|1. Time To Relax|
|2. Nitro (Youth Energy)|
|3. Bad Habit|
|4. Gotta Get Away|
|6. Something To Believe In|
|7. Come Out And Play|
|8. Self Esteem|
|9. It'll Be A Long Time|
|10. Killboy Powerhead|
|11. What Happened To You?|
|12. So Alone|
|13. Not The One|
1)Time to Relax- an intro, so nothing to worry about. no rating
2)Nitro (Youth Energy)- a catchy drum line at the beginning and powerful sound. the song has great lyrics that will fill you with energy. the song is basically a song about teens doing what they want. 10/10
3)Bad Habit- a very funny song that starts out w/ just slow bass, then turns into a really rocking song. the lyrics are amusing and shows the humor that these guys posess. the song is about someone w/ road rage 10/10
4)Gotta Get Away- 1 of the hits, it's got a great sounding intro and a catchy sounding chorus. the song is about someone who is paranoid and can't stand himself 9/10
5)Genocide- its got a very catchy punk sound w/ good but not great lyrics. the song is about how people fend for themselves and walk all over the little guy 10/10
6)Something to Believe In- 1 of their political songs, its about society falling apart. the song starts out slow, but gets faster and has a good sound 9/10
7)Come Out And Play- 1 of the hits, its the song that made them famous. the song has kind of a strange, but catchy middle eastern sound to it. it also has a great sounding chorus. the song is a sarcastic look on teenage gang violence 9/10
8)Self Esteem- 1 of the hits, the song has a more mid-tempo sound and is organized strangely, but has awesome lyrics. you can just visualize the situation going on- the guy trys so hard to look for love, but all hit gets is abuse. but that's all made up for when he gets sex(...) 10/10
9)It'll Be a Long Time- 1 of their political songs, it gets faster and has a more punk sound as it goes a long.
Right around when Grunge and Alternative Rock were ruling the charts and the airwaves, a little Punk Band out of Los Angeles called The Offspring did the unthinkable.On the independent label Epitaph, they released the album Smash, and it eventually sold over 4 million copies, an unthinkable amount for an independent CD. Cruising on the heels of the smash hit singles "Gotta Get Away", "Come Out And Play(Gotta Keep 'Em Separated)", and "Self Esteem", Smash rode up the Billboard Charts until it reached the unimaginable peak of No.4. With Smash under their name, The Offspring rose to the upper echelons of punk, giving Green Day and Weezer a run for their money and making all of their future albums smash hits to. So does this album live up to its glorious achievements? Well, to put it in one word, a resounding YES. Read Below for a Track reviews.
Time to Relax-Intro(Not Rated)-Sets the stage perfectly!
Nitro(Youth Energy)-10/10:How was this not a single? A perfect blend of catchy vocals, killer riffs, and mad drumming!
Bad Habit-10/10-Starts off slow, but then shifts into high gear with booming guitars and Holland's catchy vocals to create the perfect Road Rage song!
Gotta Get Away-10/10:Holland's cheery vocals perfectly complement the instrument's dark tone. Truly inspired lyrics and an incredibly catchy chorus!
Genocide-9/10: The highlight of this song is Noodle's guitar playing and the addictive chorus, yet the lyrics are stupid and it gets a bit repetitive.
Something to Believe In-10/10: Yet again, another song that could have easily been a single!Read more ›
Boy, was I wrong for judging the album by its cover! "Smash" is fun from start to finish, and has a frolicking sound that's a little less mainstream-friendly than those of the albums that followed "Smash".
It's a classic that you can listen to over and over without ever growing tired of it. I think it's one of the greatest albums of the 90s.