Sound — 10
The guitar on this album is pretty simple to play but it sounds great and thats what matters.Some of the stuff is pretty hard while singing at the same time too. This is their first album with Travis Barker, and my God he is one of the best drummers today. The vocals are great and the sound quality is much better than Dude Ranch or Cheshire Cat.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are mostly about relationships,growing up,and teenage life in general. Many people can relate to it and thats why this album is very popular. "Adam's Song" I think surprised people a little bit. The members of Blink 182 are very immature and the song is a sobering tune about loneliness and suicide. It is probably the best song on the record.
Overall Impression — 10
This album and Dookie by Green Day put pop-punk on the map and I can see why. Great sound quality, awesome riffs, thumping bass, and astounding drumming. Very good lyrics and the way they are sung will appeal to many people.