It's quite good. In my opinion, not as good or as revolutionary at the time as many people might tell you it is/was, but still, an undeniably consistent record. The songwriting is interesting and brilliant at times.
American idiot develops the themes of misunderstood teenagers and flawed social system (that we have so long seen in pop punk) with a different approach than the rest of the genre. An a approach that can clearly be seen in the shape, style and sound of the album. Ten years after Dookie Greenday leaves another landmark in pop punk.
Favs: Holiday, Jesus of suburbia, Letter bomb
At the time of the album, it really hit hard to then-state of American politics. Even 10 years later, it remains relevant, and timeless.
Favorite tracks: Jesus of Suburbia, St. Jimmy, Letterbomb, Whatsername, American Idiot
"Redefined the punk scene" my ASS
LOOK AT MY SUPPLE WET ASS
redefined the punk scene with one of the most well known and well received rock operas ever. not their best, but still incredible.
fav tracks: american idiot, holiday, extraordinary girl, letterbomb