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Old 05-11-2009, 12:54 PM   #106
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So a few things to ponder regarding this album...

Of the three acts that make up this narrative, the first is the weakest. Apart from the title cut, and Know Your Enemy to a lesser extent, the other songs don't seem to go anywhere. They are enjoyable enough, but certainly not on par with anything from American Idiot.

However, the last two acts more than make up for the shaky start. East Jesus Nowhere has a killer riff, Last Of The American Girls is perfect power pop, ¿Viva la Gloria? (Little Girl) has a cool cabaret-style piano intro that doesn't sound like anything they've done before, Horseshoes And Handgrenades is a scorcher, and See The Light is the perfect closer, circling back around to the theme of the title track.

It's an ambitious record, and I like the concept they were going for. However, I will point out that as a whole, it doesn't gel as well as its predecessor. There are a few spots where I don't think the segues and/or transitions work, such as Know Your Enemy into ¡Viva la Gloria! But if you get through the rough patch in the second half of Act I, and if you are someone who liked American Idiot but don't necessarily count Green Day as one of your favorite artists, then you'll probably enjoy most of this one.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:22 PM   #107
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^ Thanks. I probably won't have time to listen to it until the weekend but it's nice to hear your thoughts.

One thing I don't like is their ticket presales for the tour. You can only buy 2 tickets at a time on the first day which doesn't do me any good since I need 4 seats together So I guess I wait and hope they open it up to allow an additional 4 to be purchased a day or two later, like they did before. Oh well!
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:29 PM   #108
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I like their music but see them once and go away. Every show is the same. I saw them at least 6 times at festivals and everytime they play it's the exact same act!!!
This is true. But at least in the their pre-American Idiot days the sets were a bit more mixed. Can you blame a band for playing the the same setlist at a FESTIVAL though?
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #109
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i like the third act the best... the album is good, i've listened to it a few times now. don't think it's as good as american idiot, but good none the less.

i think that will be the all around feeling, and that this album will suffer not neccesarily based on it's own merit but because of how good american idiot was it's almost impossible to compete with it.

i almost wish they woulda done a short old fashioned green day album with 2 1/2 minute punk songs and then did another rock opera later, just so that you could fairly judge the album.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:43 PM   #110
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i almost wish they woulda done a short old fashioned green day album with 2 1/2 minute punk songs and then did another rock opera later, just so that you could fairly judge the album.
They actually did that, but decided not to release it under the Green Day name:

Stop Drop and Roll!!! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:54 PM   #111
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They actually did that, but decided not to release it under the Green Day name:

Stop Drop and Roll!!! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:10 AM   #113
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new single catchy enough, nothing special.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:05 PM   #114
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They actually did that, but decided not to release it under the Green Day name:

Stop Drop and Roll!!! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
yea i know but i wish it woulda been a proper green day release
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:10 PM   #115
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I quite excited to listening to it! It goes on sale today right? either way I waited too long for this new release so yeah Im excited!
Will be back with my thoughts on it


They are AMAZING live though! Can't wait to see them again

Plus their movie is supposed to premiere in Los Angeles last I heard
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:17 AM   #116
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And I'm at work where I can't download it.

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I'll be picking it up in the morning on my way to work
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I quite excited to listening to it!
Is this what you actually meant to type?
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I am listening and enjoying it so far.

But for me, this will be like enjoying the later Star Wars movies, because I will share them with my 15-year-old daughter, who is nuts about Green Day.

I will see them this summer to take her to her first "big show," a day I have been waiting for since she was born! She was a barely walking baby when I saw them with openers Pansy Division at Cobo Arena (site of Kiss Alive) in Detroit in 1994. Pansy Division were booed, and the punks complained that Dookie was the big sell-out album. Oh the days!
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Im excited, I picked it up yesterday and I'll be listening to it after work and the weekend
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