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American Idiot Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics

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  • Audio CD (Sept. 21 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B0002OERI0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
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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
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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The first original album since 2000 from modern rock superheroes Green Day, American Idiot is one of the most anticipated and controversial albums of the year. Scathing yet self-effacing as it tells the tale of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, American Idiot is the punk rock epic. "A bold, polished punk opera." (Entertainment Weekly) "They're the biggest, most successful, punk band the world has ever seen. What's more, Green Day's next album may well be their masterpiece." (Kerrang!)

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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter on Nov. 5 2004
Format: Audio CD
This CD takes it beyond anything Green Day has done to date and pushes it to the next level. We see the Green Day guys following in suit with Blink 182 (although they'd never admit it) and pushing their boundaries beyond the pop-punk limits I honestly never though they'd exceed. This album is a well put-together piece of work, the whole album has a real sense of flow to it, all the songs have some hook that will keep you interested. But it's not just the hooks. American Idiot goes in depth with their message and their music, something that not every band can get away with, this album really pulls it off. This is definitely the best album I've boughten in a while, I'd suggest you do the same, you honestly won't be disappointed if you're looking to hear some good punk-rock.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason Hutton on Sept. 23 2006
Format: Audio CD
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. No one can argue that Green Day has matured with this album. The best song on this album is Wake Up When September Ends. Holiday and Boulevard of Broken Dreams are great songs. Overall, Green Day delivers a powerful album and this album showcases their growth from a punk band into a solid rock band. The only thing missing from Green Day is a #1 single on the Hot 100 charts- but that's only a little thing.
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Format: Audio CD
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 story in a very visual, direct way

This a musical like "Blood Brothers" and not like "The Pirates of Penzance" which I so hated... It makes me want to go and see musicals again if this is the sort of thing I can find these days.

Maybe when someone turns this into the musical it so clearly is I'll get the chance to go see it.

...oh yeah, and it totally rocks, too! If anyone ever thought that Green Day was 'just a bunch of no-talent punks' - like I did after owning Dookie when it first came out - then rest assured that they aren't any more. Since I've picked up their back-catalog I can see that they have come a long way since then. Grown up? How unlikely is that?

The only one that seems out of place is 'Extraordinary Girl' and that's simply because it's unlike anything else on the album and not because it's a bad song. I can listen to whole the album, front to back, any day of the week and not want to skip anything which is QUITE the feat.

Just buy it, you won't regret it....
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By Sammy on May 28 2006
Format: Audio CD
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 7.5/10

Jesus of Suburbia-pretty good instrument-ship, good lyrics, but a little too long. G.D should have just expanded on all the different parts 8/10

Holiday- great song, great guitar, great lyrics! 9.5/10

Boulevard-Great power-ballad, deep meaningful, catchy 10/10

Are We the Waiting- just okay, sort of repetitive and boring though 7/10

St. Jimmy- pretty good fast-paced song with ..umm.interesting lyrics and a neat guitar riff from Billie Joe! 9/10

Give Me Novocaine- LOVE IT! On of G.D's best slow songs with great singing and lyrics from Billie and a great chorus 11/10

She's a Rebel- another good fast paced song, but not so great yrics 7.5/10

Extroardinary Girl- so crazy about this song, sort of like she;s a rebel, but the chorus is pretty good. 7/10

Letterbomb- this song makes me laugh, good music and singing, a pretty good song 9.5/10

Wake Me Up...-Probably Green day's 2nd best power ballad with great, deep lyics, and great music, especially when the guitars hit half way through 10/10

Homecoming- pretty good all around, but the beginning;s the best, and the ending is slightly repetitive. 8/10

Whatsername- AWESOME, BEST SONG ON THIS CD! I'll be angry if G.D doesn't make a video or put this song on the radio. Great reminiscing and regretting song 12/10!!!!!
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Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD about 8 months ago, I still lisiten to it almost everyday. I started off with American Idiot when the single came out in September,I love the song, then I went out and got the CD. I find American Idiot very different then all of Green Day's other stuff. I wouldn't call most of the songs it "punk rock" because it's not, it's a more of a rock based album. The 2nd song, "Jesus of Suberbia" is very different than any other song out there. It's a couple shorter songs made into one long one (more than 9 minutes long) when I first heard of this song I thought that it wasn't going to go together well with all of it's different parts, but I was wrong it flows together really well,it tells a story and overall it's a great song.
This album is very political in some spots the song "Holiday" is a great example of this, it is anti-war, it's a very direct song and does not tip toe around the subject. Most people would not expect Green Day to put out a song like this with a serious subject matter, but they do a great job of getting their point across. Also the song American Idiot is very direct, it's a good tune. This CD show's that Green Day has grown up quite a bit, although they still have a few song's that would crack you up on this CD, such as in the song "Homecoming" The drummer sings his little song called "Rock and Roll Girlfriend", personally I find it hysterical.
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