Splinter

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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the seventh album for these Orange County alt-rockers.

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Hit That
The winds of fortune don't blow the same She had to get out and make a change She had a kid now but much too young That baby daddy's out having... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. Mojo
    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. Spin
    67
    They're still pretty fly for old guys. [Jan 2004, p.97]
  5. Q Magazine
    60
    A safe, calculated release. [Jan 2004, p.121]
  6. Alternative Press
    60
    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 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  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. Spud
    Dec 29, 2003
    8
    A good solid collection. Certainly not as good as the still jaw-dropping "Smash", but a must for any genre fan and highly recommended to A good solid collection. Certainly not as good as the still jaw-dropping "Smash", but a must for any genre fan and highly recommended to everyone else Expand
  5. stevey
    Jan 16, 2004
    8
    i thought this album was excellant it has its catchy songs such as hit that and du hai but the only thing that i found wrong with it is that i thought this album was excellant it has its catchy songs such as hit that and du hai but the only thing that i found wrong with it is that it is way too short which is why it lost 2 marks if it was a bit longer then it would have been a 10. when your in prison is hilarious i reccomend this to n e one. Expand
  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 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 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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