Awesome As F**k - Green Day
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Awesome As Fuck captures the intensity of a live Green Day show while giving you a nostalgic throwback into what made you fall in love with this band in the first place.
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    60
    The combination of songs, sound, and performance make this another near-perfect album from the trio. Those who have fallen under their charmingly sweet spell can only hope it doesn't take another six years for the next one.
  3. Mar 18, 2011
    70
    Not one for the casual fans, but more than enough to remember the good times.
  4. Mar 28, 2011
    70
    Green Day does its best to trap both the manic and the melodic energy of the big venue tour it undertook for "21st Century Breakdown" on Awesome as (Expletive).
  5. 70
    As it stands, Awesome as F**k is a good representation of Green Day today.
  6. 50
    Awesome as F---, a live album, doubles as both a high-octane greatest-hits collection and a not-always-flattering portrait of the band's evolution from bratty Northern California punks to stadium-rock juggernaut.
  7. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    This is an album that works best when at its most obscure. [19 Mar 2011, p.50
  8. May 17, 2011
    40
    This collection does little to enhance their hard-won reputation as one of modern rock's most compelling live draws. [May 2011, p.105]
  9. Mar 23, 2011
    60
    Green Day puts on a big, arena-sized rock show that's part visual spectacle, part sing-along revival concert, with Billie Joe as the preacher and ringleader. It's a wonderful experience in person, but it understandably loses something in the translation to CD and DVD.
  10. May 17, 2011
    60
    By definition, it's a water treader and there's nothing surprising. [May 2011, p.124]
  11. Mar 22, 2011
    70
    The title says a lot about the tongue-tied delight of a great rock show, and Green Day played plenty of 'em on their last tour. This set is a contagious account of the power-fun streak that still runs through the band even after the two punk operas.
  12. Mar 22, 2011
    75
    Awesome As F**k doesn't repeat much from its predecessor, nor does it lean too heavily on 2009's 21st Century Breakdown, which provides only five of Awesome's 17 tracks. Instead, this album is something of a victory lap, as Green Day plays its most popular songs-and a few deep cuts-in front of huge, roaring crowds.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    8
    This live album is great, it really seems to rival Bullet In A Bible somewhat. It has a great set list made up of some of Green Day's newer songs & some of the greatest older Green Day songs. If you're gonna buy this anywhere, make sure it includes the bonus tracks because hearing "Christie Road" once again & with a little kick of newer Green Day styling was simply amazing. Full Review »
  2. Apr 9, 2012
    7
    An OK album with some of Green Day's good songs, but overall it's just a collection of live performances and you're better off just getting one of their studio albums. It still has good songs, but they're all songs you already have if you have their studio albums (with the exception of Cigarettes and Valentines which can be found for free online. Full Review »
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    Awesome as **** The songs are active and inane, but teasing America in some way. All of green day's famous songs such as "American Idiot" or "Holiday" is here. A great **** to listen and as always, Greenday's punk rock got me again :) Full Review »