Review Summary: The tasty filling of a pretty fiiiiiiiine sandwich
A lot of people consider Green Day (and punk rock as a whole) to be dead. And it's safe to say when Green Day announced a trilogy of albums, people thought they were completely bonkers, especially in this day and age. However, with this trilogy, Green Day proved they still have it, and there is a future for punk rock.
¡Dos! (My favourite of the trilogy, ¡Uno! In a close second) is far more diverse than Green Days earlier works, spanning from Punk rock to garage rock (which is continued into ¡Tré!). The majority of the songs on this record are listenable, with a few that really are skippable. "F@#k time" whilst being a very catchy song, and one of the best on the album, is rather cringe worthy at times and just sounds as if Billie is trying his hardest to remain young and "with the kids". Someone should probably tell him that most kids these days are more into drinking themselves to death, and less into pre-marital sex. "Makeout Party" is similar in this aspect, about "spinning the bottle" and the dreaded game of truth or dare. Again this is one of the best songs on the album, but you will find your self grimacing a little.
"Lazy Bones" and "Ashley" are far more like old Green Day, drawing similarities with songs from Nimrod and Warning, and consequently my favourite tracks. They may not be new and original but they're very listenable, very catchy and just in general fun to listen to, well, for me anyway (I get the feeling 90% of people are gonna disagree with everything I've said).
"Lady Cobra" is by far the worst track on the album. The majority of reviews I've read for this album have said this is the best track on ¡Dos!, but I'm afraid I strongly disagree. It's irritating, it's bland, and the lyrics are just plain stupid. "Nightlife" is an alright track, but it just sounds too much like filler, its listenable, but you'll no doubt find yourself skipping it.
Stop When The Red Lights Flash
Wow! That's Loud
You see I'm not reviewing this for other critics to judge, cos frankly I couldn't give less of a shit what they think, Im reviewing this for the general public, giving my opinion. I can see on this website that's wrong, it's like being on a website with a bunch of nazis
Review is pretty bad for the same reasons Kronzo has stated. And there is a lack of confidence in your writing, for example: "for me anyway (I get the feeling 90% of people are gonna disagree with everything I've said)." This has no place in a review.
"Someone should probably tell him that most kids these days are more into drinking themselves to death, and less into
pre-marital sex. "
Also, I agree with what everyone else has said so far. Way too much first person, "I feel this way but other don't" type of
dialogue going on here without any real objectivity in critically analyzing the album.
Do your English teachers NOT teach you this shit? This first rule of writing a standard essay is NOT to use personal pronouns, and the same rules apply for writing a review on this website. The only people that should be allowed to use personal pronouns on this website are staff & contributors.
The only people that should be allowed to use personal pronouns on this website are staff & contributors.
I see where you're coming from with this, but it's not like people have to be like "Well, now that I'm a contrib, I can start using personal pronouns! Whee! Time to write horribly!" That said, if you mean it in a way like "If someone can use personal pronouns and write really well regardless/use them to actually improve the quality of his/her writing (cough cough Irving cough cough)" I totally agree. I'd love to see more people work on the art of personal pronouns that are really well done, when it's done well the writing really shines.
If you have a personal connection to an album it's difficult not to use personal pronouns in an anecdotal way. other than that they are not for serious reviews. A well written review sounds professional and flows well like a good piece of academic or journalistic writing, not a schoolyard conversation with a friend (this).