- Summary: Structured as a rock opera complete with 9-minute-plus songs and a somewhat complicated storyline, 'American Idiot' is the Berkeley punk band's first album in over four years.
- Record Label: Reprise
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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|Don't want to be an American idiot Don't want a nation under the new mania And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind fuck...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
There's no economics, no race, hardly any compassion. Joe name-checks America as if his hometown of Berkeley was in the middle of it, then name-checks Jesus as if he's never met anyone who's attended church. And to lend his maunderings rock grandeur, he ties them together with devices that sunk under their own weight back when the Who invented them.
gregwOct 20, 2004their Best since Dookie, which is saying something.its almost as perfect as that masterpiece. GO AND BUY IT NOW!!! GREN DAY!!!!!!!!
patcOct 3, 2004its got it all. great album.
DanielNMar 29, 2005This album is their best yet. I loved Dookie and appreciate the far more mature lyrics and outstanding music from this album. I'm hooked!
chadwDec 17, 2006I don't know why people say that this is awful. Everybody who listens to this record should like it.
Jan 6, 2012While previous albums had their significance, American Idiot signaled the evolution of Green Day from simple Punk rockers to the some of theWhile previous albums had their significance, American Idiot signaled the evolution of Green Day from simple Punk rockers to the some of the greatest storytellers of our era.… Expand
earlMar 15, 2006excellent
PhillipRSep 24, 2004I was absolutely shocked and disgusted at how disappointing this album was, as this was recommended to me bya friend with normal good taste I was absolutely shocked and disgusted at how disappointing this album was, as this was recommended to me bya friend with normal good taste in music. … Expand
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