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Offspring: Ixnay On The Hombre

Chuck Eddy, Rolling Stone, 10 January 1997

IN PURE IQ-test terms – singer Dexter Holland is just inches away from his microbiology Ph.D., for Christ's sake – the Offspring might rank as one of rock's smartest bands ever. Add the fact that their 1994 album, Smash, was also an unprecedentedly megaplatinum indie-punk success story, and you've got the potential for a longstanding career.

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