- Audio CD (June 12 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Explicit Lyrics
- Label: Universal Music Canada
- ASIN: B00005K9VW
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 645 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,811 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Take Off Your Pants & Jacket Explicit Lyrics
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|1. Anthem, Pt. 2|
|2. Online Songs|
|3. First Date|
|4. Happy Holidays, You Bastard|
|5. Story of a Lonely Guy|
|6. Rock Show|
|7. Stay Together for the Kids|
|8. Roller Coaster|
|9. Reckless Abandon|
|10. Everytime I Look for You|
|11. Give Me One Good Reason|
|12. Shut Up|
|13. Please Take Me Home|
|15. Bonus Track|
Take Off Your Pants & Jacket
Call it We Aren't Family. Blink-182's studio followup to the zillion-selling Enema of the State is as angst-ridden about parental-related bad vibes as anything by Everclear. As the album's Who-like anthem "Stay Together for the Kids" has it: "We get along, so why can't they?" Other songs depict the effects of broken and near-broken homes on the 20-somethings this pop-punk trio's members have become. The opening lines of "First Date" sound very familiar nervous notes ("Do you like my stupid hair?") before the song shades over into a deeper self-loathing ("I'm not worthy for a minute of your time"). Pants and Jacket, of course, rarely slows down at even its most torn moments: this is the fast and loud pop-punk Blink's fans have made the hardest music many of them listen to. And these guys haven't outgrown the urge to toss a raspberry into the face of authority figures, including the dads, moms and grandpas who are the butt of jokes in the likes of "Happy Holidays, You Bastards." Heh heh. Butt. --Rickey Wright
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The only thing I did not like had nothing to do with Amazon....UPS just left it on my front porch in plain view and exposed to the winter elements. Thank goodness it wasn't stolen or damaged by the weather.
Strictly sound-wise, the guy's voice sounds better than ever, not stringy and somewhat nasal like it did in the earlier days; it's deep and rich, and sounds mature when it has to be. The music is also good, and the production is outstanding.
The only time I think the album fails is when it tries to be completley sincere in a sad way, on the tracks 'Story of a Lonely Guy' and 'Stay Together for the Kids.' These lyrics, as poetry, just don't work quite well enough to support this load of sentiment, and the songs end up sounding hammy: "She makes feel like it's raining outside / and when the storms come I'm all torn up inside." It does sound somewhat moving because his voice is so good, but if I want that kind of thing, I'll go listen to The Smiths. As for 'Stay Together,' having gone through two divorces, I have every right to say that this song is way too dramatic and self-pitying.
As for the good songs, though; my top favorites are 'First Date,' 'The Rock Show' and 'Roller Coaster,' which is a really beautiful song, with more refined lyrics than their standard. Most of the other songs are catchy and energetic enough to deserve repeated listening, and like I said, the humor is always great. This band is youth. Well, middle-to-upper class white suburban youth, anyway. I salute them.
1. 'Anthem Part II' - I'm not the biggest fan of this song, but i like this because of the lyrics. Its not the typical 'boy meets girl' Blink songs.
2. 'Online Songs' - This is a very different feel to most of the other Blink songs. The lyrics, are sort of weird, but they do make sense. You just never thought someone would write a song about it.
6. 'Rock Show' - First single, and i like the song. Good song, but yet another 'boy meets girl'.
7. 'Stay Together For The Kids' - The stand out of the album. A lot like the 7th track on 'Enema...'. Tom wrote this on his feelings of his parents divorce. A very powerfull, amazing song. Best of the album.
9. 'Reckless Abandon' - Another catchy song. I really like this. Third favorite.
11. 'Give Me One Good Reason' - This is another good song. I like it a lot, but the topic rises again: why are men in their late 20's writing about teenage drama?
14. 'What Went Wong?' - This song is only avalible on the yellow version of 'Take Off Your Pants..'. I really love this song, its just two acoutsic guitars and Tom singing.
Overall, a decent record from Blink-182, though very much a carbon copy of 'Enema Of The State'. This doesn't flow as well as 'Enema..' as well. Its good too see them growing.
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