Review this album
Dec 16, 2012Truly underwhelming. Three albums in three months got us the same old same old from the band. Truly nothing original, thought provoking, energetic, or memorable from Tre! (or the collection as a whole to be quite honest). I don't think the band should pack up their two decade bag or anything, but maybe next time spend some time trying to craft a great album instead of three truly forgettable albums.… Expand
Dec 27, 2012If you are comparing this cd or any other cd green day has released to 21 century breakdown (and saying 21st century breakdown is their best cd), you are no green day fan. they shoulda quit at nimrod. Dookie was their best. American idiot was their last ACCEPTABLE cd. the rest of this is money grab and terrible music. so to all the ten year olds who are pushing them on and saying these cds are amazing, please, please, please go back to listening to justin beiber and niki minage and all that other **** bc no green day fan enjoys what they have become in order to appeal to you.… Expand
Jan 4, 2013Did I actually read one review say there is "some pretty badass guitar work"? Is this really what people think musical talent is. This is beginner guitar work. This sounds like a band of novices or even new musicians. I'm starting to get tired of having to review boring untalented "pop" music. Being the jerk I am towards "pop" music, I generally try to at least give points to the catchy aspect that is fed to a drone's head. Do you like to repeat "walk away" or "carried away" over and over? The "oh my gosh" factor comes in when you hear the few rebellious cuss words; feels thrown in. One thing that does get tiring is the forced "we try to make you cry" track. Why? Again, feels forced and done only to sell records and concerts.
I could go on for a while about talent but I don't feel like remembering the pain so let us move on to production; the album sounds good. I do not expect less from a band of this much money. It's clean, tuning is good, and vocal harmonies are on (if you do enjoy these vocals). The drum tracking is pretty darn good as usual for this band.
In closing, this is another album to appeal to the masses of casual music listeners. Sounds like every previous album in a progressively worse direction. Will not care for another album. Stop.… Expand
Dec 21, 2012Q:What could be worse than a dud album? A:Three in a row.
This release contains more simple song structures with even simpler lyrics which one has come to expect from uno and dos. Of course, they can choose to take any direction they want but I just can't understand why they've chosen this one. To me they appear to have dumbed down their abilities to target the teenage market. It would be great if they put their extensive talents into something a little more thought provoking. Maybe next time… Collapse