I love the Healing Game so very much, and as someone else said far above me, it’s sort of like the last great album he made. I’m a big fan of Van … but wow there are a lot of albums I’ve never even heard of. Feeling a bit ashamed now but also strangely anticipatory.
Oh this album… the soundtrack to my final year at high school, the CD some girl called Lisa (I think) bought and hid from her parents and we thought she was cool because she was the only girl we knew that bought it. Turned out she never listened to it.
The Offspring became a parody, really, of themselves, a tricky feat when you consider they never really sounded all that serious to begin with. As great as Bad Habit is … and it’s truly great … it’s also ridiculous lyrically.
I’ve listened to every Offspring album since this one. Apart from Ixnay, I’ve listened with growing regret and resentment and wonder why I’m even listening to it when the past four or five were so bad.
EDIT: Before I’d read the list, that is.
Why is it I got a simultaneous sinking feeling as well as elation when I saw this list?
Is that not the point of movie posters?
Where? At your house?
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So I missed John Mordecai’s comment on the Downward Spiral, but that’s the best summation of that album I’ve ever read. “something really dirty hiding behind the corners”… “sounds generated by dirt and worms not computers” …. spot on.
No, don’t think so, and so then but also …. Faith No More top 10. (Probably not enough *good* FNM albums to warrant a best to worst)
Re Atlantic City, if you wanted the definitive E-Street Band version, you can get it on Springsteen’s Live in New York City…