View Full Version : Smash or Ignition

02-26-2006, 08:59 AM
Smash or Ignition? :confused: I can't decide :o . Smash is great all the way through but Ignition is loaded with some truely ace songs and afew that are not quite so good. Which do you prefer and why?

02-26-2006, 09:07 AM
those albums are my favourite ones, so why do i have to choose :)?
I like them both!

02-26-2006, 09:12 AM

Ixnay 09
02-26-2006, 09:13 AM
I prefer Ignition, Smash is brilliant, but Ignition is my favorite after Ixnay.

02-26-2006, 10:13 AM
Although Ixnay is my favourite album, Ignition is a close second so i'd definetly choose that one over Smash- I mean i love smash, i just feel like I can relate to Some of the songs on Ignition sliightly more...But that's a hard choice- Genocide is on Smash and that's one of My All Time favourite songs...Difficult one.

02-26-2006, 10:24 AM
I'd have to say smash is my 2nd favourite album, behind then Americana. Ignition is fourth, behind Ixnay on the Hombre. Ignition is a very good album, but it just doesn't compare to the other three. Also, evey other alubm tyes in at foruth with it.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-26-2006, 10:30 AM
Not a single album in the world can beat Ignition. But Smash is my 2nd favorite Offspring album, it my first too.

02-26-2006, 12:20 PM
I could say Ignition

02-26-2006, 12:25 PM
seriously i love every album they have ever done or will ever do but anything with a classic one off supernaturally executed piece of brilliance which is self esteem will always be close to my offspringing heart :D

02-26-2006, 12:39 PM
Ignition, it's my favourite album.

02-26-2006, 01:27 PM
Ignition if my favorite. I love the style of it, just all of the songs fit perfectly. Smash is amazing, but Ignition is a work of art.

02-26-2006, 01:42 PM
both albums are good but I prefer Ignition.

02-26-2006, 01:43 PM
Ignition, it's my favourite album.
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02-26-2006, 01:47 PM
i like Ignition better than Smash

02-26-2006, 01:53 PM
Smash. Ignition is a good, solid album, but there's not a whole lot on it that's really anything special except for maybe Kick Him When He's Down and No Hero. Most of it is very straight forward punk rock, which while a good listen, isn't really anything that great.

Smash on the other hand has a lot of really good stand out songs, and has a more diverse sound, while Ignition's songs kind of blur together for the most part. Plus the songs are just better in general. The songwriting is vastly improved.

02-26-2006, 04:03 PM
Ignition is my second favorite, almost tied for first with Ixnay.

Smash hits the average mark (as far as offspring albums. it's not an average album by general standards). Of their 7 albums, Smash is #4- there are 3 better and 3 worse.

There is not ONE BAD SONG on ignition. Every song gets me going, and every song has terrific lyrics. There are no "joke songs", no quirky pop songs or songs with bad lyrics... Smash has "so alone" and "what happened to you?" and "killboy powerhead", none of which I like. Ignition was by far their most solid album (but I like ixnay more cause their best songs are on it), but Smash was still a good one.

02-26-2006, 04:05 PM
id go with ignition. and u should have made this a poll

02-26-2006, 04:07 PM
is hard to choose between smash and ignition, they are both good in its own way, but, smash hit me more than ignition so i had to go for it

02-26-2006, 04:22 PM
Ignition is better in my opinion. There are more awesome songs in this album...not saying that songs on SMASH suck, but, you know. It's as simple as that.

02-26-2006, 04:31 PM
i think ignition is better, but only slightly!

02-26-2006, 04:46 PM
Ignition-THE BEST!!!

Original prankstA
02-26-2006, 04:50 PM
Smash or Ignition? :confused: I can't decide :o . Smash is great all the way through but Ignition is loaded with some truely ace songs and afew that are not quite so good. Which do you prefer and why?
a poll maybe???

02-26-2006, 08:05 PM
they r both great, but i prefeer smash

Ninty Man
02-26-2006, 09:17 PM
Ixnay on the hombre :D

02-26-2006, 09:21 PM
...wasn't a choice...

Ninty Man
02-26-2006, 09:27 PM
...wasn't a choice...

But I can't choose betwenen smash or Ignition... so I choose ixnay

Holger estonia
02-27-2006, 05:49 AM
Ignition is much more better, than Smash cos Kick Him When His Down is my 2nd favourite song after Cool To Hate(what's from Ixnay)

02-27-2006, 08:20 AM
a poll maybe???
I don't know how:7(

02-27-2006, 08:30 AM
kick him when he's down is a killer song... however, I think the best on that album are "nothing from something" and "forever and a day".

02-27-2006, 10:38 AM
Smash got me into the Offspring... but Ignition revealed a whole new world for me :) This album got me into the hardcore/punk music and culture.
So I choose Ignition.
Besides that my fave Offspring song is "We Are One"

02-27-2006, 11:04 AM
Ignition, because I love every song on it

02-28-2006, 05:12 AM
well i like them both.

Mr. Noodles
02-28-2006, 05:19 AM
well i like them both.
I like them both too.
I cannot decide!
They both have some of the bands best songs.
My fav songs on smash: Smash, Self Esteem, Gotta Get Away, Come out and Play, and Bad Habit.
My fav songs on ignition: Burn it Up, We Are One, Dirty Magic, Session, and No Hero.

02-28-2006, 07:04 AM
In my opinion Smash is better album than Ignition. Why? Smash contains my favourite songs: Bad Habit and Self Esteem. Ignition is also very very good album and I like it but not quite as Smash.