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


709 Comments


@Spec lol did 5fdp really cover Gone Away ? lol

CaliggyJack
April 17th 2021


6928 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Can we finally sit down and admit the Offspring wasn't really a very good band ever?



They had like 2 good albums, one great album, and one great single.

Wildcardbitchesss
April 17th 2021


5205 Comments


they’re like 90% of 90’s bands. They made good shit then the creative well ran dry around the turn of the century and now they kinda suck

LaughingSkull
April 17th 2021


709 Comments


funny thing is, that, having had followed The Offspring since Americana first came out, once I was past my mid-teen years, I was tempted to make the exact same evaluation as you two guys (wildcard and Caliggy) because that's usually a time period where one is supposed to "mature" and abandon youthful interests and hobbies.

Well, the thing is, I did find myself going back to their first 6 (s/t up to and including Conspiracy) occasionally much later on in life, and now I am convinced that it's one of these bands that do stand the test of time, i.e. they weren't just a "one-time right place, right time" type of phenomenon.

Of course, it also has to be acknowledged that everything they put out after Conspiracy has sucked hardcore.

Sabrutin
April 17th 2021


7690 Comments


Ignition and Smash rule

naughtcturnal
April 17th 2021


1872 Comments


so bob rock be recording shitty albums during a global pandemic and has not anyone snitched on him? this giant turd couldve easily been avoided

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ConcubinaryCode
April 17th 2021


5661 Comments


Terrific review. Don't think you've ever written one I didn't like.

rockarollacola
April 17th 2021


797 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

We waited 9 years for this.

Dedes
April 17th 2021


7698 Comments


Yeah The Offspring dropped off like a bag of bricks man
Rise and Fall had some good songs but otherwise they kind of got lost in their own age imo

MyNameIsPencil
April 17th 2021


6079 Comments


it's like waiting 9 years to see a deadbeat parent you know is gonna disappoint you yet you still agree to meet them at hooters anyways

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Ecnalzen
April 17th 2021


10898 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Imma try to listen to this



Oh jeez

CaliggyJack
April 17th 2021


6928 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Bob Rock is a solid producer, the fault lies squarely with the band. This is almost as bad as their previous output, so I'm more inclined to fault them rather than a producer who got saddled with this job at the last minute.

Ecnalzen
April 17th 2021


10898 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This wasn't as bad as I thought it was gonna be

CaliggyJack
April 17th 2021


6928 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

It's pretty fucking average yeah but I struggle to really "hate" this album. More or less it just bores me.

GhandhiLion
April 17th 2021


12598 Comments


Stop trying to hate it then. heh

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grannypantys
April 18th 2021


2380 Comments


Sega Dreamcast....

now that's a name I have not heard in a long time

a long time

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
April 18th 2021


16951 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

“Bob Rock is a solid producer, the fault lies squarely with the band. This is almost as bad as their previous output“



I think you’re a cool dude cali but you’re well off the mark with this. Rock is the one who recorded and mixed this abomination. You can only blame the band for writing average songs and authorising the awful state it’s in. Honestly, I don’t get why people use Rock as a producer.

MyNameIsPencil
April 18th 2021


6079 Comments


Call Bob if you want YOUR album to ROCK today!!!!

CaliggyJack
April 18th 2021


6928 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"I think you’re a cool dude cali but you’re well off the mark with this. Rock is the one who recorded and mixed this abomination. You can only blame the band for writing average songs and authorising the awful state it’s in. Honestly, I don’t get why people use Rock as a producer."



Because he has a consistent history of recording good albums



Motley Crue, Dr. Feelgood

David Lee Roth, A Little Ain't Enough

Metallica, Black Album

Metallica, Load

Metallica, St. Anger (Production wise was great and he played good bass)

Bon Jovi, Keep the Faith

Tal Bachman, S/T

Pretty much 80% of The Cult's Discog

Black Veil Brides, BVB IV (Production is fine)



Heck he even produced Rise and Fall, one of the few actually good Offspring albums.



The guy has a consistency with the stuff he helps make. Except with fucking Offspring who frankly I just don't trust to make good albums amazing producer or not.



Perhaps Bob Rock fucked up here, but I have trouble believing that when I see better results from Rock a lot of the time than I do Offspring.

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
April 18th 2021


16951 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"Metallica, St. Anger (Production wise was great and he played good bass)"



absolutely hell no lol.



i guess i find most of his work to sound very flat, motley crue albums being a prime example



regardless, he also produced days go by and the production on that had no issues from what i can remember. however, there's no getting past the fact it is a total botch job here and doesn't fall on the band but on the dude who actually mixed this turd



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