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OFFSPRING ALBUMS RANKED - DISCOGRAPHY TIER LIST

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  My ranking scheme: FAV / GREAT / GOOD / DECENT / MEH - I replace the standard "S" tier with my own top level tier of Favorites. This way I can highlight albums that have a bit more personal meaning to me while still celebrating the albums that are deserving of a top level ranking. *Note: Every ranking exists within it's own isolated universe. Meaning the albums are only being compared to other albums from the same band. In this way, it would be unfair to compare one of my tier-lists for band A with a tier-list from band B. This ranking includes full length LPs only. No compilations, greatest hits, or live albums. Check out the list of Offspring favorites on YouTube or Spotify .     1. Offspring (1989) -  GOOD Pro: A good punk rock album with dark and brooding undertones. Many good songs. Con: Songs from this album rarely get played live sets. "Kill The President" removed/censored from reissues of the album due to controversial subject matter. Few great

ALBUM REVIEW: LET THE BAD TIMES ROLL (2021) by THE OFFSPRING

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Summary: Classic rockin' Offspring energy is back with Let The Bad Times Roll , their first album in nearly a decade. Review: Songs like "Army of One" and "Coming for You" take me back to the Offspring albums of my youth. We all know by now that the band likes to put an experimental song or two on each album, "We Never Have Sex Anymore" is actually a swingin' little tune that will get your feet moving before their cover of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" has you and your partner doing the slam dance. A beautiful piano rendition of "Gone Away" reflects how the song has recently been performed at live shows. In many ways, I think this is some of the best material Offspring has put out as a whole in quite a few years. It's great to hear a band's sound experiment and evolve over time, but it's also refreshing to hear a band return to what made you a fan in the first place. I feel like I could put Let The Bad Times Rol
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"You Don't Know Your Mom Is Crazy Until You're Older" by Jose Sarduy

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"Sunday Mourning" (Poem) - The Misadventures of Little Rudger

(Scene: A local hockey rink on a Sunday morning. A ceremonial puck drop takes place at the beginning of the game to commemorate the passing of a player's grandfather. Their entire family is in the stands watching. You are the goaltender on the opposing team.) Final minute of the game. The score is tied. Your team has the other team "on the ropes" down on the other end of the ice. Passing the puck back and forth while players on the other team react helplessly. Your team shoots the puck.  Clank! It hits the post and bounces out towards neutral ice. 20 seconds left. A player on the opposing team jumps ahead of the pack and reaches the puck. There's no one in between him and your own team's goal except for you. Your job is to stop the puck from entering the net to support your team. ... The other player shoots. ... You flinch. ... ... ... ... The puck goes in. The family in the stands explode out of their seats and cheer wildly while the p

Imminence Live in S:t Nicolai

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Didn't we tell you a new Renaissance might happen after the pandemic? Tickets are already on sale for " Immenence: Live in Concert Halls " 2022. If this is the future, count us in!