Let The Bad Times Roll

The Offspring - Let The Bad Times Roll
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #650 / 660
User Score
Based on 225 ratings
2021 Ratings: #879
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
The Young Folks

Let The Bad Times Roll is not the new flashy restaurant in town. It is the joy of realizing your favorite pizza shop is still open despite thinking they had closed their doors years ago.

67
Consequence of Sound
If The Offspring want to stay in their comfort zone, there are plenty of fans who won’t object, but it won’t keep them relevant.
60
Classic Rock
A fun romp with a serious undercurrent, then, and a reminder that there's just one man on the Warped Tour who can save us all when the next pandemic hits.
60
Kerrang!

For the majority of its runtime, Let The Bad Times Roll represents a welcome return from a band who undoubtedly make the world all the brighter with their presence.

60
AllMusic
It's a record by and for disgruntled old guys who are too sharp to indulge in nostalgia yet still don't want to let the past go.
60
Spill Magazine

Had this album been half the length, Let The Bad Times Roll could have been a stellar EP; rather it feels tired, forced, and devoid of a level of fun associated with the band.

40
Clash
A record that struggles to find an identity, both the length and the truculence of its gestation are evident in every note.
40
Sputnikmusic

With a good production, some of these tracks could have been saved, but by all accounts, Let the Bad Times Roll is the worst album The Offspring have ever made.

30
DIY
They were perhaps wiser to remain outside of the limelight, as their attempt to tap into the manic paranoia and fracturing of society misses the mark by some magnitude.
Chode
12
Cock Music #2

Father of Few

Let The Bad Times Roll- One of the absolute most limp-dick, pitiful “pop-punk/rock” albums I’ve heard in recent memory. You would be forgiven if you couldn’t discern who The Offspring was before this review, though to say they haven’t had any prominence within the pop-punk/rock sphere would be a falsehood. While The Offspring was never necessarily among genre titans Green Day and blink-182 in terms of relevance and stature, two of ... read more
PipePanic
19
OK, but what the fuck where you people expecting?

Did you people think that this would be good? "Oh yeah, a pop-punk band that found their fame in the 2000s coming through with an album nearly a decade after their last record? Sure!", you might have said before pressing play on an album that has a track called 'We Never Have Sex Anymore' or 'The Opioid Diaries'. "Maybe, just MAYBE, with a cover like that and an album cover like that, maybe this record will be positively ... read more
CLJesse
10
I guess Dexter wasn't so fly (for a white guy) after all....not a fan of false advertising.....
Nightwing734
20
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Musicnerdd
15
Awful and dry (for a white guy)
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Added on: February 23, 2021