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The predecessor to "Smash", "Ignition" has sold 625K to date. Here it is re-mastered, with every metallic power chord and sing along chorus the way it sounded in the studio.
It seems like the terms catchy and punk shouldn't go together, but for the Offspring, they do. Listening to Ignition, one gets the sense of rage tightly controlled, powering the band's uptempo, driving material. While their sensibility is firmly punk, the Offspring have clearly borrowed from heavy metal for their chord progressions and guitar sound--check out the solos on "Nothing from Something" and "Forever and a Day." While this album didn't have the major-label success of its follow-up, Smash, all the ingredients that made that record a hit are here, if not quite as refined: angry, incisive lyrics; fast-driving rhythms; and--dare one say it--melodic chord progressions. It's easy to hear why Ignition was an underground hit and why the Offspring's later records, while somewhat diluted, have been so successful. --Genevieve Williams
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One of my favorite songs, though the profanity in the beginning is kind of hard on the ears.
We are one!: 10/10
It has some of the best guitar riffs they've written. Some of the best lyrics they've written. Why CAN'T it be one of the best songs on the album?
Kick him when he's down: 10/10
When I first bought the album, this is the first song out of 12 that attracted me to it; the first song I listened to.
Take it like a man: 8/10
A pretty cool song, but it gets boring after a while.
Get it right: 7/10
Don't really care for this one. It's just not catchy enough for my tastes.
Dirty Magic: 10/10
Easily another favorite of mine on the album. Even if it is slow, it is still catchy and chilling.
A great song that grows on you every time you hear it.
Burn it up: 9/10
A pretty funny song. Nicely written!
No Hero: 9/10
A great punk riff, and more great punk singing.
My personal favorite off the album. Why doesn't more people like this? If you like the song "Mota" off "Ixnay", you will definately like this song.
Nothin From Somethin: 7/10
Don't really remember this one. What does that tell you?
Forever and a day: 9/10
An O.K. song, but it just doesn't have that same feel all the other songs have.
Anyway, this is a great album. I remember when I first got this I thought I dreamed it, just because it was so different from all the other albums I had at the time from them. This just goes to show you that it is very different from any other offspring album.
-Session 9/10. Good song. Some of the guitar lines are quite good and in general the song maintains a strong force to it.
-We are One 8/10. I like the intro guitar part alot but i think the bulk of the song is just shy of spectacular. Its still a good song though and i think the complete stop after the word "stop" is a nice touch.
-Kick Him while he's Down 9/10. A good song though i dislike that the lyrics are almost inaudible.
-Take it like a man 8/10. Another good one.
-Get it Right 6/10. Its a decent song but it just lacks energy.
-Dirty Magic 8/10. Slower song, with sad sounding melodies and lytics. Overall a good song.
-Hypodermic 10/10. My favorite song on the CD, especially right at the great guitar part at the beginning. An energetic and fastpaced song.
-Burn it Up 9/10. A song for the pyro in each of us, Burn it up is about torching cars and hurling molotovs. A good song.
-No Hero 8/10. A well constructed bass line forms the melody of this song. Not a superb song but still rather good.
-LAPD 6/10. Im not a big fan of this song. I like the slow buildup in the begining and the general oppressiveness of the song but passed that the song is a bit lacking.
-Nothing from Something 7/10. Good but not great, this song is about prepping to lash out at others.
-Forever and a Day 8/10. It has some nice bass playing and is in general a good song.
In summary, I think Ignition is a good CD but i think their next two, Smash and Ixnay, are better. Ignition is better than the two most recent Offspring albums, Americana and Conspiracy of One.
Session - 10/10 Session is a great start for the album and it's chorus is really cool and fast.
We Are One - 8/10 This is a very cool song but it is not one of my favorites.
Kick Him When He's Down - 10/10 I don't really know why this song is so cool i think its the verses but at first i disliked this song and now it is one of my favorite's on the album.
Take It Like A Man - 7/10 this is a song worth a listen but it isnt do good
Get it right - 6/10 this song is NOT CATCHY and i do not really like it too much, you can try it out but it just wasnt so good to me.
Dirty Magic - 7/10 again not a great song but worth a listen.
Hypodermic - 10/10 this is a really good song with an excellent chorus and the first verse is really cool too.
Burn It Up - 10/10 Another cool song about being a pyro maniac and lighting crap on fire. I just like the point and it has good vocals.
No Hero - 7/10 I don't really pay attention to this song because i dont think its so cool
L A P D - 8/10 i used to like this song the best and it is still good but as i have gotten older I have grown to like it less.
Nothing From Something - 7/10 I don't really konw... sorry
Forever And A Day - 8/10 this song is a good one.. at least listen to it a bit before deciding you dont like it.
WELL I HOPE MY REVIEW WAS HELPFUL TO YOU AND YOU WILL BUY THIS IF YOU LIKE OFFSPRING
Most recent customer reviews
No one album of the Offspring's can egalized this sound old school. It's was the best album from this band, don't talk about Smash, it's a commercial album who all the people like... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Deslo E.
this is a truly awesome cd. offspring's true punk rock vocals and drums and guitars. there are some awesome lyrics and are very catchy like l.a.p. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by Gary Williams
Ignition is a solid album, but isn't quite as good as their self-titled debut. Ignition, while it really isn't a punk album, is still a pretty good CD, but I recommend picking up... Read morePublished on April 6 2004
I've been an Offspring fan for several years, but I just recently purchased this album. I had hesitated to buy it at first, because a friend of mine, also an Offspring fan, had... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by Sam
Yes, I am one of those people who isn't a high minded punk purist. I am a bigger fan of the sound the offspring attained on their major label releases (except for "ixnay on the... Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by M Butler
This could be the best Offspring CD, but I like them all. Event ho they had a CD before this I consider this their first realCD because this is when they started their signature... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by M. Burgstaller
ignition, the second of 7 offspring albums, was most likely the greatest album of it's decade. starting off strong with session and building up to finish with the best song on the... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004
1. Session - 10/10
2. We Are One 10/10 (would be the best song, except for an exception.. read on)
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