Awesome As F**k - Green Day
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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31

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  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.
  2. May 12, 2011
    9
    Green Day are a band that, in recent times, have been flagged as '' sell outs '' or having become '' mainstream .'' But are they? Are they really a band who have long forgotten what means to be rock n' roll? Or has the world just forgotten that the rock movement throughout the years has changed over and over but always had the same attitude. An attitude of "I don't agree with that, soGreen Day are a band that, in recent times, have been flagged as '' sell outs '' or having become '' mainstream .'' But are they? Are they really a band who have long forgotten what means to be rock n' roll? Or has the world just forgotten that the rock movement throughout the years has changed over and over but always had the same attitude. An attitude of "I don't agree with that, so I'm going to say something about it!" You play Marilyn Manson and Chuck Berry one after the other and you're going to have a fairly diverse sound change, but guess what? Both of those artists were considered rock n' roll, and both those artists changed their era's music scene in very similar ways! So as it stands Green Day are probably one of the most successful bands still together since the 90's. But do they deserve their fame and good fortune? A way to always check a bands true power and talent, is to hear or see them live, and live performances is just what Green Day do best! Awesome as F**k, as a DVD, follows suit with Green Days previous Bullet in a Bible, in that it is intense, well directed and delivers 100% of the presence and power the band have over a stage, a presence and power only truly achievable by playing together for over 20 years. This however, is not the albums high point. The finest point, to this reviewer, was the live CD itself which, unlike many live Cd's, is NOT a live show CD but a TOUR CD. With each track taken from a different venue from the tour, the attitude and mood are almost always the same but, this shows, I think most can see, that a band like Green Day, going as long as they are, are still determined to get the absolute best of their live performances to those who couldn't be there. This is said by many bands, and is achieved by deciding to record at, what is expected to be the best show of the tour. People unfortunately don't realise the size of a job, that goes into recording a live show. And Simply that Green Day, have paid the money and put in the effort to record at almost ALL of their shows, shows that they are not the main stream consumer product that they ave been accused of becoming but, are still down to earth, music making, fan loving rock n' roll musicians. Do they deserve the fame and fortune that has come their way over the years? Well in a day and age where certain '' Rock Bands '' don't even have a guitarist and people are not aloud earn $5 from music unless Simon Cowell says so. I believe an act of pure dedication to your rock fans, and rocking hard while doing it is earning what they have! Do Green Day deserve what they have today. well just watch Awesome as F**k and see what the thousands Japanese fans think! Expand
  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 :)
  4. 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.
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. 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]
  2. May 17, 2011
    60
    By definition, it's a water treader and there's nothing surprising. [May 2011, p.124]
  3. 70
    As it stands, Awesome as F**k is a good representation of Green Day today.