I DECLARE I DONT CARE NO MORE!! Everyone and their mothers know Green Day. They’re the most influential pop punk bands of the late 90s. This is a classic album from their “less-pop-more-punk” days. They kept more of a trio sound back then when they didn’t tour with another guitarist. It’s simple, straightforward, filled with headbangers. This was before billie joe made more melodic vocal lines, like in American idiot, but the basic melodies make this more catchy than the other punk coming out at the time.
The sound of this album is something I wish Green Day would come back to. It was less clean and it sounded like the trio had more fun and youthful spunk that seems missing from their modern pop rock albums like revolution radio (which I might review one day). It could be because they’re all like 40-something, but even revolution radio had potential. Instead of making every album sound like American Idiot, which every other 2000s rock band already tried, they should try going back to their roots.
Overall: great classic album from a great classic band 8/10
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