Blink 182 is one of the most beloved bands of the past 30 years, and was a major pillar in the foundation of the pop-punk genre. But which of their albums is the best? We want to know that this week Loudwire nights Album of the week poll.
You have until Friday at 12N ET to cast your votes. We then play the three tracks from the album with the most votes during the run Loudwire nights‘ Album of the week block to start the following Monday’s show!
Blink-182 was formed in 1992 and the original trio consisted of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Scott Raynor. Their debut studio album Cheshire cat came out three years later when they were still riding Blink rather than Blink-182. Although the record did not chart in the US, the singles “M+M’s” and “Wasting Time” received a decent amount of radio play in the Los Angeles area, helping them gain popularity.
The Rockers’ follow-up from 1997 Dude Ranch was their major label debut after signing with MCA Records in ’96. It peaked at No. 67 on the Billboard 200 and then they embarked on the Vans Warped Tour, both of which expanded the scope of the band’s popularity even further. However, it was their last release with Raynor before being recruited Travis Barker by Aquabats.
The revamped lineup experienced true mainstream success after its 1999 release State enema, which featured some of their mega hits including “All Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again?”. This newfound stardom set Blink-182 up to be one of the biggest bands of the 2000s, and their fourth release in 2001, Take off your pants and jacket, became their first No. 1 album.
Blink dropped one more album before going on hiatus in 2005, then reunited in 2009 and released Neighborhoods. Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio replaced DeLonge in 2015 and this new version of the group was released California (2016) and Nine (2019). As of 2022, DeLonge is back in the band, they have released a song together called “Edging” and have another new album on the road. Until then, catch them on tour – buy tickets here.
Head below to vote for your favorite Blink-182 album, then listen in Loudwire nights next Monday at 19 ET to find out which record was in effect. During tonight’s show you will be told which album of Slip knot and Sten angry was voted the best, and heard three songs from the winner.
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