Green Day
¡UNO!


1.5
very poor

Review

by RobH USER (13 Reviews)
September 30th, 2012 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An incredibly dull, bland, and uninteresting album with very few stand out tracks among the incredibly average songs.

Cast your mind back to when Green Day announced that, rather then release one new album, they would be releasing a three album trilogy, with each album being released a mere few months apart from each other, what was your reaction?

Well, I'll tell you mine, it was something along the lines of 'What the ***?! This is going to suck so bad, there is no way they are going to pull it off. Billie Joe seems to have vanished up his own ass' etc. I had very little hope for these albums. Not even The Beatles were able to fill up two albums with enough worthy material. Heck, even Bono hasn't been ambitious enough to release even a double album, so what made Green Day think they'll be able to pull this off? *** knows, but I was expecting a very bland album full of filler with about 3 or 4 stand out tracks, especially after the mediocre singles 'Oh Love' and 'Kill The DJ' (more on them later). Unfortunately, I have to say my expectations were met.

Uno, part one of this trilogy, is terrible. Almost all the songs are incredibly boring and forgettable, and there is nothing to make me go back and listen to the album again. It seems that Green Day are past their time and have lost their relevance, and they are doing this trilogy thing in an attempt to stay relevant, but it just backfires right in their faces, yet their fans still go ahead and buy it.

There are only really three songs that stand out. Two of these, 'Nuclear Family' and 'Let Yourself Go' are pretty good songs that remind us of Green Day's earlier, punkier material, which I find was vastly superior to the later material. 'Nuclear Family' would fit pretty well onto the bands 'Nimrod' album. 'Kill The DJ', on the other hand, only stands out because it is so terrible. It starts off sounding like a bad 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' rip off, and then goes into a horrible chorus of 'Someone Kill The DJ, Shoot The ***ing DJ'. In fact, the only way this song would be worse if it was Nickelback's Chad Kroeger singing it rather then Billie Joe Armstrong.

Asides from those three songs, there isn't really anything that jumps out at you. 'Carpe Deim' sounds like a filler song from 21st Century Breakdown (and there was a lot of filler on that album), and 'Oh Love' was a stupid choice for a first single, yet alone as the closing song to finish the whole album.

Basically, this album is of a rather poor quality, which is painful, since Green Day used to be such a great band. If their recent infamous performance at the iHeartRadio festival is anything to go by, it seems that Green Day are losing their relevance. I honestly think that they should just call it a day. I mean, everyone has to call it a day someday, and I'd rather they did it soon before they add even more turds to their once great legacy.



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LifeAsAChipmunk
September 30th 2012


4854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

rating is very correct

pos EDIT: neg

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 30th 2012


4854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

among the incredibly average songs.


This part of the summary is unnecessary.

Not even The Beatles were able to fill up two albums with enough worthy material. Heck, even Bono hasn't been ambitious enough to release even a double album


wat

*** knows, but I was expecting a very bland album full of filler with about 3 or 4 stand out tracks, especially after the mediocre singles 'Oh Love' and 'Kill The DJ' (more on them later). Unfortunately, I have to say my expectations were met.


we can all admit to having self-serving bias but now you're just making people who dislike this album look like idiots

In fact, the only way this song would be worse if it was Nickelback's Chad Kroeger singing it rather then Billie Joe Armstrong.

again, not necessary

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 30th 2012


4854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

hahaha agreed, bieber is making better music than he is as of this album anyways

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 30th 2012


4854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

I honestly don't think bieber will last for much longer before fading into irrelevance.

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2012


16150 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

cover annoys me makes we want to punch him

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TheSupernatural
September 30th 2012


1293 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

To be honest, I'd rather have listened to Chad Kroeger sing this than Billie Joe. I can't stand him that much

breakingthefragile
September 30th 2012


2966 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, not a good review, sorry.

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lyzakthellama
September 30th 2012


1876 Comments


I dont have the patience to sit through this

ViralOblivion
September 30th 2012


7679 Comments


I read about two sentences and then stopped

Scoot
September 30th 2012


17914 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

bad band

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Apollo
September 30th 2012


10373 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol 9 negs

pls leave sputnik

mindleviticus
September 30th 2012


8331 Comments


This album > this review

LarryArms
September 30th 2012


250 Comments


apollo is a faggot you should leave first

EvoHavok
October 1st 2012


1500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"In fact, the only way this song would be worse if it was Nickelback's Chad Kroeger singing it rather then Billie Joe Armstrong. " Oh lol.

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