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The Offspring Days Go By Album Review

Last modified: September 2, 2012

Rate : 5/5

The Offspring release their ninth album studio Days Go By, Tuesday, June 26th via Columbia. Be sure to grab your copies.

The band celebrate the release of their new album and will host a “pop-up” Days Go By release day party , in Huntington Beach at Chronic Tacos June 26 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

The event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so come down and meet the band, the party will feature…

- Autograph signings by the band (1 item per person, no purchase necessary)

- The new album Days Go By on CD at a special low price thanks to Fingerprints record store

- Amateur taco eating contest

- An appearance by competitive eating superstar Takeru Kobayashi (not to be missed!)

- A killer Mariachi band

- Free custom Offspring T-shirts (screen printed on site, limited quantities)

- Free tacos, snacks and refreshments thanks to Chronic Tacos

- And more…

CHRONIC TACOS - 328 11th Street (@ Orange Ave) = Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Four years since Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and the new record worth the wait. Album doesn’t disappoint. Terrific from beginning to end (I love), the band delivers the best of themselves beyond your expectations. Days Go By contains plenty of great melodies, big choruses and verses,  memorables guitar parts as some cool guitar solos such as , for example, in my first favorite and excellent opener,  The Future Is Now featuring an awesome piano breakdown part. The songs will keep you singing all day long. Musically, they take us in an engaging and catchy journey that appeal to all listeners since first seconds of album. Lyrically,it is extremely interesting.

It is predominately an original punk rock album, blending various musical styles at the same time,  in an unique vibe such as the mixture of reggae and mariachi in OC Guns (my second favorite) that works to perfection. The track talks about Orange County , a dangerous and a fun place at the same time. Cool guitar parts feature in All I Have Left Is You, a great mixture of alternative and southern rock elements. I love the drum part and the vibe of Turning Into You. The music and lyrics fit very well together (as in the rest of the album if you listen very carefully) which is about resisting under consistent pressure from society.

Songs are serious. The album ranges a variety of topics from relationship , vengeance (Dividing By Zero), nihilism( Slim Pickens Does the Right and Rides The Bomb To Hell) to technology that kills human the real social life (The Future Is Now). However, it also contains some very funny songs  such as the rock N Roll, I Wanna Secret Family (With You) , the poppy rock track Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk), which is their second single and a perfect summer hit. I found it too cool.  It is also a beautiful tribute to Huntington Beach. They also added a new re-edition of their old song Dirty Magic, making it more layered and textured.

Dividing By Zero (including awesome arabic guitar solo) and Slim Pickens Does the Right and Rides The Bomb To Hell, the last tracks on the album,  are like one song and a punk medley.

In conclusion, Days Go By is without hesitation one of 2012′s best rock albums. Hurry up to grab your copies and spread the word. They push the boundaries of their creativity and that’s great. An example to follow.

Pre-order now: iTunes | Amazon | International

Tracklist

  1. The Future Is Now
  2. Secrets from the Underground
  3. Days Go By
  4. Turning into You
  5. Hurting As One
  6. Cruising California (Bumpin’ in My Trunk)
  7. All I Have Left Is You
  8.  O.C. Guns
  9. Dirty Magic
  10. I Wanna Secret Family (With You)
  11. Dividing by Zero
  12. Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing and Rides the Bomb to Hell

About Sylvie Lesas

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