Icon (Blink-182 album)

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Icon
Greatest hits album by Blink-182
Released March 19, 2013
Recorded 1997-2003
Genre Pop punk
Length 35:10
Language English
Label Geffen, UM
Producer Mark Trombino, Jerry Finn
Blink-182 chronology
Dogs Eating Dogs
(2012)
Icon
(2013)

Icon is a compilation album from the American punk band Blink-182, released on March 29, 2013. Icon was released following the band's departure from Interscope Records in 2012 and compiles the band's biggest singles, covering material from Dude Ranch (1997) to Blink-182 (2003).

Background[edit]

Icon is the band's second greatest hits collection. The album was part of the Icon series launched by Universal Music Enterprises, which features greatest hits releases from "major artists spanning rock, pop, R&B and country."[1] The front cover image is a photograph taken of the band by Estevan Oriol during a photo shoot for the band's eponymous fifth album in 2003.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic reviewer Gregory Heaney called the collection a "crash course in pop-punk" that "takes listeners on a whirlwind tour of the band's back catalog while showing off an emotional range that was often masked by the band's youthful irreverence," while praising its simplicity and compact track listing, calling it a "best of the best-of."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Blink-182 (Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker) except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Originally from Length
1. "All the Small Things" (single edit)
  • DeLonge
  • Hoppus


2:52
2. "Josie"  
3:21
3. "Feeling This" (single edit)  
  • Blink-182
2:55
4. "Adam's Song"  
  • Hoppus
  • DeLonge
  • Enema of the State
4:07
5. "Dammit" (single remix/edit)
  • Hoppus
  • DeLonge
  • Raynor
  2:49
6. "What's My Age Again?" (single edit)
  • Hoppus
  • DeLonge
  • Enema of the State
2:30
7. "The Rock Show"     2:52
8. "Down" (single edit)  
  • Blink-182
3:12
9. "First Date"    
  • Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
2:51
10. "Stay Together for the Kids"    
  • Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
3:59
11. "I Miss You"    
  • Blink-182
3:47
Total length:
35:10
  • Icon utilizes the band's single versions of most songs, which are the versions released to radio in their heyday. In addition, the version of "Dammit" included is a remix and remastered version by Tom Lord-Alge prepared for single release in 1997 (while "Josie" too has a single remix, used on the band's first Greatest Hits, this compilation includes the album version). The version of "Adam's Song" included is also the version on the band's first Greatest Hits, which is the album version with a shorter fade-out.

Personnel[edit]

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Icon Series Launched by Universal Music Enterprises | Editorial-News Releases". Radioandmusic.com. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory Heaney. "Review: Icon - blink-182". Allmusic. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Blink-182: Icon (liner notes). Blink-182. US: Geffen. 2013. B0018144-02.