I'm a big Offspring fan, and I certainly think most of the Offspring's best work is on their old albums. People who were looking for Splinter to be the next Smash, Ignition or Conspiracy of One will probably be disappointed, but it's still got a lot of great new songs. Most of them are very fast paced and loud making it great party or driving music. The best songs on the album are Hit That, Spare Me the Details, The Worst Hangover Ever, Long Way Home, and Never Gonna Find Me. Even if you don't love this album, I'd certainly encourage anybody who likes some of what they hear on Splinter to check out some of the Offspring's older work, particularly Ignition, Smash and Conspiracy of One. Splinter is a very punky album, whereas you'll find a lot more of their alternative, rock, and even ska themes on older albums.