Punk rock pioneers and innovators The Offspring have returned for the first time in almost a decade with their 10th studio album, Let The Bad Times Roll. With this latest offering the band continue to push boundaries of the genre, but perhaps not in as innovative ways as they have done previously.
Let The Bad Times Roll attempts to tap into the public consciousness and highlight topical themes but fails to do so in a timeless and everlasting way. Across the 12 track offering the band use punk elements which are also imbued with elements from ska, but these unfortunately didn’t resonate with me.
Overall this is an interesting record but not one which will stick in my memory as previous records from The Offspring have.