|I want to be the minority I don't need your authority Down with the moral majority 'Cause I want to be the minority I pledge allegiance to the...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
MagnetWarning may not only be the most beautiful Green Day LP but also the bravest. [#48, p.93]
SpinBy 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]
TravisT.Jan 1, 2002I liked every song on this cd! Green Day is a succesful band!
Jul 25, 2015Loved 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
Feb 1, 2011I 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
Dec 16, 2017Another Great album by the Amazings Green Day!!!!!
Billie Joe Armstrong is a kind of high talent that really don't come easily in lastAnother Great album by the Amazings Green Day!!!!!
Billie Joe Armstrong is a kind of high talent that really don't come easily in last decades of music history, and i am talking about up until 90's, So 2000's & 2010's forget it.
So i really have to send to **** HELL!!! the Inable Critic of MOJO.… Expand
Jun 11, 2014Green Day, Green Day, Green Day. No wonder you never attempt anything new. For years in the 90s, Green Day released album after album ofGreen Day, Green Day, Green Day. No wonder you never attempt anything new. For years in the 90s, Green Day released album after album of short, mediocre punk rock music. Their 1997 album Nimrod began to change things up a bit, but it was still, for the most part, punk. Then, Green Day made this album; an album which, in my opinion, is one of their best records, and is by far my personal favorite Green Day record. It's so different, and not-punk. It doesn't have useless cursing every other lyric, and when cursing is there it feels entirely necessary, and it feels like it's there to prove a point. Musically it's great, like usual. Guitar-wise it's one of their best;with Billie Joe Armstrong relying less on power-chords, and more on finger-pick-y, major/minor chords. Bass-wise it's equally as good, but that's just because bassist Mike Dirnt is one of the best bassists that doesn't rely solely on slapping to be great (i.e Flea). It's not drummer Tre Cools best album, but it does feature some great drumming from one of the best drummers ever (key phrase: one of the best). However, all this in mind, this album is by far Green Day's least successful album; critically, commercially, and fan-wise. It has, however, become one of those albums which people now see the beauty in (like Smashing Pumpkin's Adore), but it's all forsaken by the fact that it's almost ten years after the album came out, it doesn't matter anymore. This is one of two Green Day albums where they tried something totally interesting and new; the other being American Idiot. This album was stylistically new, at least by Green Day standards, and American Idiot was huge, and grandiose, and simply epic. The epic-ness would be repeated on 21st Century Breakdown, and the albums following (Uno!, Dos!, and Tre!), would be their attempt at a return to their punk roots (key word: attempt). This album does, however, have it's share of punk quickies, but very few, with only three that I'd call punk in the sense that it's retreading old territory; "Fashion Victim" (great song), "Castaway" (good song), and "Jackass" (okay song). All the other songs bring something new to the table, from acoustic-y folk rock ("Warning"), to polka-sounding European marches ("Misery"), to early 2000s pop jams ("Waiting"), to simply beautiful acoustic ballads ("Macy's Day Parade"). I'd say there's only one song that doesn't really do much for me, which would be "Jackass". That isn't to say that all the other songs are great either, "Castaway" drags a bit at only 3:53, featuring very repetitive, trite choruses, and "Deadbeat Holiday" is rather unfocused shifting clumsily from verses attempting to sound, for lack of a better word, epic, to pop/punk choruses. However, the other nine songs on the album truly make up for these slight faults. This almost flawless collection of songs, pitted with Green Day's, as always, tight production style, leaves the listener with a solid album, sure to leave him/her with an urge to listen through the albums again.
There are two songs which didn't really fit in the narrative of my review, which I feel the need to mention; "Church on Sunday" and "Minority". "Church on Sunday" is a song I can connect with a lot, especially (and I know I'm taking it ("If I promise to go to church on Sunday/ will you go with me on Friday night?") too literally, and that's on purpose) because I'm a Jew living in America, a mostly Christian country. Even if I'm not a practicing Jew, it's still very connectable, and is just in general a great song about compromise. "Minority" on the other hand is a great cross between folk rock and punk rock, with, apparently, political undertones. Personally, I've never been able to precisely distinguish said political undertones, and really only see it being political as people constantly describe it as such.… Expand
Aug 29, 2019While I wouldn’t call Green Day any good at experimenting, and this album feels like they heard six random songs, and decided to make an albumWhile I wouldn’t call Green Day any good at experimenting, and this album feels like they heard six random songs, and decided to make an album out of just that, I can’t help liking most of the tracks on this album. Taking Nimrod’s sound but adding a more poppy and folky touch to it, the listening experience is still a bit disjointed, but there’s still a lot of great material to be found.
Favourites: Macy’s Day Parade, Castaway, Blood, Sex and Booze
Least Favourites: Jackass, Fashion Victim… Expand
AllenBJul 3, 2004Green 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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