The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
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Phantom
December 7th 2008


8961 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Now dance fucker dance!



I like the first half of this album, but the second half tends to drag.This Message Edited On 12.07.08

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CrazyFool84
December 12th 2008


1081 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Alright, eating my words warrented another post rather than an edit. Wow, I guess I needed a few more spins to discover it for myself, but you were right again Dave. There are still a few songs on here that I find somewhat entertaining (mainly You're Gonna Go Far Kid and Let's Hear it For Rock Bottom) but as a whole I understand your review completely now.



As for the bonus points I gave them for not sounding like themselves on this one...yeah, I'm taking those away, cause I never wanted them to sound like some other band rather than themselves. There's no reinvention here, just mimicing.

ConorMichaelJoseph
January 16th 2009


1870 Comments


By far their most disappointing album, though I have yet to hear their debut. The reissue is out of print according to Wikipedia This Message Edited On 01.17.09

fromtheinside
July 20th 2009


20197 Comments


"show me how to lie, you're getting better all the time..."
how can you not dance to this?

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 25th 2009


29121 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

album is so acesome

LaughingSkull
December 9th 2009


319 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I agree with the review. Bland music, bland lyrics, lack of originality, lack of feeling, lack of attitude. That cannot possibly be the favourite band of my childhood...



Regardless, I think you could've at least mentioned the album's few merits, such as "You're Gonna Go Far Kid". Not that it makes the album any better, but at least it would've made your review more exhaustive.



Good job.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 9th 2009


29121 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"bland lyrics, lack of originality, lack of feeling, lack of attitude" last time I checked this is

what got them into trouble with "Splinter"



the uninformed public is so wishy-washy...band is the same band, puts the same energy into their

shows, makes the same albums for the same fans. I basically love everything they put out, its just a

question of what do I love most. while it's not this album, rise and fall is still pretty great.





EVedder27
December 9th 2009


6088 Comments


album really isn't terrible

PuddlesPuddles
December 9th 2009


4787 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Nah, it's merely good

Parallels
December 9th 2009


7575 Comments


oh god that person who rage commented on the first page made me lol so bad ahahahahah

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Meatplow
December 13th 2009


5524 Comments


grew on me a lot

chirky
December 22nd 2009


64 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lol robandrew06!!! You are absulutely on the money mate... Songs like Nothingtown, You're gonna go far, kid, Hammerhead, Shit is f**ked up are champion songs!!! There seem to be too many cynical wankers that just write reviews to bag on people!!! Get a life man!!!

Douchebag
December 22nd 2009


3624 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I agree. There was nothing wrong with this album and it was easily the most consistent since americana.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 22nd 2009


31936 Comments


Never really got into these guys, aside from Ixnay way back in the day.

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JesseZojo
January 6th 2010


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ah..the album was good. The only beef I had with it was the songs risked sounding too similar.



But, I can't deny the goodness of the first three tracks.

Crymsonblaze
February 13th 2010


7710 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I highly disagree with this review.

ARMANATOR
February 17th 2010


4 Comments


I Highly disagree with this review. terrible album, few good songs, no. mediocre songs, and the rest were terrible, enough acoustic, try listening to their debut album or ignition to get the taste of what the offspring should be like, hopefully they'll grow out of this and start playing music again.

Crymsonblaze
March 3rd 2010


7710 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"terrible album, few good songs, no. mediocre songs, and the rest were terrible, enough acoustic, try listening to their debut album or ignition to get the taste of what the offspring should be like, hopefully they'll grow out of this and start playing music again."



Their debut is NOT very good. Ignition is alright, but easily my second least favorite.

winnetouch
March 8th 2010


2 Comments


I personally think this is one of their best albums to date. And I AM familiar with their earlier stuff so... Why I think it's the best? Simply put... The change. Like you said. It's the least "offspring" album. And in a weird kind of way that actually sells it for me. Their not even trying to be punk and isn't that what punk is all about? Ironic, isn't it? Kristy and fix you are slow songs in the legue of gone away easily. I don't like hammerhead I'll give you that, but only because it's to long. I like the album because offspring show the need to evolve. They don't just follow the same formula all the time, and they still manage to record great music. It's just like axls chinese democracy. Listen to it with an open mind and it's going to surprise you

firedupguitar
March 14th 2010


5 Comments


I disagree with the review.



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