The Offspring - Smash
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Based on 4 reviews
1994 Ratings: #203 / 379
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Based on 109 ratings
1994 Ratings: #101
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April 8, 1994 / Release Date
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The Offspring's best album before they sold out into radio pop rock mediocrity. Smash is a fantastic skate punk record, filled with standards of the genre such as Nitro (Youth Energy), Self Esteem, and the title track. Even Killboy Powerhead is a favorite of mine, and that track is universally considered to be filler.
smash - the offspring (1994)
55/100 (C+)
nitro (youth energy), bad habit, self esteem
The better (best) side of The Offspring. Skate punk/punk rock, none of this poppy-mainstream-bland drivel, this actually goes places. "Self Esteem" and "Come Out and Play" are quite possibly my favourite tracks from these guys, they're both really good. Love the lyrics, structuring and vocals for "Come Out and Play," and would always watch the video when it came on. Nice work.
I may be relieved the tracks don't sound all the exact same, different from the latest LP of this list, but I still would like to emphasize this is absurdly from what I'd normally expect from a sp00ky cover like that one. It's not purposely silly, even if it may look like it sometimes, and the song intros may be quite over-exaggerated when compared to the rest of the song, but this was a good ass ride.
And yeah, this really felt like it had 20 tracks instead of 14. You choose if that is a good ... read more
Un clásico de la nueva ola de punk californiano. Maravillosa producción. Definitivamente lo mejor que ha salido de las manos del cuarteto.

Fav Tracks: "Nitro (Youth Energy)", "Bad Habit", "Come Out and Play", "Self Esteem", "What Happened to You?".
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Track List

  1. Time to Relax
  2. Nitro (Youth Energy)
  3. Bad Habit
  4. Gotta Get Away
  5. Genocide
  6. Something to Believe In
  7. Come Out and Play
  8. Self Esteem
  9. It'll Be a Long Time
  10. Killboy Powerhead
  11. What Happened to You?
  12. So Alone
  13. Not the One
  14. Smash
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