Neil Macy

2023 Albums #1

  • Album: Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
  • Artist: The Offspring
  • Year: 2008
  • Spotify link

I love the mix on this album. Some tracks, like Kristy, Are You Doing Okay? and Fix You, have a great rocky ballad feel to them. I love singing along to that stuff, it really brings out my 2000s emo side.

Then you get the tracks where The Offspring excel. Your Gonna Go Far, Kid and Stuff Is Messed Up. Angry, punky, political. I love it.

Funny story about this album. I bought it in Walmart in Florida on holiday. I had no idea it was censored. So when I first heard Your Gonna Go Far, Kid years later and heard the line “Now dance, fucker, dance” I was really surprised. Like “oh, yeah, there was a weird gap there before! That does sound better doesn’t it.” Fucking prudishness from Walmart.

Published on 2 January 2023