Mark Hoppus clears up confusion over Blink-182’s “Nine” album title

Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboBlink-182's Mark Hoppus has cleared up the confusion surrounding the band's new album title.

Earlier this week, the punk trio revealed that their follow-up to 2016's California would be called Nine. However, it's only Blink's eighth full-length studio effort, following 1995's Cheshire Cat, 1997's Dude Ranch, 1999's Enema of the State, 2001's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2003's untitled, 2011's Neighborhoods and California.

In a Reddit post, Hoppus clarifies that it's all a matter of perspective.

"This is our ninth album, as decided by me and [drummer] Travis [Barker]," Hoppus says. He then lists a number of Blink releases you could count in getting to that nine, including the 1994 demo Buddha, the 2000 live album The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!), the 2005 Greatest Hits compilation and the 2012 Dogs Eating Dogs EP.

"I'm counting Buddha, Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, [Take Off Your Pants], untitled, Neighborhoods, California, and now Nine," Hoppus explains.

"Nine is also the number of universal love," he adds. 'And the number of Uranus."

Nine, featuring the lead single "Blame It on My Youth," arrives September 20.

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