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Greatest Hits

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Punk-pop hits for true-blue fans.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Very honest, yet pretty depressing, look at teen life.

Violence

Some violent (and perhaps suicidal) imagery.

Sex

Some sexual innuendo.

Language

Some explicit language -- not as strong as on many CDs.

Consumerism

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A few references to drugs and drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "clean" versions of Blink-182 albums are surprisingly well-produced and skillfully edited, and a viable option for families uncomfortable with occasionally explicit lyrics.

What's the story?

Although they've sold over 16 million records, it's hard to believe it's already time for a BLINK-182 GREATEST HITS CD, but here it is -- an appealing collection of songs from the punk-pop trio's five earlier releases that nicely covers the band's nearly 10-year history. Breaking no new ground, the album offers a predictable selection of 17 hits performed with Blink-182's usual teen-angst honesty over sugary musical hooks. Although a British version of this CD offers two new tracks, the USA release does not. This is a fine sampler for new fans, and will be a must-have for die-hard obsessives.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Content will be no surprise for anyone familiar with the group; a sprinkling of expletives and some sexual innuendo, along with a couple of drug and drinking references, tinged with a familiarly teenaged aura of depression. Milder than most explicit CDs, some of the content may still be disturbing to some families, but Blink-182 offers the rare bonus of clean versions that are edited skillfully enough to actually be listenable.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the band's musical influences, what makes their songs so appealing, and whether the explicitness is really necessary.

Music details

Artist:Blink-182
Release date:November 15, 2005
Label:Geffen Records
Genre:Punk Rock
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 12 years old December 26, 2014

The one of the best punk albums

This greatest hits album is very clean, if you can get the edited version. The edited version can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Nobel .com. The language ,even on the explicit version, does not go higher than the F word. ''Adam's Song'' and ''Stay Together for the Kids'' are the most violent songs here. ''Adam's Song'' is an anti- suicide song, while ''Stay Together for the Kids'' tells a story about divorce. There is not too much in the way of violence or Drinking use, which brings me to my next point: There is no drug content, but only Very mild drinking and smoking content. However, kids know that this is bad and just because it says '' Getting drunk'' in the song ''The Rock Show'' it doesn't say weather it is good or bad. It just says it happens, and it addresses a real life problem. The sexual content is no worse than what your kids watch on YouTube. It is not innuendo, but it is not explicit. Parents, this cd can start a lot of talking about drinking and sex, but in a good way. For example, listen to the song ''Feeling This'' on this cd. It has some mild sexual content. After listening to that song with your child, talk about the topics. All in all, this cd is crazy fun.
Teen, 15 years old Written byCWG1 October 13, 2014

If you like Blink 182, well then here's the album of some of there best songs

I personally am a huge fan of Blink 182, and any kid that is interested in listening to them should be allowed too. Sure within this album there is a couple of uses of "F---" but seriously if you are worried about a little language then you should lighten up. There is nothing to violent in this album except one of the songs is about implied suicide, I mean sure there are some sexual references, but seriously this is pretty clean!
Teen, 15 years old Written byTomreviews16 August 6, 2016

Blink 182 stepped it up this time!

This greatest hits album for Blink 182 combines the bands best works. Just because it's their best doesn't mean that it's always appropriate. Songs range from a depressed kid contemplating suicide to talking about having sex. Blink 182 is known for their vulgar jokes and crude comments. This album is definitely not for everyone, and not for anyone under 13.
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