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Americana

1 rating: 4.0
Alternative Rock album by The Offspring

Maybe hanging out withJello Biafraput the fun-loving spring in Offspring's step. Or perhaps it was just the royalty checks, hot babes, and fast cars. Whatever the case, the band's fourth record,Americana, is its most lively offering to date, … see full wiki

1 review about Americana

Their most commercial album...but loads of fun

  • Jan 20, 2003
Rating:
+4
Many people have dissed The Offspring for abandoning their punk roots for this "blatant" middle-of-the-road, radio friendly rock. I say "pooh!" When you look back at a song like "Self Esteem" from SMASH (which sold even more albums, but wasn't considered as "sell-out.") you see that Dexter and the boys really have a pretty sharp sense of humor. Their lyrics may seem angry, but really, they've always put a premium on fun and irony.

PRETTY FLY is a hilarious song. No two ways about it. GET A JOB is also hysterical. Even their take on FEELINGS evokes laughter. SHE'S GOT ISSUES is an amusing companion piece to "Self Esteem." These songs are fun to sing along with. And to me, that's a pretty great measure of success. When I hear one of these on the radio, even after all these years, I CRANK it up and sing along!!

Other songs, like THE KIDS AREN'T ALRIGHT, are a bit more "serious," and they're good too, but we really remember the humor.

And the music ROCKS. These guys can create some infectious hooks, and they jam pretty hard. It's a great album!

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Label: Sony
Artist: The Offspring
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: November 17, 1998
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