Top Ten Offspring Albums
The Top Ten
Easily their best and also the best punk album of all time. All killer, no filler. The sound and vibe capture the era perfectly.
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.
I felt this was a nearly perfect album, and captured more of the musical essence of the band before outside influences changed them. The more success they garnered, the more mainstream their sound was.
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.
Don't care who says what this thing takes top spot
Honestly an album with their best songs on.
The Meaning of Life, All I Want, I Choose, Gone Away. These are some of my favorite songs, and this album rocks.
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.
Smash is good, but I really enjoy its tracks 1-8. This entire album is awesome. But Smash and Americana are more popular, so...
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.
This is unequivocally the best Offspring album, what are you smoking?
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.
I couldn't disagree more with this list. Ignition is an excellent album with songs like LAPD, No Hero and Kick him when he's down.
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.
Very underrated, should be in the top 3. Beheaded, Blackball, Crossroads, etc
Very underrated. Should be in top 5!
Way more interesting than Days Go By, Splinter, Rise & Fall as well as Conspiracy.
I Really Think Splinter Should Get More Attention, It Is By Far My Favorite Smash As The Runner Up.
This has an amazing track listing. Spare Me the Details is my favorite song of theirs
This is an amazing album
(Can't Get My) Head Around You, Hit That and the Hui are my favorite songs
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 album is amazing. After the debacle that was Splinter they really made a comeback. Only to be lost again with Days Go By. But at least this fantastic album exists. This is my personal favorite.
By far the best album. Come on, with songs like 'half-truism' and 'You're gonna go far kid' this album has to be at least top 3!
Hard to choose between this Americana and smash, if I had to give an order it would be Americana, rise and fall, smash, Ixnay, days go by, conspiracy of one, splinter, ignition and then offspring
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.
Original Prankster got me hooked on this band
Want you bad is amazing.
My favorite album
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
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.
May not be the classic offspring we're all so used to, but definitely a fantastic album. The future is now, secrets from the underground, oc guns, I wanna secret family (with you), dividing by zero, slim pickens, yeah!
Greatest hits albums are compilation albums and should never be included in greatest album lists
I agree this one should be at the top its literally all of their best song shoved into one album.
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
Listening to this album right now!