American Idiot

Green Day - American Idiot
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2004 Ratings: #117 / 393
User Score
Based on 780 ratings
2004 Ratings: #99
Liked by 26 people
September 21, 2004 / Release Date
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Reprise / Label
Pop Punk / Genres
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To some, American Idiot is a seminal masterpiece, objectively an era-defining record of the 2000s. In reality, it's at most the punk equivalent of an erectile dysfunction.

For a record recognized for its political themes, intense instrumentation and hardcore rebellious attitude, it actually comes across as ridiculously flaccid and clean for the status it's lived up to. In an attempt to create a conscious artistic statement in this "punk rock opera", it seems that Green Day had ... read more
This definitely isn't a 9, but due to a deep personal history, I can't bring myself to take it down any lower
EDIT: haha nope

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
I'm very biased here cos I grew up with this album but. I adore this album to bits. This was the album that introduced me to like, long songs. I first heard Jesus of Suburbia and was blown away. This album is really fucking good.
People may hate on Green Day, I used to love them, I still have a place in my heart for them heh. This album was definitely their peak and introduced me to a lot of music tropes I love today (long songs, concept albums). In short, this album blew me away 3 years ago. ... read more
It's an almost classic punk-rock-opera, with riffs flying off the wall and a story that is both parts a Greek tragity and a full blown "Fight the power" protest rock, during one of the darkest times in American history. And each member pulls their weight and more in this fun as hell jump into political punk rock.

Favorite Jams: Jesus of Suburbia, Homecoming, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Lest Favorite: She's A Rebel
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Track List

  1. American Idiot 
  2. Jesus of Suburbia 
  3. City Of The Damned 
  4. I Don't Care 
  5. Dearly Beloved 
  6. Tales Of Another Broken Home 
  7. Holiday 
  8. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 
  9. Are We The Waiting 
  10. St. Jimmy 
  11. Give Me Novacaine 
  12. She's a Rebel 
  13. Extraordinary Girl 
  14. Letterbomb 
  15. Wake Me Up When September Ends 
  16. The Death Of St. Jimmy 
  17. East 12th St. 
  18. Nobody Likes You 
  19. Rock and Roll Girlfriend 
  20. We're Coming Home Again 
  21. Whatsername
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