Green Day - Kerplunk
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1992 Ratings: #168 / 352
User Score
Based on 308 ratings
1992 Ratings: #65
Liked by 18 people
January 17, 1992 / Release Date
LP / Format
Andy Ernst and Green Day / Producer
Punk Rock / Genres / Website
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"Kerplunk" is a step in the right direction for Green Day. Billie's vocals are way better, and they have quite a lot of charm and snark on them. The instrumentation is leagues better than anything on their debut, with the production being a lot cleaner and easier to understand what is happening. Again, this is literally just an improvement for everything. HOWEVER, the only real reason I'm not giving this a higher score, is because there is this really weird thing where the final 4 ... read more
A pretty underrated album in the Green Day discography. Many people think of Green Day as the band that made American Idiot and Dookie. And while those albums are for sure classics and easily some of their best, their other work shouldnt be overlooked. This album id say gets pretty overlooked in the Green Day discography,(not Warning levels of overlooked but still) which is very understandable, as its the album before they became one of the biggest bands of the modern age with Dookie. While ... read more
An improvement from 39/Smooth, everything is improved, from the song's lyrics and music. Most of the songs are just nice or good, except for Dominated Love Slave, its a very bad song.
Keeping much of the charm of their debut, but upping the songwriting to another level, Kerplunk is a massive improvement and the first sign that Green Day might be more than an average 90s Pop-Punk band. Some of my all-time favorite Green Day songs are actually from this album, including the rawer, but admittedly a weaker version of "Welcome to Paradise", melodic Punk rocker "One of My Lies" and one of their best attempts at writing a ballad to this day, "No One ... read more
Kerplunk is another decent album made by Green Day. I don't really have too much to say about it, though.
There really isn't a bad song on here (except for Dominated Love Slave. Seriously, what is with Tre Cool and making terrible songs for Green Day?). However, there isn't really any stand-out songs, either. It's just an album of decent songs beginning to end.
One complaint that I do have, though, is that the final song, My Generation, is a cover of a song by The Who. Whilst it's not a bad ... read more
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Track List

  1. 2000 Light Years Away 
  2. One For The Razorbacks 
  3. Welcome To Paradise 
  4. Christie Road 
  5. Private Ale 
  6. Dominated Love Slave 
  7. One Of My Lies 
  8. 80 
  9. Android 
  10. No One Knows 
  11. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield? 
  12. Words I Might Have Ate 
  13. Sweet Children 
  14. Best Thing In Town 
  15. Strangeland 
  16. My Generation
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