Sound — 8
I do think that The Offspring fit in quite nicely into the '90s. The whole kind of Teen grunge/punk stuff that was floating around (Green Day, No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Nirvana, Foo Fighters) is all comparable to this kind of music. Most of it is light hearted and fun, with music that you just want to party too. I know for a fact that the second Hit That comes on at a party everyone is on the floor. I dunno why: I guess it really relates to parties and the consequences of promiscuity. Perhaps I'm going too deep. Perhaps it's just about having a good time!
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics aren't too distressing or deep, just light-hearted and fun (Pretty Fly), with an element of Teen Angst that never fails to impress. The lyrics do comply with the music, the heavy lyrics are with Minor, and the 'Happy' ones in more major. Dexter Holland has an instantly recognizable voice, which is quite different to most artists.
Overall Impression — 8
I wasn't really into the Offspring before I got this album, but I have to say, it's changed my perception of them. I just kinda thought: Offspring = meh. To be honest, it does kinda remind me of Nirvana, but I think that's been engrained into my brain due to Dexter Holland always saying they were big influences. I think the best song is Original Prankster or Hit That, but also because I love the videos for them!