I wrote a review on dookie and i said check this and 39/smooth out as well. For me, this is my favorite green day record. this is their most creative, ambitious and experimental album. they evolve with every album. it went from 39 smooth to the more traditional green day sound on kerplunk. to dookie, to the angry dark and harsh insomniac to nimrod and then to warning. this album though is my favorite of theirs because it has a different feel to it. you have their more traditional sound with the grouch, nice guys finish last, and i'll say worry rock and all the time. then you have the hardcore sound with platypus (i hate you), reject, take back. you have the different sounding hitchin' a ride, prosthetic head. and of course the cornerstone, good riddance. nimrod is really just the overall greenday. every style they have and will do. it does have a different feel to it, and it may take time but its good when a band evolves and does different things. if you havent noticed todays bands are doing that too. doing things like insomniac-catalyst, does this look infected? my favorite songs on nimrod are: hitchin a ride, redundant, jinx/haushinka, and walking alone . those are just the stand-outs. but every song is great. and on one last note, you guys who rate the songs with the 9/10 stuff. you can't write a basket case-10 all the time. the songs have to be different. but along with many other bands, green day pull it off and make every song great. all in all, buy nimrod and acquire a taste for evolving bands.