Blink-182 is the eponymously titled fifth studio album by Blink-182. It was produced by Jerry Finn and released on November 18, 2003, through Geffen Records.
Following the band's ascent to stardom and the success of their prior two releases, the trio were compelled to take a break and subsequently participated in various side projects. When they regrouped, the band felt inspired to approach song structure and arrangements differently in their next effort together.
The record was left untitled to refrain from labelling its content, and its packaging features a "smiley face" logo, inspired by pop art.
The album marks a departure from the band's earlier work, infusing experimental elements into their usual pop-punk sound, inspired by lifestyle changes (the band members all became fathers before the album was released) and side projects.
Its songs are characterized by downcast and expansive sonic atmospheres, showcasing what critics dubbed a more elaborate, mature side of the band. Songwriting is more personal in nature and explores darker territory, touching upon the realities of adulthood and unexpected hardships. The record features a collaboration with The Cure frontman Robert Smith.
1 Feeling This
3 I Miss You
5 Stockholm Syndrome
7 The Fallen Interlude
8 Go (Subliminal Mix)
11 Easy Target
12 All of This
13 Here's Your Letter
14 I'm Lost Without You