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. FiL
    Oct 3, 2005
    10
    It's fantastic
  2. SpeetMadow
    Dec 7, 2004
    10
    I love this CD and I found that Race against myself sounds better sped up.
  3. DaveC
    Jul 23, 2005
    9
    Not as good as the much older albums, but still a great offspring album and an improvement on americana and conspiracy of one
  4. MattM.
    Dec 30, 2003
    8
    I am a very huge offspring fan and this cd is up there with the great ones (Americana, Smash). It is short, but very very sweet.
  5. billybob
    Aug 24, 2004
    8
    A more mature sound for The Offspring, but nevertheless a good sounding cd.
  6. daven
    Sep 22, 2006
    7
    This is middle of the road Offspring. It beats the previously released Conspiracy of One, but falls short to Smash, Americana, and Ixnay on the Hombres. Expand
  7. oprahwinfrey
    Jul 1, 2004
    2
    honestly, this band is totally selling out, smash was a truly amazing album, and the offspring is totally capable of better music. this album makes no sense at all. the offspring is way more capable of making better music, and this album is just lame. Expand

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