Green Day - Insomniac
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Based on 6 reviews
1995 Ratings: #160 / 439
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Based on 203 ratings
1995 Ratings: #78
October 10, 1995 / Release Date
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Alone with that really cool cover, “Insomniac” is just a whole lot of fun packed into roughly 32 minutes of sticky chord progressions, pure power in vocals, and the sheer 90s vibe of it all.

PS: “Brain Stew” sounds TOO MUCH like “25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago for it to be a coincidence. Just saying.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: Brain Stew, Brat, Jaded, Panic Song, Stuck With Me, Walking Contradiction, Armatage Shanks, Stuart and the Ave., 86
LEAST FAV: ... read more
The closest the band ever got to a fully punk album, Insomniac is a fun listen, if not a bit samey. It sounds like an album made in one or two months, but I can’t help loving the energy of the album. The guitar riffs are mostly the ‘three-chord-wonders’ that people accuse all of punk to be. The basslines are fast and punchy, and some of the best on any Green Day album. The lyrics, while tending to repeat, do suit the more angrier instrumentals of this album.
Favourites: Geek ... read more
I think this is one extremely overrated album, probably the most overrated of Green Day’s album. My problem with this is that a few of the songs here are just really hard to differentiate, they just sound the same, like Brat and Stuck With Me. However, the tracks that stand out on this one, EXTREMELY stand out, like 86 and the brilliant Panic Song. And we also have Brain Stew which is obviously the best song on the album. Probably could’ve been cut down a bit to avoid repetition, ... read more
It's Dookie but depressed. And while for some that leaves the taste of wanting something more substantial in their mouths, for me it still leaves behind the aftertaste of another great pop punk record.

Favorite Jams: Panic Song, Brain Stew, Walking Contradiction

Lest Favorite; Tight Wad Hill
Next up is Isomniac. This album is fast, aggressive and angry as fuck. However it is a bit too samey which makes it hard to come back for a full listen. Still a great album and solid follow up to Dookie

I really like pretty much every track

Favorites:Armatage Shanks, Geek stink breath, Brain Stew, Panic Song, Jaded, Walking contradiction, 86
Least favorite:Brat
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Track List

  1. Armatage Shanks 
  2. Brat 
  3. Stuck With Me 
  4. Geek Stink Breath 
  5. No Pride 
  6. Bab's Uvula Who? 
  7. 86
  8. Panic Song
  9. Stuart And The Ave. 
  10. Brain Stew 
  11. Jaded 
  12. Westbound Sign 
  13. Tight Wad Hill 
  14. Walking Contradiction
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