Pop-punk as it should be
Paul Franklin | KY | 03/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In a fit of nostalgia I pulled this CD from the pile and listened to the entire thing today. High energy like poppy-punk should be, it doesn't take itself at all seriously and it really made me miss the mid-late-90s. This CD pre-dates Travis Barker joining the band, and as much as I appreciate his technical precision, I have to say that I prefer my Blink with the more unpolished garage sound of these earlier performances. Even if post-2000 Blink reminds you of the phony, drunken frat kids that wore it out, don't let that keep you from trying Dude Ranch. It will become one of your favorites too."