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Smash

The Offspring

1994

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Smash

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3.43

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5

super nostalgic crazy taxi tony hawk's pro skater vibes. I can smell the round table pizza, and these songs are catchy gritty fun. a simpler time

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5

I forget how good this is. Messy mid-90's skate punk, the stuff that got me properly into exploring music

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This came out when I was 13-14 years old. I was pretty much the target audience for this and it never really grabbed me back then. Still doesn't. I have a certain nostalgic thing for "Self Esteem" but that's about it. That one in particular has a more Nirvana like feel which is probably why I'm more attracted to it. Oh man the "secret track" at the end - forgot about those and how they'd translate to modern streaming. So of it's time.

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5

Great album. It really shows off the sound that is the offspring. Not a radical departure from their previous works but enough to freshen up their music. This also contains a lot of singles that were, for most people , their intro to the offspring. Well worth a listen and for anyone looking to get into some good punk rock.

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5

Smash is definitely the right title for the album, because every song is like a smash to the face of pure punk ferocity. The Offspring walk the fine line of being tonally aware, hardcore, pissed off, and a little funny all at the same time and it’s flawlessly executed. This was the jumping off point for every 90s kid who didn’t know where to start with punk rock.

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The Offspring are a bit of a mystery to me. They're clearly capable of elevating and in some ways redefining punk, but often content to settle down and succumb to the laziest tropes of the genre. Fortunately, most of their best work is captured in one album. If you were to make a true best of compilation, you might grab one or two from elsewhere, but the collection would start and end with Smash. It's filled with allusions and wordplay that reward repeated listens, and you'll want to listen again, because it fucking rocks. I don't know if it's a shame that they couldn't replicate that success or a blessing that they did it once. Best track: Come Out and Play

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Come out to play and self esteem are particular highlights for me as they are more the vibe of offspring I prefer. The rest of the album is filled with the more thrashier side of punk which I'm less bothered about.

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I don't hate this, it does remind me of uni students with long greasy hair and plans to drink lots of beer once they finish studying with this blasting out and rollups filling their ashtrays. It is a big cheesy lyrically but it has great rhythms and it is really melodic vocally. I honestly am very happy to keep listening to the end.

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5

this is pretty much the best album of all time and i've heard it a kazillion times, it never gets old yewww

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5

Exactly what i think of when i hear the word punk

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5

Awesome album

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5

I've heard this album 100s of times. One of my best friends wore out 3 copies on CD when we were younger. Still great. Favorite tracks: "Bad Habit", "Killboy Powerhead", "Self Esteem"

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5

Best selling independent label album for a reason

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5

Fuck yeah

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5

I love it. I love this music. I love it.

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5

Fantastic album - their best.

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5

Fav Song: Come Out and Play

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5

OH Yes.

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5

"Ahh, it's time to relax." This album is amazing. I first listened to it when I was around 10, and it really got me into a lot of the rock and punk that I love now. If I could rate this album higher than 5, I would.

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5

The first CD I ever owned. It brings me back to that specific moment in time, even after all these years. It's affirming to me that I have good enough taste for this record to be on this list.

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5

Bei ricordi

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5

geilgeilegeilgeilgeilgeil. Mit diesem Sound verbinde ich 0,66 Despo, Rofaschlange 21:00 und weinende Emos. Und explizit diese alten gebürsteten Metalltische vor der Tanze vor der Bar zur Dj-Kanzel (die mit der Tribünenmäsigen anstieg), wo ich zum ersten mal mal verschiedene Dinge erfahren durfte: 1. BHs sind viel stabiler als ich dachte. 2. Kaschieren viel mehr dazu als ich dachte. 3. Brüste sind wirklich sehr weich. 4. Isy kann wirklich nicht gut küssen (ich kanns ja wohl nicht gewesen sein) 5. Leuten ist wirklich scheissegal was mal in dem Laden macht. 6. Saufen macht mich zum Aufreisser. 5* Liebs ganz ganz arg

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5

Ist halt geil. Würde auch jede andere natürliche Zahl >=5 geben als Rating, aber is halt aufgrund der programming boundaries nicht möglich.

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5

Daniel: “I’m down for that. That was good.” Diane: I fucking love The Offspring. Americana was the first cd I ever bought for myself. Really like the energy of this album. I think some of the instrumental stuff is really well thought through.

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5

Excellent one of my favorites

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5

Best album ever!

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5

My favourite offspring album.

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5

This could totally use a remaster

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5

I’ve always loved this album. One of my favourites and reminded me of how great The Offspring are. I still like them and enjoy the odd song but discount them because they aren’t the same band I grew up with.

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5

Superb

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5

one of the best punk album of the 90's!

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5

front to back great. authentic 90s grunge mixed with fast punk rock riffs. classic.

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5

Classic!

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5

Nostalgisch album om luid op te zetten

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5

Tämä levy on vuosien saatossa tullut kuunneltua läpi monet kerrat. Tämä oli kova juttu silloin aikanaan ala-asteella ja kulkenut mukana myös opiskeluaikoina ja ihan viime aikoinakin, edelleen timanttista tavaraa. Eihän tämä mitään korkeakulttuuria ole, mutta energiaa ja asennetta on sitäkin enemmän. Self Esteem on tässä se tärkein biisi.

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5

An all time great. Probably the best punk album to come out of 1994. Right at the blossoming of my musical tastes as a child. This is nostalgic for me. Probably listened to this album 100 times. Just as good as the first time.

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5

One of my all-time fav punk albums

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5

Love this album have it on cd and vinyl.

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5

I loved this album as a teenager. I still love it.

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5

I love it …

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5

Punk-rock de los Offspring.

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5

Gun in the glovebox <3

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5

-”Nitro (Youth Energy)” is nice and fast and catchy with great drums -”Bad Habit” totally rips -The chorus in “Genocide” is very catchy. “Dog eat dog/Every day/On our fellow man we prey/Dog eat dog/To get by/Hope you like my genocide” -I’ve definitely heard “Come Out and Play,” specifically that “You gotta keep ‘em separated” line -Literally just a silent gap from 4:04 until 9:04 on “Smash.” The song is 10:40 and 5 entire minutes are just silent. -This has some seriously catchy and great stuff, I think it has a decent likelihood of getting a good number of listens from me. I’m going to give it 5 stars because I think it has some serious potential to get me much more into punk.

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5

Story time. This album came out my junior year of high school. My first boyfriend (Jeremy) and I listened to it incessantly. Listening to it now brought back all these fun memories of screaming the lyrics at the top of our lungs as we drove around or hung out with friends. After high school Jeremy got addicted to heroine. It was a long slow decline. He OD a few years ago and he’s dead now. RIP Jeremy. I can’t see or hear anybody but you when I listen to this album. And when I do, it’s nothing but joy.

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5

HELL YEAH

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5

Lekkere punkrock! Yeah!! Ik houd wel van die lekker snelle muziek, waarbij de overkoepelende melodie niet eens zo heel snel gaat. Ik kan niet zeggen dat dit het beste punk-album is wat ik ooit gehoord heb, maar het klinkt wel cool. Favorieten zijn "Bad Habit", "Genocide", "She" of eigenlijk alles behalve "Self Esteem" :-) *****

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5

Student times are the best

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5

Much nostalgia. Great album

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5

Flashbacks to cruising around in Ralph's Volvo and blasting this with the windows down. It may have been a cassette tape!! Album's still great.

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5

I'm not sure what more you can expect from pop-punk-rock. The hooks are catchy, the harmonies are solid, the energy is great and it absolute carries a dose of snarkiness and humor. Really enjoyed

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5

A dirtbag masterpiece The Offspring being one of the only groups to come out clean after that Woodstock 99 documentary

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5

Discazo de punk-rock con temas melódicos, guitarreros y muy bien producido.

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5

Turns out I’ve heard a few of these songs but never really heard of Offspring or this album. I missed a lot of the 90s due to drinking a lot and living in a trailer. This album was hot. Quality punk sound fast clean dirty rock really solid album I loved it.

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5

Great album. The melodies don't sound tired; the guitar parts are interesting, and the lyrics fit the vibe of the music.

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5

Absolute classic!!!

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4

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4

Pretty good, will probably relisten

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4

Did NOT know Come Out and Play came out in 1994.

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4

Nitro Gotta Get Away Genocide

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4

rockin

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4

Classic, proto-Nirvana style rock. A lot of known hits in this album, which get better on a second listen.

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4

Better than I thought it was going to be, I knew a few songs but as a whole a great record.

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4

Killer album. Singles are amazing, rest is great driving punk inspired rock.

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4

At first I found jarring but by track 5 it had grown on me, once I got past the shouty shouty frontman

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4

Decent album, rocky.

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4

Great album !

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4

classic

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4

Really really good, fun album

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4

Still lots of fun

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4

Turns out I knew very little of the offspring. The only thing I knew was the weird al covers. I enjoyed this correction

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Classic

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4

Cracking

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Brauch ich gar nicht anhören. Mein Favorit ist zwar Americana, aber Smash macht mich auch ziemlich hibbelig. Ich möchte Menschen schubsen, mich in fremdem Schweiß wälzen, in Bier duschen und ein bisschen Skateboard fahren. Merkel, mach Clubs auf, ey.

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4

I have had this album since it came out.

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4

Punk rock. Muy bueno. Potente. Muchas canciones conocidas.

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4

First time listening. Quick 45 album with some familiar songs and “The Offspring” vibes

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4

Just as important as Dookie for reviving my punk rock, this great album is edgier with far more guitar riffs and licks giving the Offspring their special brand of pop punk. Great run time but the vocals can be a bit annoying, sounding almost like a Weird Al parody of punk at times.

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felt in thps

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Ruido del que sí me gusta, en general, pues toda la vibra noventerona y una que otro lyric a gusto. Yo digo que "Self Esteem" sí es la mejor y por eso es la más escuchada en Spotify (por muchísimo). La otra que me gustó es "What Happened To You?". En sí, me gustó más la segunda mitad. 8/10

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4

90s punk. Pretty good; I never really cared for The Offspring but this album is better than I expected. Couple familiar songs on this album (Come Out and Play, Self Esteem). 8/10.

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I was pleasantly surprised by “Smash”. The album came out in 1994, The Offspring I grew up with never seemed to take themselves seriously with songs like “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy), and “Original Prankster”. Smash made me realize why people revered the band so much. Dexter Holland’s vocals are so recognizable and are a force on their own throughout the album. Noodles Wasserman, Greg K, and drummer Ron Welty worked masterfully together. Welty’s drumming really set the tone with him keeping the tempo at a blistering pace. Again I was more than surprised by the album and works give it an 8.3 out of 10.

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4

Harder than I typically listen to. Has the "Gotta keep 'em separated" song - and Genocide was pretty good.

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4

8

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pretty good actually

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4

very nice

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4

Jane’s was right, this is a good album and completely new to me so that’s nice treat for my ears

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4

Standard Offspring

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C'est péchu, j'aime. Mon adolescence telle qu'elle aurait pu être rock

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4

This album has a driving and biting sound that helped push and draw in new audiences to the 90's punk / alternative scene. With several larger singles, even the B-sides are solid.

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me likie idk jsut like it ok is that ok?

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4

Possibly one of my most listened to albums ever. Feels like I know every note on the album, yet there's still a lot of nostalgia when listening today. Brings me back to riding my bike everywhere in the summer between 8th grade & freshman year. This album and Green Day "Dookie" were the ones in my ear when biking to football practice & then to Muirfield to caddy. These are the kinds of albums that I listened to non-stop as a kid, but for some reason fell into the "guilty pleasures" category after that. Probably because I discovered so much music and went through so many listening phases that I felt like anything I listened to in middle school/high school is sub-par just because I liked it before my music taste "matured".

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some great bangers in there. love the random guy who pops up with a short commentary from time to time. really makes you feel like youre sitting on the floor in your living room in the 90s and listening to the album while doing nothing else haha

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4

Hell yeah! Classic Pop Punk album

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4

Slapped I thought it was a little punky but dope

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4

Great album and brings me back to the Summer of my Sophomore year. No each time I add Gringo Bandito to my eggs or Wahoo's fish tacos I hear Bad Habit in my head.

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4

Offspring is good for some things: running, do pogos and, apparently, rage-writing your thesis. This album is not an exception.

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4

Classic 90s punk rock. Still full of bangers

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4

Sounds like music that would be in a Tony Hawk game. Not always a fan of the vocals but there are some classics on here. 7

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7/10. The album cover really made me think I was going to dislike this. Honestly I probably would have liked it a bit less if there hadn't been some familiar songs that helped me get into it a bit more.

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задорный скейт-рок, панк рок, в целом однотипно, не излишне музыкально, не цепляет, но в то же время сделано грамотно и интересно

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4

I use to listen to some of their top songs all the time, but am not a huge fan of this album as a whole. Come Out and Play and Self Esteem are awesome, but all the other songs kind of sound the same.

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4

Great way to nudge punk a little to the radio. It gets a little samey all at once, but that's the only knock. All trax are pretty good!

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4

Great album for the most part. Some of the tracks don't hold up as well as I remember. Still enjoyable.

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4

Great skate punk/hardcore album. This album is not terribly groundbreaking, but it’s tons of fun and enjoyable all the way through.

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4

Pretty much definition of American pop punk, fun

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4

Still a rad, rad album. So urgent.

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I always leaned more to the Green Day side of the 90's punk revival, and have always heard these guys music as like an angry cousin to Green Day's poppier sound. I dig the rapid downstroke palm-muting vibe these guys use in their songs. Definitely the best album they ever did. I enjoyed revisiting this album a lot more than I expected.

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4

It was good. Very hype. Traditional 90s punk.

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4

oh, nostalgia

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If I'm the drummer of Offspring, I'm ripped, super toned and worn out af after each concert. High energy music that lacks some of the later production qualities. This was Offspring before they sold out. Also includes the ultimate college youth song, Self Esteem. This song alone propels it into 4-star territory.

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7/10

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4

A very nostalgic, typical Offspring sounding album. Very bouncy music, fun lyrics to sing along to. An enjoyable listen throughout, especially the singles.

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4

pretty good, enjoyed it throughout

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4

smart pop-punk.

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4

Vibing

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4

90's post punk here with a nod to the past (Damned/Ramones) Some good tunes here my favourites aare "Bad Habit" "Gotta Get Away" & "Self Esteem" Not in my collection, but not bad.

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4

One of The Offspring's good albums. I don't listen to it often, but enjoy it when I do.

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4

Oh the memories this album brings. I listened to it on repeat while playing Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Gamegear. I didn't bother listening again, but I'll give the album 4 stars.

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Nitro, Gotta get away, Genocide, What happened to you?

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4

Nostalgic.

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4

Fun, shouty punk rock.

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4

Great 90s punk rock

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4

Heerlijk album van Offspring maar zeker niet mn favoriet

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I believe that all these albums that remember me of my teenage years turn on some nostalgic critical sense that gives me much less independence. I know that I don't have any idea if these songs are really good, but they were good for younger me and when I listen to them, I respect that opinion.

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4

I had forgot about albums with silences at the end of them! Definitely a nostalgia hit for me, went in very sceptical that is required listening, but it is an album that knows what it is.

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4

really liked this album, but not as much as when i was in middle school

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Arga pojkar. Klassisk album. Come out and play, Self esteem är klassiska punkhits. Likt Green Day.

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Etant un habitué des albums de musique, j'avais avant même de lancer l'album reperé le derneir son de 10mn, et savait déjà que l'objectif était de cacher une chanson, comme de nombreux illustres groupes l'ont fait par le passé. Cette pratique extrêmement chiante il faut bien le dire, permet toujours au groupe l'utilisant de caler un sample egyptien de pyramide dans la plus grande discrétion. Ici, The Offspring vont plus loin, se déguisant absolument tous en sphynx, et restant immobiles a quates pattes pendant de longues minutes. L'un des membres va même jusqu'a se couper le nez. Un spectacle original, se déroulant donc dans l'intimité la plus totale d'une fin d'album des plus secrètes. Un délice.

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4

Great album, the best in Offspring's career. It is the best-selling album of all time by an independent record label, and that's something. Come out and play introduced me to Offspring's universe and I am thankful for it.

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Sono già gasato, probabilmente perché li conosco da tempo. Sonorità caratteristiche e note, ma le canzoni non le conosco perfettamente. Bellissima 'Self Esteem', ma all'album manca quel quid in più: 4 stelle onestissime.

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4

Stellar album. Almost all the songs are excellent. Sound is unique, but fun and immersive. Only critique is maybe that some songs sound a bit too much like another.

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4

I saw The Offspring at a festival in the mid-90s. At that point, it was all about waiting for them to play "Come Out and Play". Listening to this album was a bit like that too, but at the same time there are plenty of good tunes before and after. It's very much the soundtrack of teen boys in the mid 90s - and kudos to The Offspring for capturing that vibe.

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4

goð plata i like

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Man, this guy has such a distinct voice. I hadn't listened to much Offspring aside from the big hits that came when we were in middle school (I was more of a Green Day guy) and I really enjoyed this. On this album, they're hardcore but also playful, and the songwriting is pretty tight and focused. A lot of the songs are pretty poppy too (the classic "Self Esteem" is so catchy). Punk is the driving energy here but there's a little grunge on the early tracks and they even dip into ska a bit ("What Happened to You?"). I also have a soft spot for "CD albums" - the intro track invites you to enjoy this "compact disc" and there's a hidden track! P.S.: Dreena yelled at me for playing this album too loud so that's how you know it's good.

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4

Good album, not my favorite Offspring album, still pretty good

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4

At first was a bit unhappy with this album being my listen for the day - but it turns out to still hold up well - with surprisingly lucid lyrics and some classic tunes which might have lost a little luster with being overplayed back in the day yet are still great tracks. Almost every song is a banger. Unfortunately it went downhill for the band after this but don’t fault this album for that.

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4

Quite enjoyable. Gets an extra star for being the only decent album this week

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4

Punk Rick normally lands up aggravating me but the Offspring has a special place in my late teenage bones

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4

Even though the album suffers overall from multiple songs that sound like each other (not a massive surprise with this band), this album has two loved hits in Come Out and Play and Self Esteem. That brought my total from 3 to 4.

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Listening to ‘Smash’ with fresh ears 20 years after it was released, I’m struck by how well it stands up. The Offspring may have ended up becoming something of a novelty act later on, but in 1994 they were hungry and had something to prove. ‘Smash’ does what it says on the tin, striking the right balance between anger, apathy, humour, and urgent power punk riffs all whilst extending a middle finger and a big fuck you to the world.

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Love the energy on this album, but his voice is on the whiny side. Favorite tracks were Come Out And Play, and It'll Be A Long Time.

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12/30 Fun, Punk rock album.

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3

fun, would have loooved this at 14

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3

was okay on some parts, last song smash is meh

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Nice

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Classic grunge

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Generally like The Offspring. These songs were all new to me (total lie lol I just didn't recognize track names). Very nice album. Good driving music.

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A 90s grunge rock band. Not the best, but not bad.

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3

Not bad. A couple of old cool get fired up songs. Solid entry.

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3

I have a soft spot for this album. Hearing "Self Esteem" on the radio was unique since it was so negative, which wasn't common in the 90s on Rochester's pop radio. I've heard maybe half of this album's tracks? Kind of reminds me of the Ace of Spades album by Motorhead, like all the songs kind of blend together but they got a thing going on and they are nailing what they are aiming for. Fast and loose. Would have been fun to listen to them in a dive bar before they got popular! I'd rate it higher than Motorhead since this feels like it aged better.

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3

Come out and Play, Self Esteem Offspring are fun

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fun high school times

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3

Surprised I've never listened before. Perfect expression of the 90s.

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Surprised a little bit by these songs - many of them seem more "serious" straight-ahead punk, as opposed to most of their radio songs which seem more like joke songs. I definitely enjoyed it. Not sure it belongs with the greats though. The hidden track reminded me of the old days, listening to 6 minutes of silence to hear some weird little ditty.

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3

Pretty good punk, but no real variety or depth

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Well this really isn't my thing - but I didn't hugely hate it either, which surprised me. Also, cannot believe this was 1994, thought it was later than that. Feel it may have been ahead of its time

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Eigentlich ne geile Band. Self Esteem absoulter Klassiker UND Bänger. Aber nix was ich per se mega gerne höre. Nichtsdestotrotz alles gut hörbar und das am besten laut. 3*

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Back in the day, I found the radio singles ("Come Out and Play" and "Self Esteem") fun but never really explored the album. The band is easy to categorize as pop punk, and some people like to throw the term "metal" into the mix, and to me they sort of blended in alongside quite a few other bands. I'm glad I checked out the whole album, and it was fun to go back and hear those hit songs within their context.

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3

Solid punk music, but it's just not my style.

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Growing up, this is what loads of my friends listened to. It wasn't really my bag, but I suppose I could be described as 'pop-punk adjacent' - not a fan, but more familiar than the average punter by dint of exposure. I remember thinking Smash was fine at the time, no more, no less. And I think I was right. All quite samey, not exactly a breadth of tone or instrumentation to marvel at, but okay nonetheless.

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Pues nada espectacular o particularmente llamativo, aquí si todas me suenan casi igual

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Oi boi, ten pick to opowiesc o tym jak produkcja i ludzie za nia odpowiedzialni maja wplyw na efekt koncowy, bo jak dla mnie to bedzie glwny motyw tego wydania offspringsow, bo przed tym przesluchem mam w glowie jedynie americane, ktore dosc wysoko bym ocenil, patrzac na to jak licznie zaludnila ma plejke jako dosc przystepny dla czlowieka punk, no i kilka popularniejszych trakow z nastepnych plyt, jak you are gonna go far, kid, ale czym w takim razie jest smash, jak dla mnie najlepszym okresleniem bylby tutaj protoplasta, americany ktora juz znam i mam z nia porownanie, skad taki szalony pomysl, lirycznie americana bardzo czerpie ze smasha, glownym motywem jest spojrzenie na swiat mlodego czowieka, przez problemy jego zycia, wiec narkotykowanie sie, wyobcowanie z grupy rowiesniczej, badz tez wiekszej, jak danej spolecznosci, potem leca problemy na chacie, jakies wymuszenia bitki, wiec zycie biednego dzieciaka hameryki lat 90 wypisz wymaluj, offspringsom przypisuje sie nawet sub genre punkowa, nie chodzi mi tym razem o pop punka, ale skejt punka, co nawet ma sens biorac pod uwage teksty smasha czy tez americany, ale jesli kontent liryczny jest podobny, to czemu nie sluchalo mi sie tego tak dobrze jak americany, z jednej strony mozna powiedziec, ze jeszcze skillsy nie wyskillowane, moze zbyt ostre punkowanie w porownaniu z bardziej przyjazna dla sluchacza americana, ale ta przyjaznosc jak dla mnie wynika glownie z masteringu jaki zostal zastosowany na americanie, ktora najprosciej rzecz ujmujac brzmi dobrze, natomiast smash posiada wiele momentow, gdy decybele na kilku sciezkach tworza mieszanke wybuchowa, ktora owocuje trzaskami w niektorych czestotliwosciach, najbardziej rzuica sie to w uszy na kawalku bad habit, gdzie wokale w niektorych miejsach trzaskaja na lewo i prawo, czy tez it will be a long time, gdzie najbardziej perkusyjne gitarkowe brzmienia koliduja w halasy, ale sa tez czystsze traki, i jakos mnie to nie dziwi sa najpopularniejszych kawalkami z plyty, wedlug spoti, mianowicie self esteem i come out and play, ktore laduja rowniez na mojej plejce, nie jest dobrze, co prawda nie jest tez zle, mozna powiedziec, ze jest srednio

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I’ve never been able to get on The Offspring’s wavelength. I respect the idea of melding punk, metal, and grunge in theory but in practice it just doesn’t do much for me. It kind of makes me feel like I’m about to get bullied. Good hooks though

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3 stars

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For Offspring it's a good album, especially cause it came out when I was about 15 and crazy times with fast beats

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Bit shouty at times. But generally good.

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Good punk for it's time, but doesn't have the same impact as other artists in the genre.

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Mixed feelings but that's what I expected. I think The Offspring are good at what they do, plenty of great guitar riffs, high energy and attitude, lots of good moments with backed up vocals that I like. But they fall into that quantity over quality trap where they make lots of high energy songs, but don't have enough variety in style and dynamics (the singer is pretty much shouting for the whole album). I think these guys and NOFX triggered a real 90s punk movement, which spawned many bands I like more, but I can't listen to too much of this fast-paced double-time drum stuff coz it slowly turns into a wall of sound and is a little too samey. I like this band a lot but this album in particular, not so much.

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it's like i'm back at john b dey. self esteem is a banger

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3.5/5 It was a nice hard rock album, I'll give it another try later on

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Huge nostalgia throughout this album. Pretty sure we had this album on tape. Offspring were big when I was pretty young.

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Interesting!

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3/4

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I'm a big fan of the offspring's album Americana and I love some of their singles. This started slow for me but definitely picked up on the second half of the album where I geek they find their feet with bangers such as Self Esteem, Smash and What Happened To You embodying the sound of 90s America. With lyrics like "I'm not a trendy asshole, don't give a fuck if it's good enough for you" the Offspring cement themselves as one the teenage angst punk rock heavyweights.

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It's fine, I don't understand why it is included in this list, but I listened to the whole thing. It's fine

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Cracking album. Would have scored it 5 when I was 13 - 14, 4 when I was 15 - 16, today it’s good but not outstanding. A product of the age of the listeners.

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Harder punk rock than I'm used to. Have to be in the right mood, but definitely has some good songs

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This album is quite hard rock-y? Or something like that. I am not the biggest fan of the hard rock-y aspect.

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cool but not my thing

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If you are into a activity this might raise your cardio. Ok for sure but not my typical cup of tea

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Great nostalgia. Don't know if I would enjoy it as much if it was my first time listening today.

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It was fun to revisit this one, even if it wasn’t revelatory. It’s about as straightforward as 90s Epitaph punk gets, with double-time drums and probably the same distortion pedal everyone was using. Some tracks really hold up well, especially “Bad Habit” and the singles, featuring memorable lyrics from future PhD Dexter Holland. There are some ska songs of the era that hold up well, “What Happened To You” is not one of them. The 2nd half in general is less memorable in general, and they ape Bad Religion more than I remember, but it’s still a fun listen.

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3.5

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At points the vocals made me think I was listening to Weird Al. "Gotta Get Away" had serious Nirvana vibes. Overall not a bad variety of songs.

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Ugh, obviously a pretty iconic band but started to all sound the same toward the end. Was not my favorite but worth listening to for the classics

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Enjoyed more than RHCPs (6.3) previously rated album but not as artistically good. Although many songs are similar in style the popular hits are great. 6.6

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Starts out really fun. The kind of Rock music that I like. Great drums, nice melodies driving bass. Really good in the middle not quite as strong g towards the end but overall a solid album 3 stars.

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Classic 90s punk, not super-polished, but a good album. I have heard a few tracks before.

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Sounds like system of a down. not necessarily my cup of tea but actually not bad. 3.5

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A few tracks stand out but there’s not enough here to merit repeat listening. The production on the vocals is just awful! Sounds like he’s singing underwater!

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Come Out and Play is an all-time great, but I may be biased as a huge fan of both ECW and FMW.

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it was eh some hits some miss

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Wasn't feeling it until Genocide, that was a banger. 'Come out and Play' and 'Self Esteem' were pretty nostalgic (or at least well know). 3.4?

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Pretty great punk album. Pop-punk, but with an agressive edge. Dosent have a whole lot of variety though, even by punk standards. Closer to a 3.5

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You have to be in a certain mood to enjoy this album, otherwise it gets annoying. Loved some parts but could have been shorter or with more variety.

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pretty corny but fairly fun to listen to, i think a couple of the songs in the middle section could have been cut out. i never realized before how nirvana-influenced they are, it really shows on some of these songs. 6/10

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Ensimmäisiä CD:ita joita omistin, ja tämä olikin koko lapsuuden ja nuoruuden lempparilevyjä Green Dayn Dookien yms ohessa. Vaikea arvosteltava, koska valitettavasti nostalgia ei riitä aivan kannattelemaan tätä levyä enää nykyään. Levyllä ei sinänsä ole yhtään huonoa tai ärsyttävää kappaletta, mutta huippuhetket jäävät aika väljähtäneiksi. Ennen kuuntelua oletin tämän olevan vähintään nelonen, mutta valitettavasti kolmonen on osuvampi arvosana.

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Reminds me of my youth - although not necessarily in a good way

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With more listening, there is more nuance to the singles where it's faux ska with high pitches shouting and slabs of guitars.

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E ovo se slušalo da, podsjeća na stara vremena, iza Becka. Također kad sam prvi put za njih čuo, bilo je negdje...6. razred na satu informatike gdje je jedan lik prebacio greatest hits na komp i preko windows media player se na repeat slušalo.

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Drooling 90’s right now. Lemme go get my j’nco’s for a relisten

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Good one, this punk organic sound is a bless after all those synths on this list lol. I’ve never heard this one in full although I’ve liked Come Out and Play & Self Steem ever since I was a kid. Nice to hear the evolution that took them to Americana. (Also, nice that the hidden song is the same one)

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I keep getting just okay albums

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Doesn't strike me as something that ought to be on the list. Not that I hate it.

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Was skeptical about this album, but the simple melodies and generic lyrics are easy to listen to

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I've heard a couple of their songs in the past, but never really paid attention, so this is my first real listen to their music. Energetic, fun, and super-tight. Somewhat similarity to the Meat Puppets, a band I really like, but with more edge and thrashiness. I like their sense of melody in some of the tracks. Overall, I like this album. Almost a danceable, or at least foot-tapping, version of punk-influenced rock. Some real catchy guitar licks, too. To me, they sound kind of like the garage bands I heard in the mid and late 80s, but at a much higher level of ability, craft, and discipline (in a great way). Fun stuff.

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Not familiar with this album. Self-Esteem sounds very familiar --lots of radio play. Movies too?

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i love the instrumentals, but dexter holland is an awful singer

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I thought this was going to be death metal lol, but I was "pleasantly" surprised.

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Boo

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Uff joya <3

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Everything sounds the same to me.

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A little all over the place, but that’s part of its charm. Every song wallops you from the very beginning! This has aged fairly well (and fortunately it didn’t make me want to break out some JNCOs) and still made me boo around my office….until my principal came by and caught me 🤦🏾‍♂️

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Much more adherent to the classic punk motif than I had anticipated from hearing only their single output. A bit of an homage to nirvana vocally

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meh

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This is great for what it is though honestly I would go with Bad Religion for largely the same sound with smarter lyrics and more interesting vocals (I watched Green Day OPEN for Bad Religion in the First Avenue main room in Minneapolis in the early 90s if you want to approximately date my old ass)

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Starts off strong, had lost me by the end. Definitely good angry kid music, pretty listenable.

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Great rrrecorrd 4

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Was hoping for so much more. Loved the intro tracks though can imagine that would've been a massive gee up to hear on first play in the stereo after purchase from Sanity.

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D'après ce que m'a confié Robert, cet album a été sélectionné dans le but de tester les fidèles du générateur. Le dernier morceau contient en effet un morceau caché absolument sans intérêt, intervenant après plusieurs minutes de silence. Les personnes qui ne l'auront pas écouté dans son intégralité et auront quitté leur plateforme de streaming avant la fin devront recommencer le générateur depuis le début.

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Made for the mosh pit, high octane fast grunge punk metal, lots to enjoy.

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vocalist sounds like they just learned all the bad words and barre chords. enjoyable but probably won't revisit soon.

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It was no Americana - but still a good sound

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There's nothing wrong with this album. Fun, fast, punk pop. I just really dislike his voice, and still remember Pretty Fly For A White Guy which was awful.

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I had a passing familiarity with The Offspring as I do enjoy a few of their songs but have never listened to a full album. It really reminded me of playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games. It was fun although you aren't going to get a huge variety in terms of music as the songs do sound very similar. Yet, oddly it had this weird charm that just hit me in the right way although I don't think I'll be revisiting it soon though.

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Okay

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Re-listening after years I have to be honest that it has lost quite a bit of its appeal. Now this came out when I was discovering punk and even in those days was not my favourite. Some songs still stand up fiercely over time, like Genocide, Come Out and Play and the title track, but the other half have lost something over time, like It'll Be a Long Time, Self Esteem and Killboy Powerhead. 3,5*

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Pros: - Really brings me back to being a kid in the 90s. I was 4 when this album came out so I probably heard it on the radio. - YOU GOTTA KEEP EM SEPARATED Cons: Misc:

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Such a throwback! For never listening to the album full through, I definitely knew a lot of the tracks, which goes to show they had a lot of hits! Very up beat and good music for driving and getting pumped up for the day.

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Alvum se punk rock assez generique. Seulement entendu 2 classiqir de offspring.je m'attendias a mieix 3.05

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A good choice of 90s skater punk. For what it is, it's fun. Favourites: "Bad Habit", "Gotta Get Away", "Self Esteem"

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This is a high 3 album - liked the singing, the pace and the fact it has some good tunes. Although I can understand why some people wouldn’t like it.

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Classical grunge, punk album.

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Good, some songs blend together. Very noticeable voice, nice music to sing along to. Maybe a 7/10? Self Esteem is on it and is still a favorite. Second half is amazing. What happened to you and come out and play are :*

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I’m having sensory overload

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been liked

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Rowdy and spiky, and decidedly American. A decent listen

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3.5/5. Schmid tier as far as pop-punk goes. There are def good cuts, and it might be the Offsprings’ best, but there are too many “way-ohs

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A few classic sons surrounded by typical Offspring rock. All and All, pretty good. 3.5/5 Standouts: Self Esteem, Come Out and Play, Gotta Get Away, Genocide, Bad Habit

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Would be nostalgic if I had listened to it in my youth.

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Turns out the length of a song is about all I can tolerate. Listened in short bursts throughout the day. A whole album is just too much at once. Love the songs I know, though!

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“You know who’s good? Nirvana, y’all should try to sound like them” It didn’t work

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Not really my type of music, a bit too raw and aggressive sounding although can see its appeal if one likes the genre. 2/5

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Not my favorite

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it wasn't amazing

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1.5. There was a time in my life where I could tolerate Dexter's voice. That time has passed. The only upside is how perfectly it captures pissed off early 90s teenagers.

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they are so mad but i like what happened to you

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A couple of songs are okay, but after a while it becomes boring and repetitive

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Esfuerzan demasiado la voz para mi gusto. Mejor harían yendo a gritar al campo.

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"Come Out and Play" Released: March 10, 1994 "Self Esteem" Released: December 22, 1994 "Gotta Get Away" Released: February 2, 1995 "Bad Habit" Released: March 15, 1995 (radio only)

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Disco importante para el desarrollo del pop punk en los 2000

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I liked the 2 hits in the middle and the rest was ok for what it is. 2 Seems harsh but i'll never listen to it again

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Fairly shit

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Tiene 5 rolas chidas, 2 extraordinarias. Lo demás, bastante X, muy Epitaph del montón.

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Very Offspring. lol Just not really into it.

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The talking in the intro makes me a little uncomfortable. Overall a little too intense and repetitive-sounding for my taste.

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If I could give half stars, this would be a 2.5.

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It was ok, but nothing great

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Good for the nostalgia, not much else

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Top album for 14 year olds

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Ok but not for me ….

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First listen. Some great songs

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It's a bit much. Probably a little bit too much. It's not like...awful, it's just not for me.

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Har ibland tänkt på The Offspring som ett band som har guilty pleasure-potential. Har endast hört de kändaste låtarna, och dom kan verkligen slå an en rocknerv i mig, men de känns samtidigt otroligt töntiga. Efter att ha lyssnat igenom detta albumet har bandets status hos mig inte stigit nämnvärt. När The Offspring är bra så är de verk-li-gen bra, men oftast blir det lite för platt och 90-talsamerikanskt. Amerikansk punk har sällan tillräcklig råhet och melodisk känsla, i mitt tycke. Ibland har sångaren Dexter Holland lite för gnällig röst, som i inledningen på Bad Habit. Hatar också hans töntiga jävla spaghettihår. Och han har tydligen släppt en egen hot sauce. Usch. Self Esteem räknas såklart med i de riktigt bra Offspring-låtarna. Det riffet skojar man INTE bort. Bästa låt: Self Esteem.

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I remember seeing this album - you didn't have to go far to find someone who owned it. Multiple tracks from this album are familiar because of regular radio play, and one or two tracks feel like a vortex straight back to the 90s. The album didn't appeal to me back then, and listening to the full album didn't make me like the music more than I liked it back then. The vocals are easily recognizable, and a weight too heavy to carry for me to like this album.

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Shouty shouty repetitive bobbins! I sound like an old got writing this, but I felt the same when it was released.

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I never got on with Offspring although I should have been target demo. I remember being aggrieved that they called themselves punk when they sounded nothing like the Sex Pistols. Besides this, I still don't really enjoy the sound. Next.

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Very fast rock - like Motorhead with a different vocalist. They got through a lot of drummers and I'm not surprised.

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Didn't age well for me.

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too angsty 4 me

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Look, this is going to probably be an unfair review as this is not really my kind of music. I do however like the irony of the opening track saying to 'relax' and then the first song begins with drums and guitar. It’s almost Pink Floyd esq…

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Not terribly memorable

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That voice is almost unlistenable for me. Very poppy simple melodies… should this album be in this list? Nope!

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Not my cup of tea, but my favorite track was What Happened To You?

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I almost bought this album so many times, but the singles off this thing were unavoidable in the mid-late 90s. I just wasn't sure I was alternative to this degree. I liked Nirvana and Green Day, but these guys were something else - like fake punk instead of real? Anyway, songs were catchy, but there was something artificial about them to me. Just doesn't grab me even though it was supposed to!

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I didnt like it on the radio back in the day. The other tracks are better but it is just passable.

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Smash and drab

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Vocals are painful to listen to.

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Self Esteem offers much to identify with, yes, but the rest of the album? A collection of bland noise tracks, all uncannily similar to one another.

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Argh.

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Not bad this band but I prefer something more quiet.

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Listened to on 5/4/22 2.5/5 Favorite song: self esteem This album is: chaotic. The intro was hilarious and every song was overly aggressive and I don’t love being yelled at BUT self esteem was phenomenal and took it from a 2 to a 2.5

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Best Song: What Happened to You? I like the ska-style rhythm. It feels like it channels the band's rambunctious energy into a more productive direction. Worst Song: Bad Habit. Odd choice to focus so heavily on the voice of a guy who can't sing. Also, the whole lyrical schtick of being a badass Overall: It feels as though I've heard all the big songs on this album hundreds of times on the radio, and still I struggle to see the broad appeal. Is it because it has a certain everyman quality? Listening to this, you can imagine that, with minimal effort, you could probably make some kind of generic music that would be on par with what's available here. So you sing along and, as your caterwauling mixes with the sounds from the radio, you are able to vicariously live your rock star life.

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Die Mitgröhl-Melodien bewegen sich auf dem musikalischen Niveau von Kinderliedern, um auch noch das schlichteste Gemüt anzusprechen. Eine Unart, die ich im Punk und anderswo als ausgesprochen einfallslos und verachtenswert empfinde. Nicht gut, aber auch nicht ganz schlecht.

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Yikes 90s American skate punk is not really me. Bit like Green Day. Bit angry and sweary and shouty. Gonna try my best bit may not last tbe whole album. Ok got to track 8 then gave up because I'm not enjoying it and lm a bit tired tbh..Hard to compare i know but I prefer it to that Slice in Chains album..

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Nails on a chalkboard

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You gotta keep ‘em constipated! Pfffffarrrrrrt.

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solo la del anuncio de pepsi, ni siquiera se si está en este album

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not my style

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It all sounds the same

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In "Gotta Get Away", Dexter Holland shouts "Life is like a riddle and I'm really stumped". Replace life with music, songwriting, or art and you get the thesis of this album: a group of guys stumped about making music, but for some God-forsaken reason trying to do it anyways. Sometimes the songs aren't half bad ("Come Out and Play (Keep 'em Separated)"; "What Happened to You?"). But, those songs hardly redeem this album. "Bad Habit" sounds like a Bleach C-side where Holland has a quarter of Cobain's charisma and none of his songwriting ability. I assume "Genocide" was some sort of protest against the Rwandan Genocide, but it is filled with trite cliches and meaningless words that are supposed to convince the listener of what exactly? If it wasn't meant as a protest song to the Rwandan Genocide, then these guys are fucking tone deaf idiots. Judging from "It'll Be a Long Time", they probably are. The song says nothing meaningful, and is filled with truly poetic lines like "Superpowers flex their wings/Hold the world on puppet strings". Someone should tell Holland that protest songs are supposed to say something meaningful about the present day (a la System of a Down) and that sarcasm is only effective if the writer has an interesting point to drive home (a la Green Day).

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It's albums like this that make me unsure of the book's intentions. Surely there are 1001 rock albums alone better than this. The songs are indistinguishable yelling sessions about nothing over boring rhythmic guitar and drums. Nirvana with worse musicians and worse lyrics

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Fantastic

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Urgh. Lazy and loud.

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Not for 37 year old me

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ugh

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Oh no do I have to

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Just a regular Offspring album, in other words, horrible

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Sounds and riffs are good at times. But it doesn't engage me. I am probably not the demographic they were thinking of. To my ears it feels vacuous and staged emotion. it has no relation to punk for me. Cover art 2/5 corny

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Quite a classic 90s rock sound, not for me

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Ekki hægt ad gefa null stjörnur.

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Time to relax caught me off guard Nitro (youth energy) is punchy and quintessential 90s punk rock Bad Habit- Scott Pilgrim vs the world vibes also any movie where there’s a teen girl listening to punk because she’s quIrky I have stopped listening I can’t say I’m a fan of this kind of punk music idk American punk isn’t my fave

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Liked a decent amount of the songs a lot. A couple were kinda bad like 'Killboy Powerhead'. Audio quality is definitely dated. Would've appreciated a but more variety in the album, but it was good for what it was.

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starting now.

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it's ok

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