AOTY 2019

OFF!

OFF! - OFF!
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Ratings: #200 / 955
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Based on 23 ratings
May 8, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

Off! makes up for its self-serving petulance with sharp songwriting and pure, crusty potency. 

80
Consequence of Sound

OFF! is the godfather of hardcore punk churning out another stellar example of the genre at its peak, an album that kicks ass musically, confronts the listener lyrically, and then kicks ass again.

80
NME

It’s a bolshie, unapologetic barrage of electroshock rock’n’roll that’s as snarlingly pissed off as it is inanely entertaining. 

76
Paste

The band’s first proper album doesn’t have quite the same impact as The Four EPs, but only because we’re already been hit over the head with that particular skateboard.

71
Pitchfork

The "holy SHIT" surprise of those First Four EPs is somewhat dulled by the nagging feeling that we've heard a lot of this before.

70
No Ripcord

The guitar work is absolutely ferocious from beginning to end, the rhythm section’s diversity and tightness reveals itself with increasing listens, and OFF! never rely on speed or volume to make up for lack of a guitar line or on profanity for lack of a lyric.

70
PopMatters

This album, and band, succeeds because it doesn’t claim to be any more than it is, and while its ambitions may be low, its execution is brilliant and its insights – even if it doesn’t probe them – are sharp all the way through.

Z.Younk
82
As good as the First4EPs comp. and I'd put them up against most of Morris' discography in quality.
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Year End Lists

#14/MAGNET
#41/AllMusic
#73/Crack Magazine

Track List

  1. Wiped Out 
  2. I Got News For You 
  3. Elimination 
  4. Cracked 
  5. Wrong 
  6. Borrow and Bomb 
  7. Toxic Box 
  8. Man From Nowhere 
  9. Jet Black Girls 
  10. King Kong Brigade 
  11. Harbor Freeway Blues 
  12. Feelings Are Meant to Be Hurt 
  13. Vaporized 
  14. 503 
  15. Zero for Conduct 
  16. I Need One (I Want One)
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