¡Uno!

Green Day - ¡Uno!
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Ratings: #735 / 958
User Score
Based on 175 ratings
2012 Ratings: #365
September 25, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

These songs are made for clubs, student unions and theatres, not arenas. And it's all the better for it.

74
Paste

¡Uno!, the first installment of this surprise trilogy, is a whiplash return to the band’s reckless, hook-a-minute roots—with power-pop studio sheen polishing up the Dookie stains.

70
Drowned in Sound

¡Uno! finally sees the Cali-punk trio letting themselves sound like Green Day, releasing the pressure and defaulting to what they do best. 

67
A.V. Club

Granted, filler abounds, and it doesn’t land with quite as much delirious abandon as it once did, but Armstrong’s power-pop impulse can still pack a face-splitting punch.

60
Consequence of Sound

An overly-slick record that does the job for its current audience of diehards, whilst teasing the crusty veterans that dabble occasionally.

60
NME

‘¡Uno!’ is intended as a return (of sorts) to the smart stoopidity of ‘Dookie’, but in truth it’s more like the three albums that followed it: highs that prove unsustainable, and lows that hope you’re too adrenalised to notice. 

60
PopMatters

¡Uno! is the closest Green Day has put out to a “difficult” LP thus far, yet folks should not be dissuaded from testing to see if they will warm up to Armstrong, Dirnt and Cool’s first no-frills affair in over a decade.

TreyLikesBands
41
Mediocre

Who you think you are?
Fucks like, "do you know who I am?"
Fucks fail to understand
I'm like, "eh"

It’s hit or miss with the trilogy, honestly... there really isn’t much to say about the bulk of this forgettable record.

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FAV TRACKS: Oh Love, Rusty James, Nuclear Family, Kill the DJ
LEAST FAV: Fell For You, Sweet 16, Let Yourself Go
MinatoArisato
30
If you've heard any other Green Day project then you've heard this one, as unoriginal as the band has been up until this point. Just really generic and dull pop-punk songs that are incredibly forgettable.

Best Track: Oh Love
Worst Track: Let Yourself Go
TheRootBoy
39
I knew this would blow over when this idea was announced. Green Day need to stop being edgy punk daddies and try to mellow out. I like to think these album covers showcase how they each feel at this point in their careers.
JackSkull
49
its ok i geuss
not good,not too bad
just mediocre af and should not have been made
JustSomeGuy
41
¡Uno! - the opener to Green Day’s ¡Uno... Dos... Tre! trilogy - ends up being their most unoriginal record up to this point. It genuinely felt like I had heard every song on here even though I have just heard it for the first time. Every song feels like a fusion of the worst from their early work, mixed with the boring latter half of American Idiot.
I would give this a much lower score, but honestly I struggle to say that I hated anything on here. It was boring and ... read more
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Added on: June 14, 2012