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After establishing themselves as the leaders of a new generation of music-makers and listeners, Green Day are back with Nimrod, their much-anticipated third album for Reprise. Showcasing Green Day's continuing musical evolution, Nimrod amplifies everything that made the band great in the first place. Certified at 2 million units by the RIAA. (3/01)
Nimrod came along two years after 1995's Insomniac and was the first indication of Green Day's willingness to stretch the boundaries of punk rock. The fullness of the record is first hinted at on "Hitchin' a Ride", which starts out chug-a-lugging and then breaks into a raging rocker. "Redundant" is accented with some psyched-out guitar work and has Billie Joe Armstrong singing a good deal more than usual. The wonderful "Platypus (I Hate You)" speed-rocks with abandon and recalls the early days of L.A. punk (a little Dickies here, a little Descendents there). The biting "Take it Back" is a snarling throwback to hard punk, and "Prosthetic Head" is an infectious ditty that counts among the very best on the album. Most surprising is "Last Ride In", an instrumental nod to the sensual surf-and-sun life. Of course, the crown jewel of the collection is the sentimental, acoustic "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", which seemed nearly inescapable when it was released. Beyond these standouts, even the "usual" Green Day fare here has punch. --Lorry Fleming
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When I listen to songs I don't look for good lyrics or guitar riffs, I look for melody. That's why that word will be really overused in my review. This album starts off with Nice Guys Finish Last. I really like this song because of the melody (of course) but the thing that's outstanding is the lyrics. The lines "nice guys finish last, when you run outta gas, don't pat yourself on the back you might break your spine" are classic and unforgettable. That's what really makes this song amazing.
Hitchin' a Ride is also one of the best. It has a really cool and original stucture and an awesome solo. The verse has an outstanding melody line at first glance and cool lyrics. The chorus is massive, and just makes the song what it is (outstanding).
The Grouch is one of the many really good songs on here. The reason is you don't grow into it. It's just amazing on the first listen, it has funny (and real dirty) lyrics, but again the reason it's great is 'cause of melody. It's almost shocking how good it is (just like a Nirvana song).
Redundant was a hit, but is certainly not as great as the first three songs. I like it, but I've grown into it, at first glance it's a kinda boring song, but in time you'll grow to enjoy it. It's still not amazing though.
Scattered and All the Time are two of my favourites. Scattered is fast but sad, and is just plain awesome. All the Time is a short and cool song, I love it but others might not. I think it is interesting structure-wise and very fun.
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The only songs that I skip regularly are "Walking Alone," "Take Back," and "Last Ride In." Walking Alone just doesn't excite me much, it's not really bad or anything, just not anything special. Last Ride In is boring the first few times you hear it, but it's so freakin catchy, now I listen to it almost every time I get to it. Take back is probably the worst song on the CD. Green Day isn't all that great at screaming songs.
The songs from the CD that most people will recognize easily are "Good Riddance," "Nice Guys Finish Last," "Hitchin' A Ride," and "Redundant." The first two are good; Good Riddance isn't as great as the first time I heard it, but when you hear a song 6 billion times, that happens. Nice Guys Finish Last is one of the best songs on the CD. Check out the video on their website, it's almost as good as the song is. As for the other two, they really aren't anything special. I don't know why they're so popular. Redundant is catchy, but its only real redeaming quality is a good video. Hitchin A Ride isn't as catchy, maybe a little better song though. Neither are anything worth talking about. However, as I said earlier, their "not worth talking about" songs are still not half bad, not as skippable as their subpar efforts on Dookie were. Other mediocre songs are "Scattered," Uptight," and "King for a Day" (which is a bit ska).Read more ›
That's not to say that "Nimrod" is without its charms. The lead off single "Hitchin' a Ride" re-writes "Brain Stew" with better results and an excellent breakdown. "Redundant" is one of Green Day's best songs, and even the prom-greaduation day anthem "Good Riddance" has held up well over time.
But there is entirely to much filler on "Nimrod". "Prosethtic Head" is a basic rewrite of every other Green Day song before this record but without the passion, and "King For A Day" is an overly silly waltz like song that doesn't hold up on repeated listens. And "Last Ride In" is a boring, derivative surf song that grows old before even a minute before its on.
"Nimrod" has enough good songs to justify a purchase used, but its failed forays into outside territories make it none essential. Green Day would re-invent their sound much better on "Warning".
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Brand New and sealed. Quick delivery, and very Happy with purchase. Thank YouPublished 13 months ago by Marco Macri
The first and the best Green Day album I ever listened to! Man, it was a waste of time listening to New Found Glory and Good Charlotte and all those other "junk" rock... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2004 by Tak
I owned this album, but it got stolen, and I have regretted that ever since. I'll probably get it again some day, when I have spare cash. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Oscar Gabriel Pineda
Nimrod is my favorite Green day album.It is a great record which everyone oughtta have.Published on June 19 2004 by nimrod
Great album that could be better without 2 or 3 songs. But there are highlights all over the record like Nice Guys Finish Last, The Grouch, Haushinka, Good Riddance (Time of Your... Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by KnightWhoSayNi
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