Sound — 10
The Offspring are one of today's greatest pop/punk rock artists. Americana, nearing almost 10 years since its release has still proven itself to be better than all the crappy "punk" bands out on the scene today. On Americana, They bring melodic vocals, tight and scratchy riffs to exotice riffs (Pay The Man), and fast (ex. Americana, No Brakes) to "Groovy" (She's Got Issues, Pay The Man) drum beats. Dexter, Noodles, Greg, and Ron really bring out a unique and unforgettable style to this CD.
Lyrics — 10
Something the Offspring have always excelled in. Dexter's lyric style varies from songs about society (Americana), depression (The End of the Line), to even a song about a poser white guy (Pretty Fly). No matter the song, expect great lyrics in any of them.
Overall Impression — 10
This album can compare and probably beat most albums out there. It is definitely the best Offspring CD so far (not Greatest Hits and the fact that I can't speak for the new one that's being made) there's really nothing on this album that I hate. As you can see I like every song on this album. No song on this album is bad let alone second rate. I recommend this CD to people before buying greatest hits. In my opinion every song on this is equivalent to a hits list. If this was stolen I would steal his wallet so I could buy it again, cut him up into little pieces and feed him to pigs. This album is that great.