BEST OF
2016

- 21st Century Breakdown

Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
CRITIC SCORE
68
Based on 18 reviews
2009 Rank: #494 / 799
USER SCORE
62
Based on
68 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Amazon
iTunes
Apple Music
Spotify
Bottlekek
100
Now that's what we call a masterpiece!

So painful to see that a brillant rock opera like a few bands can do today is so underrated. This one is particular : 18 songs, 3 theatrical acts, 1h 10min of pure emotional punk rock.
Here Green Day had to produce a decent following to American Idiot (which is commonly more considered as a masterpiece, because it's the first rock opera they made), and they did it perfectly.

The tale which is depicted here is cut in 3 acts :
I/ Heroes and Cons
... read more
john95
58
There are interesting moments (East Jesus Nowhere, Last Night On Earth, 21 Guns), but they are scarce, floating in a sea of mediocrity.
StellaTheDiver
58
21st century breakdown? pff, more like green day's breakdown.
jasonwallace199
39
A very disappointing comeback.

Fav Tracks: 21st Century Breakdown, Before the Lobotomy, Last Night on Earth, The Static Age, 21 Guns

Least Fav: Christian's Inferno
JustAReflektor
20
hi, my Name's Jeremy and i work at Much Music please donate 50,000 Euros to my Somalian Paypal account
More user reviews
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance

The Black Parade

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire

The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - Funeral

Arcade Fire

Funeral

Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead

In Rainbows

Florence + The Machine - Lungs

Florence + The Machine

Lungs

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine

Ceremonials

The xx - xx

The xx

xx

DETAILS

May 15, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Reprise Records / Label
Punk Rock, Pop Punk / Genres
greenday.com / Website
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 22 - Beats Per Minute
# 40 - Consequence of Sound
# 42 - PopMatters
# 17 - Q Magazine
# 5 - Rolling Stone
Track List

  1. Song of the Century 
  2. 21st Century Breakdown 
  3. Know Your Enemy 
  4. ¡Viva La Gloria!
  5. Before The Lobotomy 
  6. Christians Inferno 
  7. Last Night On Earth 
  8. East Jesus Nowhere 
  9. Peacemaker 
  10. Last Of The American Girls
  11. Murder City 
  12. ¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl) 
  13. Restless Heart Syndrome 
  14. Horseshoes And Handgrenades 
  15. The Static Age 
  16. 21 Guns 
  17. American Eulogy (Mass Hysteria/Modern World) 
  18. See The Light

Contributions By
royalflush, philthy, AltNimrod37