• Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Dec 11, 2012
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  2. Negative: 15 out of 100

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  1. Jan 15, 2013
    7
    On ¡Tré!, the last album in the 2012 trilogy, Green Day further widens their palette while also being rather underwhelming at times. Here's the full-track-by-track review for further elaboration.
    Brutal Love: A truly great opener, slowly & beautifully building through a repetitive (in a good way) structure. With its strong emphasis on harmonies & addition of horns/piano &
    On ¡Tré!, the last album in the 2012 trilogy, Green Day further widens their palette while also being rather underwhelming at times. Here's the full-track-by-track review for further elaboration.
    Brutal Love: A truly great opener, slowly & beautifully building through a repetitive (in a good way) structure. With its strong emphasis on harmonies & addition of horns/piano & classic R&B influences, all culminating with power chords at the end, Brutal Love proves to be one of the most wonderfully ambitious moments of Green Day's entire career. A good song to show someone who claims they've stagnated stylistically. 8.5/10 - Missing You: Good riffs & melodies but the lyrics are pretty stupid, especially in the pre-chorus. It's basically a sadder & less cringe-worthy version of Weezer's Where's My Sex. 7/10 - 8th Avenue Serenade: Okay song but it's pretty much just filler. I'd skip it. Not very remarkable at all really. 6/10 - Drama Queen: A refreshingly stripped-down & cutesy acoustic ode from Billie Joe to what I'm guessing to be fathers his age dealing with their teenage daughters. There's a few awkward vaginal references ("she's old enough to bleed now") but they just increase the realism & sincerity of the situation being presented. 8/10 - X-Kid: A solid & impressive straightforward pop-rock song that I hope gets a lot of success when it's released as a single in February. The lyrics are a bit ambiguous but it feels more vague & personal than a complete phone-in. 7.5/10 - Sex, Drugs & Violence: A well-written self-ode to Billie Joe's hedonistic & rebellious youth with very infectious melodies. The emphasis on Mike's vocals, both backing & lead, was a nice touch too. 8/10 - A Little Boy Named Train: According to Billie Joe (from what I've read) this song is about a true story of a hermaphrodite who had their penis cut off by their parents in order to present the child as gender-neutral. Their name was also questionable, one of which "he" went by at some point was Train. As interesting as that song topic is however, you'd never guess this by looking at the lyrics here. I guess there's vague references to the story but it's mostly pretty bland. Not the worst song here lyrically but there was a ton of wasted potential, especially considering how twisted Billie Joe's mind has been lately in the lyric department. Kinda unremarkable musically too. 6.5/10 - Amanda: Solid & catchy simple pop-punk song despite some awkward rhymes in one verse. Lyrically well-done otherwise though, dealing with a dysfunctional relationship. 7.5/10 - Walk Away: A a rather generic & dull breakup-based song that kinda comes off as filler. 6.5/10 - Dirty Rotten Bastards: Quite possibly the best song on the entire trilogy. I kid you not. As great as some songs here were... WOW. This song is an epic 6-minute medley, much like that of the ones on American Idiot except with admittedly less depth in the lyrics. Whereas Jesus of Suburbia & Homecoming were further narrations of an ongoing story, Dirty Rotten Bastards is just plain FUN. It's a complete blast to listen to, from its made-to-sing-along-to-while-drunk-with-your-friends wordless intro to the breakneck punk jam in the middle, complete with an awesome bass solo, to the epic conclusion, all lyrically complimented with a certain energetic youthful attitude that Green Day hasn't always presented convincingly lately but is pulled off near-perfectly here. This is the song to show your cynical friend who thinks Green Day has "lost their edge" or something like that, and in my opinion is the best Green Day song of 2012. 9.5/10 - 99 Revolutions: While fun, catchy & well-executed musically, lyrically this is a phoned-in late-to-the-party Occupy Wall Street "anthem" that only evokes eye-rolling from me. To me Green Day made their only worthwhile political statements in American Idiot & 21st Century Breakdown. Still happy it's the end credits song for The Campaign though. 7/10 - The Forgotten: Each song in this trilogy of albums has had one especially infamous song; on Uno it was the dancey Kill the DJ & on Dos it was the hip hop-influenced Nightlife. This time around it's The Forgotten, a piano-driven ballad that was featured in Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2, which needless to say had the punk purists freaking out. What they fail to realize however is that the Twilight soundtracks are consistently (at least to most of my gender that bothers to be open-minded enough) the sole good quality of an otherwise crappy franchise, and The Forgotten is no exception. It's an absolutely gorgeous song despite some vague lyrics, and further shows Green Day's potential for versatility. 8/10 - Overall, while ¡Tré! is a little less consistently good than ¡Uno! or ¡Dos!, and certainly contains more filler, the good traits far outweigh the bad ones, and lyrical themes feel more refreshingly personal than the other 2 albums. Score: 75/100
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  2. Mar 13, 2013
    9
    ¡Tré! is the final chapter of Green Day's beautiful trilogy. It's better than ¡Dos!, and come closer to ¡Uno!. The songs are generally sadder than the other two albums (The Forgotten), but they're all very good, especially X-Kid, 99 Revolution and Brutal Love. I think ¡Tré! is on the same level of ¡Uno! and Warning, all in the list of Green Day's great albums.
  3. BKM
    Jan 4, 2013
    7
    Green Day completes their trilogy with a satisfying collection of punk/pop songs that qualify as the most melodic and mellow of the set. Tre! is like a cool down exercise after the more amped up tunes of the first two albums. All in all a solid if not remarkable finale to a solid if not remarkable undertaking.
  4. Jun 2, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Tré O Melhor Da Trilogia.

    Missing You,8th Avenue Serenade,X-Kid,Sex,Drugs & Violence,Walk Away,Dirty Rotten Bastards,99 Revolutions São Como Chiclete Quando A Gente Escuta Não Sai Da Cabeça E Não Esquecemos.

    Brutal Love,The Forgotten São Lindas Baladas Românticas Brutal Love Sendo Mais Bem Planejada.

    Top De Tré.
    1-X-Kid
    2-Missing You
    3-Walk Away
    4-8th Avenue Serenade
    5-99 Revolutions
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  5. Dec 11, 2012
    7
    Honestly, Green Day has disappointed me with this so-called awesome trilogy. Only 5 or 6 songs are great when you combine the entire trilogy and that's not satisfying. Green Day are one of my favorite bands and I love their albums like Nimrod, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown but too much repitition is never good. If you think that any album of this trilogy is better than theirHonestly, Green Day has disappointed me with this so-called awesome trilogy. Only 5 or 6 songs are great when you combine the entire trilogy and that's not satisfying. Green Day are one of my favorite bands and I love their albums like Nimrod, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown but too much repitition is never good. If you think that any album of this trilogy is better than their previous albums then you're truly mistaken. This album is better than the previous two installments but it is not how I expected it to be, to be honest. I expected much bigger sound, I imagined them on a much bigger scale, putting their entire effort into this album to make it sound like a masterpiece but they couldn't do it. I like "The Forgotten", "Brutal Love" and "Walk Away". I completely understand that they're a punk rock band but they need to evolve now. You can't survive by sticking to one thing forever, but if you still choose to stay, you need to improvise, you need experimentation which can make your old sound good. I hope they make better albums in future and really put their efforts into the work they've been doing for so many years instead of releasing three mediocre albums in a single year. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2012
    10
    Following the nice Uno! and the fantastic Dos! is no easy feat for any album, and it's a task that not many albums would be up to, but in this case, Dos! is trumped in style by the third album in Green Day's trilogy - Tre! Tre! is considered the after party in the series and follows a calmer, more reflective mood, reminiscent of Warning and parts of American Idiot. The album contains someFollowing the nice Uno! and the fantastic Dos! is no easy feat for any album, and it's a task that not many albums would be up to, but in this case, Dos! is trumped in style by the third album in Green Day's trilogy - Tre! Tre! is considered the after party in the series and follows a calmer, more reflective mood, reminiscent of Warning and parts of American Idiot. The album contains some of the best tracks in the trilogy, including Brutal Love, X-Kid, Dirty Rotten Bastards, 99 Revolutions and The Forgotten, all of which become infectiously addictive. Don't believe what the critics say, this is Green Day's best album since American Idiot and is up there with the best of Green Day's work, an easy 10/10 and a perfect way to round off a wonderful trilogy of albums.

    Watch out for: Brutal Love, X-Kid, Dirty Rotten Bastards, 99 Revolutions, The Forgotten
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  7. Jun 23, 2014
    7
    Tre is the weakest in the trilogy but is still a solid album. Unlike the last two it doesn't stick to one genre. The lyrics are strongest here but the music is less interesting. Its more about the lyrics so its not as exhilarating as the first two. Its still a solid album though and fans like myself will be pleased. Notable songs: Brutal Love, Drama Queen, X-Kid, Little Boy Named Train,Tre is the weakest in the trilogy but is still a solid album. Unlike the last two it doesn't stick to one genre. The lyrics are strongest here but the music is less interesting. Its more about the lyrics so its not as exhilarating as the first two. Its still a solid album though and fans like myself will be pleased. Notable songs: Brutal Love, Drama Queen, X-Kid, Little Boy Named Train, Dirty Rotten Bastards and 99 Revolutions Expand
  8. Aug 30, 2013
    7
    ¡Tré! is the third instalment in Green Day's ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy and it is a satisfying end to a satisfying set of albums. With these three albums Green Day have ditched the rock opera themes of their past to albums and went back to basics. ¡Uno! offered us a with a simple but effective pop-punk record which brings us back to the days of Dookie, ¡Dos! had a more garage-rock feel to¡Tré! is the third instalment in Green Day's ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy and it is a satisfying end to a satisfying set of albums. With these three albums Green Day have ditched the rock opera themes of their past to albums and went back to basics. ¡Uno! offered us a with a simple but effective pop-punk record which brings us back to the days of Dookie, ¡Dos! had a more garage-rock feel to it with songs appropriate for a party. ¡Tré! begins with opener "Brutal Love", one of the best songs on the trilogy and is definitely the standout track from the album. This is followed by the more pop-punk songs "Missing You" and '8th Avenue Serenade" both of which are very good. "X-kid" is a beautiful song about a fallen commrade with a very catchy riff. The penultimate song, "Dirty Rotten Bastards" sounds like a throw back to "Jesus of Suburbia" from "American Idiot". It may not be as good as said song but it is still an effective and catchy tune. However, the album isn't all good. Songs like "Sex, Drugs and Violence" and lead single "The Forgotten" are more filler than killer and the former is one of the worst songs Green Day have ever recorded. ¡Tré! is a simple album with some good songs. It is not an essential purchase but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun. Expand
  9. Sep 30, 2014
    7
    I honestly found this album to be the best in the Trilogy. The album starts off with the Doo-Wop influenced Brutal Love, which starts off slow and then builds up to this epic love ballad and is one of my favorites on the album. This is a great way to introduce this album. The album is a little bit more experimental, compared to the previous two in the trilogy. Another favorite of mineI honestly found this album to be the best in the Trilogy. The album starts off with the Doo-Wop influenced Brutal Love, which starts off slow and then builds up to this epic love ballad and is one of my favorites on the album. This is a great way to introduce this album. The album is a little bit more experimental, compared to the previous two in the trilogy. Another favorite of mine is X-Kid, with it being my favorite on this album. The guitar riff is so melancholic and the lyrics are actually really sad as well. My other favorites are Sex, Drugs & Violence, with a catchy chorus that just makes you want to sing along to every time. 99 Revolutions is just a wonderful political song, and Dirty Rotten Bastards is a call back to American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown and the guitar solo on that is just terrific! Some least favorite tracks on this album would be A Little Boy Named Train. It's just so boring and the only thing decent about it is the chorus. The Forgotten is a let down, it's a Beatles influenced track and it feels rushed. The main problems with this album are some songs feel rushed and or incomplete. They miss something to make it stand out. And, same with the rest of the Trilogy, the production is too clean-cut and I just can't stand it. All in all, this is a pretty good album and the best in the Trilogy. Expand
  10. Dec 12, 2012
    9
    By far the best album of the trilogy. It's filled with memorable songs that will only add to Green Day's legendary catalogue. Every song is different but there is a seamless flow to the album that was lacking in the other two. Standout tracks include 'Brutal Love', a country-influenced love ballad that slowly builds to an epic climax, 'X-Kid', with outstanding vocals, and 'Dirty RottenBy far the best album of the trilogy. It's filled with memorable songs that will only add to Green Day's legendary catalogue. Every song is different but there is a seamless flow to the album that was lacking in the other two. Standout tracks include 'Brutal Love', a country-influenced love ballad that slowly builds to an epic climax, 'X-Kid', with outstanding vocals, and 'Dirty Rotten Bastards', a 7-minute epic in the veins of Jesus of Suburbia and Homecoming. All in all, a bit disappointed with the trilogy but this album redeems it as much as possible. Collapse
  11. Jan 2, 2013
    8
    this album truly caps off a wonderful trilogy. theres no question green day has truly made an im pact on punk rock, and this clearly shown. the amount of songs they wrote in such a short time is phenomenal.
  12. Dec 13, 2012
    9
    It's better then Dos!, Some song like Dirty Rotten Bastards, X-Kid and 99 Revolutions keep the original Green Day style, but other songs it's so disappointing....The trilogy it's not what I expected....Now we just wait for the next proposal of this band in the future, and check this like a lesson to learn
  13. Sep 19, 2014
    9
    A slightly underrated but unbelievably low popular album. It shows how Green Day music is highly underrated. Especially when you take their production from song to song. 85 percent of their songs have possibility to be a great hit, and if any of english pop rock artist have song like Wild One, then it`ll be like biggest hit of decade. Very poor management and couple of laziness byA slightly underrated but unbelievably low popular album. It shows how Green Day music is highly underrated. Especially when you take their production from song to song. 85 percent of their songs have possibility to be a great hit, and if any of english pop rock artist have song like Wild One, then it`ll be like biggest hit of decade. Very poor management and couple of laziness by Californians made this a very low successful but very cool return to their roots. Btw. the meaning of songs X-Kid and 99 Revolution clearly overcome the strongness of social criticism/"age-documentation" kind of songs from American Idiot and 21st cb albums. Expand
  14. Dec 11, 2012
    10
    By far the best album off the trilogy. It even beats out 21st Century Breakdown. All the songs connect instantly, and there's no filler ANYWHERE on the album. There are some mad fills by Tre Cool, crazy bass solos by Dirnt (Cue the spectacular 7 minute long 'Dirty Rotten Bastards'), and some pretty badass guitar work from both Billie Joe and Jason White. Also, Armstrong's vocals never failBy far the best album off the trilogy. It even beats out 21st Century Breakdown. All the songs connect instantly, and there's no filler ANYWHERE on the album. There are some mad fills by Tre Cool, crazy bass solos by Dirnt (Cue the spectacular 7 minute long 'Dirty Rotten Bastards'), and some pretty badass guitar work from both Billie Joe and Jason White. Also, Armstrong's vocals never fail to impress. Even Mike Dirnt's! Yup, he has a 10 second lead vocal stint on 'Sex, Drugs and Violence.' This album is a complete package, with a political song that recalls their '04 and '05 albums, and the mellower opening and closing tracks of the album, both of which are driven by piano and violins. Best album I've heard in a long time.
    Tracks to listen to: Dirty Rotten Bastards; X-Kid; Sex, Drugs and Violence; Little Boy Named Train; Brutal Love.
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  15. Dec 12, 2012
    9
    Being a fan of Green Day for a long time, I was exhilarated when I learned they would be coming out with, not one, but three new albums. Tre! was instantly the one I was most excited for due to the descriptions Billie Joe gave. After hearing Uno! and Dos! my expectations were very high for Tre! and it did not disappoint. While I thought the first two albums were good, this one providesBeing a fan of Green Day for a long time, I was exhilarated when I learned they would be coming out with, not one, but three new albums. Tre! was instantly the one I was most excited for due to the descriptions Billie Joe gave. After hearing Uno! and Dos! my expectations were very high for Tre! and it did not disappoint. While I thought the first two albums were good, this one provides me with extensive replay value with every song. Tre! opens with the grandiose "Brutal Love," a sprawling ballad complete with piano and horn contributions, a la King for a Day. The albums does not turn back from there. There are no genre-bending experiments on Tre!, just tributes to many decades of music, as well as past Green Day efforts. "Drama Queen" delves into 50's do-wop and throwback for fans of Warning in "Sex, Drugs, and Violence," for example. While, yes, I agree that it is not Green Day's top material, Tre! salvages an otherwise slightly above average trilogy and, hell, still beats out most music today, warranting a 9/10. **** Kesha's album is rated higher than Tre! right now and anyone that knows real music will know that Tre! is still prime entertainment, even if it's not Green Day's greatest effort. That being said, it deserves to be mentioned as one of their better albums, in my humble opinion. Their ability to channel different eras of rock and still be able to make it their own is uncanny. Must listens: Brutal Love, X-Kid, Dirty Rotten Bastards Expand
  16. Dec 17, 2012
    10
    One of Green day's greatest albums,all "Killer" and no "Filler its a must have by far the best of the trilogy.
    Green day have produced some of their finest songs ever with songs like "Brutal love" ,"X-Kid","Dirty rotten Bastards" and "99 revolutions"
    But saying that not one song stood out as a bad song all were great,overall its a far better album than "UNO" and "DOS" which were both
    One of Green day's greatest albums,all "Killer" and no "Filler its a must have by far the best of the trilogy.
    Green day have produced some of their finest songs ever with songs like "Brutal love" ,"X-Kid","Dirty rotten Bastards" and "99 revolutions"
    But saying that not one song stood out as a bad song all were great,overall its a far better album than "UNO" and "DOS" which were both solid albums.
    The best way to describe "TRE" is that it has songs which remind me of Dookie but it has the stadium rock feel at times of "American idiot" and "21st Century Breakdown" with the experimental side of "Nimrod" and "Warning"
    MUST BUY ALBUM OF THE YEAR.
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  17. Dec 21, 2012
    10
    Green Day are back with their third part of the Trilogy.The third and final album is the best of the whole Trilogy.It has beautiful slow ballads like "The Forgotten" and "Drama Queen",epic multi-part song like "Dirty Rotten Bastards",catchy pop-punk tunes like "X-Kid" and "Missing You",political song like "99 Revolutions" , even a soul song like "Brutal Love" which is a tribute to SamGreen Day are back with their third part of the Trilogy.The third and final album is the best of the whole Trilogy.It has beautiful slow ballads like "The Forgotten" and "Drama Queen",epic multi-part song like "Dirty Rotten Bastards",catchy pop-punk tunes like "X-Kid" and "Missing You",political song like "99 Revolutions" , even a soul song like "Brutal Love" which is a tribute to Sam Cooke.It's their best album since American Idiot and the best way to close the Trilogy. Expand
  18. Dec 31, 2012
    7
    Waited for this album after listening "The Forgotten" in Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2...Good so far... "Missing You" and "The Forgotten" 10 on 10..Lovely
  19. Feb 22, 2013
    10
    green day is perhaps the only one punk band alive, still continuing the good works of sex pistols and ramones.....uno! and dos! are perfect examples of punk albums while this album Tre! brought in some variations of pop with songs like BRUTAL LOVE, X-KID.... pop- punk is the overall genre of this album and those who are expecting something like TIME OF YOUR LIFE would definitely love thisgreen day is perhaps the only one punk band alive, still continuing the good works of sex pistols and ramones.....uno! and dos! are perfect examples of punk albums while this album Tre! brought in some variations of pop with songs like BRUTAL LOVE, X-KID.... pop- punk is the overall genre of this album and those who are expecting something like TIME OF YOUR LIFE would definitely love this album... Expand
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 22, 2014
    70
    In the end, iTRÉ! is unexpectedly the strongest record overall of the three. Although it has its own issues, these don't drag that much the whole affair down and there aren't any horrible missteps such as "Nightlife".
  2. Feb 1, 2013
    40
    Tre! is more whimper than bang.
  3. Jan 9, 2013
    80
    The final album in the set is the best of the bunch, [8 Dec 2012, p.50]