Before we even discuss the music, the title of this Blink-182 album & cover art, featuring porn star Janine Lindermulder, are bonkers. Originally released in 1999, Enema of the State was HUGE for Blink-182, and the pop-rock aesthetic of the album would go on to influence many acts to follow. First album to feature Travis Barker, EOS was produced by Jerry Finn of Green Day Dookie fame, and the radio-friendly way in which the Poway, California band rocks on about relationships, growing up, suburbia, and extraterrestrial life shows why it’s become one of the biggest rock bands of the aughts. Picks include: “All The Small Things,” What’s My Age Again,” “Adam’s Song,” “The Party Song,” and “Aliens Exist.” This is an official reissue on 180g vinyl.
- 180 gram pressing
- gatefold sleeve
- printed insert
- music label: Geffen Records 1999 /2016
reviewed by donut savage 10/2016