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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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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!)

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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Day On Top Of Their Game Feb. 12 2005
By b
Format:Audio CD
When I went out and bought this album, I had heard a couple of the tracks such as American Idiot, Jesus Of Suburbia and Boulevard of Broken Dreams. (Who dosn't know that one?) To be honest, I had never listened to Green Day CD in my life. But what I heard blew my mind. The vocals are amazing, and Mike and Tré, are also impressive.The album is extremly well plotted out and the packaging is also incredible. Although keep in mind that since this is a ''rock opera'', it is much better if listened to in continuity. Here's my review for each track:
1. American Idiot: Good opening song. Fast paced and catchy. Very meaningful politically. 4/5
2.Jesus Of Suburbia: This song has five parts stringed together. Part one and two are the better ones but it's still a good song overall. 3/5
3. Holiday: My personal fave. Good guitar. Good basslines. Meaningful. Follows perfectly into Blvd Of Broken Dreams.5/5
4.Boulevard Of Broken Dreams:Whoever dosn't know this song isn't in the right decade. Very popular, good vocals, good guitar although somewhat getting old. 4/5
5. Are We The Waiting: An O.K. song, but not the best they have to offer. 2/5
6. St.Jimmy: Very good song. They've gone back to the very roots of punk with fast-paced, three-cord guitar playing. Catchy
4/5
7. Give Me Novacaine: Softer and slower paced but nevertheless a great song. 4/5
8.She's A Rebel: Not their greatest. 3/5
9. She's An Extraordinary Girl: Good but not great. 3/5
10. Letterbomb: Very good song. Verse is particularily good. 4/5
11. Wake Me Up When September Ends: Very soft. Remains a great song. 4/5
12. Homecoming: The second song with multiple parts. Not as good as Jesus Of Suburbia. 3/5
13. Whatsername: Good way to end the album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Post Pop-Punk Scene Strikes Again Nov. 5 2004
By Peter
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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5.0 out of 5 stars American Idiot is the best album from Green Day Sept. 23 2006
By Vader
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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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic musical performance! Nov. 23 2009
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Green Day Rox! May 28 2006
By Sammy
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- hmm..so 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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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
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
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 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
5.0 out of 5 stars This music reminds me so much of L.A.
I purchased this CD while I was on vacation in L.A. at Amoeba music, the BEST CD store in the world. Before I had heard from my friends that it was an amazing CD, and it is. Read more
Published on April 1 2006 by RICK
1.0 out of 5 stars Music vs. Image
I have always been a Green Day fan, but I was extremely disappointed to see the route they have taken with this album. Read more
Published on Feb. 4 2006
2.0 out of 5 stars The strong point is definitely not the music
This, I have to say, is a major dissapointment...The album had so much build up but very little to follow it up with. This seems to be a backpeddle, musicaly speaking. Read more
Published on Dec 23 2005 by Amy Allen
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