I was given this CD about 2 years ago as a Christmas gift, around the time that I really started getting into punk rock, and I loved it. All the songs are the Offspring's usual high-quality work, but this is by far my favorite CD by them. The Offspring are probably one of the greatest punk and pop-punk bands out there, and I have to say that they're my favorite band altogether.
On 12/6/2000, Inactive Member posted:
Just friggin' buy it already. It's right up there with Master Of Puppets, Blizzard of Ozz, Van Halen 1, Boston's first album, Paranoid by Black Sabbath, blah blah blah etc.
This record is arguably the best of the Offspring albums, the only other one in contention could possibly be Ixnay on the Hombre. It has some excellent lyrics and also a couple of great riffs, noticeably Self Esteem, one of the all time greats. The guitar playing is mainly just rhythm, but still it can be hard to play in parts due to the speed of the songs. It lacks some really great lead solos, there are one or two short ones at the end of the cd, but those clapton and brian may worshippers may dislike this. Still it remains as one of the best albums ever and should be put amidst those all time greats.