Warning

  • Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2000
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    Hugely likeable, terribly noisy and cute, as well as being jammed with proper pop songs... [Nov. 2000, p.102]
  2. The once-giddy melodies now settle for midtempo jangle or novelty...
  3. The Day's trademark bubblegum punk rock guitars have all been turned down in favour of a less electric, more organic sound. Where once they rocked out, now they polka on the awful Levellers-like 'Fashion Victim' - a song about Gianni Versace. Please.... 'Warning' is the sound of a band losing its way.
  4. Spin
    60
    By design, the band doesn't rock as hard as it used to. Doesn't punk as hard as it used to, either. [12/2000, p.215]
  5. Green Day have created a great punk-meets-rock album.
  6. Green Day's melodies are as delicious as ever, and the band continues to integrate acoustic guitar into its sound without getting all granola on us. But as a songwriter, Armstrong's neither here nor there, unable to fully abandon his goofball roots but not stretching far enough to score the breakaway great album he's always seemed capable of writing.
  7. You're going to have to dig through a barrage of radio-ready songs to find the excitement of previous albums.
  8. Select
    60
    Green Day remain the ultimate big-shorts party band. [Nov. 2000, p.116]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. May 1, 2016
    6
    An OK album, the old school style but not as well as expected, Warning needs more energy to be a masterpiece, but after all is good, the bestAn OK album, the old school style but not as well as expected, Warning needs more energy to be a masterpiece, but after all is good, the best tracks of the album are Waiting and Minority that are a big blast of full-energy songs Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2016
    8
    Warning may not be as punk as Green Day's albums used to be at 90's, but it's a delightful, lovely and melodic LP that they had never doneWarning may not be as punk as Green Day's albums used to be at 90's, but it's a delightful, lovely and melodic LP that they had never done before, definitely one of the greatest hits of the year. Full Review »
  3. Jul 25, 2015
    10
    Loved every song on this album! Its a shame that they chose not to continue in this direction at all, I would have really liked to see more ofLoved every song on this album! Its a shame that they chose not to continue in this direction at all, I would have really liked to see more of this coming from them. Full Review »