Review Summary: If an album could make you a teenager again, this would be it.
Green Day didn't care. They didn't give a ***.
That's why I love them so much.
Before they became what they are now, their superhit was Dookie. Why? Because Dookie is one of the most fun albums I've ever listened to. If you want metaphors and time signature changes, look elsewhere. Dookie's superiority relies on the amazing... well there's not much way to describe it. Dookie is the temper tantrum that every teenager silently has. But Dookie is filled to the rim with talent on every instrument, and every song on it is enthusiastic, and explosive, and fun to listen to.
First thing you'll notice about Dookie is the drumming. Burnout remains one of my favourite songs because of Tre Cool's insane yet intricate drumming. On "Welcome to Parradise", you get a sense of Mike Dirnt's bass chops. And in their early stuff, Billie Joe always sounds like he's too good a singer for a band like Green Day, but it all works. The songwriting is stunning, especially when you consider the limited number of power chord combinations that exist. The lyrics are blunt, unafraid to get dirty, and completely ***ing true. There are plenty of F-Bombs, but who cares? That's how we talk about the stuff, and Green Day takes the parents advisory board to the ***ing limit.
Nowadays, Green Day wear eyeliner and sing about Iraq and post-Bush AmericBLAHBLAHBLAH. I'm not asking Green Day to change. They are what they are. After American Idiot, an excellent album, was released, they rode a road of pretentiousness that's turned them into what they are now. They're not going to sing about masturbation. All I'm asking is for the Green Day haters to listen to Dookie, and instead of bitching about who they are now, or how generic or whatever it is, just become 18 again. This album was made so people could enjoy it. It has no double-meaning, or cryptic lyrics. This is fun music. And I'm glad to have listened to it.
WAYYYYYYY too short and not nearly descriptive enough.
"The lyrics are blunt, unafraid to get dirty, and completely ***ing true. There are plenty of F-Bombs, but who cares? That's how we talk about the stuff, and Green Day takes the parents advisory board to the ***ing limit."
That among other sentences make you sound unprofessional and childish
"Nowadays, Green Day wear eyeliner and sing about Iraq and post-Bush AmericBLAHBLAHBLAH."
"WAYYYYYYY too short and not nearly descriptive enough."
Definitely not descriptive enough, but as for being too short, fuuuuuck that. I don't bother reading most of the boring reviews I come across because in the time it takes to read one I could have listened to the album.
Haha this is called me late at night, just being weird. I'm not trying to be trollish, this is what I think of the album. No matter how immature and childish it is. I guess I was in the midset that a serious album deserves a serious review, and an album like this respectively should get a childish, bratty one.
I was in the mindset of that, ie I wasn't really thinking. Maybe (almost definitely) it doesn't. But what's the harm in it? A guy downloaded the album. Some people had a laugh. Cats went missing. Overall, no harm really done.
This is when the band really started to break, on the strength of "Basket Case" and "When I Come Around". The next few albums are like them deliberating on whether or not they want to full on "Sell Out" and WoW...never expected them to be one of the biggest bans in the worl in 2010. I still give them some props for fairly enjoyable music.
edit: @ JackFr - just do another review and we'll go from there.