Top Ten Offspring Albums

The Top Ten
1 Smash

Smash is by FAR their best album, every song on it was amazing. First time listening and I had already fallen in love with it. With songs like Nitro (Youth Energy) and Genocide, what can compare? Great riffs, great lyrics. Americana was a great album, but nowhere near Smash. Perfect album, 100%.

Listened to Smash back in the day and my cousin told me not to listen to it too much or it will get old on me. 20 years later and I still love the whole thing front to back. I tried listening to their other albums but Smash has that special place in my heart.

2 Americana

The album that got me hooked. So much energy and the title song, Americana has become my favorite on the album.

They really cashed in on This album it was the start of the end for offspring.

Honestly an album with their best songs on.

3 Ixnay on the Hombre

Every time I would hear "Gone Away" and "All I Want" on the radio I remember how much I love this album. For years I always thought that those songs were from Smash, which is also a fantastic album, but all this time I kept telling everyone my favorite album was Smash when in reality it was actually Ixnay on the Hombre. They sound very similar and are both fantastic but Ixnay is my absolute favorite Offspring album. Honorable mentions go to Smash and Americana.

I have a hard time choosing between smash and ixnay but I'd say ixnay has a slight edge over smash because of gone away. Smash lacks a serious dramatic song because the offspring has tons of goofy fun songs but gone away really portrays Dexter's amazing voice and the bands overall talent.

4 Ignition

Each song from this album could be a top single hit in each of the other albums. Its biggest problem is it went out at 1992, when grunge topped the world and it didn't receive so much critical acclaim.

They perfected the original "offspring" sound on this one, Smash was also great, but already a copy of their older work.

It's going down, and fast, after those 2.

Ignition is hands down their best album. Every song on it is really good. I can't say that about any of their other albums.

5 The Offspring

I find it simply more interesting than the following albums. It really seems like they have something to say. There's a cool horror punk feel to some of the songs. Bad audio quality and an abstrackt cover make this albums that much more cooler.

Not my favourite (that would probably be Ixnay), but it gets my vote because
1) it's definitely the most punk
2) just because it's the least popular doesn't mean it should get last place, it deserves higher
3) Greatest Hits shouldn't count because 13/15 songs are from other albums, if it's going to be on the list, it needs to be behind the main 9 albums
4) I'll Be Waiting is one of the best Offspring songs ever

6 Rise & Fall, Rage & Grace

Best Offspring album since Americana (1998). Conspiracy of One (2000) and Splinter (2003) were good but they're far from perfect in my opinion. This album however is just INCREDIBLE! Smash (1994) and Americana (1998) are still better, but this album is great because of its tone and songs like You're Gonna Go Far Kid, Hammerhead, Kristy Are You Doing Okay? , A Lot Like Me, etc. So keep on voting for this and do not stop!

This was the first album I ever got, not just first offspring album - to this day it continues to be one of my favorite albums and in my opinion, their second best, only to smash, with americana in a close third. every track on this album is amazing and memorable. it deserves to be higher!

7 Conspiracy of One

People looking for hits will settle for Smash every time, however, this is their best complete album as it is better from song to song, start to finish. It may not have the likes of "Bad Habit" or "Self-Esteem", but there are no bad or boring songs and as a whole, it is their best collection of songs put to one album. Do you want three hits and a bunch of duds or a collection of songs that almost all slay even if none are quite the best songs they've ever done? And "Want You Bad" is killer.

It's the best because so many good songs I mean only orignal prankster ist better then all songs from the Album Smash!

8 Splinter

This has an amazing track listing. Spare Me the Details is my favorite song of theirs

(Can't Get My) Head Around You, Hit That and the Hui are my favorite songs

9 Days Go By

Such and underrated album. This one, Rise And Fall and Americana are my favorites by the Offspring. Just love the sound of the record and most of the songs are incredible, the first half of the record is just fenomenal.

Amazing album... It shows what offspring are now after all their experience.. Love it. One of the best things to come out in 2012!

Very variational and each song has its charm. The 2 last songs are like 1 song together

10 The Offspring: Greatest Hits

Um, shouldn't this one be at the top, considering it's their 'Greatest Hits'? I love this album, it's got all my favourite songs

I agree this one should be at the top its literally all of their best song shoved into one album.

Can't repeat is my favorite song. The rest is generally top tier too

The Contenders
11 Baghdad
12 6 Songs
13 Summer Nationals
14 Let the Bad Times Roll

Actually, it happens to be one of these Offspring's albums where I don't need to skip any song to enjoy it as whole!
Well, maybe it is an effect of freshness of a new album, but as for now, it seem it's one of their best album ever for me.

I liked the singles the best. The rest is okay.

15 Club Me
16 They Were Born to Kill
17 A Piece of Americana
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