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Enema of the State!
Enema Of The State - blink-182
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Enema Of The State - blink-182
Advantages: Some really great songs
Disadvantages: Some of the topics may not be suitable for younger audiences
Enema of the State was an album released in 1999 by the band Blink 182, a reasonably popular American punk band.
The cover art for this album is the image of a nurse putting gloves on.
The tracklisting for this album is as follows:
2 Don't Leave Me
3 Aliens Exist
4 Going Away To College
5 What's My Age Again
6 Dysentery Gary
7 Adam's Song
8 All The Small Things
9 The Party Song
11 Wendy Clear
13 Enema Of The State
The most well known song on this album by a long way is All The Small Things which I believe was released in the UK and is still frequently played on radio stations. It also happens to be one of my favourite songs on the album, and the favourite song of many of the people I know of all the songs that Blink 182 have ever done so this shows the popularity of it. I think the way the song is easy to associate to with lines like "work sucks, i know" is what makes it seem so popular among people, especially among teenagers who don't really want to go to work but know they have to. I think the beat of the song is quite a good one because it makes you want to move and you'll almost always find yourself singing along whether you really want to or not. It's a very catchy song.
Another song on this album which is fairly well known is Whats My Age Again which is another lively song that you find yourself singing along to and dancing to as well. It's a pretty good song because of the beat and the lyrics and the way they seem to go so well together. This song always manages to cheer me up when I'm feeling low because of the speed of it and the way it reminds you that things dont just happen to you and that other people go through the same thing as you do. It also cheered me up when I used to get bullied at school so I guess the whole 'cheering up' thing has remained because of the way that it used to make me feel as well as how it makes me feel now. I think the lyrics are quite good because of the way they talk about things that happen to people in every day life again and this is one of the things that makes Blink 182 a really good band.
Adam's Song is a song which is quite a bit different to the other songs on this album. It talks about the more negative sides of life. It talks about the idea of suicide and not getting to live the rest of your life because you killed yourself before it had a chance to play out and change and get better. This is another thing that I can associate to, having lost people through suicide in the past. It is quite a sad song to listen to really when you know what it's about. I like the song though because it holds memories for me. I know some people don't like it much because it's not particularly lively compared with other Blink 182 songs but for me, it's just as good.
Overall, this album is a really good one much like their other albums and I think if you've not listened to it then you really should give it a chance.
Summary: Great album