5.0 out of 5 stars
A fantastic musical performance!, Nov 23 2009
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....