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Old 10-26-2014, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default Offspring Smash: One of the best punk albums ever

For whatever reason Offspring seemingly lost it after this release, but this has to be one of the best punk albums. Has to be in the top 20 at least.

It's just such a powerful album and the energy and sound they achieved on this album is bar-none in my opinion.

Even the crustiest punks out there can't deny the genius of this album.

For that reason I think it's almost underrated in this day and age. It just hasn't reached the legendary status that a lot of other 90's albums have and it certainly should.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:02 AM   #2
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It's so rare to find an album that's just that tight throughout. Theres not 1 skip-able song on it.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:03 AM   #3
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:05 AM   #4
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:06 AM   #5
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This is in no way a "troll-thread" despite what you and likely trots will say.

It's a brilliant punk album, and I can't think of any punk band who's put out anything as fresh and different since.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:06 AM   #6
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You don't even like good music from the 90s like trip hop or shoegaze or dream pop. Just the shitty American stuff.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:09 AM   #7
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I love a lot of the British shoe-gaze. Slouvaki is one of my top 10 fave albums for crying out loud.

I know Offsprings considered mainstream and due to that is glossed over by a lot of music fans but Smash really is a special album.

I mean it was an Indie release that sold over 10 million copies. That just goes to show the pure quality and energy that resonated with people

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:12 AM   #9
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but when I look at the 90's critically and consider the albums that will really stand the test of time theres no doubt that Smash is one of them.

As much as I love Green Day even Dookie sounds kinda dated in its own right. I'd say the same for Nevermind, Ten, Siamese dream and a lot of those other mainstay albums.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:13 AM   #10
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Hey guys, Trots can't appreciate Smash. He's too into the critical darlings like Swans

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:15 AM   #11
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I mean I'll admit I like "Self-Esteem" and it was one of the first songs I learned to play just because it's just a blast to drunkenly sing with friends

"I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with low self-esteem"

Yup, I can dig that

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:16 AM   #12
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That's cool. Have you given the rest of the album a fair shake? Cause if you dig that song I'm not sure what's not to like about the rest of it.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:17 AM   #13
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For what it's worth that track and it's video was what propelled me to get my Mom to take me to "Music world" to pick up the Smash Cassette

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:21 AM   #14
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They're like Green Day, I don't hate them or anything, but I never listen to them

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:23 AM   #15
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That doesn't answer my question. Smash really is a stand alone album as far as any thing by the Offspring is concerned IMO. The rest of the stuff is quaint shit... It's weird. So I'm not really talking about them as a band... But strictly this one album.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:23 AM   #16
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I'm also a Green Day fan boy, but i'd have to honestly say that Smash knocks any of their stuff outta the park.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:24 AM   #17
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Offsprings definitely a one-album-wonder as far as I'm concerned... Though there is a large sect of people who look at "Americana" thru rose colored glasses

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:27 AM   #18
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Ummm, listening right now, it's okay, These songs could all be about a minute shorter though, the hooks aren't strong enough to support these 3 and half minute songs.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:32 AM   #19
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lol just listen to the whole album before you make any judgment calls man

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:33 AM   #20
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Also, the youtube shits all pitch shifted and what not. If you wanna give it a fair listen you gotta actually download it

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:38 AM   #21
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Phhhssssttt like I'd listen to an album through Youtube

Listening on my streaming thing. High quality over WiFi

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:42 AM   #22
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killer man

Hope you have some good headphones on cause this stuff is best when loud

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:49 AM   #23
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Btw Longview is legit pop-punk genius imo

"My mother says to get a job
But she don't like the one she's got
When masturbation's lost its fun
You're fucking lonely"

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:50 AM   #24
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Being 15 was pretty awful

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:57 AM   #25
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Yeah Green Day was the real deal. I was so enthralled with them as a kid, and today, 20 years later a lot of it still sounds great.

Dookie and Insomniac are 2 albums by a band creatively firing on all cylinders. The rest are hit and miss but theres been great stuff on each subsequent album... It just seems to be getting less and less as the years go on though.

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:58 AM   #26
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I'd be a little kid at the drugstore while my parents were running errands and literally be so excited to see Green Day on the cover of Hit Parader or some shit magazine like that that they had at the store. I'd plead for them to buy it for me and sit at home just starting at their pictures in awe.

 
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They were still cool when I was in high school I don't know why. I had the biggest crush on this girl that was really into them.

 
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haha yeah, they definitely had a full-throttle resurgence with American Idiot. At the time I hated the album and was pissed off that they were wearing eye-liner and jumping the shark. My girlfriend at the time knew I loved them and couldn't believe I wasn't even going to the show and surprised me with a ticket the day of. I went and it was pretty damn good.

Since then I think a lot of American Idiot is pretty great. Whatsername and Letterbomb are two Primo tracks that stand high with the rest of their catalog

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:05 AM   #29
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I asked her to go to the Green Day concert
She said she never heard of them

 
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:08 AM   #30
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haha so how'd you like Smash?

It really picks up in the 2nd half eh?

 
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