April 22nd, 2021 @ 12:35 am
i finally sat down to sift through the newest offspring album. of course, as with any band i loved in the 90s, my anxiety is at an all time high, with the lowest of hopes. i always feel like these bands aren’t going to put out anything they release in the present, that can be compared to their heyday. i know that’s super unfair, i think i’ve just been burned by weezer so many times, lol… anyways, i figured i’d give this a fair shot.
my thoughts until track 6/7ish were just “well, this doesn’t sound like the offspring”. like it legit doesn’t sound like dexter singing and i was confused and thought they replaced him for a hot second, lol. i don’t know if they were trying to do that on purpose bc they are basically a typecast sounded band… but i did not like that. i know it’s dexter bc i can hear his signature octaves in the chorus of the first song, and realized it was him… but it was honestly confusing.
once you get to breaking these bones and the opioid diaries, you hit THE OFFSPRING (and hassan chop, too). THEN THERE IS GONE AWAY SUNG ONLY WITH PIANO, AND MY HEART MELTED. it’s honestly so beautiful.
i liked some of the songs but i’m not sure if i would insert them into any playlists just yet. in all fairness, i don’t really listen to music anymore, if i’m not out riding my bike. i don’t really have the attention span for it.
overall, i was definitely NOT in love with this album as i have been with other offspring albums. i’d give it a 3.5/5 if i had to rate it.
i’m glad that they’re still making music, though. ♥