Father of All Motherfuckers is a danceable, feel-good pop album with some really stellar songwriting and, after the impotent Revolution Radio and the ludicrous ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! trilogy, seeing Green Day branch out a bit and succeed at something different is refreshing. It’s a sign of artists with a great deal of range and imagination who are far from done surprising us.
By its very nature, Father Of All... is slight compared to a sprawling magnum opus such as 2009's 21st Century Breakdown, but it's close to impossible to emerge from its rapid-fire near-half-hour without a smile on your face. [Mar 2020, p.112]
Certain songs try to recapture their old glory, while others feel like an embarrassing pop ploy—but the most consistent feeling is pure disappointment. Even when Green Day is supposedly having fun here, they sound tired and overworked at best.
Look, this is the best album this band released since 21CB. It’s short, but is a short, sweet, neat, adrenaline shot. The production andLook, this is the best album this band released since 21CB. It’s short, but is a short, sweet, neat, adrenaline shot. The production and mixing is on top of everything, the songs are bangers, and they are so diverse. Great work from a band that has been around for over 30 years. Not something it could have been easy to expect from Green Day in 2020, in a really positive way.…Expand
Drawing more on recent contemporaries like Fall Out Boy than their own classic sound, Green Day blast at a breakneck pace through glittery,Drawing more on recent contemporaries like Fall Out Boy than their own classic sound, Green Day blast at a breakneck pace through glittery, hand-clapping schlock rock, middle fingers raised in true punk fashion, with more passion, energy, and innovation than we've seen from them in years.
Choice Cuts: "Fire, Ready, Aim", "Oh Yeah!", "Meet Me on the Roof"…Expand
TLDR: This album is just bad. it seems that Green Day is trying too hard to be something that they are not.
I hate to sound like one ofTLDR: This album is just bad. it seems that Green Day is trying too hard to be something that they are not.
I hate to sound like one of those cynical fans who feel like nothing is good since American Idiot. However, this album does not strike me as good. In general the tracks feel way too polished for a Green Day album and seem to feature less punk aspects than early Green Day. This album does not offer anything new to the table and proves that punk is almost dead.
Father of All... -
As the title track, it's role is to set the tone of the entire album. This is unfortunate because of how meh this track is. It's certainly not offensive to my ears but I wouldn't listen to it again. That being said it's one of the best tracks in the album imo. 6.5/10
Fire, Ready, Aim -
Again, this track is not very original. It seems very derivative of some of their other songs including American Idiot. I am also growing very tired of their vocalizations in this song, (Ah-ah-ah-ah). This song is very lacking with its lyrics. All in all, it is a boring song that I can see being played in locker rooms. 6/10
Not a terrible song, it made me sick of the words, Oh Yeah, but other than that it was ok.
Meet Me on the Roof-
These songs are starting to melt together, they sound so similar. This song proves the bands descent into mediocre pop status. 5.5/10
I was a Teenage Teenager-
Very reminiscent of early Weezer. I don't hate Weezer but Comparing Green Day to them should be seen as an insult. One of the worst songs on the album. Interesting choice to make this the longest song. 4.7/10
Stab You in the Heart-
Not a bad song, but it does not remind me of Green Day. Good performance by Billie Joe Armstrong. 7/10
Very forgettable song, similar to Stab You in the Heart. 6/10
Junkies on a High-
This is one of the worst songs on the album. It feels like Green Day is trying much too hard to appeal to a different crowd on this album and this song is Exhibit B. 5.5/10
Take the Money and Crawl-
Weirdly enough, I liked the intro more than the actual song. The intro felt far more fresh and new than this pandering pop song which sounds incredibly similar to Fire Ready Aim. 6.2/10
This is the worst track on the album IMO, Exhibit A of Green Day's descent into pop. This seems to be the final nail in the coffin of what made Green Day great in the first place. Give this song a listen for yourself and see if you agree with me. 4/10…Expand
I haven't heard of anything that's so grossly poppy and tone-deaf in my life! When I played it, I expected a decent rock album from start toI haven't heard of anything that's so grossly poppy and tone-deaf in my life! When I played it, I expected a decent rock album from start to finish; what I instead got was a confusing, unpolished, and inconsistent mess of an album with a span of 26 minutes. The absolute worst track is "I Was a Teenage Teenager," that song has the cheesiest and corniest lyrics ever. And that song comes from a group who wrote Boulevard of Broken Dreams! I haven't felt so annoyed listening to a rock album before in my life, and that will be 26 minutes of my life I'm never getting back. EVER!
Overall score: 2-3/10
The album is: Confusing, unenjoyable, disappointing, it's bad…Expand
Imagine trying to be an off-brand Imagine Dragons with none of the fun. "Father of All..." is a mess that should've stayed in this otherwiseImagine trying to be an off-brand Imagine Dragons with none of the fun. "Father of All..." is a mess that should've stayed in this otherwise exceptional band's vault.…Expand
I first saw green day back on the nimrod tour in 1997 and it changed my life, every album from 1990 to 2000's warning was pure gold!
Over theI first saw green day back on the nimrod tour in 1997 and it changed my life, every album from 1990 to 2000's warning was pure gold!
Over the years green day have diluted their sound but this is ....just terrible. It's like they don't care and I thought it might have something to do with the end of there contract on there current label but it seems legit.