Icon (Blink-182 album)

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Icon
Blink-182-icon.jpg
Greatest hits album by Blink-182
Released March 19, 2013
Recorded 1997-2003
Genre Pop punk, punk rock
Length 35:10
Language English
Label Geffen, UM
Producer Mark Trombino, Jerry Finn
Blink-182 chronology
Dogs Eating Dogs
(2012)
Icon
(2013)
California
(2016)

Icon is a compilation album from the American rock 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All the Small Things" (from Enema of the State, 1999) Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge 2:51
2. "Josie" (from Dude Ranch, 1997) Hoppus, DeLonge, Scott Raynor 3:06
3. "Feeling This" (from Blink-182, 2003) Hoppus, DeLonge, Travis Barker 2:54
4. "Adam's Song" (from Enema of the State, 1999) Hoppus, DeLonge 4:07
5. "Dammit" (single version, 1997) Hoppus, DeLonge, Raynor 2:46
6. "What's My Age Again?" (from Enema of the State, 1999) Hoppus, DeLonge 2:28
7. "The Rock Show" (from Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001) Hoppus, DeLonge, Barker 2:48
8. "Down" (from Blink-182, 2003) Hoppus, DeLonge, Barker 3:12
9. "First Date" (from Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001) Hoppus, DeLonge, Barker 2:51
10. "Stay Together for the Kids" (from Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2001) Hoppus, DeLonge, Barker 3:59
11. "I Miss You" (from Blink-182, 2003) Hoppus, DeLonge, Barker 3:47
Total length: 35:10

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.