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The Offspring - Greatest Hits [Import]

The Offspring Audio CD
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"We want to offer something new with every album," says Dexter Holland, frontman of THE OFFSPRING.

After nine records, that's certainly not an easy task for any band. However, THE OFFSPRING have more than a few surprises up their sleeves, and their ninth studio album, DAYS GO BY, is staggering proof. Produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Mötley Crüe, The Cult), the ... Read more in Amazon's The Offspring Store

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  • Audio CD (4 July 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B0009JM4EC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,097 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - Sample Rock Of Ages (R. LangeJ. Elliott
2. Original Prankster - Sample
3. Next to you
4. Can't Repeat
5. Come Out And Play
6. Self Esteem
7. Gotta Get Away
8. All I Want
9. Gone Away
10. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
11. Why Don't You Get A Job?
12. The Kids Aren't Alright
13. Original Prankster
14. Want You Bad
15. Defy You
16. Hit That
17. (Can't Get My) Head Around You
18. The Kids Aren't Alright

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Long before there was The OC, there was The Offspring, formed by a pair of Orange County high school buddies back in '84 following a show in Irvine by local legends Social Distortion. Almost two decades, six albums and 32 million records later, those two pals, vocalist/guitarist Dexter Holland and bassist Greg K, along with fellow classmate (and school custodian) guitarist Noodles, are still delivering. Greatest Hits collects together some of theri most memeorable moments, including "Hit That", "The Kids Aren't Alright" and the massive hit, "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)".

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits - it's exactly that. 3 Mar 2013
By Mike
Format:Audio CD
This album is, unfortunately, not a 'best of' compilation and is exactly what it claims to be - a collection of the band's greatest hits. There's a big difference between the two, but many people make the mistake of thinking the titles are interchangeable.

Allow me to explain...
A greatest hits collection is an album containing the songs that were HITS (entered the official charts due to record sales) that sold the GREATEST amount.
A 'best of' collection would be an album containing the songs considered to be musically or lyrically better than the majority of the band's other work, regardless of commercial success.
If this album were a 'best of...' then it would contain songs like Meaning Of Life, Dirty Magic, Jennifer Lost The War and Million Miles Away, but it's not; it's a Greatest Hits, so what we have here is a handful of songs that were the most commercially successful. This means the album is full of the band's most radio-friendly material: Pretty Fly, Original Prankster, Why Don't You Get A Job and others of that ilk. Over-produced cheesey pop-rock, basically.

As an introduction to the band it cannot be recommended. Yes, you do get a rough idea how their sound has changed between 1995 and 2005, but it's not a good representation of the type of punk song that The Offspring tend to do very well. In fact, the only real Offspring-esque track on the album is 'All I Want'.

For a proper introduction to the band I would suggest the albums 'Smash', 'Ixnay On The Hombre' and 'Days Go By'; all of which can be purchased for a few pounds/dollars these days. Together those albums will give you a better idea of the type of music the band made before and after the silly 'Pretty Fly' phase that this album was designed to cash in on.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest, but still good. 21 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
This 'best of' completely ignores the first two albums and focuses on tracks from 1995's Smash to 2003's Splinter. They've certainly selected tracks that get the most playouts but with notable absences such as "Bad Habit", "Million Miles Away", "The Noose", "Session" and "Beheaded". New track, "Can't Repeat" is a welcome addition, as are the surprise songs "Defy You" (from the Orange County OST) and the Wiseguys remix of "The Kids Aren't Alright". Those who are new to The Offspring can't go far wrong with this collection. Essential songs such as "All I Want", "The Kids Aren't Alright", "Self Esteem" and "Gone Away" show some of the best of the Offspring's timeless musical creations. The more chart friendly pop-punk tracks like "Hit That", "Original Prankster", "Why Don't You Get A Job" and the aged "Pretty Fly" are predictable additions to this album but not their best.
Overall, it's a decent overview of the past 20 years of The Offspring.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't stop playing it 21 Mar 2012
By dbm
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have had offspring's albums before when I was younger,but has never been a big fan,may me because it is a greatest hits album but I just love it and have been listening to it in my car for a week now.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Being a true Offspring fan I brought this album regardless what the chosen tracks were,
Because I have all the Offspring albums I think they could have included tracks like Jennifer Lost The War, Dirty Magic(Ignition),LAPD(Igniton),Kick Him When Hes down (Ignition) + many more like Blackball for example.
The problem with this album is that I've heard these tracks every where a million times and putting them on a greatest hits album just gives the imprssion that the Offspring are reaching the new audiences.
Another small problam is that theres a crap version of The Kids Aren't alright some rubbish dance mix that doesn't appeal to me at all.
Although the Greatest hits album has its negative points... for offspring fans just buy it the songs still rock....actually buy the version with the free dvd where you get to see the new version of dirty magic on dvd...well worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What Greatest Hits???? 22 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
Right Okay. They say this is a "Greatest Hits" Album? With other reviews i have seen on amazon, They all complain saying "why was'nt this or that song but on the album. Well maybe it's just because it contains all their singles (greatest hits) to date. Let face it, you not going to get a song from an album that has no airplay to go on a greatest hits album...

In other words this is NOT a fans greatest hits as such..

Just a collection of their singles (Greatest Hits)..

But if you are new to the offspring please start with this one. That way you can find out for yourself whether you like the old stuff but can still listen to the new-ish songs.

Saves money by not getting older albums and not liking it!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 Jun 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
great band with all the hits on one disc what more can i say
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Purchase 10 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great CD, great quality. I am using up the rest of this word count midlessly rabling on but I would recommend this CD to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 14 May 2013
By Paul
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great collection of all the hits. New songs Can't Repeat are also a wonderful addition making the purchase worthwhile even if you have all the original albums
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5.0 out of 5 stars exactly what it says
a cd, with many of the Offspring's greatest tunes. Despatch / fulfillment was fine, not a lot more to say really
Published 15 months ago by K. Nicholl
5.0 out of 5 stars The Offspring
If you like The Offspring you will love the greatest hits, great price, fast delivery, good quality.
I bought this for myself, and both my daughters 14 and 7 love it.
Published 16 months ago by Arjin
4.0 out of 5 stars similar music
i bought this album about 3 months ago and i can't stop listening to it. im kind of confused that after 6 minutes on the wiseguys remix of the kids aren't alright it plays all i... Read more
Published on 3 Sep 2007 by Ed123
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Songs, but only their singles...
This album is very good for people who are new to the Offspring, it gives them a general feel of the band. Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2006 by Jasper Wong
4.0 out of 5 stars Great. But Where the Hell is Ignition?
I absolutely love the offspring. But the Greatest Hits was a bit of a disappointment as some of my favourite songs 'Take it Like a Man' and 'Dirty Magic' (both from Ignition). Read more
Published on 10 July 2006 by S. Horsfield
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
When I heard this album was coming out, I just KNEW it was going to contain all the new cheesy songs and miss out all the classics! Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2006 by "shearclass9"
3.0 out of 5 stars Greatest?
I only recently became a fan of The Offspring but I do own all of their albums . When I first heard about this album I couldnt wait, I even put aside 20 just so that I would have... Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2006 by M. Picton
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