- Audio CD (Nov. 13 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Best of
- Label: Reprise
- ASIN: B00005OSZE
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 120 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,513 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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International Superhits! Best of
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Green Day has defined modern rock-raw power, musical freedom, frantic energy. Now the band that sparked the neo-punk revival has earned its first "best of" collection, International Superhits! Featuring two new songs plus 19 of the band's most popular tracks from its four Reprise albums, from the debut single "Longview" to "Basket Case," "When I Come Around," "J.A.R." and "Minority," International Superhits! is a retrospective not only of Green Day but of the modern rock era. Certified Gold by the RIAA. (1/02)
Strangely for a greatest hits compilation, Green Day's International Superhits opens with two new songs recorded in 2001. "Maria" is Green Day playing to their strengths, a burst of rattling skinny tie new wave that has you itching to join the nearest mosh pit, and the cool acoustic pop of "Poprocks and Coke" is worthy of the trio's Nimrod. The implication is clear: the unfortunate diversion undertaken by 2000's Warning (where the band horrifically mutated into The Levellers) is over and now it's business as usual. Thank God for that. Although a host of skate chancers have tried to rewrite the likes of "Basket Case" and "Brain Stew", no one does punk pop better than Billie Joe and the boys. No one does it quite as intelligently either. "Longview" almost sneers at the slacker ennui it seems to embody, "Welcome to Paradise" sneaks in a cheeky steal from Dead Kennedys, and "Redundant" runs on a sublime psyche melody worth of Elliott Smith. All of which proves you don't need a potty mouth and a dull 'tude to be a real rebel--and dreadlocks and dogs on strings are a definite no no. --Ian Watson
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If you're an idiot, this cd will complete your collection, if you don't know about GD, buy this one! You won't be disapointed! I promise!
Hey, these guys ain't Nirvana - hell, they're barely Blink-182 - but you've gotta' admit it, they write some catchy tunes! This "Superhits" album by Green Day is not to be missed; it's a top-notch record by a staple band of the punk-processed 90s, which captures the essence of what this band is all about: giving punk rockers all over the world a chance to feel good about themselves. Hey, if you're a loner in a brutal world, this band is for you, trust me!!
The only time Green Day stray from their formulaic (but tested and trusted) sound is on the lame "Time of Your Life" tune, which was sentimentally played on Seinfeld's last episode, as well as in about 5,254 weddings and 10,321 high school reunions of 1998. Billy Joe once played the tune acoustically on a New Year's Eve show. He was really wasted and the results were hilarious, nothing like his usual serious demeanor!!! Way to go, Bill!!!!
Well, if you dig true punk, stick with Green Day. I have a feeling they're in it for the long haul, folks!!!!
Stay tuned for the "Volume II" Greatest Hits!!!
PEACE OUT IN '02!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This CD is their greatest hits album. It contains many hits, like "Longview," "Basket Case," "Stuck with Me," "Walking Contradiction," and many more. From "Dookie" to "Warning," this CD has it all. There are even two bonus tracks, which are new songs, and one song that you could only get from a movie sountrack. It's too bad that there aren't any songs from the first two albums, but I guess that's because none of them became top hits. Though, they still could've been included somehow. Other than that, this album is pretty much perfect!
If you love Green Day, then this CD is for you! It has all of the top hits on it. I'm glad that they finally came out with a greatest hits album. It's about time.
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2 stars, because it is Green Day's Music on this pathetic album.
Green Day is a great band!Read more
MARIA-A good song and is fun to sing-along with.9/10
POPROCKS & COKE-It's ok,but really mellow.Read more
1) Maria- Previouly unreleased song; very rythmic- 9
2) Poprocks & Coke- Previously unrelaease song; this is a great...Read more