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Americana

the Offspring Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (787 customer reviews)
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1. Welcome
2. Have You Ever
3. Staring At The Sun
4. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
5. The Kids Aren't Alright
6. Feelings
7. She's Got Issues
8. Walla Walla
9. The End Of The Line
10. No Brakes
11. Why Don't You Get A Job?
12. Americana
13. Pay The Man

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Maybe hanging out with Jello Biafra put the fun-loving spring in Offspring's step. Or perhaps it was just the royalty checks, hot babes, and fast cars. Whatever the case, the band's fourth record, Americana, is its most lively offering to date, replacing angst and rage with energy and sarcasm. The novelty single "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" matches infectious riffing and shout-along vocals with fly-girl chants of "Give it to me, baby" and lyrics about wannabe scenesters; and a storming punk-rock version of Morris Albert's "Feelings" sees the band hitting a new level of, er, (in)sensitivity. Elsewhere, the humor is slightly more subtle; "She's Got Issues" cops a new-wave guitar line from the Cars songbook, "The Kids Aren't Alright" opens like an Iron Maiden anthem, and "Why Don't You Get a Job?" is a blatant reggae-style spoof of the Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." Musically, Americana offers no real revelations, but the songs are a bit craftier and more diverse than the rest of the Offspring oeuvre, veering haphazardly between anthemic punk metal, blistering hardcore, and near-psychedelic experimentation. --Jon Wiederhorn

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Everything from Americana up to their latest album "Splinter" just sounds like macho frat-boy rock... and this is coming from someone who loves Ignition, Smash, and Ixnay in the Hombre! On Americana Dexter makes cracks like "I don't care if I'm insensitive". Now, don't get me wrong, he doesn't have to be needlessly happy or sweet, but with lyrics like these, he's just being an ass. On any of The Offspring's newer albums, you are guaranteed NOT to hear songs like the following: Jennifer Lost the War, Out on Patrol, Baghdad, Dirty Magic, LAPD, Forever and a Day, Genocide, or Gone Away. If that's a relief for you, then I question how much of a fan you are, because you obviously like their newer, hokey, testosterone-filled music that is marketed towards boys 15 and under. Back in their heyday, The Offspring used to sing about the child victims of war and abuse, police brutality, hating people but "loving them more", and sincerely mourning the loss of a loved one. Now they just sing about having hangovers, getting it up the back in prison, and other guys who get cheated on and have a "b*tch" who refuses to get freakin' job. There are more important things in life to sing about, guys. You of all people should know that.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Daniel's Review June 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Offspring used to be my favourite band.I used to listen to them everyday(sometimes at night to).Americana kinda got me into the flow of it all but it's not there best,no not even close.Although I can go on and on like this I'd rather do a song by song review.
Intro:Kinda weak,kinda very weak.Lacking.I like intro's that actually have music in em'.
Have you Ever:Great song to kick off the album,with wicked riffs and a cool ending that totaly changes into this chant along thing.Greatness.10/10
Star at the Sun:Good Punk song with a really good chorus.Just plain fun.Moshing admitted.9/10
Pretty Fly for a White Guy:It's songs like this that make want to take the microphonecord and wrap it around Dexter Hollands throat.Sadly enough it's the song that introduced me to them.
1/10(just for the line"uno's dos tres quatro cinqo cinqo ces")
The Kids aren't alright:Good song,no great song one of there best.9/10
Feelings:Nah,weak bland but fast.3/10
She's got issues:Puh,another stinker.4/10
Walla Walla:Think "Cool to Hate" from Ixnay except sucky.4/10
End of the Line:I don't see the point to this song.At first it seems dark and menacing but after awhile it just get's old and boring.Average at best.5/10
No Brakes:Fast,good punk.I really like this even though it's short time through.8/10
Why don't you get a job:A song that show's off none of there musical talent but only shows that there capable of trash.0/10
Americana:Worthy of the name of the album as it's one of the best off the album with exploding lyrics like "..My future's
determined by thieves,thugs and vermin.." and hard-as-nails
guitar's.
Pay the man:I hated this song at first,but it is one of there best ever.It is so good especially that short guitar line right before the real song begins.(there's like a five minute inro).
11/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best... April 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is awesome. Just go buy it now, or read this review:
1. Welcome - Well...kind of stupid. This is how John Mayer started out. No use to rate this track.
2. Have You Ever - Cool song. A song that is more punk than pop. I'm not saying that Offspring is pop, they do pop songs sometimes. I'm rambling. This is a cool song. 5/5
3. Staring At The Sun - Pretty cool. Not the best though. 4/5
4. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - I don't know anybody who hasn't heard this song. Gets boring after a while, but still a good song. 5/5
5. The Kids Aren't Alright - Best. Offspring. Song. Ever. Period. 100/5
6. Feelings - Good song. Once again, not the best. 4/5
7. She's Got Issues - Reminds me of sometime I had when I found out my girlfriend had issues. Good song. 5/5
8. Walla Walla - Really good song. I don't understand this: "Hey Walla, I'll see you on the Walla Walla." Strange line. 5/5
9. The End of the Line - Cool song. Nice to bang your head to. 5/5
10. No Brakes - Really cool song. Another song that proves The Offspring can be punk. Punk, not rock. 5/5
11. Why Don't You Get A Job? - "My friend's got a girlfriend and he hates that b****" - The opening line. This is a pop and punk (pop-punk, duh) song, pop - the melody, punk - the lyrics. 5/5
12. Americana - I'm suprised this didn't get a parental advisory cuz of this song. Really good song though. 5/5
13. Pay The Man - Everybody says this song sucks. I don't. 4:00 of crap though in the beginning, but good. 5/5
BONUS TRACK: Pretty Fly (Reprise) - Mexican version of Pretty Fly at the end of Pay The Man. Just keep on listening. John Mayer also sings in this one. 4.5/5
So go get this CD. You won't regret it.
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Now, I know that there are a lot of people who love The Offspring, and that's fine, but I just can't stand them. My sister lent me this album, and other than the first track, I hate it. All the songs sound the same, and this reeks of MTV-style Pop-Punk. I wouldn't like this album even if I were still in my MTV phase. Because all the songs sound the same, I can barely remember anything from this album, other than I hate it. The lyrics bore me, and are all about girls, or school, or some other over-used topic. The vocals are very whiny, and the riffs are dull at best. Plus, the fact that I hear this band all the time from the people around me doesn't help.
After listening to this album once, I decided to listen again with an open mind to see if I like it, and I hated it even more. I gave this back to my sister almost as soon as I got it.
Although, if there's something positive I have to say about this, it's that the first track (the opening one) is pretty funny. But, once track 2 starts, I hate it. So, I don't reccomend this album at all. If I ever need any Punk, I'll listen to the Dead Kennedys, or the Misfits, not this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Who doesn't appreciate a fun band having a blast? Have to love this effort from a great band. As a relatively casual fan of the punk scene, I can still appreciate good music
Published 21 months ago by Langer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as Smash
Almost every song on this album (...). "Pay the man" is one of the best songs. It lasts for 8 minutes and yet it isn't boring, AT ALL. If you liked Smash, you'll love this. Read more
Published on June 15 2004 by Dick H
4.0 out of 5 stars Its actually hard to rate this
I don't know exactly how to rate this album...I guess 4 stars will do. This is by far a very diverse album, which features the songs that basically reintroduced the Offspring to... Read more
Published on May 10 2004 by The Deac
4.0 out of 5 stars An old favorite...
In the third grade, this was one of my 3 favorite albums(accompanied by white trash 2 heebs and a bean by NOFX, and Dude ranch by Blink 182. Read more
Published on May 1 2004 by ...
5.0 out of 5 stars Offspring mainstream
This album is dope. I love the way "Super Fly" mocks this whole Eminem whiteboy honkie black-wannabe mentality. It's hilarious. But there are some other great tunes on here too. Read more
Published on April 27 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST OFFSPRING ALBUM YET
Americana, Offsprings most notorious album with the famous smash-hit, "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)", and its other two hits: "The Kids Aren't Alright", and... Read more
Published on April 16 2004 by thejmyster
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
This has the Offsprings most famous songs. "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy" , "The Kids Arent Alright" and "Why Dont You Get A Job". Read more
Published on April 8 2004 by John
4.0 out of 5 stars Offspring last rockin cd!
Well, I like Offspring but the 2 last albums are not really the bests the offspring, but there's still a lot of awesome songs on Americana!
Published on March 26 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars great punk...
This is a great c.d. from Have You Ever all the way to Pay The Man. I admit i wasn't really an OffSpring fan to start out with but after i heard this c.d. Read more
Published on March 1 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars good but a few baddies
I love this cd, its so much fun! Every song on it is awesome except for 3. Staring at the sun is boring and gets old, the end of line makes me cry and pay the man is just bad. Read more
Published on Feb. 24 2004
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