Americana Any post-punk ESPN2 band can bash the crap out of its instruments, but the Offspring do it up right, with crafty yell-odies and winky lyrics.… Americana Any post-punk ESPN2 band can bash the crap out of its instruments, but the Offspring do it up right, with crafty yell-odies and winky lyrics.… A.R. Kane Rock
Music Review

Americana

EW's GRADE
A+

Details Genre: Rock

Any post-punk ESPN2 band can bash the crap out of its instruments, but the Offspring do it up right, with crafty yell-odies and winky lyrics. On their fifth album, they sound as volatile as ever, spewing riffs on complicated '90s chicks (''She's Got Issues'') and pathetic wannabes (''Pretty Fly [For a White Guy],'' which could double as the Official Brian Austin Green Theme Song). A thrashed-out cover of fogey standard ''Feelings'' epitomizes Americana's thrust: It's apple pie in your face. B+

Originally posted Nov 20, 1998 Published in issue #459 Nov 20, 1998 Order article reprints