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  • Summary: The 13th full-length studio release for the Northern California punk trio was produced with Chris Dugan and Butch Walker.
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Meet Me on the Roof
I'm crawling on the dance floor (Dance floor) I think I lost my phone Feeling like a toothache (Toothache) My face is going numb I beg 1000... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 90
    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.
  2. Q Magazine
    Feb 4, 2020
    80
    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]
  3. These songs feel like the bratty little brothers of the likes of ‘Castaway’ and ‘Blood, Sex And Booze’ from 2000’s ‘Warning’, but with more of a snarl and a need for speed.
  4. Uncut
    Feb 4, 2020
    70
    Fuses the hormonal aggression that put Green Day on the map with punched-up modern-day production courtesy of Butch Walker and a razor-sharp mix by Tchad Blake. [Mar 2020, p.29]
  5. Feb 7, 2020
    60
    Green Day’s 13th studio album set sees them step outside of their comfort zone, experimenting with a range of new sounds and styles. However, this leads to mixed results.
  6. Feb 18, 2020
    50
    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.
  7. Feb 18, 2020
    20
    Green Day have become the very thing they once despised: buck-chasin’ mild boys of mayonnaise corporate rock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 82
  2. Negative: 37 out of 82
  1. Feb 7, 2020
    10
    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
  2. Feb 7, 2020
    10
    Great songs, great lyrics, great music, great production, great Green Day record as se didn’t have in a while.
  3. Feb 8, 2020
    9
    Father of All... is the perfect album that Green Day needed to make at this time in their career. It’s a fun ride that leaves you wantingFather of All... is the perfect album that Green Day needed to make at this time in their career. It’s a fun ride that leaves you wanting more. Dare I say it’s their most joyful album since their start at 924 Gilman. Expand
  4. Feb 18, 2020
    5
    I have 22 years as a Green Day fan and I will always support them, I can also appreciate when a band tries something that could be consideredI have 22 years as a Green Day fan and I will always support them, I can also appreciate when a band tries something that could be considered different but frankly this album offers nothing worth remembering.
    The songs lack imagination and direction.

    If you tell me that these 26 minutes of music is the best that Green Day can offer after almost 4 years, then maybe they should start reconsidering their future as a band.

    Billie Joe Armstrong is two years away of turning 50, you have to know when you should stop writing songs like if you were a teenager.
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  5. Feb 25, 2021
    2
    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
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  6. May 29, 2020
    0
    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
  7. Feb 7, 2020
    0
    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 the
    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 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.

    RIP Green day 1989 - 2020
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