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116. The Offspring

With the music world looking for Alternative superstars, the table was set for the Offspring’s brand of Punk, Pop and Metal to be a hit. They came across like overnight sensations (they weren’t) and their 1994 album, Smash, remains the best selling independent album in history. They would become known for their sarcastic and fun lyrics and always rooted their themes that were easily identifiable. This made them very accessible for a band that was still labelled as Alternative. The question that the Hall of Fame voters will pose is was this band “serious” enough for them to be included.
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