- Summary: The first release in a planned trilogy for the punk rock band was produced by Rob Cavallo.
- Record Label: Reprise / Warner Bros. / Warner Music
- Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk Revival, Punk-Pop
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Kerrang!Oct 19, 2012What 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]
Sep 29, 2012I'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 theirI'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.… Expand
Nov 13, 2012A great throwback to their earlier stuff while still keeping their more recent themes intact. Not their best obviously but it's definitely aA great throwback to their earlier stuff while still keeping their more recent themes intact. Not their best obviously but it's definitely a new take on their music. The concept of a trilogy is such a unique idea, especially with the music industry where it is these days.… Expand
Mar 13, 2013After American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown another great album by Green Day, although it's not on the same level. There are no bad songsAfter American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown another great album by Green Day, although it's not on the same level. There are no bad songs in it, and some of them are very good (Let Yourself Go, Stay The Night). I think it's one of their best. Let's see the next two.… Expand
Jun 7, 2013One of Green Day's greatest efforts, "¡Uno!" brings back its pop/punk brilliance with well-crafted rock songs. There are no fillers hereOne of Green Day's greatest efforts, "¡Uno!" brings back its pop/punk brilliance with well-crafted rock songs. There are no fillers here (unlike the other albums of this trilogy). "Sweet 16" is THE highlight. "Stay the Night" and "Let Yourself Go" are other highlights here, as they are pure rock 'n' roll. "Kill the DJ", a bit different track from other Green Day tracks, find its way and does not disappoint at all, together with "Carpe Diem" and "Troublemaker". "Nuclear Family" and Rusty James" are also very welcome. "Oh Love", the lead single, closes the album with a sense of "work well done". "Fell for You" is a little sweeter than most of their other tracks, but it's good, though it might not please some fans. "Angel Blue" and "Loss of Control" are the weakest tracks here, but yet they are good.
"¡Uno!' is the best album on the trilogy and I recommend it.… Expand
Dec 9, 2012Green Day has always built their sound on power chords & unbelievably catchy melodies without sounding obnoxious or generic about it, and thisGreen Day has always built their sound on power chords & unbelievably catchy melodies without sounding obnoxious or generic about it, and this album is no exception. While I do love American Idiot & 21st Century Breakdown (as well as the rest of their albums), I like that they're shying away from the political rock operas this time around to make something a bit less complicated but still effective. On this album they go for a more traditional power-pop approach for most songs here. There's relateable & well-written lyrics about love & relationships (Stay the Night & especially Fell For You), anger with the people around you (Let Yourself Go & Loss of Control), making the most of your life (Nuclear Family & Carpe Diem) and even some cleverly written political metaphors (Kill the DJ). This is also one of their most stylistically varied albums to date. Everything ranging from heavily melodic power-pop to blisteringly fast punk jams to even an early-80s-Clash-esque dance-rock song is included here. Despite this however, they manage to keep the whole album cohesive & well-flowing from song to song. Another thing to note is that this album contains some of their best guitar solos to date, most notably the one on Troublemaker. If there's one problem I have with this album it's that it's definitely front-loaded. The first 7/12 songs are just fantastic & Troublemaker's really good but then I feel like it starts to trail off until Oh Love. Angel Blue, Sweet 16 & Rusty James just sound like filler made to make this whole "trilogy of albums" thing actually work. They could've easily cut out these 3 songs, made the trilogy a pair of longer albums, and I would've been perfectly happy. Angel Blue & Rusty James aren't remarkable at all lyrically or musically, with the latter just sounding like a random collection of unused lines from 21CB & even having the exact same chord progression as Viva La Gloria. Sweet 16 is better lyrically but it's still in-1-ear-out-the-other in all the other areas. Another problem I have throughout ¡Uno! is the excessive f-bombs. Now normally I'm fine with cursing in music even though I don't myself, free speech & all. But there are times where it just feels like syllable filler more than anything else. Also, Oh Love SERIOUSLY needs a cutdown in length. If they just cut out the unnecessary instrumental part in the beginning, gone straight into the verse & cut out the repetition of the 1st verse after the solo that does nothing but slow down the momentum, Oh Love could've probably been my favorite song on the album. And like everyone I've heard talk about this album is saying, as great as this song is, it shouldn't have been the first single, or even a single at all. It works much better in context as an album closer. I mean seriously, they could've picked ANY song here from the first half & it would've made a great first taste of the album. Overall, while there's lots of great songs here, the filler tracks drag it down, and having also heard Dos & Tre, this is probably my least favorite in the trilogy, and somewhere in the bottom half of my Green Day album ranking. But still, that's not saying much negatively. This is Green Day after all. 76/100… Expand
Dec 19, 2012Decent album. All the songs have the same sort of feel to them. Only a few songs are really good. Wasnt as good as expected, but Green day isDecent album. All the songs have the same sort of feel to them. Only a few songs are really good. Wasnt as good as expected, but Green day is always good.… Expand
Dec 23, 2012what happened to the band that brought us international top hits such as american idiot, basket case, boulevard of broken dreams, holiday andwhat happened to the band that brought us international top hits such as american idiot, basket case, boulevard of broken dreams, holiday and 21 guns, only to mention a few!… Expand
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