Ixnay On The Hombre Its Not Smash, But Thats Good I've been listening to the Offspring for about eight years now, but for some reason I never picked this one up until recently. It hasn't yet grown on me like Smash or even Conspiracy of One, but it has some great tracks, many of which are really funny. I rate the tracks with all other Offspring songs in mind. Disclaimer: 5/5 - Really hilarious and clever intro, probably the best of any of the Offspring albums, if not a little over the top... The Meaning of Life: 4.5/5 - Great energetic opener, what you would expect, but not quite as powerful as Americana's "Have You Ever" and Smash's "Nitro". Mota: 3/5 - This has one of those great little high-powerchord intro riffs that the Offspring are known for, and it really sets a good mood for this faced- paced satirical song. But not one of my favorite off the album, pr obably because the chorus isn't as cool as the verse. Me & My Old Lady: 4.5/5 - Longest song ont he album, Really catchy riff and verse rhythm, and the brief lead guitar melody near the beginning is a nice difference from other songs. I think this songs "she aint no ball and chain" was probably influenced by the Social Distortion song, but maybe not... Cool To Hate: 5/5 - Just an awesome well-paced song, the lyrics are brilliant. Probably the most memorable track from the album. I only wish I hated this song, so I could be cool Leave It Behind: 4/5 - A good short and fast follow-up to that last song. The opening riff makes me think of "Genocide". Gone Away: 5/5 - Really not a typical-sounding Offspring song; The intro and verse vocals sound more like they are off a grunge or alternative rock album. The chorus is very memorable, too. This rates as one of the Offspring's best slower songs. I Choose: 3.5/5 - Hahaha, the first 1.5 seconds of this always throw me off because it sounds like that Van Halen song "Unchained". The main riff and rhythm of this song are cool, but I just don't like the vocals on this song. I'm sure others might strongly disagree with me. Though it does have a nice solo about midway through. Intermission: 5/5 - Ahhhhhh.... All I Want: 5/5 - So the guitar parts aren't quite as interesting as other songs on the album, but this quick song has an awesome vocal melody. Way Down the Line: 4/5 - Song about how kids turn out just like their parents. Has one of those Offspring choruses similar to One Fine Day or Walla Walla. Don't Pick It Up: 4/5 - I like how this song almost sounds like its gonna be serious at the start. This is the obligatory ska-punk-sounding song on the album and its pretty funny. Amazed: 3.5/5 - Not-typical-Offspring in a similar way as "Gone Away". If you've listened to the Conspiracy album, the chorus sounds similar to "Vultures", but a little better. I think the main thing I don't like about the song is its placement after "Don't Pick it Up". The guitar is pretty unspectacular compared with other songs on Ixnay except for the interesting little lead melody at the beginning. Change the World: 4/5 - Starts with that mysterious interesting guitar riff that ended the song "Smash" on the previous album. I like how it builds off of that with drums, 2nd guitar etc. This song always reminds me of that song "Revolution" by the Beatles. I should add that I don't really listen to any punk, mostly classic roc k, progressive and instrumental rock, and some metal. But the Offspring is a great band with diverse albums I love to listen to straight through. it never gets dull, it never gets old. If you're just getting into their music, definitely go for something like Smash first instead of the newest albums; but if you have that one already, Ixnay is an excellent choice, as is Ignition or Americana. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Ixnay On The Hombre - Download MP3 Today!
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