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. Crucially, his knack for simple punk tunes remains unchanged; also crucially, these do fine at moderate tempos, and one even gives off a whiff of Brecht-Weill. There are worse ways to come down off a multiplatinum high-lots of them.
  2. Mar 8, 2011
    80
    Old fans who would have enjoyed such messages in the past might not like them packaged with such clean music, but they'd be missing the point. Real old school punks know that punk is about following your own path, and that's just what Green Day are doing.
  3. Warning may not be an innovative record, per se -- it's a pop album through and through -- but it's tremendously satisfying, finding the band at a peak of songcraft and performance. There hasn't been a better pure pop album since Supergrass' In It for the Money, another record by a young band that did it all and did it without a trace of self-consciousness.
  4. The band's musical range has also broadened a bit.
  5. The album's darn spooky good... Shelving the old Green Day wall of guitars (Dookie and Insomniac) in favor of the youngest (and best) Pete Townshend mod-clanky buzz opens up the band's sound dramatically; it's airy and spacious, lots of room for the vocals. The whole thing breathes with neat ambiences.
  6. The California-based trio continues its exploration of more straight-ahead rock and pop with surprisingly strong results.
  7. Green Day has never made a record so slick and musically mature.
  8. Checkout.com
    70
    At first, it may sound void of the instantly accessible pile of hits from Dookie and the handful more from Insomniac, but the album's social conscience and cunning lyrics make it a Warning to be heeded.
  9. Magnet
    90
    Warning may not only be the most beautiful Green Day LP but also the bravest. [#48, p.93]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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. Dec 22, 2016
    9
    Warning (2000) It's Quiet and Punk at same time,

    Macy's Day Parade It's a beautiful and quiet ballad.... Church On Sunday, Minority,
    Warning (2000) It's Quiet and Punk at same time,

    Macy's Day Parade It's a beautiful and quiet ballad....

    Church On Sunday, Minority, Castaway, Deadbeat Holiday, Jackass, Warning, Waiting, Hold On & Fashion Victim are super punk
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  3. Oct 17, 2016
    9
    ................................................................ A Great album from Green Day the Highlights are
    Waiting- Church On Sunday-
    ................................................................ A Great album from Green Day the Highlights are
    Waiting- Church On Sunday- Minority- Castaway- Macy's Day Parade- Deadbeat Holiday- Jackass
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