Green Day
Warning


4.0
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Review

by MetalCharles USER (1 Reviews)
July 16th, 2011 | 18 replies | 4,503 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An Underratted, brilliant Record

2 of 5 thought this review was well written

Green Day has always been one of my favourite bands but for a long time i ignored this records existence due to the bad reputation it had gained amongst many Green Day's fans who dismissed it as being "Too Pop". While i can't argue that this isn't Green Day's most pop sounding record because it is by far, i was pleasantly surprised when i finally gave this record a chance and found out that it was full of fun, catchy songs. There are a few songs that seem like filler but when this Record is good, it's great.

1) Warning - The Record starts off with the title track "Warning" which is one of the two songs i had heard off this record prior too listening to it all the way through (the other being Minority) and it is a good opener to this record, it may be a bit too pop for some, but when taken for what it is, it's a good song to open a great record. [3.5/5]

2) Blood, Sex and Booze - This track brings a smile to my face evertime i hear it, the riffs are catchy, Billie's execution of the enjoyably silly lyrics is spot on, and it's just fun to listen to. Not much else to say about it, it's just an awesome song. [4/5]

3) Church On Sunday - Like Warning, if you take this song for what it is, it's easy to enjoy it, it has a very catchy chorus and good use simple guitar riffs. overall, another fun, catchy song [3.5/5]

4) Fashion Victim. Not a whole lot to say about this one, another catchy song, may be a little too similar too a couple of Green Days other songs, but it certainly shouldn't be skipped [3.5/5]

5) Castaway - Nothing short of fantastic, this is one of the highlights of the record, the song is incredbly catchy, has great riffs, and is just a complete joy to listen to. The Lyrics are a less straitfoward than the previous songs which is a good thing. The Guitar solo is short but very sweet, and mike dirnts bass playing on this track is greatness. Overall, an Awesome song [5/5]

6) Misery - And here we go, this song is just brilliant, you'de be hard pressed to find a better song in all of Green Days catalogue or anywhere in most of modern music. the amount of different layers of sound doing different things is astounding and all these different layers come together perfectly. From the clean electric guitar, to the accordian, to the horns, to the Distorted electric guitar chugging along in the background and more, this song gets it all right. Billie even managed to get a mandolin solo in there. overall, i can't say enough goodthings about this track [5/5]

7) Deatbeat Holiday - coming off of two fantastic songs, this is a bit of a dissapointment and in my opinion is the low point of the album, that's not too say it's bad, it's just not up there with the rest of the record [3/5]

8) Hold On - This track is fun, catchy, and just overall very good to bring the record back up after deadbeat holiday [4/5}

9) Jackass - i've had a love hate relationship with this track, but at the moment it's love. It's got a rhythm that is very catchy and the lyrics perfectly summarise a few people i know. [4/5]

10) Waiting - The Lyrics are a little "Meh" but the instrumentation is very good, with great drumming from Tre Cool (As always), very enjoyable rhythms and a melody that worked perfectly for the Guitar Solo. [4.5/5]

11) Minority - The other song i heard prior to hearing the record, starts off with a great acoustic guitar arppegiated riff and launches into one of Green Days best. With Lyrics all about being your own person, great riffs and incredibly catchy vocal melodies. [5/5]

12) Macy's Day Parade - A Great way to end a great record, this track is much slower in both tempo and pace than the others but still very satisfying. A simple drum beat, sinister sounding strings and an acoutic guiar make for another awesome song [4/5]


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Meatplow
July 16th 2011



5524 Comments


Very good album this one

FilupLees
July 16th 2011



344 Comments


You should probably not write so much in the third person, and "i"s should be capitalized. Maybe just re-read it for a few of the obvious gramatic flaws. Otherwise it's pretty okay. Maybe if "The Lyrics are a little "Meh"" you should explain that/go into detail about that a little more.

A lot of people frown about track by track reviews. I'm kind of indifferent to them, but it's something to think about.

climactic
July 16th 2011



18369 Comments


When I was like 12 or 13 i loved some of this but hated other parts of it, haven't listened to it in full really since then. Castaway and Minority are awesome though

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2011



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

you capitalize "record" but you don't capitalize "i" what is the matter with you

Parallels
July 16th 2011



6640 Comments


Misery was one of my most overplayed tracks back in the day

Crowe
July 16th 2011



435 Comments


Pretty sure this album makes up at least half of the melodies for 21st Century Breakdown

Parallels
July 16th 2011



6640 Comments


sounds correct

WhiteNoise
July 17th 2011



3049 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pretty awesome album. Misery is easily the band's most under rated song ever and a lost gem.

bassfiender
July 17th 2011



109 Comments


where is the great bass in castaways?

KILL
July 17th 2011



70718 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this review would have been ok in 2005

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

Parallels
July 17th 2011



6640 Comments


who the fuck posd. lol

WashboardSuds
July 17th 2011



4984 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I agree that Warning (henceforth called "the Record") is underrated, though the Record does have some trash on it. The Record isn't my favorite album but it's certainly not as bad as people claim. I take the Record for what it is and still enjoy listening to the Record every now and again.

Though this review doesn't sell the Record too well.

Rev
July 17th 2011



9386 Comments


i don't care what people say, this is my favorite green day album

AtavanHalen
July 17th 2011



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's pretty good, loved it when I was a kid

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2011



15341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

all the songs are super catchy but it feels half-hearted

it also wears out too quickly

Digging: Astronauts - Hollow Ponds

WhiteNoise
July 17th 2011



3049 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"it also wears out too quickly"

This, It's fantastic while it lasts though.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2011



15727 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

albums kinda bad

Digging: Alvvays - Alvvays

Crowe
July 17th 2011



435 Comments


I've always thought "Macy's Day Parade" was just "Good Riddance pt. 2", except way worse.



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