Offspring : Kids aren't alright, The

...[B]The Offspring[/B] are pretty spry for old guys. And, hey, at least they're not [a]Green Day[/a].

Confession time. We were all geared up to torch this record with a rant about how America completely missed the point of punk rock, turning it into a grindingly worthy and crushingly conservative megabucks industry centred around uptight macho dullards like Rollins and Albini.

Then we heard the record and, bugger, it's a serviceable slab of inoffensive melodi-core with a guitar line naggingly reminiscent of Magazine's edgy noo

wave landmark 'Shot By Both Sides'. Bastards! In fact, The Offspring are pretty spry for old guys. And, hey, at least they're not Green Day.

Stephen Dalton

Share This

More Reviews

Viola Beach - 'Viola Beach' Review

Viola Beach’s name will always be synonymous with tragedy, but at least now we have a document of who this band were


'Finding Dory' - Film Review

It’s essentially just a slick remix of Finding Nemo, but Finding Dory’s emotional moments will definitely hook you in


'Born To Be Blue' - Film Review

Ethan Hawke toots the horn for Chet Baker in this not-quite-a-biopic that takes jazzy liberties with the truth

Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine