Thursday, June 21, 2012

'Days Go By' by The Offspring


By Jerry Cola
Release date: June 26, 2012
CD: Columbia Records
Rating: 1/5


*DISCLAIMER*
[This review was strung together from a thread of Facebook comments].

Here is possibly the worst album of 2012.

It's hilarious how The Offspring is blatantly writing songs already written by other bands. "The Future Is Now" sounds like "Prayer For the Refugee" by Rise Against, "Days Go By" sounds like a pale imitation of Foo Fighters' "Times Like These" and "Turning Into You" sounds like "Ready To Fall" by Rise Against. Then there's all this horrible pop shit like "Bumpin' In My Trunk" and "O.C. Guns" that sound like they could be Weird Al Yankovic-style parodies.
"All I Have Left Is You" is a horrible rock ballad. "Secret Family With You" is also terrible. It's like Dexter Holland (vocals/guitar) keeps trying to outdo himself in writing the worst song ever.
And why the fuck is a re-recording of "Dirty Magic" sandwiched between "O.C. Guns" and "Secret Family With You?" It's like Holland personally wanted to remind people that his band at one point was actually a really good punk band, but now is writing songs that will give you ear-AIDS and insult your intelligence at the same time. Of course the re-recording of "Dirty Magic" has no fucking soul or real emotion behind it like the original did.

Imagine how much better life would be if The Offspring would have stopped making albums after Americana. Then the only embarrassing songs you'd have to deal with would be "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" and "Why Don't You Get a Job."
There are really no major redeeming qualities to Days Go By. The songs that aren't blatant ripoffs or terrible pop songs are just average, run-of-the-mill punk rock songs. They're only boosted in musical quality due to the fact that there's so much shit on the album.
Stream Days Go By here. Or don't.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, because the songs of the other bands never sound like other songs, or is it you just like to fine some resemblances to not see how good and solid this record is...

Anonymous said...

the writer of this review is deaf... it's an awesome album, really awesome with great melodies. one of their best! the writer, probably, has no idea about music.. just look the opinions of the people on the internet... really good.

Anonymous said...

This is not a review of the album. It's obviously one bitter opinion. Looks elsewhere for more comprehensive reviews with actual substance. You can tell this kid is an amateur reviewer ... useless. Go to school.

Anonymous said...

Jerry Koala go to school!

Anonymous said...

I bet you vote for Obama and love the new Van Halen album too don't you.

Anonymous said...

Rise Against sounds like The Offspring. Not vice-versa. You can't just say its a Rise Against rip off when thats all the punk knowledge you have to base it on. The albums fantastic but you decided to hate it before you ever heard a note of the album. Go listen to Papa Roach asshole.

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Anonymous said...

the reviewer is a fucking idiot. This album rocks so hard. It's awesome.

Anonymous said...

your review completely sucks. get a life and learn to listen to music and write reviews.

Anonymous said...

Shocking review, you obviously don't know music

Unknown said...

Dance fucker dance, LET THE MOTHERFUCKER BURN!

Anonymous said...

apparently this reviewer severely underestimated the number of bleached-hair bros with access to the internet and unyielding emotional attachments to the 90s.

Mark said...

jerry cola got it right.

Anonymous said...

Sorry sir but you are completely wrong, this is the best offspring album since Americana, and O.C guns is one of the best songs Offspring has ever recorded.

Sad reading reviews like yours which obviously have no sense or valid arguments.

Anonymous said...

The album dies at #6 and revives at #9. But then all of a sudden it's over. I expected more.