Smash

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Offspring's second album for Epitaph did the impossible: it landed in the Top Five, unheard of for independent records. The Offspring crossed over due to the raucous, Eastern-tinged single "Come Out and Play," which stopped and started just like Nirvana, only without the Seattle trio's recklessness. The record stayed in the charts because the Offspring sounded relentlessly heavy, no matter how much the band claimed to be punk. Their tempos are slower than traditional hardcore, and their attack is as heavy as Metallica. But they acted like they were punk, with odes to no "Self Esteem" and singing about fighting in school. Nothing on the album matches the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Offspring's second album for Epitaph did the impossible: it landed in the Top Five, unheard of for independent records. The Offspring crossed over due to the raucous, Eastern-tinged single "Come Out and Play," which stopped and started just like Nirvana, only without the Seattle trio's recklessness. The record stayed in the charts because the Offspring sounded relentlessly heavy, no matter how much the band claimed to be punk. Their tempos are slower than traditional hardcore, and their attack is as heavy as Metallica. But they acted like they were punk, with odes to no "Self Esteem" and singing about fighting in school. Nothing on the album matches the incessant catchiness of the singles, but Smash is a solid record, filled with enough heavy riffs to keep most teenagers happy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/10/2009
  • Label: Epitaph / Ada
  • UPC: 045778686810
  • Catalog Number: 86868
  • Sales rank: 9,907

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time to Relax (0:25)
  2. 2 Nitro (Youth Energy) (2:26)
  3. 3 Bad Habit (3:43)
  4. 4 Gotta Get Away (3:52)
  5. 5 Genocide (3:33)
  6. 6 Something to Believe In (3:17)
  7. 7 Come out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated) (3:17)
  8. 8 Self Esteem (4:17)
  9. 9 It'll Be a Long Time (2:43)
  10. 10 Killboy Powerhead (2:02)
  11. 11 What Happened to You? (2:12)
  12. 12 So Alone (1:17)
  13. 13 Not the One (2:54)
  14. 14 Smash (10:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Offspring Primary Artist
Dexter Holland Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Noodles Guitar, Background Vocals
Ron Welty Drums, Background Vocals
Jason Blackball McLean Vocals
Technical Credits
The Offspring Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Ken Paulakovich Engineer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Thom Wilson Producer, Engineer
Fred Hidalgo Art Direction
Mike Ainsworth Engineer
Ulysses Noriega Engineer
Kevin Head Art Direction
Tom D. Kline Reissue Design, Reissue Layout
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Offspring is AMAZING!!

    I completely recommend all of the Offspring albums! They're amazing!! I personally like Gotta Get Away. Buy the Offspring!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the offspring rock!!!

    it's the greatest!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    there best cd

    it is there best cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Offspring aren't as polished and organized at this point...

    ...I admit, but Come Out and Play(keep 'em separated) and Self Esteem are the best on this CD. The songs on Smash are enough to depress you and excite you at the same time, so be cautious: it is a confusing experience!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best

    This CD is awsome, it's one of the Offsprings best, every song on there is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best

    Yes, they (along with Green Day) finally brought skate-rock into the world of John Q. Mallrat, but the Offspring were hardly spring chickens at the time of this breakthrough album's release. They'd been slogging away since 1987, a span that allowed them to amass all the clever tricks showcased here, most notably the Latino-rap/moshpit-riff mega-hit ''Come Out and Play.'' Just about every track on the disc (the band's third, if you were counting) keeps that careful balance between aggression and accessibility, from the surf-punk self- help rant of ''Self-Esteem'' to the airy ska-pop of ''What Happened to You?'' If Green Day are the '90s punk equivalent of the Beatles, and Rancid its Rolling Stones, the Offspring might be its Monkees--remembered for nothing more important than simple, indelible pop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Weak

    By the quality of music and depth of lyrics that The Offspring showed with Self Esteem and Come Out and Play, the rest of the album pales, with only one or two other exceptions. If you liked those two songs then try Tool's Ænima. Don't listen to people who don't listen to music, but only hear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Cheese

    Ok, enough of the junk that other people said. How about a real review from someone who has been listening to this cd for years? First of all, smash is a great cd. For listeners of any style of music. You could be a full time punker or you could be the trendy person who listens to Americana. Whoever you are, this cd is excellent! This just might be the best Spring cd of all time. This cd goes beyond the trendy songs like Self-Esteem and Come Out and Play, it has even better songs like Genocide, Bad Habit, and one of the best Smash. This cd has great riffs and is enjoyable for all ears. Get it now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Offspring Kick Ass!

    And this is one of (if not) their best records (I also like Ixnay on the Hombre). The Offspring have it all in this- Great lyrics, great sound, great rhythm. You can't help but get pumped up to this CD. BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Smash

    Offspring's best by far. You need look no further to find punk rock at it's best. Check out 'self-esteem'-- it's amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What A Great CD

    This CD proves that the old stuff is always better than the new stuff. If you like their new stuff, you will like this even better.

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    Posted October 22, 2009

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    Posted November 17, 2009

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