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Ignition
Offspring
Ignition
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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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 thei...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Offspring
Title: Ignition
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 1
Label: Epitaph / Ada
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 3/8/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 045778642427

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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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Possibly THE best Offspring
C. Ian Alderman | 07/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember being young and seeing this CD after sneaking off with my parent's SMASH CD. They just wouldn't let me listen to this CD, which kept upping the appeal, because it was so taboo for my ears allegedly. I'll never forget when I did listen to this CD for the first time though, and it has been in constant rotation in my music library ever since, and that's a VERY LONG 13 years or so. As other posters have stated, there is absolutely NO COMMERCIAL potential for this album, but I think that was the very last thing The Offspring had on their mind at this time. I've always been an avid fan of the Offspring's commentary of the degradation of America, and this is proabably the best example, perfectly following up their debut. There are NO FILLER TRACKS to be found on this CD. I am glad that the Offspring made Ignition and Self Titled, and evolved with their sound. People constantly whine because the Offspring sound nothing like they used to, but let me tell you this; The same people who whine would be the first ones to cry because of the rehash. Dirty Magic would have to be my favorite track, but as far as energy and intensity goes, Hypodermic would have to be my favorite. What makes this album appealing to me? I actually dig the guitar tones from the first two albums, which to me give it a more rock feel, a more heavy metal feel instead of punk. The change of guitar tones over the albums suit them well. I think if Americana had the tone of SMASH, it would've received more praise, because a lot of the subject matter is a return to seemingly familiar subject material, as found in the debut and Ignition. This album got me into figuring out guitar parts and made me the rhythm player I am today. If you've never heard of anything The Offspring has done, give SMASH a shot, not this. If you're into Bad Religion and other bands like that, and want to give the Offspring a shot, you couldn't do much better. In all, a 5 star album to say the least."