• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2008
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 72
  2. Negative: 5 out of 72

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  1. Jan 25, 2012
    1
    Punk rock is lost to a generation of retards like these guys and I no longer find the same luster in it as in Green Day and Blink-182 but overall Offspring sucks and when they try to be funny they are just crude and make themselves look like a-holes and they always use curse words at the wrong time and their material and way of writing is just annoying and stupid, Offspring sucks.
  2. Jun 21, 2013
    3
    While this album has a few fun moments it's outbalanced by dull ones. It just seems that Dexter Holland has an inability to write a pop song that doesn't get tedious or boring. And that's not to say that he can't write a decent song. Check out The Offspring's 1989 track 'Beheaded' as a true example of what Mr. Holland is capable of. Clearly, The Offspring are in the wrong genre of music.While this album has a few fun moments it's outbalanced by dull ones. It just seems that Dexter Holland has an inability to write a pop song that doesn't get tedious or boring. And that's not to say that he can't write a decent song. Check out The Offspring's 1989 track 'Beheaded' as a true example of what Mr. Holland is capable of. Clearly, The Offspring are in the wrong genre of music. The only song on the album where I felt interested was on 'Hammerhead' and it's actually a great song. It's just a shame there weren't more like it.
    We need more Hammerhead and less You're Gonna Go Far Kid...
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52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. It's not that the Offspring sound behind the times on their eighth album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace--it's that they sound disconnected from it.
  2. There are potent moments like the rise-and-fall ballad 'Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?' and the fierce 'Nothingtown,' but 'Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace' sounds more like a tentative step in the Offspring's new direction.
  3. The album tends to sag in the middle, and as for those gentler moments, well, one for two isn't bad ('Kristi, Are You Doing Okay?' is OK).