Green Day
iDOS!


1.5
very poor

Review

by JasonOfSuburbia USER (2 Reviews)
December 23rd, 2012 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dos is a fitting name, because this album is utter '#2'

So we've reached part 2 of the Green Day trilogy, "Dos!". I gave an unfavorable review to Uno, but all in all, it's not "terrible" per se, but after how disappointing it was compared to my expectations heading in, I expected more of the same on Dos. I would be shocked if it ended up being worse than Uno!... but, somehow, that it does.

The album starts off with "See you tonight", a slow, rather boring and forgettable song. Not the type if openers I am used to on a Green Day album. It's not a bad song, just not a good choice for an opener. The album takes a sharp turn with track 2 however, with a song that's literally called "*** Time". I wish I were joking. At first I thought it was a song maybe about time moving too fast or something and the band cursing it for that reason, but no, it leads way to one of the most uninspired pick up lines I've ever heard. Seriously, next time your at a party or a bar or anywhere really and you see a girl you're into, go up to her and say "baby baby, it's *** time!" and see how that turns out for you.

Track 3 is "Stop When The Red Lights Flash", a lyric from "Oh Love" on Uno! and would also be used on Tre! (but we'll get to that). Solid song, not spectacular or anything. The next song, however, is. "Lazy Bones" gets my stamp of approval for being the best song on Dos! The lyrics are cliched, I am aware, but the overall sound and feel is simply better than anything we've heard on either album to this point. "Wild One" is alright, a nice heavy but slow rocker about a girl, the lyrics sound like they may have been under the influence of something when it was written (and given BJ's breakdown at the IHeartRadio show, maybe they were) but I won't hold it against the song because at least it's not repetitive or childish like several other songs in the trilogy. Songs like, oh, let's say "Make Out Party". Seriously guys, you're all either 40 or close enough. You still wanna go to make out parties and play games like spin the bottle or 7 minutes in heaven? Despite being married? Who knows, maybe I'll feel the same way when I reach 40, but it just sounds absurd coming from Green Day.

The albums first single, "Stray Heart", is a good one. Fast paced and upbeat, the song has a tendency to get stuck in your head after hearing it. There's nothing wrong with that though. The tempo stays fast with "Ashley", one of several songs simply titled with a girls first name on the trilogy, but this one is more memorable than most of the others. "Baby Eyes" is very catchy and highly enjoyable, my only complaint is that it's so short! Not even 2 and a half minutes! I know Green Day got famous busting out songs that long but I guess I've just been spoiled by masterpieces such as "Jesus of Suburbia" or "Homecoming". "Lady Cobra" is another short song, but solid enough, despite it's strange lyrics. Tracks 7-10 on this album are all very solid and that stretch is probably the highlight, sans "Lazy Bones". But after track 10, oh boy, brace yourselves.

"Nightlife" is horrible. Simply atrocious. This doesn't even sound like a Green Day song. The lyrics are laughably bad, the "rapping" if you could even call it that makes Vanilla Ice sound too legit to quit, and the song is just an uninspired mess. I literally gave my car CD player a WTF look throughout this entire song the first time I heard it. I couldn't believe my ears, it's just so bad. "Wow, that's loud!" isn't much better. The guitar riff is catchy, but the lyrics are once again poor and the song is largely a waste of time. The album does however close on a solid note, with the tribute song to the late Amy Winehouse, titled "Amy". Very beautifully written, this song is a perfect choice for album closer, and is a welcomed change of pace from the rest of the album as well as a nice tribute to Amy. I almost thought this was a cover of an oldies song at first, it sounded really familiar, but after some research realized it's not and Green Day really hits this one out of the park.

Overall, Dos! is slightly worse than Uno!. It's way more inconsistent, the bad tracks are much worse than Uno's bad tracks, and aside from Lazy Bones the good ones aren't nearly as good. After hearing these two albums, I almost lost all hope for Tre! to be anywhere near decent. But, maybe, just maybe, Green Day was saving the best for last???


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TrantaLocked
December 23rd 2012


1515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Tre is out by the way.



JasonOfSuburbia
December 23rd 2012


2 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

By "utter #2" I was referring to crap. And I know Tre is out, I own it, just haven't reviewed it yet

TrantaLocked
December 23rd 2012


1515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Why do people keep focusing on the lyrics of these songs. The song "Fuck Time" is musically pleasing;
I don't give a shit about the lyrics in the song.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2012


3398 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Without Nightlife, Amy and See You Tonight this album would have been a lot better overall. Still, I like it, it's fun/dumb fun, especially Stop When The Red Lights Flash, Ashley and Stray Heart (which are some of the best songs on the trilogy). I enjoy the Foxboro Hot Tubs influences all around it even if the lyrics are often non-sense.



Digging: Amplifier - Mystoria

TrantaLocked
December 23rd 2012


1515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Makeout Party and Nightlife are a couple of the least enjoyable Green Day songs I have ever heard. Even still, the album seems consistent.

TwoMonthsInTheCold
December 23rd 2012


288 Comments


Did anyone actually expect the trilogy to be decent?

TwoMonthsInTheCold
December 23rd 2012


288 Comments


Seriously, next time your at a party or a bar or anywhere really and you see a girl you're into, go up to her and say "baby baby, it's *** time!" and see how that turns out for you.


Hahaha dead

RunOfTheMill
December 23rd 2012


1462 Comments


Tre is out by the way.


lol do people even care anymore?

newjunkaesthetic93
December 23rd 2012


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Pos'd for the summary.

Green Baron
December 23rd 2012


20000 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Pos'd, but the way you held tracks 7-10 in such high praise makes me wonder if you really feel that the album is a 1.5. After reading the review, it seems like you think the album is a 2.5.

Douglas
December 23rd 2012


9104 Comments


we needed another gd review thanx

bach
December 23rd 2012


12598 Comments


"Dos is a fitting name, because this album is utter '#2'"

..............................ha. Review was alright. Pos'd.

Digging: Tim Hecker - Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again

facupm
December 23rd 2012


7686 Comments


I'll never dig this trilogy, for sure

TrantaLocked
December 23rd 2012


1515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Tracks 7-10. Baby Eyes and Lady Cobra are included in that group.

Now I am just mind fucked. People that don't like this album really have some strange opinions about
the best and worst songs.

FictionalFlames
December 23rd 2012


1516 Comments


summary alone deserves a neg




but I won't even bother.

Cormano
December 23rd 2012


968 Comments


"Pos'd, but the way you held tracks 7-10 in such high praise makes me wonder if you really feel that the album is a 1.5. After reading the review, it seems like you think the album is a 2.5"
I was thinking almost the same thing, it actually sounds like he thinks it's a 3.5



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