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  • Audio CD (June 17, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cargo / Umgd
  • ASIN: B000002P6G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (433 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,069 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pathetic
2. Voyeur
3. Dammit
4. Boring
5. Dick Lips
6. Waggy
7. Enthused
8. Untitled
9. Apple Shampoo
10. Emo
11. Josie
12. A New Hope
13. Degenerate
14. Lemmings
15. I'm Sorry

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Terrific sales of their independent Cheshire Cat got Blink-182 signed to a major label (MCA) for 1997's Dude Ranch, which led to radio hits ("Dammit," "Josie") and platinum sales. No "sell-out" on the band's part, though, as Dude Ranch simply features another infectious collection of snotty vocals, punchy rhythms, vivid lyrics, and aggressive chords. San Diego producer Mark Trombino shines some of the scuffed edges, but this is still good ol' Blink at its sunny, effervescent best. Nice "emocore" spoof here ("Emo"), plus an odd knack for crafting bass-lines that recall--seriously!--New Order, and vocal harmonies that owe debts to the Beach Boys. --Mark Woodlief

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Every song is really good once you listen to them all.
John
I stopped listening to this cd, but a couple of weeks ago i got a hankering for it and i popped it into the cd player and just remebered how much i loved it.
Colin Marshall
I own all Blink 182's CDs and Dude Ranch is easily the best.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A. M. Lewis on August 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
It's been almost ten years now since Blink 182 released Dude Ranch (oh God, I'm getting old!) , and yet it still sets the bar for what a pop-punk album should sound like. While "Enema of the State" may have sold more albums and truly made Blink 182 a household name, many people were introduced to Blink 182 via the radio single "Dammit (Growing Up)". While many simply placed the cd back on their shelves after they played that song out, many others discovered that they were quickly falling in love with Mark, Tom and Scott and the rest of the "punk" rock movement of the late 90's. While I'm sure Tom Delonge's voice was an awful shock to many who purchased Dude Ranch after hearing "Dammit", older fans as well as new recruits were addicted. Dude Ranch starts off with the best formula Blink had to offer; Mark and Tom trading off vocals over a fast punk rock beat. If "Pathetic" didn't/doesn't do it for you, you should probably put down the cd. However if you find it hard to wipe the smile off your face, you'll find out that the rest of the album is truly a punk rock classic. "D*ckips", "Apple Shampoo", "Emo", "A New Hope" and "Josie" (which had some small success as the follow up to Dammit)are my favorites, but their are really no bad songs on Dude Ranch (although I don't usually listen to "I'm Sorry" anymore). This is the last time Blink 182 would sound this way for an entire album. Scott Raynor would leave the band and be replaced by the more talented Travis Barker, but whose drumming is truthfully less "punk rock" than Scott's was. Tom's vocals would become overproduced, and Mark's catchy little bass solo's would become almost non-existent. I'm not sure how this album comes or will come across to those who discovered Blink later in the band's career, but I can speak for all of the older fans when I say that Dude Ranch is a true classic, that can never be replicated or replaced. *****
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By George Kemper on January 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is Blink 182's second best album (to Chesire Cat), and it is when they first begin to get recognized. This cd still has the little crack in's which were featured in Chesire Cat, such as at the end of "Boring," "Untitled," and "I'm Sorry." The band's singles: Dammit, and Josie, are very good, but there are better songs on the cd. The language is borderline, but hey, thats what makes some of it funny! This cd is very good, if you have "Enema Of The State" and especially like "Dumpweed" and "Dysentary Gary" you will love this cd. This is pretty much a must in every music lovers collection, and if you are looking for not-quite-hardcore punk you will love this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Comet903 on December 9, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If I had to pick my favorite Blink CD, this one would be it. It includes songs that make you think about life and songs that make you want to laugh.I can listen to this CD five times over and not get bored. Pathetic is my favorite song on here, but some others are great, too.
Of course, not all the tracks are terrific. There are one or two thrown in there that don't sound to great (too much music and not enough vocals) and can kind of drag it down near the middle, but it picks up in no time. The 'skits' are hilarious.
I found this album much better than Enema of the State because it seems to show what the band's REALLY about. In EOTS it seems like they're aiming for either TRL (MTV), a younger audience, or both. Some songs on that CD are good, but just don't live up to Dude Ranch.
This was the first Blink CD I bought. If you've just heard about Blink 182 and want to buy your first Blink CD, I strongly suggest this one over Cheshire Cat and EOTS.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 12, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I'll admit that blink 182 is NOT true punk. True punk and catchy are two words that aren't supposed to mix. But I still feel that they are good musicians. Another thing that I get sick of is hearing how they are rip-offs of Green Day. Green Day hadn't even gone mainstream yet when blink formed (1992).

Anyway, this album is awesome POP-PUNK. I'm not sure where this falls in my list of blink 182 albums, but it's definitely towards the top. Now for each song:

1. Pathetic - Great opening riff, love how Tom and Mark trade off lines in this song, each of them putting impact into their vocals. (4/5)

2. Voyeur - Funny song, good guitar part. Ends with a bass solo and a wild guitar spasm. (4/5)

3. Dammit - overrated, but still pretty good. The opening riff can be recognized from miles away. Seems like a precursor of the songs they would right on Enema. (3/5)

4. Boring - good intro, but that's about the only good thing about it. (2/5)

5. Dick Lips - Fairly serious song, starts out slow, and then the drums speed up into the rocking verses, then slow back down into the pre-chorus, then speed back up into the chorus. The guitar solo bridge is great. (5/5)

6. Waggy - emotional song, fairly good drumming. The harmonizing vocals really add a lot to this song. (5/5)

7. Enthused - Tom's voice is perfect for this excellent, fast-paced song. The guitar intro is long and awesome, not something very common with blink 182. (4/5)

8. Untitled - Very emotional song about breaking up, starts out slow, but then kicks into a double-time feel. (3/5)

9. Apple Shampoo - Very catchy song, but not in an annoying way. Just like in waggy, Mark's harmonizing vocals give alot to this song. (3/5)

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