The punk rock group Sublime first formed in 1988 in Long Beach, California and the original lineup achieved some commercial success until they broke up in 1996 after the death of lead singer Bradley Nowell. During their time together Sublime released three studio albums, five compilation albums and a live album as well. The group’s first two albums; 40 Oz. to Freedom and Robbin’ the Hood, were fairly popular in the United States. However, the release of the group’s third album, their self-titled record, was their biggest record to date.