Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time: #20-11

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14)US Bombs, War Birth (1997)
It's hard to fathom OC punk without the birth U.S. Bombs. In a lot of ways their fourth album War Birth was actually more of a re-birth. Released on Hellcat records in 1997, the band's undeniably sarcastic and pissed of view of life behind the Orange Curtain is palpable in the midst of all the rocket propelled guitars and inebriated growling. All you have to do is listen to "Orange Crush" to hear Duane Peter's frustration with the plastic people of suburbia. If you're looking for aggressive, OC skate punk at its finest, this record is a must-listen. --Nate Jackson


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13)The Vandals,Hitler Bad, Vandals Good (1998)

Among the first acts signed to The Offspring lead singer Dexter Holland's Nitro Records, The Vandals shared their boss' penchant for darkly comedic lyrics, infectious hooks and bombastically fun musicianship. Their magnum opus, Hitler Bad, Vandals Good, best exemplified their whimsical irreverence and machine-gun momentum. From the spiteful glee of "My Girlfriend's Dead" to the undeniable fun of "An Idea for a Movie" (a track immortalized in the Troma film Terror Firmer), it's an album where the lighter side of punk's darkest humor proudly shines.--Chaz Kangas



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