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American Idiot [Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics]

Green Day Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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  • Prizes and Awards: Juno Awards 2005: International Album of the Year


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1. American Idiot
2. Jesus of Suburbia
3. City Of The Damned
4. I Don't Care
5. Dearly Beloved
6. Tales Of Another Broken Home
7. Holiday
8. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
9. Are We Waiting
10. St. Jimmy
11. Give Me Novacaine
12. She's a Rebel
13. Extraordinary Girl
14. Letterbomb
15. Wake Me Up When September Ends
16. The Death Of St. Jimmy
17. East 12th St.
18. Nobody Likes You
19. Rock and Roll Girlfriend
20. We're Coming Home Again
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For its first new set of music since 2000's Warning, Green Day tears up the blueprint and comes up with something unexpected: A punk rock concept album built around elaborate melodies, odd tempo changes, and a collection of songs that freely reference classic rock warhorses like the Beatles and Pink Floyd. "She's A Rebel" and "St. Jimmy" might sound like vintage Green Day but the rest of the disc finds the Northern California trio trying on a variety of different guises: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is a cliché-strewn Foo Fighters-style power ballad; "Extraordinary Girl" floats on Indian strings; and the hushed "Wake Me Up When September Ends" wouldn't sound entirely out of place on a Jessica Simpson record. It doesn't always work. "Dearly Beloved" eerily resembles the Alarm's "68 Guns" while the title track eerily resembles something Green Day has already done far too many times. But, overall, American Idiot is represents a promising step forward. --Aidin Vaziri

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GREEN DAY American Idiot (2004 UK edition 21-track CD album centred around 2 five-part nine minute epics [Jesus Of Suburbia and Homecoming] this is an expansive and intimately crafted concept album detailing the alienation and disillusionment of the American citizen under Bushs post-War On Terror administration. Housed in the original custom-stickered jewel case with picture sleeve inlay)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Punk Rock revived! Oct. 20 2005
Format:Audio CD
After they released a greatest hits cd, I thought that it could only go down for Green Day. The day I heard American Idiot on the radio AND saw the video, I knew that punk rock was back, and its name was Green Day!
Bands like Sum 41 had done an okay job, and the Offspring tried following suit with a hits cd of their own (and don't even get me started with that sorry excuse for rock music by the name of Simple Plan). Green Day presents American Idiot, and they present that you are an idiot if you don't buy this album. Every song is worthy of being a single...the two rock opera tracks, "Jesus of Sububia" and "Homecoming", were put in the right places to help the flow of the album, and even tell a story, and a good one, at that.
Punk rock is out of the coma, and back in the mainstream, BABY!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pop rock at its finest April 28 2005
Format:Audio CD
Many of the complaints about American Idiot are in regard to how overplayed and annoying the singles are without actually saying much about the album in general. American Idiot is not a record that can be judged by the singles.
This album was crafted as a cohesive work; it isn't meant to just be thought of as a random collection of songs. I don't have a TV and don't listen to the radio very often so I can't attest the accusation of these songs being overplayed, but I know that I ordinarily would not be able to stand a song along the lines of Boulevard of Broken Dreams. However, while listening to the album, it's the perfect song to follow Holiday, which itself is the perfect song to follow the end of Jesus of Suburbia. There is a logical, musical, and lyrical progression from one song to the next through the entire album.
I'm somewhat privileged to live in the relatively media-free bubble that I do. I don't feel the need to defend my punk rock credibility by tearing down the pop rock band that was part of the punk scene over 10 years ago, and I'm not driven to buy into the hype surrounding whatever band is popular at the moment. My opinions of this record come from my experience of taking it home and sticking it in while I was washing dishes, and being completely amazed by the quality.
Also, the fact that I, an aging punk rocker, and my roommate, a jazz musician, both think that it's the best album of 2004 should say something.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Feb. 23 2005
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
These guys have gotten a lot better since their last albums, which were a little too "pop" for me. This album on the other hand is pretty catchy. Everyone has (or should have) heard "American Idiot" and "Boulavard of Broken Dreams" before (they're constantly playing the music videos on MTV). But it's the massive 9-10 minute song "Jesus of Suburbia" that impresses me the most. Although it's not the best track, it manages to keep you entertained for the whole 9-10 minutes... not something a lot of bands can do. All in all this is a pertty damn good album, it's a little too slow for my taste, but still very good. Green Day fans should love this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST CD IN THE WORLD!!! Feb. 11 2005
Format:Audio CD
This has got to be the best cd in the world!!!! The lyrics are very well oriented to our problems and issues today. But besides that, the songs are amazing!! My favourite is HOLIDAY. This cd is totally worth its weight in gold. If you're looking for an amazing cd buy this one.....now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ............... Dec 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS......IF YOU DON'T HAVE THIS CD GO OUT AND GET,NOW!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like what I expected Dec 13 2004
By Gavin
Format:Audio CD
I remember buying Dookie way back in '94. That album was great, but didn't have too much lasting appeal. After I sold it at a second hand record shop I never really payed much attention to Green Day. They fell way under the radar while at the same time maintaining a respectable audience, but it wasn't until this year that they evolved into genuinely gifted musicians. Green Day's American Idiot is a punk record, BUT it is more sophisticated than 90% of the punk bands out there right now. This one is melody-driven well constructed and expertly executed. They are much better musicians than they used to be, and much better musicians than anyone else in their genre. This is a record really worth paying for. Downloaders who didn't pay a red cent for this one really don't deserve to listen to it. I love this one and will for a long time. Congrats, Green Day, on your crowning achievment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars welcome back... Dec 10 2004
By shaun
Format:Audio CD
this is something i have been waiting for since 1994. Sure, Green Day has been consistent with ctachy music, but not since Dookie have i been completely knocked off my chair by a pwoerful sound that i heard in 'american ideot'. The album starts off wit a bang with the title track 'American Ideot', and takes us through a journey of music, politics and powerful lyrics from then on. The song really does set the tone for the rest of the album. As much as i do enjoy 'Boulevard of broken dreams', my next pic has got to be 'Jesus of Suburbia'. It reminds me of when iw as younger having to stand through about 5 different hymns with no break, just a 2 second progression into the next one. This song, with 5 differnt songs within it, is a montage of catchy beats and good melody-music. Finally, St. Jimmy. This brings back the old sound of Green Day. A fast paced, pure-punk sounding song. Enough said. I would recommend this too any music fan, not just another punk-listnener, but any one person who enjoys music that means something, grab this album as fast as you can!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure brilliance
I keep it short and sweet - A amazing album I can't stop lisiting to this album. A punk rock opera is a very good discription of the album. There are plenty of brilliant songs. Read more
Published on Sept. 9 2010 by Ben Nicholson
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Modern Masterpiece
This album tells a story. A very interesting one. Not to mention, this is some of the best rock music of the decade. Read more
Published on June 11 2010 by Kyle Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic musical performance!
I always felt that having Gilbert & Sullivan-style musicals inflicted upon me as a child had ruined me on appreciating anything like them ever again, but this album tells a whole... Read more
Published on Nov. 23 2009 by Andrew Horsford
1.0 out of 5 stars parnet's be advised
I purchased this CD for my 10year old son. I wish there had been a parent's advisory warning put on the site. Read more
Published on Sept. 14 2008 by Sarah Stine
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Power Pop - not too much more...
Well-done melodic power pop matched by band members who suddenly are dressing (and using make-up) in a trendy fashion and making trendy videos... Read more
Published on May 30 2008 by B. Keith
5.0 out of 5 stars American Idiot is the best album from Green Day
I've been a fan of Green Day since their album, Dookie and the classic, Basket Case. This album showcases Green Day at their best. Read more
Published on Sept. 23 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars American Idiot
American Idiot is the first cd of Green Day that I bought. Several years before this album, I had heard some of their songs who were very good like Basket Case,Walking... Read more
Published on Sept. 21 2006 by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars dont bring them down
K im tired of everyone bringing greenday down because of the whole "image" thing. Everyone in the history of music have depended on image some what. Read more
Published on May 30 2006 by MNelo
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Day Rox!
Props to Green Day for making a cd in which all the songs are good.

American Idiot- funny, catchy, but sort of overplayed and annoying 7. Read more
Published on May 28 2006 by Sammy
5.0 out of 5 stars The best rock album I never expected to hear
I was absolutely floored by how incredible "American Idiot" is. I've been a fan of Green Day since the single 'When I Come Around', and I seem to be the only person I... Read more
Published on May 9 2006 by Erik Tomlinson
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