View Full Version : Offspring on 50 Greatest Punk Album List

12-07-2004, 10:04 PM
I thought this was pretty cool, what do you think about the Offspring albums on the list? or the other bands(please don't argue about what bands shouldn't be on the list or other stupid things).

PunkBands.com have posted the 50 Greatest Punk Albums Ever list, voted by Kerrang! magazine readers and published in a special called Noise Pollution.

01. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
02. Green Day - Dookie
03. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
04. Nirvana - Nevermind
05. The Offspring - Smash
06. Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves
07. Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
08. The Clash - The Clash
09. The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
10. Ramones - Ramones
11. NOFX - Punk In Drublic
12. Fugazi - Repeater
13. The Clash - London Calling
14. Blink 182 - Enema Of The State
15. The Stooges - Funhouse
16. Black Flag - Damaged
17. Minor Threat - Complete Discography
18. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power
19. The Undertones - The Undertones
20. The Offspring - Americana
21. Bad Brains - Rock For Light
22. Buzzcocks - Love Bites
23. NOFX - Sol Long And Thanks For All The Shoes
24. Crass - The Feeding Of The 5000
25. The Ruts - The Crack
26. The Vandals - Hitler Bad, Vandals Good
27. Operation Ivy - Energy
28. Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
29. Rocket From The Crypt - Scream, Dracula, Scream!
30. The Exploited - Punk's Not Dead
31. Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel
32. Quicksand - Manic Compression
33. Descendents - Milo Goes To College
34. Sublime - Sublime
35. The Misfits - Static Age
36. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Let's Face It
37. Less Than Jake - Hello Rockview
38. Bad Religion - Suffer
39. The Dwarves - The Dwarves Are Young And Good Looking
40. Supersuckers - The Evil Powers Of Rock n'Roll
41. Social Distortion - White Light White Heat White Trash
42. The Get Up Kids - Something To Write Home About
43. Green Day - Nimrod
44. Will Haven - El Diablo
45. Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
46. Napalm Death - Scum
47. AFI - Black Sails In The Sunset
48. Poison Idea - Feel The Darkness
49. GBH - Leather Bristles, Studs And Acne
50. Killing Joke - Killing Joke

12-07-2004, 10:16 PM
that's a pretty biased list.. not that lists like these are never NOT biased. my main beef: bad religion ranking so low. they've released albums (ever heard of 'no control'? 'against the grain'?) that were more important than albums by bands like crass or the exploited (ugh). they deserve to be in the top 10, if not top 5.

i'm surprised they put offspring in there at all. normally when you see lists like these talking about important punk bands, it's always all about green day and offspring are ignored. :mad:

12-07-2004, 10:51 PM
The list is ok. I don't think that Nevermind and Dookie are better then Smash. And the Ramones should be there next to the sex pistols.

12-08-2004, 12:26 AM
c'mon, nirvana isn't punk! they were voted the greatest ROCK band ever, sosurely not one of the greatest punk bands...and americana beeing ahead of ixnay?

12-08-2004, 01:03 AM
Nobody's here...

12-08-2004, 03:14 AM
i think nirvana is pretty much a punkrock band... at least they got a punkattitude

12-08-2004, 06:27 AM
the misfits' album walk among us should be on top 5 of that list...even the misfits collector says that walk among us is top 5 punk album ever :D

12-08-2004, 06:36 AM
well, dookie still gets hailed a hell of a lot more, this is the first list i've seen that mentioned smash.the US doesnt really support their punk, the overseas loves them though...look! the Vandals! Bosstones! Rocket From the Crypt! these bands are never on any US rock music lists!

12-08-2004, 06:46 AM
They forgot The Casualties!!! and i agree that Bad religion shouldnt have ranked so low. theyve been rockin on since like 80 and they're still kickin ass.
They also should have included Ixnay on the Hombre because its frickin awesome.

12-08-2004, 06:51 AM
The mere fact that Green Day and The Offspring are ahead of the Ramones in that list automatically renders it meaningless to me.

12-08-2004, 06:52 AM
Note: I still enjoy Green Day and The Offspring. But the FUCKING RAMONES, man.

12-08-2004, 06:55 AM
Just look at it this way....at least theyre in the top 10. as much as i dont think they should be that low either but it could be worse.

12-08-2004, 07:08 AM
Napalm Death is grunge metal not punk. i dont mean to argue to those who think i am but whats a grunge metal band doin on a punk list? Wheres the punk? wheres the Pennywise, the Anti-Flag and The Casualties? PUNK people PUNK!

12-08-2004, 11:19 AM
But i guess if theres anything to really bitch about it would be that Offspring isnt no.1!!! :mad:

12-08-2004, 12:23 PM
how the hell did blink 182 get on the list??? thts shit stuff....a poor excuse for punk rock

Floyd the Barber
12-08-2004, 12:25 PM
14. Blink 182 - Enema Of The State

That right there should tell you this list is way off. Anyone who calls that album "punk" has their head up their ass. Or are teenybopper 12-year-old girls into punk nowadays? Those are the only Blink fans I see anymore.

12-08-2004, 01:09 PM
c'mon, nirvana isn't punk! they were voted the greatest ROCK band ever, sosurely not one of the greatest punk bands...and americana beeing ahead of ixnay?

if you were in seattle they would kick your ass...nirvana was always considered punk...they were an evolved form of it...grunge was just a label put on them afterwards...but they are punk

that list was eh...but watever no one pays attention to these lists...unless its on vh1 of course...woo hoo ya vh1 baby.

12-08-2004, 01:25 PM
04. Nirvana - Nevermind
14. Blink 182 - Enema Of The State

wtf are these doing on the list. neither band is punk.

12-08-2004, 01:38 PM
go GBH! althought thats not their best album...

12-08-2004, 01:50 PM
i say we protest to get Blink 182 removed!

12-08-2004, 01:52 PM
show me a petition, i'll sign it!

12-08-2004, 01:58 PM
The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About

Amazing, why is this sweet album thrown into that list?

12-08-2004, 02:13 PM
First ablum on that list fucking sux..and soooooooo did the band!

12-08-2004, 02:53 PM
i don't think that Green Day's Dookie is better than The Offspring's Smash. this list sucks

12-09-2004, 06:37 AM
I whole-heartedly agree. Smash smashes the hell outta dookie

12-09-2004, 06:43 AM
Dookie was a lot more commercial, and billie joe is a lot more famous that Dexter. Thats why Dookie is ahead.

12-09-2004, 06:45 AM
But it sill shouldnt be...It just shouldnt. i guess that proves anyone can make a song about masterbation and get famous.

12-09-2004, 07:12 AM
Not a terrible list, but Ignition and Ixnay are far better than Americana

12-09-2004, 08:47 AM
i don't think that Green Day's Dookie is better than The Offspring's Smash. this list sucks
yes ....fuck ..at least smash should be ahead of all the punk album made since 1994 ... this list is a lie .... dookies never will be better then smash ..dookie is only BASKET CASE ! smash has COME OUT AND PLAY , gotta get away and SLEF ESTEEm ..oh and bad habit is pretty famous too !

12-09-2004, 08:49 AM
Dookie was a lot more commercial, and billie joe is a lot more famous that Dexter. Thats why Dookie is ahead.
i don ]t think so ...if u ask to the girls they would say dexter first than billie joe ... i am not talking of AMERICAN PEOPLE , but people from europe etc .. and even in the us the offspring are a lot famous !

12-09-2004, 02:58 PM
honestly, i cant think of an offspring song im yet sick of hearing. Especially on their early stuff, but their newer stuff is just as good but not as fast to me. but what the hell...IT ALL FUCKIN RULES

12-09-2004, 04:08 PM
how bout a new list to make everyone happy?
1. The Offspring- Smash
2. The Offspring- Ixnay on the Hombre
3. The Offspring- Ignition
4. The Offspring- Americana
5. The Offspring- Conspiracy of One
6. The Offspring- Splinter
7. The Offspring- The Offspring
(1-7...no particular order since they all are awesome)
and so on and so on....

12-09-2004, 05:45 PM
lol just to break ur balls....splinter is kinda better thn co1 i think

12-10-2004, 06:49 AM
i agree now that you mention it...
ok here it goes...

1. The Offspring- Smash
2. The Offspring- Ixnay on the Hombre
3. The Offspring- Ignition
4. The Offspring- Americana
5. The Offspring- Splinter
6. The Offspring- Conspiracy of One
7. The Offspring- The Offspring

Ok. Is it ok now? It looks abut right...maybe...

12-10-2004, 07:01 AM
the 5th! great!!! but it's weird for sex pistols and the ramones!!!

12-10-2004, 07:05 AM
I think The Ramones are better than the sex pistols but it dont matter big to me cuz i like em both.

12-10-2004, 09:43 AM
If your all gunna complain that Dookie is above Smash, just consider The Offsprings combined score is 25 while Green Days is 48 i think, makeing Green Day seem more a one hit band.

12-10-2004, 10:58 AM
Score for what? But you also got to know that green day is more mainstream than offspring. Everyones hear of Green Day but not Offspring.

12-10-2004, 11:12 AM
5+20 for smash and americana, 2+46 for Dookie and Nimrod. The lower the better.
And yes, Green Day are more mainstream and being on Dreamworks (Or am i getting names mixed up) were able to sell more than indie epitaph. Also, i dunno if this is only true in the UK, but when do you see Smash Videos on tv? Basket case is never far away and when i come around is sometimes on.

12-10-2004, 11:17 AM
And thats why i wish i was in europe cuz offsprings more well known, and them being my favorite band, id gt o see them in concerts and shit like that

12-16-2004, 06:41 AM
well, i dont know about offspring being more famous than green day. green day are now media darlings due to american idiots staggering success.

12-16-2004, 11:11 AM
Yea but it wasnt THAT great of a cd. its too slow for my liking.

12-16-2004, 07:10 PM
thats so cool