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Dude Ranch

Blink 182 Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (388 customer reviews)
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1. Pathetic
2. Voyeur
3. Dammit
4. Boring
5. Dick Lips
6. Waggy
7. Enthused
8. Untitled
9. Apple Shampoo
10. Emo
11. Josie
12. A New Hope
13. Degenerate
14. Lemmings
15. I'm Sorry

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Terrific sales of their independent Cheshire Cat got Blink-182 signed to a major label (MCA) for 1997's Dude Ranch, which led to US radio hits ("Dammit" and "Josie") and platinum sales. No "sell-out" on the band's part, though, as Dude Ranch simply features another infectious collection of snotty vocals, punchy rhythms, vivid lyrics, and aggressive chords. San Diego producer Mark Trombino shines some of the scuffed edges, but this is still good ol' Blink at its sunny, effervescent best. Nice "emocore" spoof here ("Emo"), plus an odd knack for crafting bass-lines that recall--seriously!--New Order, and vocal harmonies that owe debts to the Beach Boys. --Mark Woodlief

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BLINK 182 Dude Ranch (1997 UK 15-track CD album includes the singles Dammit [Growing Up] Apple Shampoo Dick Lips & Josie [Everythings Gonna Be Fine] with a fold-out lyric booklet)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Before They were sellouts. May 25 2002
Format:Audio CD
If ever there was a soundtrack for the disgruntled youth of America this would be. Yea we all know that they sold out, but N]no matter what type of watered down alternative rock they're playing now, it can't change what this album is, and that's a punk classic. Even the most punkest punks out there will probably admit they like this album, its hard not to. The songs just flow so well together that it makes listening to the cd the whole way through quite easy. There isn't one song on here that you'll want to skip over. To put it simply even if you don't like Blink 182 anymore (like me), you should still give yourself the benefit of listening to this cd.
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By Nick
Format:Audio CD
I'm 21, the first Blink album I ever bought was the Greatest Hit's about a year ago. I generally listen to Classic Rock, like the Beatles, The Beach Boys, Van Morrison, The Police, etc. So you could say I kind of threw a curve ball by putting Blink in my CD player. Just recently I decided to pick up Dude Ranch, hearing it was a more "raw" Blink, and something that was closer to their roots. This is absolutely true. It amazes me that we have people coming on here preaching this crap that "They aren't punk." Yes, yes they are. There are varying degrees of "punk", and no, they aren't teenie booper music, or at least, it's not on Dude Ranch.

They are an easy target for hate, it's pop music for the MTV generation, but you know what? They we're a solid band. To compare Blink 182 with a band like "Simple Plan", is an insult. I won't disagree that they evolved, or "devolved" to Pop-Rock and bought into the radio play. However, from listening to this, the ROOTS of Blink 182, before the transformation... It's just a taste of nostalgia, something that you can listen too and listen front to back and it will feel like five minutes have passed. This band spawned thousands of copycats... and for good reason.

You could call it biased for me to say my teenager generation's "Raw Cool Music" is better than this generations "Raw Cool Music", but it's absolute fact. These band's are cheap spawns of Blink, Blink had an edge, great writing, and the trio was just... a touch of brilliance, and no, I don't use the word that often.

It's a shame they ended up breaking up, but as the late great George Harrison said: "All Things Must Pass".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome older Blink CD! July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is their last "Punk Like" CD before they changed to a more pop-punk. It has their too awsome singles Dammit and Josie on it plus one of my favorites Degenerate. The songs on this cd dont just rock but can be really funny too! I recommend this cd to any blink fan old or new!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best cd of all time. June 14 2004
By R. Hite
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely love this cd. i've been listening to it regularly for 3 years and i love it even more than when i started. from the shreeking start of pathetic to the to the teenage anthem of i'm sorry, dude ranch is blink's best cd. even though blink didn't have travis, the music still kicks ass with scott. tom wrote his best guitar riffs on this cd and cheshire cat. if you still aren't convinced this is a great cd, it has dammit on it, that's reason enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Blink!!!!! June 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD is incredible!!! I first bought this CD over a year ago and had the reaction most people have when they first hear this album. Uncreative and just one in another long line of punk albums. I look back then and realize how wrong I truely was. After listening to this CD for a while, it grew on me and eventually became my favorite in my entire collection. This CD manages to pull off what seems to be impossible nowadays, managing to have the perfect mix of humor(no matter how twisted), emotion, and power all rolled into a single CD spread out over 14 tracks. This CD is an awesome collection of punk anthems for the new generation. Blink 182 at their very best.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but not that great May 28 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I personally don't think this is a very good CD. The only song I ever listen to is "Dammit". If I were you I would get "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" or "Enema of the State"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Best of Blink, but still overrated May 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
Let me start by saying there was a time when Blink 182 was my favorite band, unfortunately, this is when they were still called Blink and still had Mr. Raynor at the drums. This CD was the end of an era for me. There are so many great songs on here, Dammit is about as close to an anthem as Blink gets, the video was great too if you can track it down. Josie is obviously great, and Pathetic, although I don't really care for the song that much, is a great example of what Mark and Tom can do working off of each other.
The best part of this CD for me is the troika of songs, Enthused, Untitled and Apple Shampoo. Enthused is still probably my favorite Blink song (up there with Wrecked Him), and the harmonies provided by Scott Russo from UL are great on Untitled. Apple Shampoo is a punk rock "ballad" about a young lady Mark knew, and I think it might be among their best songs lyrically. Unfortunately, with the exception of New Hope and Dick Lips (which is a classic), the rest of this CD is pretty weak. Songs like Voyeur and Emo really have no imagination to them, they just kinda feel like the band was just going through the motions.
Overall this is a very good CD, to me the band started going down when Scott "left" the band, just like No Doubt went down hill when Eric Stefani left, but that's another review. I'm not one of those "old fans" who derides everything the band has done since Scott left, I just don't think they have been at more of a peak musically since this CD. If you want to hear what Blink once was, give this CD a shot, but don't expect the White Album or Milo Goes to College.
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1.0 out of 5 stars crap,crap,crap
this is total junk, don't waste your time
Published on May 27 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome sound
This is what blink really is. This CD has great gyitar and bass solos, as well as humorous and witty lyrics. This album shows how talented all of the membes of blink really are. Read more
Published on May 16 2004 by Hillary
5.0 out of 5 stars Blink's Best
Dude Ranch is great... no song on this album sounds the same. You get everything: meaningful lyrics, fast guitars, and a band that will keep a smile on your face (either that or... Read more
Published on May 5 2004 by J. M. Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
One of the reviews which gave the cd only 1 star was very strongly opinionated, so i feel that i should do my duty to society and correct the confused, troubled, person who wrote... Read more
Published on April 23 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars DUDE RANCH ROCKS
Blink-182's first famous album, the album that made them the famous trio they are today, although they had a different drummer back then they were still just as good, maybe better. Read more
Published on March 29 2004 by thejmyster
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome. wooooooooooooow!
this is my favorite cd of all time. this has some funny songs and some serious songs. no skip-overs.... they're all good. Read more
Published on March 10 2004 by shawn parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars good cd
i havent actually picked up the cd yet, but i ordered it and i should get it today. from what i've listened to, i have to say this is an awsome cd. Read more
Published on Feb. 14 2004
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