Offspring: Splinter

I’ve never really listened to Offspring, save one time when I found their greatest hits cd at, of all places, the public library.  At the time (2-3 years back) I wasn’t that crazy about it.  However, I wasn’t crazy about any music, and Offspring was just another one of my attempts to break into this new world of music that I had never cared for before.  Relient K’s Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right But Three Do finally did this.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I decided to give Offspring another chance.  I’m glad I did.

Maybe it’s the fact that since that time 2-3 years ago, I have become a huge punk rock (especially Blink 182) fan, or maybe it’s just that this is a good cd, but regardless – I like this disk a lot.  “Spare Me the Details”, though a little raw like the genre, is the catchiest song, and my personal favorite, on the album.  “Hit That” is a close second.

All in all, with just the right amount of ska, whine, and funky instrumentals, I’d recommend Splinter to all punk rock fans.  I picked this up for about $5 at the local used record store, but you should be able to pick up a copy for under $2 from Amazon, eBay, or Half.

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