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!