Shenanigans

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  • Summary: This 15-track collection compiles the band's B-sides, soundtrack contributions, and other oddities.

Top Track

Don't Want To Fall In Love
Don't want to have you hanging Around me like a leech I think your just a problem So stay the hell away from me Because I don't believe in you And I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. It's fun, to be sure, especially for the fans who are the compilation's target audience, but everything here sounds like the classic definition of B-sides -- good and familiar, but not as good as what made the album.
  2. No acoustic stinkers. No Live And Unrehearsed At K-ROQ radio sessions. No ropy early demos. No remixes. Just Green Day, playing solid, dependable, familiar idiot-savant punk-rock.
  3. 70
    One of the band's most colorful listens.
  4. A compilation that never quite jells.
  5. Blender
    40
    A great deal, unfortunately, fall into chugga-lugga tedium. [#9, p.148]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. HannahF
    Aug 14, 2006
    10
    Even though it's an album of just b-sides, it's still great. I definitely recommend it.
  2. BillyBob
    Nov 23, 2002
    9
    A great album by Greenday. Nice, punk songs and interesting to listen to. BUY BUY BUY
  3. Oct 27, 2016
    8
    Album that leading band to non-release Cigarettes and Valentines later made American Idiot is different. Shenanigans is a b-side and coverAlbum that leading band to non-release Cigarettes and Valentines later made American Idiot is different. Shenanigans is a b-side and cover songs but a pack with a lot of good stuff, listen to the Suffocate reminds classick Green Day and Dont wanna fall in Love clearly aspirating for top 5 songs of the band. Expand
  4. killermonkey
    Dec 13, 2005
    6
    a pretty good album not their best but not their worst either this came out in 2002 and isn't that bad but will never be their best a pretty good album not their best but not their worst either this came out in 2002 and isn't that bad but will never be their best anyway i'm out Expand
  5. May 28, 2012
    6
    Bay area punks return with a collection, which will win fans over

    Green Day had enjoyed a massive amount of success during the 1990s,
    Bay area punks return with a collection, which will win fans over

    Green Day had enjoyed a massive amount of success during the 1990s, particularly with their mainstream debut album "Dookie." During the last few years Green Day had experience a major decline in their career, with their albums " Nimrod" and "Warning" not nearly selling as much copies combined as debut "Dookie."
    Three hit albums later and we have this, the album "Shenanigans which in short is a collection of the bands B-side and covers which where found on their singles.

    The album rockets off to a great start with the opener " Suffocate" with Armstrong yelling the lyrics, " Whereâ
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  6. MichaelE.
    Aug 15, 2002
    4
    "Espionage" is great fun. That's about it.
  7. j30
    Sep 21, 2011
    2
    Skip this record. They have way better music than this. Luckily none of these tracks made it on any of their great (and just OK) earlySkip this record. They have way better music than this. Luckily none of these tracks made it on any of their great (and just OK) early collection of albums. Collapse

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