So-Cal Legendary Punks The Offspring have released their tenth studio album, Let The Bad Times Roll, via Concord Records.
While the title of these OG Rockers album may mix up your mind, the time spent on spinning the collection of tracks isn’t just good; it’s great. The band’s first new album in over a decade packs a punch that punk rock wouldn’t be the same without. Earlier this year, the band released the title track, and it rocked our world. So, it’s no surprise to us that we think the album, too, is totally kick-ass.
One of the best-selling punk-rock bands of all time; what more can we say? Luckily, the album speaks for itself, as The Offspring provides track after track of pure poppy-punk-rock and iconic irony. While we recommend listening to the whole album in its entirety often, we’re going to be nice enough to highlight our top three tracks to turn up to. Skipping over the title track because, well, we’ve already gushed over it here.
The Offspring – ‘This Is Not Utopia’
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This song is classic The Offspring. Filled with raw energy, even though the meaning behind it is profound, you can’t help but sing along. Drawing in vibes of bands like Bad Religion, their iconic sounds is skilled. If you didn’t already know, this band is out here after all these years, killing it, still.
The Offspring – ‘The Opioid Diaries’
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Again, here you hear an evolved sound from the band that still sounds exactly like their roots. The song covers a topic that most can relate to, dealing with addiction. Punchy-punk-rock, this song was an instant fan favorite.
The Offspring – ‘Army Of One’
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Picking up those solid sounds of vintage The Offspring, this song has a flair of its own. Elevating their rock and roll ties, this track is a total jam. High energy combined with a powerful punch of punk, making this one a stand-out on the record.
If you like what you hear, which we’ve found pretty unavoidable, the good times are the ones that won’t stop rolling! Us fans will have multiple opportunities to engage directly with the band post album release. Band members Dexter Holland and Noodles will join Rolling Stones live via Twitch to chat about the new record on April 21st. Noodles will conduct an official Q&A via Twitter on the band account as fans use the hashtag #LetTheBadTimesRoll to submit questions. Dexter and Noodles will hit Reddit using the ‘Ask Me Anything Series’ to answer even more fans, and more! Don’t pass up the opportunity to kick it with these classics, and of course, stream Let The Bad Times Roll or pick up your copy here!
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