Green Day
¡UNO!


3.0
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Review

by Ajay Maldonado USER (3 Reviews)
September 25th, 2012 | 21 replies | 1,243 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Green Day seem to have decided that they just don't give a f*ck about impressing anyone or protesting anything anymore, and the result is a consistent album that won't really amaze nor seriously disappoint anyone.

5 of 6 thought this review was well written

"I've been around since f**king 19 f**king 80 f**king 8"

While Billie Joe Armstrong's recent outburst at the iHeart Music Festival has effectively landed him in rehab over 'substance abuse', he has a mighty fine point. Green Day have been around for a considerably lengthy period of time and don't really feel the need to please anyone but themselves with what they put out nowadays. While their previous two efforts "American Idiot" and "21st Century Breakdown" were hour-long epics, with thematic elements and all sorts of religious and political stabs every which way, "Uno!" seems to bring Green Day back to their roots to some extent. While it doesn't have the same punk sound of "Dookie" or "Nimrod", and is certainly more commercial, it's nowhere near as extravagant as "21st Century Breakdown". Honestly, it really feels as if they just said "f*ck it" and blasted out 12 tracks they liked, possibly while blind off various substances, but none-the-less in a way that sounds fairly good to me.

I think the best way to define this album would be "solid". There aren't any real stand-outs and there aren't really any let downs. Tracks like "Nuclear Family" and "Stay The Night" seem to have a certain simplicity and charm that's quite refreshing, and they definitely feel less commercial than previous efforts. In contrast, we have songs like "Kill The DJ" that are just plain aimless - pointless profanity, nonsensical and plainly a bad attempt at a commercial song. Overall though, the good outweighs the bad, and tracks like "Carpe Diem" are enough to give me faith that the following albums in the "album trilogy" (Dos! and Tre!) will be positive and listenable. The lyrics seem a little cornier than those of "American Idiot" or most previous albums for that matter, but songs like "Sweet 16" and "Troublemaker" are strong enough to get through the record without any dramas. Like I stated earlier, nothing really stands out, while even the lead single "Oh Love" is tucked away at the rear end of the record. But to call this album anything less than "good" would just be plain wrong.

Tracks like "Carpe Diem" and "Let Yourself Go" will have you reminiscing of past days, when Green Day were in their prime, albeit without that real punk sound of the 1990's. Songs like "Kill The DJ" will however have you reaching for the skip button within seconds. The rest of the album I'm honestly quite indifferent to, it starts strong but tails off into a bunch of forgettable tracks that are a decent listen when passing time. It's basic chordal progressions played at a bright tempo for the most part, and nothing more or less. It really seems like there isn't much to say about the album besides just that; it will cop a load of hate for being 'boring', but it really is merely a consistent album aimed at, well, no one. It really feels like they released an album that they liked, without trying to please too many people, because they simply don't give a f*ck anymore.

I'll leave you with the wise words of Billie Joe that may have you thankful that there are much worse albums out there:

"I'm not f**king Justin Bieber, you motherf**kers!"


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KILL
September 25th 2012



67082 Comments


sukcs

Ikarus14
September 25th 2012



519 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Sigh... There ought to be a negative review by now...

ThroneOfAgony
September 25th 2012



3485 Comments


Up until Warning, I lost faith in the band.


21st century breakdown ruled though

ViperAces
September 25th 2012



12357 Comments


Haha pos for the quote. Btw try to review only once a day.
KILL review it.

Ikarus14
September 25th 2012



519 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

KILL review it. [2]

KILL
September 25th 2012



67082 Comments


nah would just get deleted

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 25th 2012



18612 Comments


Ikarus why don't u review it?

Digging: Somos - Temple of Plenty

MichaelSnoxall
September 25th 2012



12163 Comments


FOR FUCK'S SAKE. WE GET IT. THE ALBUM IS A FUCKING 3. WHY THE FUCK DO WE NEED AN EIGHTH REVIEW SAYING THE EXACT SAME FUCKING SHIT. WHY!?

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!????

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
September 25th 2012



3158 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Btw try to review only once a day.[2]

Digging: Amplifier - Echo Street

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 25th 2012



18612 Comments


If no one else has the balls to review this with the correct rating I'll do it

ViralOblivion
September 25th 2012



7679 Comments


Is he really in rehab now after what happened?

ViperAces
September 25th 2012



12357 Comments


Yea do it Atari getting sick of this shit.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 25th 2012



18612 Comments


@viral, yeah but he probably went to make himself look better not because he actually wants to get clean

@viper, I might if nobody else beats me to it.

Tremelo
September 25th 2012



6 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

MichaelSnotballs - I haven't read any other reviews so I wouldn't have a clue what anyone else has given it. Next time I'll read up on every other review and make sure to manipulate my own opinions so it's a different score.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 25th 2012



4854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

omg, I like snotballs more and more with every post.

MichaelSnoxall
September 25th 2012



12163 Comments


Guys, just learn to look closer, there's a Snoxall and a Snotballs.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 25th 2012



4854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

I'm not. :'/

MichaelSnoxall
September 25th 2012



12163 Comments


Good man, Chipmunk.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 25th 2012



4854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

snox, I thought you 1'd this.

MichaelSnoxall
September 25th 2012



12163 Comments


I've never liked Green Day and I can't be bothered even listening to this.



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