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Hidden Gems: Blink-182

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 4 August 2018 at 10.36

With a career spanning 26 years, Blink-182 have seen and done it all and produced a lot of music along the way. Yet some of their best songs often get forgotten. SO, here is the comprehensive list of the band's most underappreciated tunes. You are welcome. 

DISASTER
Appearing on the criminally overlooked 'Dogs Eating Dogs' EP, this slice of sadness-stricken brilliance would turn out to be some of the last recorded output from the band featuring Tom Delonge. 



PLEASE TAKE ME HOME
The closing crescendo of 'Take Off Your Pants And Jacket' and what a way to end a classic album. Heartfelt, anthemic and beautifully rousing, this banger has it all.



6/8
The deluxe version of 'California' left a lot of space for experimentation with this darkness tinged cut being a prime example. Amazing to see how far the band have travelled over the years isn't it?



WENDY CLEAR
Another diamond in the crown that is 'Enema Of The State' and one that has long been a staple in the band's live set. All together now: "I WISH IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE SO BAD"



I'M SORRY
A beautiful forgotten gem from the tail end of 'Dude Ranch', this punk-rock apology showcased Blink at their most honest and raucous.



KALEIDESCOPE
Though not what everyone was expecting it to be, 'Neighbourhoods' was nonetheless crammed with gorgeously crafted songs including this building epic. 



POINT OF VIEW
We're going right back here. Scrappy and lazy in all the right places, this was Blink at their peak of rawness. 



ROLLER COASTER
Another brilliant jam from 'Take Off Your Pants And Jacket', you'll find yourself humming this for weeks on end.



STRINGS
"STRIIIIIIIIIIIINGS. STRIIIIIIIIIIIIINGS."



BUILT THIS POOL
16 seconds of pure bliss. 



BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN
Another blob of delicious experimentation, 'Bottom Of the Ocean' incorporated bubbling bass and programmed drums to devestatingly punishing effect.



NOT NOW
Serving as the curtain call before the band announced their indefinite hiatus, this still makes us well up even now.



T.V.
One of the fuzzier and faster offerings from the very beginning of the band. We bet they had no idea what the future held when then penned this.



APPLE SHAMPOO

Everybody remembers 'Dammit' from the 'Dude Ranch' era but 'Apple Shampoo' deserves just as many plaudits. 



MUTT

Seriously, how bloody brilliant was 'Enema Of The State'? 



GO

A blink-and-you'll-miss-it jam from the self-titled album that took frantic storytelling and turned it into 2 minutes of bone rattling punk-rock.



HEART'S ALL GONE

The clear stand out highlight from 'Neighbourhoods' and one that still sounds as fresh 7 years after its release. 



THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS

A throwback vibe nestled in the middle of 'California', this showed that Blink never lost their knack for penning a rager.



GOOD OLD DAYS

Synths and nostalgia go hand in hand perfectly don't they?



Blink-182, you are brilliant. 

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