Green Day
iTRE!


1.5
very poor

Review

by theUprightGoat USER (1 Reviews)
February 8th, 2013 | 36 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: You're old. Stop making this music.

Since their inception, Green Day has existed as a kind of pop regurgitation machine. Their albums are merely reflections of whatever point of 70’s pop history they happen to be listening to at the time, with varying levels of bite and catchiness. Green Day’s latest trilogy of albums keep up this pattern, though as pop musicians frequently do their attitude has receded over the years. And as I watch this now toothless old man doggedly nom on the same stale old piece of bubblegum he’s been chewing for years the only question that I can find myself asking is “why”?


This whole affair is frankly a big waste of time. Green Day can’t even be bothered to write middle-left anthems with all the conviction of an upper middle class soccer mom’s bumper sticker anymore. Instead we have Billie Joe sloganeering about a whole lot of nothing.


I lied, there is a middle-left fist-waver, “99 Revolutions”. Chalk it up with Jefferson Starships “We Built This City” among examples of rebel-posturing cheese. And then we go into the recycled and recycled and recycled piano ballad of “The Forgotten”. Why am I still here?


This is the lamest paint-by-numbers-pop album Green Day have offered yet. I hear the sound of the last American arena-rock band going the way of their forebears and fading into utter irrelevance. Await the reunion jukebox tours and maybe an album in a decade if you want to hear them actually try.


Did I mention they’re old?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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theUprightGoat
February 8th 2013


2 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Tertiary rec listens are for people who want better teeny pop records or just like listening to aging arena rockers run out of ideas.

YoYoMancuso
February 8th 2013


12441 Comments


someone needs to fix this glitch where the comments and the sidebar like mold together

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 8th 2013


24003 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Stupid review

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tommygun
February 8th 2013


26261 Comments


dumb review completely unnecessary

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mindleviticus
February 8th 2013


8752 Comments


Amazing review

KILL
February 8th 2013


77836 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

awful album

Calc
February 8th 2013


14894 Comments


negatronned

ChopSuey
February 8th 2013


2487 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nice another review



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slipnslide
February 8th 2013


2639 Comments


posd for summary alone

slipnslide
February 8th 2013


2639 Comments


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Chortles
February 8th 2013


19052 Comments


GREEN DAY

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jtswope
February 8th 2013


4530 Comments


hahahah

demigod!
February 8th 2013


48137 Comments


agreed w/ summary

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ChopSuey
February 8th 2013


2487 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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demigod!
February 8th 2013


48137 Comments


i wonder how many reviews this trilogy has all together

sixdegrees
February 8th 2013


20912 Comments


too many

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YoYoMancuso
February 8th 2013


12441 Comments


demi: 15. each album has 5 reviews.

paxman
February 8th 2013


4084 Comments


Great review, will read again under my covers with a flashlight

theUprightGoat
February 8th 2013


2 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

when you're Green Day there is.

Kman418
February 8th 2013


13231 Comments


Considering that Green Day's best work is so great because it's fueled by the energy of adolescence, yeah I do think there should be an age limit for them making music. If they had tried maturing their sound and growing as artists they might have been able to still put out good content, but instead they tried sticking to the same formula, and of course it failed cause they're all in their 40s now. Same thing happened with Taking Back Sunday on their latest album.



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