Warning - Green Day
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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. 90
    Warning may not only be the most beautiful Green Day LP but also the bravest. [#48, p.93]
  3. The band's musical range has also broadened a bit.
  4. Green Day has never made a record so slick and musically mature.
  5. 60
    Green Day remain the ultimate big-shorts party band. [Nov. 2000, p.116]
  6. You're going to have to dig through a barrage of radio-ready songs to find the excitement of previous albums.
  7. 20
    Warning is the sound of three men growing old far too gracefully.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jun 22, 2011
    10
    Green day has always given albums where every song is good, and this is no different. Great lyrics, and catchy beats. Every song will be etched into your memory. Collapse
  2. TravisT.
    Jan 1, 2002
    10
    I liked every song on this cd! Green Day is a succesful band!
  3. HannahF
    Aug 14, 2006
    10
    An amazing record. Every single song is great.
  4. sydneyo
    Aug 5, 2008
    9
    To me green day is still punk. but they are not hard core punk like the sex pistols or other bands. green day has the right sound in the middle of alternative and punk. this album is not punk to what other ppl think but they did a great job on the songs though. i will love green day no matter what! Expand
  5. Feb 1, 2011
    9
    I really love this album! Even though its not Green Day's best to date, I enjoy it for being different and fresh. When everyone wanted them to just make another Dookie album and return to their roots they put out a very smart and mature record that captured what was going on with them at the time in their lives. Warning starts off with acoustic guitars and ends with a beautiful ballad. All the way this album is solid and Billie wrote some amazing lyrics for this record! Its very different from their previews albums but a great experimental album for the time! Expand
  6. Jan 3, 2012
    8
    Green Day ventures out of of the punk arena into folk rock and pop rock. The album is enjoyable and well-written. Thematically, their music remains the same but musically different. They show newfound maturity and development in their new style. "Minority" is full of 1-liners and catchy lyrics without going too pop. Expand
  7. AllenB
    Jul 3, 2004
    5
    Green Day's "Dookie" was the perfect punk album, brash and completely original. Since then, they have slipped into the more comfortable pop genre and decided that it's ok for all their songs to sound exactly alike. Standouts on this disk - "Minority" and the darkly intriguing "Misery" - are overshadowed by the twenty-odd minutes of crap that string them together. Don't waste your money. Expand

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