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  • Audio CD (Oct. 11 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reprise
  • ASIN: B000002N2P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Armatage Shanks
2. Brat
3. Stuck With Me
4. Geek Stink Breath
5. No Pride
6. Bab's Uvula Who?
7. 86
8. Panic Song
9. Stuart and The Ave.
10. Brain Stew
11. Jaded
12. Westbound Sign
13. Tight Wad Hill
14. Walking Contradiction

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Certified at 2 million units by the RIAA. (2/96)

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Donner un successeur au multiplatiné Dookie n'a pas été une mince affaire, mais le trio de Berkeley s'en tire haut la main. Cet Insomniac pérennise la même recette, mitonnée à base de culture destroy light et d'assauts pop. Plus proche des seventies britanniques que de ses condisciples d'Offspring, Green Day jette un pont entre l'Angleterre des Buzzcocks ("Stuart"), des Ruts ("Brain Stew"), voire des Who ("Panic Song"), et l'Amérique des Ramones ou des Real Kids pour échafauder un power punk mélodique et pétillant. Les singles inclus, "Armatage Shanks" et "Geek Stink Breath", sont de purs bonheurs, sucrés et acidulés, qui entérinent à jamais une autre victoire de nos gavroches californiens. --Jean-Luc Manet

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By J on June 27 2004
Format: Audio CD
When I listen to Warning, I ignore the first four songs and then play the rest (which is all brilliant) straight. With Dookie, I always skip Pulling Teeth, Chump, and Sassafras Roots. On Nimrod, Take Back and Walking Alone are clearly subpar. Insomniac may not have some of the greats, but the CD is great because it has practically nothing weak.
Armatage Shanks- Very good starting song. It's not "Nice Guys Finish Last," but it and "Burnout" compete for GD's best opener. Only one weak point in the whole song, a part where they kinda echo; I think it detracts from the song, but the rest is genius. 9.5/10
Brat- One of my two least favorite on the CD. I don't know why, this just isn't my favorite. 7/10
Stuck With Me- Definately top 3. I loved in on Superhits, and the more you listen, the more it grows on you. 10/10
Geek Stink Breath- Very nice. Just not up to par with some of the greats. 9/10
No Pride- Also a very good song. "Dignity's a landmine," and "to hell with unity" are good lines. 9/10
Bab's Uvula Who?- A bit repetitive, but still quite good. 8/10
86- The other weak point of the CD. A lot lighter than the rest. This reminds me a lot of something No Fun At All would do. The chorus makes me think of "Celestial Q&A." It's one of NFAA's better songs, but it's one of Green Day's weaker ones. Shows the difference between the two. 7/10
Panic Song- This one depends on how you listen to it. A long (two seconds short of two minutes) instrumental intro begins to get boring if you're focused completely on the song, but when your attention is divided, it pulses with energy, the excitement growing as it gets closer to the beginning of the lyrics, which are awesome. "The world is a sick machine breeding a mass of sh*t." 9/10
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By Ben Dugan on June 12 2004
Format: Audio CD
If "Dookie" is a sort of concept album about the trials and tribulations of growing up, then its followup, the equally great "Insomniac", is about what happens when everyone turns against you.
Almost of these fourteen songs are attacks to all of the kids and critics who called them sell out or said that Green Day weren't real punks.
"Armhatage Shanks" starts off the proceddings and tells you all you need to know about the record: musically, its the same old Green Day, but lyrical, Billie Joe seems to be hurting from the backlash. The record follows suit for the next fourteen songs, rarely treading on Green Day's formula of two and a half minute power pop songs, with only the hardcore edged "Jaded", changing things up.
But this is all okay by me. This record is just as good, if not better, than "Dookie". The songs are just as catchy, the lyrics just as anthemic, and the record holds up just as well. Sure it didn't have hits the size of "Basket Case" or "When I Come Around", but that makes this one even better. You don't hear anything off "Insomniac" on the radio, with the exception of the records one weak point, "Brain Stew", on the radio every bloody day.
You should all ready know if your going to like "Insomniac", and nothing I'm going to say is going to change your opinion. But if you like Green Day and don't have this yet, then you are in for yet another great record from Green Day.
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By Chad on May 18 2004
Format: Audio CD
Green day's 4th album - released in 1995, 'Insomniac' came between Their best selling albums Dookie and Nimrod. It may be easy to ignore this one because it is not rated as highly as dookie and nimrod and probably rightfully so. But this album still has a few very good songs spread over 14 tracks.It has been said to be Green day in their purest punk form and it does have a different feeling to it. This is how I rate each track.
1. Armatage shanks - 9/10 great start to the album and one of the better songs.
2. Brat - 8/10 - catchy tune and fast paced but it is about wanting your parents to die to get your inheritance - kindof funny in a disturbing way.
3. Stuck with me - 9/10 - this song really grew on me 4 some reason - one of the better songs again.
4. Geek stink breath - 8/10 - has a cool guitar rift in the middle.
5.No pride - 10/10 - probably my favorite song on this album.
6.Bab's uvula who? - 5/10 - dont really like this 1.
7.86 - 10/10 - great song as well - maybe 2nd best on album
8.Panic song - 7/10 this 1ns alrite.
9.stuart and the ave - quite a catchy tune but not one of the best on the album - 7.5/10
10.Brain stew - 5/10 - this is supposed to be the best song on this album but its all a bit slow and repeditive for me.
11. Jaded - 5/10 - really just a wind down from Brain stew. Both of these songs made it to International superhits?
12. Westbound sign - 8/10 - fast paced song again - cool tune.
13. tight wad hill - 6/10 - nothing special.
14. Walking contradiction - 9/10 mean lyrics and a good end to the album.
So there are some good and some average songs on this album but it is still worth buying/ripping from Kazaa or sumthing.Don't ignore this if you already have dookie and nimrod - it might take a while to get used to as well.
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