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Album Review

If anyone ever got the feeling that, in spite of its success, blink-182 has strayed much farther from its roots than the band ever expected possible (and possibly ever wanted), one listen to the eponymous disc from the side project of members Travis Barker and Thomas DeLonge would provide even more evidence. Box Car Racer removes the tongue-in-butt-cheek juvenility of the multi-platinum pop stars, and what remains could fit in perfectly alongside any of the emo output on indie labels such as Jade Tree. While blink-182 is known for providing poppy punk, this is as different as Bad Religion is to the band, just in the opposite direction, but the main divergence is lyrics that are retrospective and thoughtful — witness "Watch the World," which could fit on a Dashboard Confessional record, with a libretto that boarders on poetry. This is a far cry from the party-boy ethos DeLonge is best known for, and he wears the emotional depth well, with songs that are just as hooky as from his bread-winning main squeeze. ~ Brian O'Neill, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Nothing Like Blink-182, But Still REALLY GOOD

i love this cd!!! it is really good, although it sounds nothing like blink 182. some people seem to think that this is the reason that blink broke up, but i really think that is not true. the song elevator basically is blink, considering mark sings in it. i think they broke up because tom grew up. here are my top 4 songs: 1: I Feel So 2:Letters to God 3:There Is 4:All Systems Go if u are going to get 1 song, get i feel so. check out the videos too!!!


I love blink 182 , there my fav band, but i was always skeptical about other bands the boys from blink started, but i sat down with this one and really listened to it. It turns out, this is prob my second fav band of all time! You should check this out!

My Favorite Album Of All Time!!!

This is the best album ever. I have everything from Blink-182 and i just got Angels & Airwaves ( Tom's new band) but this is probrobly my favorite out of them all. Here's my review for each song individually... I Feel So- 10/10 ... This song has a cool music video and great lyrics . All Systems Go- 9.5/10 ... This song just rocks HARD Watch The World - 11/10...This is one of my favorite songs great riffs and a cathy beat. Tiny Voices 8.5/10 .. Pretty good. Cat Like Theif 8.5/10 ...Chorus is cool. And I 10/10 ... This was my favorite song for a while... I love the lyrics. Letters To God 9.7/10...The chorus...amazing...i wish i wrote this song. My First Punk Song 8/10 ... It's ok...I dont skip it. Sorrow 9/10 ...good. The End With You ...8/10- Ehh... Elevator 15/10 - Mark Hoppus sings in this song... Its just so awesome. Instrumental... 8.8/10 - This is a great instrumental Overall 12/10...BUT IT


Formed: 2002 in San Diego, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Serving as a side project for Blink 182 members Travis Barker and Thomas DeLonge, Boxcar Racer is a return to a more traditional punk sound. Adding guitarist David Kennedy and bassist Anthony Celestino, the group came together between Blink 182 sessions and recorded their eponymous album in the winter of 2001/2002. Cutting much of the pop from their usual sound and showing diverse influences like the...
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