, nowhere. And that's fine, because few of their peers are quite as blissfully stupid and effortlessly catchy as them. Sure, they might not show the emotional depth of Green Day, but they have good tunes and deliver them in a speedy, punchy fashion. Enema of the State isn't going to change anyone's life - unless it's the first time a 13-year-old boy has seen Janine - and it will likely irritate old codgers, but it's a fun record that's better than the average neo-punk release. [Enema of the State was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities.] - Stephen Thomas Erlewine








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