Indestructible

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2003
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 2 out of 23

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  1. Apr 25, 2012
    3
    Meh. That's really all that I can say about this album. It's so bland that I can't even get up the energy to hate any of these songs. It's just one big swath of blah. There are certainly better Rancid albums and there are certainly better punk and ska bands than Rancid.
  2. FabianW
    Aug 30, 2003
    10
    After a short stop with the hardcore Rancid 2000 album, Rancid now continues on the path they were on on Life Won't Wait (1998), only they take it one step further. Old school punk rock, at its best, meets a little bit of ska, dub, and even something that almost sounds like rap in a couple of songs.
  3. KenB
    Aug 30, 2003
    10
    Some people (critics) have said that this album lacks the electricity and charge of their previous albums. That's crap. What Rancid does is creat music that they want to create. The beautiful thing is that changes from album to album. The style of their music reflects the state of the band. Just as important, the fact that they can switch from the totally unique and daring "Life Some people (critics) have said that this album lacks the electricity and charge of their previous albums. That's crap. What Rancid does is creat music that they want to create. The beautiful thing is that changes from album to album. The style of their music reflects the state of the band. Just as important, the fact that they can switch from the totally unique and daring "Life Won't Wait" back to hardcore (Rancid 2000) and back to whatever you want to call Indestructible shows the versatility and talent that these guys possess. Most bands in this genre start pumping out albums that sound pretty much like their last. Not Rancid, there music grows. And this album is living proof of that. I never know what I'm gonna get with a new Rancid album, and this one was definitely a pleasant suprise. Keep it up, fellas. Expand
  4. villek
    Sep 5, 2003
    9
    better than the last one! #4 Best punksong ever
  5. akie
    Dec 11, 2003
    10
    i had 2 giv this a 10 dude this is 1 of the best albums i ave bought in a long time its full of energy and these guys r lettin it all out respect 2 ya dudes!!!!
  6. JoeR
    Aug 21, 2003
    9
    great cd! i love it, i've had it for 2 days and already listened the whole way thru all 19 songs 4 or 5 times
  7. carlit
    Aug 22, 2003
    9
    i think this cd is awesome anyone who thinks different is an idiot
  8. StephenM
    Aug 22, 2003
    9
    Not as hardcore as Rancid 2000 and not as ska as And Out Come the Wolves, but just a good as both. I highly recommend it to all punks.
  9. DanB
    Aug 26, 2003
    9
    I am now listening to this album for the fourth time since buying it yesterday (it was released here in the UK yeterday - I have been waiting for this for ages). Each time through, it sounds better and better, just like every other Rancid album. They demand listener participation - this isn't immediately accessible pop-punk - you have to give the band something of yourself to get the I am now listening to this album for the fourth time since buying it yesterday (it was released here in the UK yeterday - I have been waiting for this for ages). Each time through, it sounds better and better, just like every other Rancid album. They demand listener participation - this isn't immediately accessible pop-punk - you have to give the band something of yourself to get the best out of it. If you liked any of their other stuff, get this. You might not like it instantly, but I bet there'll be tracks that hook you into it. Expand
  10. NickM
    Sep 17, 2003
    10
    Great! PUNK!
  11. BryanS
    Mar 15, 2005
    3
    I think that this is the worst Rancid to date. The title track is one of few that I could actually stand to listen through. Red Hot Moon was alright, but even these songs sound like second rate versions of Out Come The Wolves songs. If you are going to play punk like on LETS GO! and SELF-TITLED, then play it! If you are going to play ska/raggae like WOLVES and WONT WAIT, then do it. This I think that this is the worst Rancid to date. The title track is one of few that I could actually stand to listen through. Red Hot Moon was alright, but even these songs sound like second rate versions of Out Come The Wolves songs. If you are going to play punk like on LETS GO! and SELF-TITLED, then play it! If you are going to play ska/raggae like WOLVES and WONT WAIT, then do it. This album is one big grey area of garbage. Electronics and rap should stay with the transplants, not cross over to Rancid. One listen was enough for me. Especially after the music video with them parading around with Kelly Osbourne and Good Charlotte. Skip this album. Collapse
  12. kristenc
    Aug 23, 2003
    10
    its awesome!
  13. jadams
    Sep 24, 2003
    9
    I havent dug a Rancid cd since Out come the wolves but this one freakin' rocks...seriously. Give it 2 listens and you'll be hooked.
  14. emich
    Nov 21, 2006
    10
    some people claim that rancid needs to take a look at themsevles and claim that this record sucks... those people are wrong. this is one of the best records i own and rancid has shown that they are closer that ever and that they still can break boundries. if you don't like this record you proably are one of those people who dosen't realize that people change as time passes and a some people claim that rancid needs to take a look at themsevles and claim that this record sucks... those people are wrong. this is one of the best records i own and rancid has shown that they are closer that ever and that they still can break boundries. if you don't like this record you proably are one of those people who dosen't realize that people change as time passes and a band must mature and grow with time. this is what this record shows of rancid more than anything. Expand
  15. AddlerS
    Dec 2, 2006
    9
    For people to try and state what a band should and shouldn't do is ridiculous. Especially about a band as talented and versatile as Rancid. They can't release the same album over and over. Indestructible is expansive and fun to listen and Rancid is a great band.
  16. Apr 3, 2013
    10
    I do not think there is a bad track on this album. For me it seems Rancid have become better in the later albums, the mix of ska and punk rock combined with an almost gospel sounding organ in most of their songs gives them a totally unique sound. And fall back down is just a quality tune!
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 75
    After ten years, Rancid's still-rock-solid kinship is evident in their lock-step chemistry. [Oct 2003, p.108]
  2. It often lacks the charge of inspired discovery that accompanied its '90s predecessors.
  3. Their warmest album ever.