Warning

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  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. Magnet
    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. 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]
  6. The once-giddy melodies now settle for midtempo jangle or novelty...
  7. 20
    Warning is the sound of three men growing old far too gracefully.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Stewie
    Dec 31, 2001
    10
    Critics are dumb. To whoever gave it a two; I'd like to see them get the balls to try something this unique and wonderful. Kick-ass album.
  2. HannahF
    Aug 14, 2006
    10
    An amazing record. Every single song is great.
  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. Expand
  4. 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 toI 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
  5. 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. 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 musicGreen 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 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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