Greatest Hits

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Punk-pop hits for true-blue fans.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

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


Some violent (and perhaps suicidal) imagery.


Some sexual innuendo.


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


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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A few references to drugs and drinking.

What 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.

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Kid, 12 years old January 27, 2020

its good for some kids

this album is mostly good with most of the songs just dont play the song dammit in front of your kids
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. Son... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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