The Offspring Let the Bad Times Roll
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LaughingSkull
April 17th 2021


709 Comments


so is it really that bad?
Damn, I had my hopes up after seeing the album cover, because it is a very clear throwback to Americana's inner sleeve artwork. And damn, what a great album Americana was!
Guess this is not it 2.0 then, huh?

a few questions:
Is "In The Hall of the Mountain King" really it? Or just something else entirely?
And "Gone Away"? Is it a revisitation of the original from Ixnay?


Nocte
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2021


14307 Comments


Throat chuckle inducing summary. Well done sir

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TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2021


16220 Comments


I loved their hit singles back in the day, but apart from that I don't know much else.

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parksungjoon
April 17th 2021


32248 Comments


ignition was kinda fun, havent heard in a long time

Sabrutin
April 17th 2021


7690 Comments


some of the most dogshit production imaginable damn

though at least I have to admit the album rocks (stylistically at least) a bit harder than expected. Also lol that cover of ITHOTMK is exactly what I expected

Eons
April 17th 2021


3142 Comments


It's strange to me how people think this band was ever not shit. Even their ''real punk'' albums are garbage. Super immature shit that says nothing about anything. That can be fun if the band is good, but this band sucks and the singer sucks too. He should be in a cock rock band (a la Nickelback) or bro country style band.

When I was a child in the early to mid 90's they played this band constantly on the radio along with that fucking Green Day song Time of Your Life to the point that I wished death on both guys even as a kid.

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Rastapunk
April 17th 2021


1382 Comments


There is something definitely off with Dexter's voice here...

I've been a fan since my childhood, probably the first Rock (and all of its subgenres) band I've heard and loved ever since but since Days Go By I really can't stand their new sound. Ah well, the band changes and other people like their newer stuff. Not for me.

But yeah I definitely, something is very off in the producing. Lots of songs are wasted by this, because this could have been a 3/5 record.

Rastapunk
April 17th 2021


1382 Comments


"It's strange to me how people think this band was ever not shit. Even their ''real punk'' albums are garbage. Super immature shit that says nothing about anything. That can be fun if the band is good, but this band sucks and the singer sucks too. He should be in a cock rock band (a la Nickelback) or bro country style band.

When I was a child in the early to mid 90's they played this band constantly on the radio along with that fucking Green Day song Time of Your Life to the point that I wished death on both guys even as a kid.
"

Their very first album S/T was definitely more Punk than anything they recorded after but they've always been a decent Cali Punk-Rock band and yeah, not being serious about anything has always been part of this genre.

WatchItExplode
April 17th 2021


8911 Comments


Would not smash

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Eons
April 17th 2021


3142 Comments


I had the smash album in the 90's couple of fun songs on there but always grew tired of listening to it, the guys voice just isn't for me, super obnoxious sounding imo.

Eons
April 17th 2021


3142 Comments


Remember that really pathetic song on the album, the big hit on the radio where the guy was basically admitting to being a cuck for some chick? Really cringey stuff. Gotta Get Away was a much better single from that record.

Snake.
April 17th 2021


23059 Comments


dexter holland is your really weird boomer uncle who tries way too hard to connect with you by making extremely outlandish and edgy jokes that are only told for the sake of being edgy

Ecnalzen
April 17th 2021


10898 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Even their best albums still have some pre bad songs on them



These guys are more of a nostalgia kick for me, I think. I kinda doubt I would dig them much past a few songs here and there (assuming I could get past Dex's voice) if I would have just discovered them recently compared to having Ignition thru Conspiracy as a youngun

Tundra
April 17th 2021


6083 Comments


The Offspring still make music?

onionbubs
April 17th 2021


13152 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lmao what the actual fuck is in the hall of the mountain king doing on here

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onionbubs
April 17th 2021


13152 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

yea opioid diarias is all that saved this from a 1 goddamn horrendous record

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2021


57930 Comments


Smash rules, what are y'all smoking

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DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2021


16951 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Smash does, this doesn’t

Spec
April 17th 2021


36297 Comments


this is brutally bad

the gone away piano version sounds like they're covering 5fdp covering their original song

gravityswitch
April 17th 2021


551 Comments


you weren't kidding about the production lmao
WTH happened here



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