When bands are around for 20+ years, you know they’re doing something right. The seminal band of the SoCal punk scene, Bad Religion has had that type of success with an evolving sound surrounding front-man Greg Graffin’s socially conscious lyrics. My usual complaint with punk bands is that tracks and albums sound the same. The way Bad Religion has avoided this monotony has put them at the top of my punk list.
That said, Generator doesn’t live up to these standards. The 1992 release is a bit too similar to the majority of the ’80-’85 compilation or more recent albums (No Substance/Process of Belief, in particular). It’s not a poor album; every track is solid, but if you were going to own one Bad Religion album, go with No Control, Suffer, or Against the Grain.