|1||Time to Relax||Lyrics/Info||0:25|
|2||Nitro (Youth Energy)||Lyrics/Info||2:26|
|4||Gotta Get Away||Lyrics/Info||3:52|
|6||Something to Believe In||Lyrics/Info||3:17|
|7||Come Out and Play||Lyrics/Info||3:17|
|9||It'll Be a Long Time||Lyrics/Info||2:43|
|11||What Happened to You?||Lyrics/Info||2:12|
|13||Not the One||Lyrics/Info||2:54|
The Offspring preserve the essential ingredients of their chosen genre--guitars grinding out three chords, shouted vocals, and plenty of vitriol--and layer them over a melodic base that packs considerable popular appeal. The singles from Smash, the Offspring's breakthrough album, still receive considerable radio airplay: "Gotta Get Away," "Come Out and Play," and "Self Esteem." With these and Smash's 11 other tracks, the band chronicles the adolescent experience with clarity and surprisingly incisive wit. That pretty much describes all of their albums, but this is the one to get. It's got more shape than their earlier material and isn't as disturbingly poppy as their more recent recordings; it's the perfect blend of riffs and rage.
Offspring's metal-inflected punk became a popular sensation in 1994, selling over four million albums on an independent record label. While the group's credentials ...