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21st Century Breakdown [Explicit Lyrics]

Green Day Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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1. Song of the Century
2. 21st Century Breakdown
3. Know Your Enemy
4. ¡Viva La Gloria!
5. Before the Lobotomy
6. Christian's Inferno
7. Last Night on Earth
8. East Jesus Nowhere
9. Peacemaker
10. Last of the American Girls
11. Murder City
12. ¿Viva La Gloria? [Little Girl]
13. Restless Heart Syndrome
14. Horseshoes and Handgrenades
15. The Static Age
16. 21 Guns
17. American Eulogy: A. Mass Hysteria/B. Modern World
18. See the Light

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2009 release, the Punk trio's long-awaited eighth studio album,. The album is the best-selling trio's first studio album since 2004's two-time Grammy Award-winning Punk Rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide. 21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: "Heroes and Cons," "Charlatans and Saints," and "Horseshoes and Handgrenades," and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far. Songs include "Know Your Enemy", "21 Guns", "East Jesus Nowhere", "Before the Lobotomy", and "Restless Heart Syndrome."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!! Nov. 10 2012
By Angie B
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Songs like 21st century breakdown, east jesus nowhere, the static age, american eulogy are truly brilliant. From this album, everyone knows know your enemy and 21 guns and they are awesome too. There are NO songs to be skipped when playing this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!!! Nov. 27 2013
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Better than I expected it to be. It arrived in two days. It is a Christmas present for my son so I am Very Happy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Albums I've Ever Heard! July 7 2013
Format:Audio CD
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A ONE WORD DESCRIPTION - FANTASTIC! Sept. 4 2009
By Paul S. Power TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to fathom that Green Day has actually been bashing away for over 20 years. Indeed, the cleverest thing they did was to make us think that in the early days they were just a bunch of 'dookie' flinging goofballs. That all changed when lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong gave us the anthemic "Good Riddance (time of your life)". We are now used to hearing a band that can rock out one minute ("American Idiot" and "Minority") and get deep and philosophical the next ("Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") and that they are so deft at both is testament to them being one of the cleverest bands on the airwaves today.
This album is the band's second "Rock Opera" CD, following "American Idiot" and this is where I get a bit lost. As with the previous CD, it's hard to sometimes connect the dots and see a thread or path connecting the songs into a collective vision. I'm sure that a lot of sweat and toil went into creating this 3 act opus, but to be honest, the majority of the songs can stand alone and can also be enjoyed as such.
The first song to hit the airwaves was the hit single "Know Your Enemy" and to all it was the familiar sounds of the bombastic punk-inspired band we first came to know and love. Less than 2 months later, "21 Guns" was released, and by that time the album was already in the number one spot on music charts around the world. Green Day had done it again, commercial success without musical compromise; punk AND profit, if you will.
Looking at some of the other tracks, my favourite has to be "Peacemaker"; it's a Celtic/Gypsy combination that rocks hard in a party fashion, and the same can be said for "Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)".
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the hype July 17 2009
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album because I'm a Green Day fan. I have been for a little over fifteen years, since I was in my first year of high school. I'm getting older but have not abandoned the things I grew up with, Green Day being one of them. I remember feeling a slight sense of letdown when I first played American Idiot on my stereo. The political point to that album was not lost on me, even if the narrative was at times vague. I was more dissapointed in songs like "Blvd of Broken Dreams", "Wake Me Up When Sept Ends", and such. "Why must they turn this corner?" I asked myself. I can enjoy ballads and emotionally motivated songs, but these were just sap. On the other hand I found epic songs like "Jesus of Suburbia" and "Holiday", as well as standard Green Day fare like "American Idiot". I hoped that they'd follow it up with something more honest and in what I considered more their style. With the release of 21st Century Breakdown it was mostly a 21st Century Letdown.

Seeing and hearing Green Day these days, it has become apparent that after releasing International Superhits and Shenanigans, the band bookended roughly their first 10 years and set out to conquer the kids of today and maybe hope that the kids of yesterday, like myself, would just continue to follow (or, after less sales of Warning than expected, decided to bid us adieu). Pity. They used to be great.

This is not to say that musically the band is dead to me, or that I grudgingly buy their albums, but that 21st Century Breakdown feels like nothing more than a vague liberal rallying cry to a generation of kids set to generally bland songs with the occasional, clearly derivative, balladry. It borders on the disposable quality of much modern rock and pop punk music that populates airwaves and downloads today.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yet Another Masterpiece May 31 2009
Format:Audio CD
This disc will likely be the big winner at next year's Grammy Awards, the talk around the water cooler, the catalyst for a sold-out summer tour, the top selling rock album of the year on any preferred medium, etc. etc. etc. It's been getting rave reviews, it's been on everyone's lips, the band has appeared on several magazine covers and talk shows (recently, the Colbert Report, upping even FURTHER, if possible, their cool factor among liberal American youth). Is the album worth all the buzz? Absolutely.

I could rave on and on about it song by song, and explain in great detail, all of its nuances and the use of story-telling merged with music, I could discuss the character development, the themes of disillusionment and loss, the unique production (oftentimes including orchestral arrangements) and of course, Billy Joe Armstrong's vastly matured songwriting and voice, and the band's tight instrumentation - tighter than ever before, actually... but there just isn't enough space in this box.

What I will say, is that make no mistake - I'm not a die-hard Green Day fan, I only own one of their albums (the fantastically bratty 'Nimrod'), and I'm certainly not well-versed in their back catalog. However, there is no way I can deny this great new record. It has everything that makes music worth listening to; substance, fun, moments of pensive reflection, moments of supreme anger, romance, storytelling, politics (personal and broader-based), and melody. And it does it all without a shred of childish irony or lame, weak jokes.
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