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Llamas
03-30-2012, 06:39 AM
Easy question, answer the poll; which album do you like more? Ignition or Smash? I have a feeling Ignition is going to destroy Smash. ;)

GuilhermeOffspring
03-30-2012, 06:40 AM
Smash, of course!

BagOfShenanigans
03-30-2012, 07:03 AM
That was harder than choosing between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle..

jsmak84
03-30-2012, 08:22 AM
I.g.n.i.t.i.o.n. ;)

Defender
03-30-2012, 08:31 AM
Llamas you killed me! It's hard to decide...

Zee
03-30-2012, 08:39 AM
Tough question, clear answer.

Smash. Amazing package. Perfect timing for little Zee and other school friends to be ready for rock 'n roll music, back in 3rd grade or something, Smash was on everyone's lips on school. Here's my cassette recorded in '95 (notice the little typos here and there). :)

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8537/smasha.jpg

Jojan
03-30-2012, 12:44 PM
You are a bad hobbit, Zee!

Bejka
03-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Smäshhh :cool:

cool 2 hate 681
03-30-2012, 01:20 PM
Smash.....

Tijs
03-30-2012, 01:20 PM
I wanted to vote for which ever album has the least votes, since I can't choose. But it's 10 vs 10. Thanks guys :)

Llamas
03-30-2012, 01:26 PM
I like how Ignition and Smash are tied, but RFRG is blowing Splinter out of the water. I'm kinda liking these polls and not so opposed to more of them being made, after all :P

randman21
03-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Ha! I was just thinking the same thing about the polls. Plus, I've always been a fan of lists. Sooo...I wonder if someone will combine the two and bring back another round of Hurt n' Heal. I hated it, but it's been like five years.

Omni
03-30-2012, 02:22 PM
Smash is generally regarded as their best work by passing fans and music critics. Ignition is truly an underrated gem, but Smash gets all that attention for a reason. It's a standout record for sure, and I'm going to have to give it the nod.


Not to mention the artwork is classic, and I love how the artwork for the singles matches the album's.

My Name Was Taken
03-30-2012, 02:28 PM
i wanted to vote for which ever album has the least votes, since i can't choose. But it's 10 vs 10. Thanks guys :)

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KHWHD
03-30-2012, 02:51 PM
Ignition. :cool:

weezly
03-30-2012, 03:09 PM
i love the song bad hapit on smash!

Krojd
03-30-2012, 04:15 PM
My vote goes to Ignition.

Outerspaceman21
03-31-2012, 04:35 AM
I gotta go Smash. I love Ignition, but Smash just come a little ahead.

WebDudette
03-31-2012, 05:03 AM
That was harder than choosing between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle..

Squirtle, all day everyday. Blastoise is one of the best pokemon in the game, not to mention he would destroy Charizard and has a pretty great chance of owning Venasaur too.

Plus, there is a Squirtle gang, and what did Charmander do in the show? Nothing. He didn't do anything but whine, cry, and complain. It didn't even change when he evolved, Charmeleon and Charizard were babies too.

Basically, Charmander is overrated and only snobs desperate to be different chose Bulbasaur.

jacknife737
03-31-2012, 12:15 PM
Ignition

Smash is fantastic, but Ignition is probably my favorite album.... ever. Most albums are sort of "top heavy" in the sense that usually the frist -4 tracks are the strongest, but the fantastic thing about Ignition is that not only does it start strong, the 1-2-3 punch of LAPD + Nothing From Something + Forever and a Day has got to one of the strongest closing sections to any album.

Llamas
03-31-2012, 12:33 PM
the 1-2-3 punch of LAPD + Nothing From Something + Forever and a Day has got to one of the strongest closing sections to any album.

This makes me wanna make a thread about album closers... I think the original S/T, Ignition, Ixnay, Americana, and Conspiracy with bonus song all have awesome closers... kinda wondering how people would rank them, or what people's favorites are. I'd probably choose either the Nothing From Something/Forever and a Day closer, or Amazed/Change the World. Then again, Americana/Pay the Man is pretty darn epic.

In non-Offspring conversation, I'd say the main album that stands out in my mind as being a mediocre record with a KILLER closer is Third Eye Blind's debut. The album itself is pretty boring and I haven't listened all the way through it in probably a decade. But those last three songs (The Background, Motorcycle Drive-by, God of Wine) are just a trio of perfection. I think I'm gonna go listen to them now.

KickHimWhenHe'sDown
03-31-2012, 07:42 PM
I'd probably choose either the Nothing From Something/Forever and a Day closer, or Amazed/Change the World. Then again, Americana/Pay the Man is pretty darn epic.

Now that I think about it, I can't choose between those three closers either. They all top CO1, S/T, RFRG, and obviously Splinter's closers for me. My opinion of Smash is quite a bit different than yours and I love So Alone, Not The One, and definitely Smash (title-track). So I think those four albums do the best of closing.

Llamas
04-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Now that I think about it, I can't choose between those three closers either. They all top CO1, S/T, RFRG, and obviously Splinter's closers for me. My opinion of Smash is quite a bit different than yours and I love So Alone, Not The One, and definitely Smash (title-track). So I think those four albums do the best of closing.

I thought about this more today... after listening to Nothing from Something/Forever and a Day, Amazed/Change the World, and Americana/Pay the Man... I really can't decide among Ignition, Ixnay, and Americana's endings. By the way, Americana and Change the World both really have the coolest drum parts for the intros.

danitanev
04-04-2012, 12:33 AM
Smash is better, Ignition is nice too, but not as much as Smash!

Pablon
04-04-2012, 03:06 AM
It's a hard one, but I guess I'd prefer Ignition, you know...

I think It's kinda neat...

RageAndLov
04-04-2012, 05:50 AM
Huh, it is still so even between Smash and Ignition. Imagine if the band played as much Smash songs as Ignition songs on concerts. The fans obviously want that.

Llamas
04-04-2012, 07:47 AM
Wow, tied 21 to 21. Very interesting.

Tijs
04-04-2012, 01:15 PM
Gimme a chance to vote!

I wanted to vote for which ever album has the least votes, since I can't choose. But it's 10 vs 10. Thanks guys :)

the_real_potomek
04-04-2012, 01:21 PM
I wanted to vote for which ever album has the least votes, since I can't choose. But it's 10 vs 10. Thanks guys :)

You can vote now:p

Both albums are great, but on Smash there's Self Esteem which is my most favourite song ever, so I had to vote for Smash. I had to!

Tijs
04-04-2012, 01:26 PM
Ignition has my vote :)

mrconeman
04-04-2012, 01:43 PM
I just broke Tijs' vote by also voting Ignition.

Llamas
04-04-2012, 03:27 PM
It didn't last; some asshole voted for Smash after you.

KickHimWhenHe'sDown
04-04-2012, 05:09 PM
25 vs 25. The suspense....

Defender
04-20-2012, 05:12 AM
WTF? Where's the winner? 26-25?