OFF! - OFF!
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  • Band members: Dimitri Coats, Keith Morris, Mario Rubalcaba, Steven McDonald
  • Summary: The debut "full-length" [16 tracks with a run time of about 16 minutes] album from the hardcore punk quartet that includes ex-Black Flag and Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris; Dimitri Coats of Burning Brides; Mario Rubalcaba of Hot Snakes and Rocket from the Crypt; and Steven McDonald of Redd Kross was recorded over three days. Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
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  1. May 9, 2012
    90
    Definitely an album that's worth listening to on repeat, not only out of necessity, but because it's a refreshingly simple, straightforward album in an increasingly processed and affected era.
  2. May 8, 2012
    83
    Off! makes up for its self-serving petulance with sharp songwriting and pure, crusty potency.
  3. May 18, 2012
    80
    This is an album that knows just how toxically repellent it is and it's this self-assured ferocity that makes for such an enjoyable whirlwind of a listen.
  4. May 8, 2012
    76
    Fortunately, they're still pushing energy and concision: OFF! is 16 songs in 16 white-knuckle minutes.
  5. Jun 1, 2012
    70
    Their combination of riff and sneering recalling at times the strut of Raw Power Stooges. [Jul 2012, p.79]
  6. May 10, 2012
    70
    OFF! is packed with fun little references that make its place out of time all the more fun, and when the band can write head-thrashing, body-moshing rockers with gut-wrenching images, it's all the more reason to take a quarter hour out of your day to vent.
  7. May 21, 2012
    40
    In the larger context of the lack of musical progression and creative imagination, the inertia that is Off!'s modus operandi is nothing less than depressing. [5 May 3012, p.53]

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  1. May 16, 2012
    8
    This album is so good. Refreshing, unique structure, everything. I only wish some of the songs were longer so that I could experience more of the rage that is so obviously on display here. Expand
  2. May 11, 2012
    8
    at 16 minutes, it took me longer to read the wordy pitchfork review than listen to this album. but it's really good. after listening to so many bands try to recapture poppy punk albums, something crusty and nostalgic like this album is refreshing. Expand