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|7. Last Night on Earth|
|8. East Jesus Nowhere|
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|12. ¿Viva La Gloria? [Little Girl]|
|13. Restless Heart Syndrome|
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2009 release, the Punk trio's long-awaited eighth studio album,. The album is the best-selling trio's first studio album since 2004's two-time Grammy Award-winning Punk Rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide. 21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: "Heroes and Cons," "Charlatans and Saints," and "Horseshoes and Handgrenades," and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far. Songs include "Know Your Enemy", "21 Guns", "East Jesus Nowhere", "Before the Lobotomy", and "Restless Heart Syndrome."
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I could rave on and on about it song by song, and explain in great detail, all of its nuances and the use of story-telling merged with music, I could discuss the character development, the themes of disillusionment and loss, the unique production (oftentimes including orchestral arrangements) and of course, Billy Joe Armstrong's vastly matured songwriting and voice, and the band's tight instrumentation - tighter than ever before, actually... but there just isn't enough space in this box.
What I will say, is that make no mistake - I'm not a die-hard Green Day fan, I only own one of their albums (the fantastically bratty 'Nimrod'), and I'm certainly not well-versed in their back catalog. However, there is no way I can deny this great new record. It has everything that makes music worth listening to; substance, fun, moments of pensive reflection, moments of supreme anger, romance, storytelling, politics (personal and broader-based), and melody. And it does it all without a shred of childish irony or lame, weak jokes.Read more ›
I want to get that out first so that anyone reading this doesn't just think I'm a rabid Green Day fan pumping up an album from their favorite band. I've got nothing against the band, mind you. They just haven't been on my radar.
Okay, that said, I want to state for the record (no pun intended) that this album is one of the best rock albums I've heard in my lifetime. Every song is catchy, inventive and is a fantastic melding of instruments and lyrics. There's not a song here I don't like. Personal favorites are Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, 21st Century Breakdown, Static Age, Murder City, 21 Guns. But I love them all. Even the bonus track, Lights Out, on the Japanese import is great!
It's rare these days to find an album this strong with no filler. Although I was pulling for AC/DC (my personal favorite band) to win rock album of the year, it was no slight to lose out to Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown. If you like rock music, you'll like this album. It's an instant classic and one our grand kids will be listening to.
In a word: amazing!
This album is the band's second "Rock Opera" CD, following "American Idiot" and this is where I get a bit lost. As with the previous CD, it's hard to sometimes connect the dots and see a thread or path connecting the songs into a collective vision. I'm sure that a lot of sweat and toil went into creating this 3 act opus, but to be honest, the majority of the songs can stand alone and can also be enjoyed as such.
The first song to hit the airwaves was the hit single "Know Your Enemy" and to all it was the familiar sounds of the bombastic punk-inspired band we first came to know and love. Less than 2 months later, "21 Guns" was released, and by that time the album was already in the number one spot on music charts around the world. Green Day had done it again, commercial success without musical compromise; punk AND profit, if you will.
Looking at some of the other tracks, my favourite has to be "Peacemaker"; it's a Celtic/Gypsy combination that rocks hard in a party fashion, and the same can be said for "Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)".Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Better than I expected it to be. It arrived in two days. It is a Christmas present for my son so I am Very Happy!Published on Nov. 27 2013 by Happy Customer
Songs like 21st century breakdown, east jesus nowhere, the static age, american eulogy are truly brilliant. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2012 by Ang B
Another excellent album from Green Day. It's along the same lines of American idiot but not quite as good. That dosen't make it a bad album, with ¡Viva la Gloria! Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2010 by Ben Nicholson
This album is great. The music is all really good, and it is yet another amazing rock opera from Green Day that tells an interesting story. It's just too long.Published on June 11 2010 by Kyle Rogers
Saw Green Day in concert in July and immediately ordered the CD afterwards. Fantastic CD! A must own.Published on Sept. 9 2009 by R. Proulx
I bought this album because I'm a Green Day fan. I have been for a little over fifteen years, since I was in my first year of high school. Read morePublished on July 17 2009 by Rones Bones
Not a good follow-up to American Idiot. All the songs sound the same, well, after a great album you kind of expect this. Maybe next time.Published on June 16 2009 by Dean Wirth