They're arguably the most successful punk rock band to bust out of Southern California but they don't have a greatest hits album? Well they didn't, until now! Straight out of Orange County to your door, The Offspring have been one of the most consistent and exciting punk rock bands ever to grace your stereo. Here's their greatest hits collection along with a brand spanking new track too!
The punk rock revolutionaries kicked out of California in the early 90's and haven't looked back since. With smash hits like 'Come Out And Play (Keep Em Separated)', 'Self Esteem' and 'Pretty Fly For A White Guy' to their name, it's easy to see why The Offspring have managed to come this far. Catchy riffs, killer hooks and the right amount of angst has seen them go on to sell millions of albums worldwide, and convert legions to The Offspring way!
While the band had oodles and oodles of tracks to choose from for their Greatest Hits, they've also dropped in a brand new one - 'Can't Repeat', the first new track they've recorded since 2003 album 'Splinter'. 'Can't Repeat' was recorded back in March while the band was in the studio with producer Jerry Finn laying down some new material.
Featuring tracks from 'Smash', 'Ixnay On The Hombre', 'Americana', 'Conspiracy of One', 'Orange County OST' and 'Splinter', The Offspring's Greatest Hits album is huge!
The Offspring has been on the radio for nearly my entire life. You can't listen to Rock radio stations for a day without hearing at least one of their songs. I never really understood the point of having a Greatest Hits album, when you already have all of their albums, but I guess it's good for them to have an album for their casual fans, to relive the singles. For myself, I purchased this album, purely to complete my discography, and because they put a new song on the album.
The new song 'Can't Repeat' is a pretty alright song; catchy and mainstream, but nothing that really excited me. Apparently many countries do have differing singles released, because a couple of the tracks were a surprise to me. I do not remember 'Gone Away' and 'Defy You', being singles, but the were my favourite songs on 'Ixnay on the Hombre' and 'Splinter' albums respectively. So I was pleased to see them re-released.
An enjoyable album, of anthems and ballads to sing along with, without the nonsense tracks that are jammed between the hits on their studio albums. An essential album for any Offspring fan that has yet to complete their discography.
A while back I was watching the music channel on TV and heard a great 'teen rebellion' song that just really rocked. "Come Out and Play" had reached in through my ears and captured my rebellious heart. Since then I have enjoyed many an Offspring song, so it was great to finally see all their best stuff on one album.
This album is a veritable smorgasbord of Offspring audio gold, featuring such mainstream hits as "Pretty Fly (for a white guy)" and "Why Don't You Get A Job", as well as some of the non-singles such as "The Kids Aren't Alright" which features one of the best guitar intros to ever come out of these guys, and "Gone Away" which is almost haunting in it's tone and feel. If you wind the volume down a bit, it becomes quite ethereal.
Overall, this album is a great additions to any serious rock lover's collection, and a must-have for any fans of The Offspring. My favourite song is still "Come Out and Play" but the rest of the album has reminded me just why these guys are still hammering out the hits... they can speak to the repressed 'angry youth' that hides inside even the most straight-laced suit-&-tie corporate clone. Every now and then, we all need to just lock the door, wind the volume up and ROCK!
Random listing from 'Music'...
After stomping the NZ rock scene with the infectious Little Pills, Start A Revolution and Never See The Light singles, Devilskin return with their highly anticipated debut album We Rise
01. Elvis Presley Circle Pit
02. Little Pills
03. Start A Revolution
04. Until You Bleed
05. Never See The ... more...
All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.
"It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand."