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Mark Hoppus Explains ‘NINE’ Title

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Mark Hoppus confirmed on Reddit the meaning behind Blink-182’s new album title:

    NINE. this is our ninth album, as decided by me and travis. some count buddha, some not. some count the mark tom and travis show. some count greatest hits. some count dogs eating dogs. i’m counting buddha, cheshire cat, dude ranch, enema of the state, toypaj, untitled, neighborhoods, califronia, and now NINE. nine is also the number of universal love. and the number of uranus. remember to like and smash that subscribe button, or whatever it is the kids say now.

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  2. Yellowcard2006


    Feel so much better now with the explanation.
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  3. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Makes sense to me. Dogs Eating Dogs was an EP not a full album. Live albums shouldn't count.
  4. Eml182


    Saves The Day also named their 9th album 9. Not Nine, but 9.
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  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    smashin that subscribe button right now
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  6. Phil507

    Trusted Supporter

    I thought Buddha was a demo (and pretty much unlistenable at least to me) so surprised it counts. It's their band so whatever works. Curious to see how this does and also if they can mount another tour to support it or not.
  7. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    Screenshot 2019-07-26 at 18.16.34.png

    ...I'm upset.
  8. BradBradley


    Fun fact that Mark forgot to mention - in Germany, this album’s title roughly translates to “No.”
  9. IAmMikeWhite


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  10. IAmMikeWhite


    Nein, tut es nicht
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  11. aniafc


    Depends. “Blame It On My Youth” and “Darkside” are probably the best songs from this album. If only because “Happy Days” and “Generational Divide” seem to be them trying too hard to right a typical blink song.

    This band just doesn’t work with its current lineup IMO
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  12. 333 GANG


    There’s been 4 of 15 songs released, and you’re saying 2 of those 4 are the best songs from this record? I don’t understand your logic here.
  13. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    It’s sad people need it explained.
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  14. 333 GANG


    I mean, they used to openly not count Buddha as an album. It’s why when Untitled was released the smiley logo had five arrows, and why they added a sixth when Neighborhoods came out. I completely understand the confusion.
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  15. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    Literally whenever I’ve read about Buddha, it’s been referred to as an EP.
  16. .K.

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    Two EP’s equal and album?

    It’s called Nine. The band also had an album called Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. I feel like less people needed that explained than Nine.

    Maybe the missing album is +44. If it’s Mark counting, I’d sure want to count it even if I didn’t want to say it (Travis was in on that count too)
  17. slimfenix182


    I mean it's 14 tracks which is nowhere near EP classification so whoever has written that is wrong
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  18. Daniel182 Jul 26, 2019
    (Last edited: Jul 26, 2019)

    Let's hold our breath until we disappear

    Mark explained that he decided to count Buddha as their first album, which makes this their 9th album.

    This was confusing because throughout the entire history of the band, Cheshire Cat was considered their debut album, and Buddha was a demo cassette. They also said Neighborhoods was their 6th album.

    That’s really about it.
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  19. bluecharliedeltaecho


    When I first heard the title I thought they were counting Dogs Eating Dogs, but it makes sense that it's Buddha since although it is typically considered a demo I can definitely see how the band could see it as their real first album, as it was their first important release.
  20. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    How many people were actually listening to Blink before dude ranch? I am not trying to be condescending or anything, just curious.
  21. Daniel182

    Let's hold our breath until we disappear

    I’m not sure, and I’m not personally one of them. I am just referring to the way the band has historically described their discography.
  22. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    Historically speaking, I guess this is now how Mark’s counting (with Travis).

    I thought it was funny how Rolling Stone said Blink 182 was releasing their eighth album Nine so quickly. I do think it’s a weird choice from the perspective he’s the only member of Blink who’s been on all 9 Blink.

    I think Skiba has done 9 Alkaline Trio albums.
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  23. aniafc


    Key word: probably