- Summary: Structured as a rock opera complete with 9-minute-plus songs and a somewhat complicated storyline, 'American Idiot' is the Berkeley punk band's first album in over four years.
- Record Label: Reprise
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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There's no economics, no race, hardly any compassion. Joe name-checks America as if his hometown of Berkeley was in the middle of it, then name-checks Jesus as if he's never met anyone who's attended church. And to lend his maunderings rock grandeur, he ties them together with devices that sunk under their own weight back when the Who invented them.
MattGOct 12, 2004Tremendously solid both melodically and lyrically, it also puts forth a political message the young voters need to listen to.
patcOct 3, 2004its got it all. great album.
JoshuaEMar 12, 2005holy crap this album is amazing. green days best
MikeMar 17, 2006To me, this album did for music what Lord of the Rings did for movies. Almost everything else seems petty by comparison.
Dec 27, 2010Absolutely epic, Green Day gives us an album that deserves to be named one of the best rock albums (if not the best) of the 21'st centuryAbsolutely epic, Green Day gives us an album that deserves to be named one of the best rock albums (if not the best) of the 21'st century first decade. Hilarious rock songs, grandiose epics and power ballads make up a very interesting album in which Billie Joe amstrong shows he is an excellent songwriter, one of the finest to come out of his generation.… Expand
AdrinaAAug 14, 2005Amazing album full of brilliant songs! :D
PhillipRSep 24, 2004I was absolutely shocked and disgusted at how disappointing this album was, as this was recommended to me bya friend with normal good taste I was absolutely shocked and disgusted at how disappointing this album was, as this was recommended to me bya friend with normal good taste in music. … Expand
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