Green Day
Warning


4.5
superb

Review

by hybridofsound USER (37 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 44 replies | 24,947 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Artist: Green Day
Album: Warning
Billie Joe - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica
Mike Dirnt - Bass, Vocals, Farfisa
Tre Cool - Drums, Percussion, Accordion
Released: Reprise (2001)
Favourite Songs:
Castaway
Deadbeat Holiday
Minority
Macy's Day Parade

The Oakland three piece Green Day are argulaby the best pop-punk band around and possibly the most commercially sucsesfull ever and listen to any Green Day album and it's not hard to see why. Witty lyrics with catchy melodys and good musicianship makes a good mix. Warning is Green Days fourth studio album (Don't quote me on that) and is probably the most intresting of any of the albums.

Warning - Billie Joe writes some of the best lyrics in the world and this album is no exception to his ability. Warning sets a mood for this album. It's a witty song lyrically and very catchy. Slower than Green Days usual pace.

Blood, Sex and Booze - A catchy chorus, great verses and a good melody. Everything you expect of Green Day. A song about dominatrix's of all things.

Church On Sunday - Song about comprimise. Trading one thing for another. Lyrics are great and it's one of the catchiest songs so far.

Fashion Victim - Another great song. Catchy, melodic and witty. Talks about fashion labels and their social status.

Castaway - Here's a song that once it's in your head it's not going anywhere soon. Easily the most catchy song to this point Castaway is fantastic. Billie Joe keeps up the lyrical excellence and the musicianship is great. Hit the repeat button here.

Misery - It's Green Day here don't worry but it's very different. Full of other instruments like mandolins, accordians and harmonicas Misery is a stand out song on the album. The lyrics don't go downhill at all and it's a good song.

Deadbeat Holiday - One of my personal favourites this song is. Really there's not much more I can say here than I have for other songs. Lyrically great, Awesome chorus and great musicianship.

Hold On - A song about saying true to yourself this is one I relate with quite alot. It's a song which just carries the Green Day trademarks on the album.

Jackass - This review just seems to be getting repititive. There's no song where you can really go oh this is the low point of the album and the quality is superb throughout the album. So here there's nothing new. Good musicianship and catchy lyrics.

Waiting - The song kicks off with Billie singing and playing some clean chords before kicking in with a kickass verse. The song is slightly different in it's form but it's a great song with a nice little solo.

Minority - A great catchy song with awesome chorus and fantastic verses. It's a Green Day classic and it's one of the best songs lyrically on the album.

Macy's Day Parade - Warning's equavilent of Good Riddance is what this song could be described at. Just as good aswell. It's a more emotional song but a fantastic one. Great way to finish off the studio songs of the album.

Warning is an album which alot of Green Day fans or critics didn't embrace which is a pity. It's a great album. Sure it's slower but the melodys and lyrics are twenty times better because of it. Any pop-punk fan should own this album. It's consistently solid throughout the album with no lull points and it highlights the talent of the band.

Rating - 4.75/5 :thumb:



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ExitWound
November 22nd 2003



40 Comments


This album shows that even pop rock bands can evolve. The songs have reached pure rock n roll status, a step backwards from their punk roots. Yet, they do it well. I consider it their best album since hitting major record labels, but falls short of 39/Smooth.

Warning is their 6th studio album, though. 39/Smooth, Kerplunk, Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod, and Warning.

Serenity
November 24th 2003



20 Comments


Haven't listened to this one in a while...had some good stuff on it, Billie Joe Armstrong is a good song writer. Still, I prefer Dookie.

NevvAmerika
November 29th 2003



4 Comments


This is by far my favorite Green Day album. (With the exception of International Superhits since it is a compilation.) Castaway was an awesome song. Deadbeat Holliday was cool too. I never really got into Dookie too much though.

Ummm...I'd say 4/5

Vaya
November 29th 2003



33 Comments


this was my least favorite album i liked 3 songs off the warning album

blackrabbit
November 29th 2003



1 Comments


i think this is one of green day's best studio albums, maybe even the best.

ZEROthirtythree
November 29th 2003



234 Comments


i wasnt a fan of warning.

GuitarHitman
November 30th 2003



3 Comments


Personally, I think Warning is their best album. Everything else of theirs just doesn't impress me that much.

guitarded_chuck
December 8th 2003



2905 Comments


Its alright. Dookie still rules them all. 3/5

DrumR4Life
December 29th 2003



1 Comments


[QUOTE=zerokewl999999]Haven't listened to this one in a while...had some good stuff on it, Billie Joe Armstrong is a good song writer. Still, I prefer Dookie.[/QUOTE]

Yes I prefer greendays older stuff more over thier new stuff they are getting a little to popish and I dont really like it but warning is a great album :thumb:

joshmilliken2001
December 31st 2003



8 Comments


This is my favorite Green Day album of origional material, I would give it a solid 4 1/2, the hardcore punk fans or whatever may not like it since it has more of a rock feel to it but Green Day is showing some balls by bringing in different instruments and different styles on their albums, great album I had it in regualr rotation in my cd player for the better part of 6 months, and would suggest to anyone to give it a good listen aside from it's singles, which were the mellowest songs on the album.

AK47
December 31st 2003



19 Comments


It's a good album but not as good as Dookie and Nimrod.

jversluis88
May 17th 2004



27 Comments


[QUOTE=joshmilliken2001]This is my favorite Green Day album of origional material, I would give it a solid 4 1/2, the hardcore punk fans or whatever may not like it since it has more of a rock feel to it but Green Day is showing some balls by bringing in different instruments and different styles on their albums, great album I had it in regualr rotation in my cd player for the better part of 6 months, and would suggest to anyone to give it a good listen aside from it's singles, which were the mellowest songs on the album.[/QUOTE]

Great point, man. Although this may be disappointing when compared to their more successful albums, it is without doubt a great rock album. And it did take quite a bit of courage to make the transition.

RIPJoeStrummer
May 19th 2004



33 Comments


My least favourite album by one of my favourite bands but still very solid. I give it 3.8/5 where all the other green day albums are anywhere from 4.3 to 5.

cbmartinez
May 19th 2004



2525 Comments


I wasn't too impressed with this album. The main reason is the fact that it lacks those awesome Mike Dirnt basslines throughout the song. You can hear the bass on a couple songs such as Church on Sunday and Castaway, but overall, it doesn't compare to songs like "She," "Longview," and 'When I come around."

jversluis88
May 20th 2004



27 Comments


Good point. I wish there was more bass present in their new stuff.

stogamann
May 20th 2004



4 Comments


i thought it was good. i like how they something diffrent with their music and i like it, it has a combanation of music styels, Jazz, punk, pop-punk, acoustic, and slow tempo. 5/5 for me

Joel_DK_Clash
May 24th 2004



31 Comments


I kinda like this CD, but its not really my thing.

trecool39warning
August 26th 2004



1 Comments


[QUOTE=AK472]It's a good album but not as good as Dookie and Nimrod.[/QUOTE]


YEp

ilovesk8ting
April 26th 2005



28 Comments


this cd was good and i like the song church on sunday whick Billie wrote for his wife about him making comprimises to stay with him.

masada
June 30th 2005



2733 Comments


I think this is Green Day's second weakest, next to Nimrod.

2.5 or 3, to me.



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