Monday, 9 January 2012

Top Ten - Blink 182 Albums

Blink's produced the following CDs: Flyswatter, Buddha, Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, The Mark Tom and Travis Show, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, and blink-182/self-titled/untitled.

FlySwatter 1992 - Recorder by Blink them self and was only on tape (wasn't sold to the public)

Buddha was released on cassette in 1993 with around 1,000 copies of the tape produced by Filter Records, an independent record company headed by Hoppus's boss. It was remastered and re-released on Kung Fu Records in 1998 (with three of the original tracks omitted and two new tracks added).

Budda 1993- Demo Record (Wasn't sold to the public)

Buddha is a Blink-182 album that was originally released in 1993 (though the reissue erroneously notes 1995) and released on CD for the first time in 1998. It was recorded over three rainy nights on a 24 track recording system at Double Time Studios in San Diego, California, according to the CD’s liner notes. The album was one of the few Blink-182 albums released with the band name as Blink.
The album was first released on cassette, but was later re-released on Kung Fu Records featuring a remix and remaster of the original album with different cover art and a different track listing. The remastered version was also available on cassette and vinyl, but is now out of print. According to the CD’s liner notes on the reissue, the demo was originally released on a limited cassette tape with no title and a picture of Maitreya Buddha on the front.
After a new remastering from bassist Mark Hoppus, Kung Fu Records once again re-released the album on vinyl on December 21, 2009. This release used the 1998 album art rather than the original cover.

ALBUM: Buddha
LABEL: Filter (Original), Kung Fu (Re-issue)
RECORDED AT: Double Time Studios
RELEASE DATE: 1993 (Original), October 27, 1998 (Re-issue)
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 35:48 (Original) 31:55 (Re-issue)

VOCALS/BASS: Mark Hoppus
DRUMS: Scott Raynor

PRODUCER: Blink-182

Cheshire Cat
They also have Cheshire Cat first stuido album from 1994 that has sold less than 1 million but still is awesome!

Cheshire Cat 1994- First Studio Album

Cheshire Cat is the debut studio album by Blink-182, released on February 17, 1994, on Cargo Music/Grilled Cheese. The album includes the singles: “M+M’s” and “Wasting Time”. The band name ‘Blink’ appeared on the early copies of the album, before the name change.[citation needed]
The tracks, “Carousel” and “M+M’s”, appear on Greatest Hits.

ALBUM: Cheshire Cat
LABEL: Cargo Music, Grilled Cheese
RECORDED AT: Westbeach Recorders
RELEASE DATE: February 17, 1994 (original) 1995 (CD re-issue) March 5, 1996 (Taiwan) November 3, 1998 (re-release)

VOCALS/BASS: Mark Hoppus
DRUMS: Scott Raynor

PRODUCER: Blink-182 & O

COVER ART: Jeff Motch

Dude Ranch
After moving to Encinitas, California, the band recorded the album Dude Ranch in 1996 with producer Mark Trombino. Blink-182 recorded the album under Cargo Records, but signed with MCA in 1998 in order to handle increased distribution. The album was released in 1997 and was relatively commercially successful, selling 1.5 million copies worldwide. The single "Dammit" did well on U.S. modern rock charts, and the band received a small degree of mainstream success.

Dude Ranch - a little over 1 million

Dude Ranch 1997 - Second Studio Album

Dude Ranch is the second studio album by Blink-182, released on June 17, 1997 on Cargo Music/MCA Records. The album marks the final appearance of drummer Scott Raynor.
The album’s singles, “Dammit” and “Josie”, helped the group gain mainstream popularity; the album has sold over a million copies in the United States and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
The album was re-released on vinyl on January 12, 2010 by independent record label Mightier Than Sword.

ALBUM: Dude Ranch
LABEL: MCA Records/Cargo Music
RECORDED AT: Big Fish Studios
RELEASE DATE: June 17, 1997

VOCALS/BASS: Mark Hoppus
DRUMS: Scott Raynor
KEYBOARDS: Mark Trombino

PRODUCER: Mark Trombino
MIXED BY: Donnell Cameron
MASTERED BY: Brian Gardener

COVER ART: Lou Beach

Enema of the State
For the 1999 album Enema of the State, the band hired Jerry Finn as producer. The album propelled the band into the mainstream, generating the hit singles "What's My Age Again?", "All the Small Things" and "Adam's Song", and an incredible amount of airtime on radio and MTV. Enema of the State went on to sell over 15 million copies worldwide making it the band's best selling album.

Enema of the State - Over 15 Million

Enema of the State 1999 - 3rd Studio Album

Enema of the State is the third album by Blink-182. It was released on June 1, 1999, on MCA Records and features the hits “What’s My Age Again?”, “All the Small Things” and “Adam’s Song”, which would later appear on their greatest hits compilation. It was Blink-182′s first album recorded with drummer Travis Barker. The album was highly successful; it has sold 15 million copies worldwide, making it the band’s best-selling album. This album is an Enhanced CD which contains a bonus music video and web links. In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the album’s release, Enema of the State was released, for the first time, on vinyl by independent record label Mightier Than Sword.

An Enema of the State Demo was originally recorded sometime between 1998 and 1999. The band recorded a version of “Mutt” with Scott Raynor on drums in early 1998. The song was later re-recorded with Raynor’s replacement Travis Barker for Enema Of The State.
While recording Enema Of The State, Mark Hoppus used both Fender Jazz and Precision Basses as well as the Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray basses he had used with the band prior to recording the album. The Stingray bass can be heard on both ‘Dumpweed’ and ‘Mutt’. Tom DeLonge used Gibson Les Paul guitars, a Custom Fender Telecaster Junior, and his signature Fender Stratocaster.

Pornstar Janine Lindemulder is the nurse depicted on the cover of this album. She is also featured in the music videos for “What’s My Age Again?” and “Man Overboard”. An emblem of the Red Cross was depicted on the nurse’s cap on early pressings of the album cover. Shortly after, the Red Cross demanded that their symbol be removed from the cover[citation needed] as it currently is on all printings. Similarly, early printings of the album were not given Parental Advisory stickers (neither on the case nor printed on the cover) until shortly after the major success of the record. The album cover was conceived and art directed by Tim Stedman.

ALBUM: Enema of the State
RECORDED AT: Mad Hatter, Signature Sound, Big Fish, Conway Recording Studios, The Bomb Factory and Studio West
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 1999

VOCALS/BASS: Mark Hoppus
DRUMS: Travis Barker
KEYBOARD: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.

PRODUCER: Jerry Finn
MIXED BY: Tom Lord-Alge
MASTERED BY: Brian Gardener

COVER ART: Tim Stedman and Keith Tamashiro

The Tom Mark and Travis Show
The Tom Mark and Travis Show 2000 - Live Album (Include the studio recorded single "Man Overboard")

The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) is Blink-182′s only official live album. Released worldwide in 2000. The album contains songs from three of the band’s studio albums: Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch and Enema of the State, mainly focusing upon Enema tracks as they were currently touring that album release. “Man Overboard” was a newly released song, which soon became a single. It was originally written for the Enema of the State album, and is available on the Enema of the State Demo. Following “Man Overboard”, the album returns to a live environment with twenty-nine hidden tracks collectively known as Words of Wisdom. These document examples of Mark and Tom’s stage banter towards one another. Their toilet humor jokes are something the band was renowned for and are exampled here. The album also features previously unreleased material, including toilet humor songs, such as “Family Reunion” (released on Short Music for Short People in 1999), “Blow Job” and “The Country Song”. “Dick Lips” is censored as “Rich Lips”, and “Blow Job” is censored as “Blew Job” on the track listing on the back cover, however they are written correctly on the inside of the American edition.

ALBUM: The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!)
RECORDED AT: The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco (4th November 1999) and the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California (5th November 1999)
RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2000

VOCALS/BASS: Mark Hoppus
DRUMS: Travis Barker

PRODUCER: Jerry Finn
MIXED BY: Jerry Finn
MASTERED BY: Brian Gardener

COVER ART: Glen Hanson

Take Off Your Pants and Jackets
The band continued its commercial success with Take Off Your Pants and Jacket in 2001, which was a small change from their direction in Enema of the State. The album sold more than 350,000 copies in the first week. The album was released on three different CDs: yellow, red and green versions, each one featuring two unique bonus tracks.

Take off Your Pants and Jacket - Over 14 Million

Take of Your Pants and Jacket 2001 - 4th Studio Album

Take Off Your Pants and Jacket is the fourth studio album by American pop-punk band Blink-182, released on June 12, 2001 on MCA Records. The album contains the hit singles “The Rock Show”, “First Date” and “Stay Together for the Kids”, while “Anthem Part 2″ also received radio airplay. The album has sold approximately 4.5 million records worldwide, while going double platinum in the US. The title is a tongue-in-cheek pun on male masturbation (“take off your pants and jack it”).
The album was a huge success debuting at #1 (surprisingly due to the lack of a lead single release at the time) and selling more than 350,000 copies in its first week on the Billboard 200 becoming the band’s first and only album to do so, and is Blink-182′s second best selling album.

Following the widespread commercial success of the band’s third studio album, Enema of the State, and the subsequent touring to support the album, the band spent three weeks writing new songs at their practice space in San Diego and recorded them over a period of three months at Signature Sounds Recordings studios with producer Jerry Finn.

There were 4 editions of the album that were released, the original version with the regular track listing and three different versions, each with a different CD label – the red “take off” plane, the yellow pants, and the green jacket. These editions were also packed in Digipak cases. Each different type of CD had a separate duo of hidden tracks, one serious, the other a joke song. The bonus tracks were only available on the original pressings of the three variations, however “Time to Break Up” appears on “The Rock Show” single and on Atticus: …Dragging the Lake”; “Don’t Tell Me It’s Over” and “Mother’s Day” both appear on the “First Date” single; and “Don’t Tell Me It’s Over” also appears on Atticus: …Dragging the Lake, Vol. 2.
The album was also released on vinyl, though the pressing was extremely limited. It is not known how many copies were pressed in total, but it has been speculated that available copies did not exceed 1500. Needless to say, obtaining a copy on vinyl is extremely difficult, and it should be expected that the price of one would be very high.
The song “Everytime I Look For You” was used as the opening song for American Pie 2.

ALBUM: Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
RECORDED AT: Signature Sound, Larrabee Studios West and Cello Studios
RELEASE DATE: June 31, 2001

VOCALS/BASS: Mark Hoppus
DRUMS: Travis Barker
KEYBOARD: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.

PRODUCER: Jerry Finn
MIXED BY: Tom Lord-Alge
MASTERED BY: Brian Gardener

COVER ART: Tim Stedman and Marco ORaozco

Self Titled Album - Blink 182
Recording of the band's next record began in early 2003. On November 18, 2003, they released their eponymous fifth studio album, which spawned the hit singles "Feeling This", "I Miss You", "Down" and "Always". According to Barker, the album was supposed to represent a "new" Blink-182. Robert Smith, whose band The Cure is often cited as a major influence, appeared on "All of This".

Blink-182 - Over 7 Million

Self Titled (Blink-182) 2003 - 5th Studio Album

Untitled is the eponymous fifth studio album by American pop punk band Blink-182, released through Geffen Records on November 18, 2003. At nearly fifty minutes, it is the band’s longest studio album. Untitled was the band’s final studio album before going on hiatus in 2005 and eventually reuniting in 2009.

Due to some contradicting sources, the name of this album (or lack thereof) is debated. A 2003 interview and article from MTV discussing the naming of the pending album repeatedly refers to the release as the “untitled album”.
However, some sources refer to the album as self-titled, such as the band’s label’s website and many online stores including and the iTunes Store, although said listings may be due to cataloging purposes. Several critics have also used the terms “eponymous” and “self-titled” in describing the album.
The title for the album was originally rumored to be Use Your Erection I & II, a parody of the Guns N’ Roses album Use Your Illusion, but was revealed to be a joke Barker made to “get a rise out of people.”

Music critics agreed that this album represents a more “mature” Blink-182 than seen in the past, noticeable by the absence of songs with toilet humour or jokes that the band had been known for. It was somewhat of a departure from their previous musical atmosphere; the album was described as a “self-meditation on romantic decay.” Mark Hoppus, the bassist in the band, said in an interview with MTV Album Launch that the desired effect of the album was for people to listen to it and say, “Wait a minute…that’s Blink-182?” The band infused experimentalist 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 (Box Car Racer and Transplants).

Recording and writing sessions for this album lasted from January to October 2003, making it the longest time Blink-182 has ever spent recording an album. Most notably, finishing up the album was extremely stressful for all of the members. While they initially took their time writing songs, they only completed the final mixes minutes before the record label’s deadline.
The album was released as an Enhanced CD, featuring some of the band’s self-made videos, including “Down/The Fallen interlude,” “Stockholm Syndrome,” “Obvious” and “Violence.” They were all shot in one small room, or by using a selection of clips from Blink-182′s live shows or trip to the Middle East, and incorporate shots of the band members simply miming the songs.

ALBUM: Blink-182 (Self-Titled)
LABEL: Geffen
RECORDED AT: The Rubin’s House, Conway, Rolling Thunder and Signature Sound
RELEASE DATE: November 18, 2003

VOCALS/BASS: Mark Hoppus
DRUMS: Travis Barker

PRODUCER: Jerry Finn and Sick Jacken
MIXED BY: Jerry Finn, Tom Lord-Alge, Andy Wallace and Ryan Hewitt
MASTERED BY: Brian Gardener

COVER ART: Maxx Gramajo and Blink-182

Greatest Hits
Geffen Records released a Greatest Hits compilation on November 1, 2005. It is essentially a collection of the band's singles. After many criticisms about the track listing from disappointed fans, the song "Carousel" was added. A previously unreleased track was included on the CD, "Another Girl, Another Planet" (a cover song originally by The Only Ones). The song was also used as the theme song to Barker's new reality TV show, Meet the Barkers. Included was the previously issued "I Miss You" B-side and Blink-182 UK bonus track "Not Now". The album reached number 6 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

Greatest Hits 2005 - Collection of there best songs

Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation album by Blink-182, released on November 1, 2005, following the band’s split earlier in the year. A DVD, Greatest Hits, was also released, featuring the same title and cover. The disc included most of the band’s music videos.
“Carousel” was not on the original track-listing for the album, but after fan complaints it was included.
Fans are known to have complained about the DVD footage, as all of it was included on previous releases – the live footage on The Urethra Chronicles II, and the behind the scenes footage on the first three singles from the Blink-182 album. The only exclusive video was “What’s My Age Again?” (Live In Chicago), although the DVD menu credits it as the performance featured on “The Urethra Chronicles” from London in 1999. An edited version was released (like some other Blink-182 albums).

ALBUM: Greatest Hits
LABEL: Geffen Records
RELEASE DATE: November 3, 2005 (North Korea) November 1, 2005 (US) October 31, 2005 (UK)

VOCALS/BASS: Mark Hoppus
DRUMS: Travis Barker & Scott Raynor
PRODUCERS: Blink-182, Michael Charlton, Jerry Finn, Corey Hartranft, O, Preston Palmer & Mark Trombino.

MASTERED BY: Brian Gardener


According to 'The Top Ten Pop Punk Bands of All Time' website (here), here's a list of the top 5 of Blink's albums:

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