I'm not a Green Day fan.
I want to get that out first so that anyone reading this doesn't just think I'm a rabid Green Day fan pumping up an album from their favorite band. I've got nothing against the band, mind you. They just haven't been on my radar.
Okay, that said, I want to state for the record (no pun intended) that this album is one of the best rock albums I've heard in my lifetime. Every song is catchy, inventive and is a fantastic melding of instruments and lyrics. There's not a song here I don't like. Personal favorites are Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, 21st Century Breakdown, Static Age, Murder City, 21 Guns. But I love them all. Even the bonus track, Lights Out, on the Japanese import is great!
It's rare these days to find an album this strong with no filler. Although I was pulling for AC/DC (my personal favorite band) to win rock album of the year, it was no slight to lose out to Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown. If you like rock music, you'll like this album. It's an instant classic and one our grand kids will be listening to.
In a word: amazing!