The Offspring and Dido, now playing

posted by Jeff | Thursday, February 19, 2004, 9:07 AM | comments: 4
Just thought I'd mention that the last two albums I bought on iTunes were The Offspring and Dido's latest albums.

The Offspring's "Splinter" is good stuff. It's fast, angry at times, funny at others. It stays true to the formula that has worked for them. The only down side is that it's short, barely over 30 minutes.

Dido's "Life For Rent" is exactly what I needed to counter balance Offspring. It's very chill and nearly every track good. She has some nice changes in a few songs that really tie them together. The lyrics are interesting in that at least two songs she seems to be helping out a friend that suffered a break up.

Snatched up some older songs from iTunes with Pepsi bottle caps a friend gave me (I don't drink the shit), including Dishwalla's "Counting Blue Cars," "Drive" by Incubus and "Possum Kingdom" by the Toadies. Good stuff.



February 19, 2004, 4:39 PM # I picked up Splinter a while back. I agree with your comments exactly -- it's fun, but WAY too short. The CD apparently has quite a bit of "enhanced content" -- videos and the like. I haven't bothered to check that stuff out, because to me when I buy an "album", it's the songs that make the content.


February 19, 2004, 5:51 PM # Seeing as how I bought it from iTunes for $10, I don't get the CD anyway!


February 19, 2004, 7:18 PM # I'll have to pick up Splinter, it's been awhile since I've listened to any of their stuff. Being a Weezer fan, I'm used to short albums.


February 19, 2004, 8:54 PM # Way too short?....Hello....THAT PUNK MUSIC!!! Offspring is my the soundtrack of Naval career.

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