Yes, as I have been listening to them an awful lot lately, I think it is nessecary to express some feelings about Green Day
Please note: this is not a journal entry for bashing the band or their image. they are sellouts? not punk? I really don't give a fuck what you might classify as punk, though it's probably some new brand of bullshit underground metal no doubt. (if you're an idiot ;))
hear me out.
I've been a fan of Green Day for a good decade now, and I have to admit that of all their albums, american idiot is my favourite.
no, most of the songs aren't up to par with such Green day classics as F.O.D., the grouch, hitchin' a ride, brain stew, etc, but they still make for one damn good listen
I do realise this comes a little late, I have had the album for the last two years or so, but recently has really grown on me.
the title track, American Idiot
, is quite simply put, a delicious song, catchy, fast paced, and fucking quality. most scenesters may say that this song (and or album) is just a leap for the bandwagon, going mainstream etc. politics? The Ramones
, The Clash
. both were heavy on this subject, together the two best fucking punk bands the world has ever seen. I'd say Green Day are heading that way.
they have no doubt, though this is probably severly cliche'd by now, matured, Jesus of surburbia is an example of this. packed into 9 minutes, it is a huge musical journey and a great listen. fucking good show.
The next track, Holiday, is extremely catchy and a great song.
Boulevard of dreams I have never really been much of a fan of, maybe I'm just weird...very successful that one
Are we the waiting...erm..it's a good starting song...for...
my god, I love this song. it is one of their best, down to the roots, kerplunkesque songs. it's so fast paced and punk rock...fucking beauty!!!
Give me novacaine...meh
She's a rebel, catchy, I like it.
Extraordinary girl...not really too keen on this one either...I don't thing the softer songs have been as good as they could have been on this album, with maybe the exception of Whatsername...good song nevertheless.
Letterbomb, wahey. very catchy, builds up nicely to the end, nice starting bit, love it.
Wake me up when september ends is a very serious and dreary song, but it is very appealing to the old ears. I do like it.
Homecoming is the second 9 minute masterpiece, much more sombre, but also packed in with some good bits such as nobody likes you and rock and roll girlfriend. top notch.
the last song is whatsername, and is very catchy...a goodun....
despite what many "loyal fans" say, I think that this is Green day's finest work to date. they have settled down, actually put a shit load of effort into this album, and have been recieved some bad feedback, from those who can't seem to accept that they have actually made a respectable record of artistic merit.
nothing they have made before has matched american idiot in such epic proportions.
"fuck off and die"