Splinter - The Offspring
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  • Summary: This is the seventh album for these Orange County alt-rockers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. The band attempts to continue to deliver the hits on its seventh album, Splinter, while retaining its punk roots, and the Offspring succeeds on both counts.
  2. 80
    Throughout, Splinter's sound is powerful and dense, with The Offspring weaving and surging within it like the experts they've become. [Dec 2003, p.109]
  3. Taken seriously or not, Splinter holds together just fine.
  4. 67
    They're still pretty fly for old guys. [Jan 2004, p.97]
  5. A safe, calculated release. [Jan 2004, p.121]
  6. Granted, the Offspring have always dabbled in lyrical goofiness, but on Splinter, this approach seeps into the music as well. [Jan 2004, p.93]
  7. The problem is that most of it is deadly dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Oct 27, 2012
    8
    I really enjoyed Splinter, It has alot of pretty good songs on here. however The Worst Hangover Ever is one of their worst songs. But the rest of the Album is solid. Expand

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