Uno!

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
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  1. Kerrang!
    Oct 19, 2012
    80
    What this amounts to is a sharp and often exhilarating change of gear from the Green Day of the past eight years. [22 Sep 2012, p.50]
  2. Oct 1, 2012
    80
    These songs are made for clubs, student unions and theatres, not arenas. And it's all the better for it.
  3. Mojo
    Sep 19, 2012
    80
    Those fans who jumped on with 1994's breakthrough album Dookie should rejoice: your favourite slacker-punks are, briefly, back. [Oct 2012, p.82]
  4. Sep 19, 2012
    80
    ¡Uno! does what Green Day have always done best: play loud, fast, catchy-as-fuck punk rock that results in near-endless replay value.
  5. Sep 19, 2012
    80
    They deliver it like late-breaking news, with mid-Sixties-guitar clamor, '77 velocity and no breathing room.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    Sep 21, 2012
    75
    Uno is a welcome switch from high concept to high energy. [28 Sep 2012, p.72]
  7. Sep 25, 2012
    74
    Ultimately, these guys work best when the stakes are lowered, when the pretensions and grandeur are set aside in favor of snot-nosed, nihilistic punk-pop clatter.
  8. Sep 25, 2012
    72
    Until its sequels are released, Green Day's latest should be regarded as a disposable but thoroughly enjoyable return to the band's long-deserted roots. The Cali punks are back, and it's nice to see them.
  9. Oct 2, 2012
    70
    After all these years they can still write a catchy tune.
  10. Sep 26, 2012
    70
    There aren't any plinking pianos or Hollywood strings, but the music still goes big the way we've grown to expect from Green Day.
  11. Sep 25, 2012
    70
    Ironically, it's not their youthful flair but their depth of experience that pulls it off.
  12. Sep 24, 2012
    70
    While that inspired recklessness is missed, this brisk, cheerful collection of pop is a relief after the operatic ambitions of 21st Century Breakdown.
  13. Sep 21, 2012
    70
    Free from grandly theatrical flourishes that were threatening to become things of creative captivity, ¡Uno!'s graceful manoeuvres confirm Green Day's status as one of the world's finest rock'n'roll bands.
  14. Sep 19, 2012
    70
    ¡Uno! finally sees the Cali-punk trio letting themselves sound like Green Day, releasing the pressure and defaulting to what they do best.
  15. Oct 2, 2012
    67
    Granted, filler abounds, and it doesn't land with quite as much delirious abandon as it once did, but Armstrong's power-pop impulse can still pack a face-splitting punch.
  16. Sep 25, 2012
    63
    ¡Uno! feels like the work of a band that has painted itself into an aesthetic corner.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 182 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 54
  2. Negative: 7 out of 54
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    10
    I'm a long-term Green day fan and I think it's great.
    Not their best but sure a great way to enter the new decade - by returning to their
    I'm a long-term Green day fan and I think it's great.
    Not their best but sure a great way to enter the new decade - by returning to their power-pop roots (and of course being good at it).
    Lyrics are not as good as they were on their previous releases but the album is just fun, catchy and as Mick Jones once said: "Stripped to the bone". No ****
    And yeah...Sputnik Music seriously sucks.
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  2. Sep 25, 2012
    9
    ¡Uno! is perhaps, Green Day at it's finest. It goes back to its older punk roots, while still sounding somewhat like there latest¡Uno! is perhaps, Green Day at it's finest. It goes back to its older punk roots, while still sounding somewhat like there latest release. Most of the songs on here are great and memorable. It does, however, lack variety. The songs all sound very similar, which is kinda plain when compared to 21st Century Breakdown. This is, however, a must get for any Green Day fan, or a fan of punk, pop, rock, ect. and is easily worth $10. Full Review »
  3. Sep 28, 2012
    0
    The other low reviewers have said it better - as a Green Day fan from the 90s and beyond I expected much more from them. But then again, whatThe other low reviewers have said it better - as a Green Day fan from the 90s and beyond I expected much more from them. But then again, what can you expect from 40-year old millionaires? Not anything, apparently Full Review »