Wasted Years (album)

Wasted Years is the third album by the band Off! It was released on April 8, 2014 by Vice Records. As with their previous albums, it features 16 tracks and cover art by Raymond Pettibon.[1]

Wasted Years
OFF! - Wasted Years.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
RecordedDecember 2013-January 2014
GenreHardcore punk
Length23:18
LabelVice
ProducerDimitri Coats
Off! chronology
Off!
(2012)
Wasted Years
(2014)

The band recorded 19 songs at their rehearsal space to analog tape, leaving three off of the album. "In Your Arms" appears as a digital bonus track and a 7", released on Record Store Day 2014, features "Learn to Obey" backed by "I See Through You." The first song from the album, "Void You Out", was premiered by Rolling Stone on January 22, 2014.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

'Wasted Years' premiered on the Billboard 200 at #67.[9]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[11]
Alternative Press3.5/5 stars[12]
The A.V. ClubB-[13]
Consequence of SoundB[14]
Exclaim!8/10[15]
The Guardian4/5 stars[16]
NME7/10[17]
Pitchfork Media6.2/10[18]
Popmatters6/10 discs[19]
Rock Sound6/10[20]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Dimitri Coats and Keith Morris.

No.TitleLength
1."Void You Out"1:10
2."Red White and Black"1:37
3."Legion of Evil"1:20
4."No Easy Escape"1:05
5."Over Our Heads"1:43
6."Hypnotized"2:15
7."It Didn't Matter to Me"1:28
8."Exorcised"1:25
9."Death Trip on the Party Train"1:13
10."I Won't Be a Casualty"1:16
11."All I Can Grab"1:14
12."Time's Not On Your Side"1:37
13."Meet Your God"1:40
14."Mr. Useless"1:07
15."You Must Be Damned"1:50
16."Wasted Years"1:18
17."In Your Arms" (digital bonus track)1:27

PersonnelEdit

Band
Production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pelly, Jenn (January 15, 2014). "Off! Announce New Album, Wasted Years". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
  2. ^ Gentile, John (January 22, 2014). "Off! Fight the Uptight in 'Void You Out' - Song Premiere". RollingStone.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
  3. ^ "Off: In the Studio Pictures - Un-ideal Circumstances". RollingStone.com. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Wasted Years by Off!". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  5. ^ "Amazon.com: Wasted Years: Off!: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  6. ^ "RSD 2014 Exclusive Off! x Obey Giant "Learn To Obey" 7" Single Vinyl Record". The Blot Says.com. March 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  7. ^ Terry, Josh (March 26, 2014). "Off! team with Shepard Fairey for new single, stream "Learn To Obey"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  8. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "'Wasted Years' marks a hard-core high for L.A.'s Off!". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  9. ^ "OFF! - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  10. ^ "Wasted Years – OFF!". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  11. ^ Deming, Mark. "Wasted Years – OFF!". Allmusic. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  12. ^ Pearlman, Mischa (2014). "Off! – Wasted Years". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine. May 2014 (310): 93. ISSN 1065-1667.
  13. ^ Heller, Jason (April 8, 2014). "Punk supergroup Off! is back, but the rants are wearing thin". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  14. ^ Bray, Ryan. "Album Review: Wasted Years – Off!". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  15. ^ Khanna, Vish (April 4, 2014). "OFF! Wasted Years". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  16. ^ Hann, Michael (April 3, 2014). "Off!: Wasted Years review – more of the same, in a good way, from punk supergroup". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  17. ^ Cooper, Leonie (April 4, 2014). "Off! – 'Wasted Years'". NME. Inspire. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  18. ^ Minsker, Evan (April 8, 2014). "OFF!: Wasted Years". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  19. ^ Suarez, Gary (April 10, 2014). "OFF!: Wasted Years". Popmatters. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  20. ^ Deller, Alex (April 12, 2014). "OFF! – Wasted Years". Rock Sound. Freeway Press Inc. Retrieved March 20, 2015.