Green Day - Nimrod (Cover Artwork)

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Green Day: NimrodNimrod (1997)
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Until recently, I was in "Green Day" denial. Everyone was screaming sell out, but I was like "whatever man, they're still cool." Then I saw them at Warped Tour. They played almost all their hits, basically in chronological order, to a huge crowd just lapping it up like Longview-hungry-dogs. Then .
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Until recently, I was in "Green Day" denial. Everyone was screaming sell out, but I was like "whatever man, they're still cool." Then I saw them at Warped Tour. They played almost all their hits, basically in chronological order, to a huge crowd just lapping it up like Longview-hungry-dogs. Then I heard "Warning", and began to lose a little more faith. The lighter style and claims of "this is the album when we focused more on the song writing" didn't do it for me at all. Then I saw them on "Behind the music", and nearly started to cry. Now they released a greatest hits album. That's pretty much the icing on the corporate cake.

"Nimrod" was the first sign that things might start changing in Green Day land. After "Insomniac", I was convinced Green Day could do no wrong, and that "Nimrod" would be even better. But when I bought it, I was struck with an unbalance of the punk and the pop they had previously evened out so well. Their first single, "Hitchin' a Ride", was edgy, but still lacked something all the previous singles had. After getting into the album, I noticed it was lacking all together. The good songs were pretty good. "Scattered", "Worry Rock", "Haushinka", and "Platypus" were all catchy, yet still the same old Green Day, with an uncany mix of pop and punk. However, there was an abundance of, what seemed like filler, to me. "The Grouch" sounded exactly like "Brat" from "Insomniac", "Nice Guys Finish Last","Prostetic Head","All the Time" and "Jinx" were pretty boring, and songs like "Take Back", "King for a Day" and "Walking Alone" just plain ol' sucked. Then, the radio dipped its spoon into a heaping pile of "Good Riddance(Time of your life)", and soon, 30-year-old soccer moms were plastering Green Day stickers on the bumpers of their new Dodge mini-vans. I originally liked the song for what it was. A soft, simple ballad with pretty well written, personal lyrics. As is the case with any radio hit, it was played deep into the ground, everywhere from family restaraunts to high school graduations, and I eventually detested the song with all of my being. That, for me anyway, marked the begining of the downfall. The one song I haven't mentioned yet is "Uptight". I liked this song til yesterday, when I heard Stevie Wonder's song "Uptight" on T.V. The choruses sound so similar that I thought I was hearing things, but it's true. If you don't believe me, download the two songs and hear for yourself.

Green Day's first two albums on Lookout still find their way into my rotation, somehow after all these years, at least once a month. "Dookie" and "Insomniac" were the major lable versions of the old Green Day, with perhaps a little more pessimism, but "Nimrod" was different. It seemed like it was aimed at all audiences, not just Green Day fans. They didn't even bother trying to cover it up by releasing the harder songs. It was not what I hoped for. A few good songs burried in a mess of lame ones. Basically the exact opposite of all the previous albums.

I'm not sure what Green Day has been after since 1997. Apparently, they weren't satisfied with being the biggest punk band on the planet, so they went for the biggest pop band on the planet instead. I'm sure Green Day could give two shits what I think of their recent material, but they should, because I know I'm not alone.


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SoldOut (June 4, 2012)

The reviewer has serious mental issues

sean021122 (March 7, 2012)

The LAST decent gd record period. And the reviewer was dead spot on accurate on the fucking money when he said do not listen to anything but Kerplunk y 39/Smooth as they are the only green day cd's that make it into my cd player these days either. They are the only 'Larry Livermore tested, Laurence Livermore approved' cd's that even resemble punk. So buy them and support the now defunct label and funnel all proceeds to that loser major label; warner/sire as green day has long since sold their souls to. By the way evertyhing after 'Nimrod' is so sickeningly poppy/commercial/mainstream crap sounding at least they left us a warning about american idiots that had mid life chrisis 21st century breakdowns. Woo woo woo. You know it, and they know it, they suck.

SceneSkylar (July 28, 2011)

OMFG I almost CRIED when i saw the 2 Stars..FU*K...Shenanigans Got More stars and like NOBODY knows of that album, So This"Crappy" Album Is Atcually...My Favroite Album By Green Day, My most favroite band!!!! This HUrts My Heart Seeing Only 2 Damn Stars!!

TheWalkingTargets (December 24, 2010)

this review is wrong.

Gilpow (November 23, 2010)

The review is just ridiculous. Except The Grouch, Worry Rock, Uptight (one of the worst songs GD songs IMO), Jinx, Take Back (funny song though) and Good Riddance, I'd give 5 or 4.5 to every other song.

kylewagoner (January 19, 2009)

Ehh, I understand this guy's argument in writing a review like this. Yeah, they kind of had a huge corporate downfall, but that's just what is right for some bands. For others, it's not. It's quite simple, really. Good Riddance being overplayed and Green Day, since then, getting even more hype on the less important features of them doesn't make this a shitty album. Nice Guys Finish Last? Platypus? The Grouch? Fuckin amazing. Fucking awesome. Do I get more satisfaction by listening to Dillinger Four? Well of course, but what does that matter? This is still a really good album.

C-Men (June 29, 2008)

this is not right. on american idiot it had 4 stars. then i go to nimrod and it has 2 stars! WTF!!! nimrod is more punk than american idiot!! oh well. i love nimrod. my favorite album by green day.

pitoresco (June 13, 2007)

2 stars? oh my god!

at the middle this album is pretty boring (tracks 11, 12 and 13) but have somo great songs like the first 3. the last 2 are pretty good too. the same with "all the time"

VivaLaJunkpile (June 15, 2006)

Shit. I posted that twice! Oh well, more for the emphasis not to completely trust these things.

VivaLaJunkpile (June 15, 2006)

Hey listen. This guy is a complete ass; DO NOT listen to this review! Sure, it's your choice, but check out the album and make your own decisions! Personally I LOVE the album, and I'm sure you will too if you're a Green Day fan

VivaLaJunkpile (June 15, 2006)

Hey listen. This guy is a complete ass; DO NOT listen to this review! Sure, it's your choice, but check out the album and make your own decisions! Personally I LOVE the album, and I'm sure you will too if you're a Green Day fan

Anonymous (May 14, 2006)

i love your music it is so cool

Anonymous (April 29, 2006)

the only thing right about this review is your name, "fathead"

chelle (May 6, 2005)

i love greenday.....they r sooo awesome.......i give them a 10

chelle (May 6, 2005)

i love greenday.....they r sooo awesome.......i give them a 10

Anonymous (February 15, 2005)

Hes talking crap ignore this review! The Grouch sounds nothing like "Brat" from "Insomniac"!!!!!, "Nice Guys Finish Last","Prostetic Head","All the Time" and "Jinx" are not boring at all and although i think "Take Back" isnt that great, "King for a Day" and "Walking Alone" did not suck at all king for a day is a funny great song, This is greenday's best album! with one of the greatest greenday songs 'good riddance'

Anonymous (September 16, 2004)

I rate everything how it would be if no one on this planet had ever heard it. Many people shit on "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" because MTV drooled all over it. I'm reviewing the record, not what MTV did with it.

Everything from the songwriting to the production and energy on this record sounds like Insomniac and Dookie do. They've always written songs dealing with teen angst, and this record is no exception. "Uptight" is about suicide, "The Grouch" is an FU to parents, "Reject" compares a punk lifestyle or 'reject' to that of your typical conformist.

This record is diverse, but it all goes well together (my opinion, not yours). "Redundant" is an emotional post-hardcore song, "King For a Day" is actually ska (I'm not talkin' Specials here or anything though) - not to mention it's a comical song about cross-dressing, "Last Ride In" is I believe their first and only instrumental song to date - while it has it's own unique beachy sound to it, and hell, even "Platypus (I Hate You)" is different while it actually goes in the direction a lot of punks would want them to go. It's their fastest song they've done yet. I believe it's even faster than "Jaded" from Insomniac. If not, it's way harder and pissed off anyways.

I don't think anything on this record sounds forced or pretentious. It all sounds natural, and I think GD did what they wanted to. Yeah, they were on a major label, but Reprise knows how to get their money and since GD brought in millions with Dookie and Insomniac, they knew not to mess with a good thing so it'd only make sense for them to leave the boys of GD alone in the studio to do what they want. They would just market and press the hell out of the record (which they did, with TV appearences, music videos, etc. included in the record contract I'd assume) And plus, there's been some classic punk records off majors, mind you. The Clash's s/t & London Calling were off Epic, Bad Religion's Recipe For Hate was on Atlantic, Social Distortion's s/t, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, & White Light White Heat White Trash I believe was on Epic too, the Suicide Machines' Destruction By Definition & Battle Hymns were on Hollywood...etc. etc.

I'm don't think Nimrod is a great album by any stretch of the imagination, but I do think it's a very solid album that is innapropriately regarded on a daily basis. My only complaint is that this record could have been about 8 minutes or so shorter. I would've cut "Nice Guys Finish Last", "Jinx", and "Worry Rock".

One more thing: yeah, this comment was long as hell, but fuck you, at least I'm not one of those fuckers that just types mindless shit about other people and the record at hand. If you have a problem with this comment then don't fucking read it you asshole.

Anonymous (August 28, 2004)

hitchin' a ride is the best green day song....EVER!

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

i had to sing time of your life for graduation

Anonymous (April 1, 2004)

see what i hate about a lot of you people is you stop liking a band once they get popular. honestly how lame is that? it's like you think "uh oh somebody else likes green day, i guess i had better get rid of there cd's and call them sellouts, like a true faggot would" i just think its pathetic that at one point you could be the biggest fan in the world, and then hate them a week later because they had a video on MTV. I don't know about you all, but that's pretty gay.

Anonymous (March 18, 2004)

this is a grate album u mupet, do u want green day to release the same stuff time after time then get slated for lack of origionality? cause thats what would've happened if the spat out another dookie, they had some different songs and thaught they'd put them on an album fair play to them i say.

Anonymous (February 13, 2004)

NEWS FLASH - fat head is a homosexual

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

fuck you fathead ill give you a fat lip

Anonymous (September 6, 2003)

two stars fathead? You're a jerk

18 excellent songs

Anonymous (August 23, 2003)

spell check=punkrock?

Anonymous (July 29, 2003)

oh yea, and you should spell-check your 'work', your disgusting disregard for the english word is appauling

Anonymous (July 29, 2003)

that is the worst review i have ever had the misfortune to read, what you said about uptight is simply wrong and you have explicitly deformed musical perceptions, you don't deserve to be a reviewer and i will not be returning to read any more album reviews because if they continue in these form then you have a website of sheer fraff, what a waste of webspace

Anonymous (June 24, 2003)

this album is fucking great. it's got a great variety and a lot of thought put into it. fuck you fathead. your review sucked.

Anonymous (January 17, 2003)

I'm sick of this whole aditude in music reviewers about selling out. Selling out is when you change your music styles to sell more records, when you reamain the same and more people figure out that you're good then your not selling out. This alblum is just as good as dookie and has some great songs on it, stop acting so indy and just enjoy good music.

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

I'd have to say this is my least favorite GD album but it has some excellent songs like NGFL, Hitchin' a Ride, and the Grouch. Songs like scattered and worry rock make me want to smash the cd though. those are the worst GD songs ever. The reason this scored so high was because the kick ass songs kick lots and lots of ass.

degenerate (February 17, 2002)

not as bad as meathead makes out, but not their best work. seems like they were stuck between making fast songs and their new 'warning' stuff. the song 'the grouch' rules tho

Anonymous (January 13, 2002)

Live; Playing the hits at Warped Tour would be expected, no big deal, but on there recent world tour, they played the exact same setlist every night, in the same order, not cool. Especially when they said that they'd be taking tons of requests on the tour. Everything seemed so planned (Everything WAS planned) from the set to the stage "Destruction" to the pointless waste of 10 minutes on knowledge. And what's worst of all is them charging $25. Is this not the band that has sold over 15 million records worldwide and can pack in a sellout crowd of 3,000 a night. I never understand why people with the most money charge more.

punkandjunk (January 11, 2002)

Also, before the warped tour gig..when was the last time they were on tour?? of course they played radio hits...they hadn't been out in a while

punkandjunk (January 11, 2002)

I read an article a while back in which Mike stated that they have been having a good time experimenting, but the next album will be punk rock....also, did it ever occur to any of you retards that They might want out of their contract...let it be known i'm calling it now! They released the greatest hits to throw one more album out and closer to the end of the contract. I predict they will go to Adeline records soon

maverick (December 28, 2001)

Dude, that "infomercial" is a joke. They did one for "Warning," too [I never saw it on TV, but it was on the enhanced CD deluxe version of "Warning"], and it was fucking hilarious. Green Day has a good sense of humor. Apparently their fans don't.


Anonymous (December 26, 2001)

The truth is Green Day is the Reason I'm on this Website Today they Basically Opened my Door To Punk.

I was Flipping through the Tv trying to Fine Something and Turned past Mtv2 their was some sort of Green Day Infomercial for International Superhits.

With some Acter TRying to look Punk.
It was pretty Fucking Funny as I didn't Think the Songs was called "When I come To Town" or they Played at a club called "Gilmore Street" as the guy seem to call it many times.
The idiots at Reprise/Warner Brothers Couldn't even get the Name of the songs right or Story Right.
This is sad

Anonymous (December 18, 2001)

"The one song I haven't mentioned yet is "Uptight". I liked this song til yesterday, when I heard Stevie Wonder's song "Uptight" on T.V. The choruses sound so similar that I thought I was hearing things, but it's true. If you don't believe me, download the two songs and hear for yourself."

Now that is just an ignorant comment

Anonymous (December 16, 2001)

To OedipusWrecks...what the fuck are you talking about? you say theyre full of shit but how the fuck do you know? billie joe says his opinions and doesnt give a shit what most people think because he thinks their opinions are rediculous...which most peoples are. By the way, Nimrod kicks ass and is by far their most diverse cd.

Anonymous (December 16, 2001)

to OLDPUNKER(couple of posts below) i am i girl not a guy, i know, big deal but anyway, yeah i know im right, i always am.this is pointless.....

pat41 (December 15, 2001)

He didnt really say that Green Day wasnt punk enough he pretty much just said green day could have been so good but they suck instead

Anonymous (December 14, 2001)

Usually your record reviews are off, but wow was this immature. If we are going to be so worried about what is "punk" why are there reviews for bands like Handsome devil, a band who never had a legitimate underground following. Its so annoying when people say how much better their lookout days were. Those songs were written when the band was like 16 years old. Their sound has evolved over the years, something many "punk" bands never have the guts to do. Doing the same thing over again is not "keeping it real". It's boring. Look at the queers. Does anyone still buy those records? No, because it caters to one type of person and it is the same song over and over. Green day are damn good at what they do, and while I will agree that Warning was not so hot, I believe Nimrod is their most diverse record they ever put it. It takes guts to go against the norm, especially when they are aware of the babyish attitudes by most of the punk community. Try letting the music speak for once instead of pigeonholing it to a type of music. Maybe that's just not "punk" enough for you.

Anonymous (December 14, 2001)

Your damn right that their are tons of bands that are underground and punk as fuck but are totally horrible. But then again there are tons of bands that are thousands of times better and more talented than Green Day that no one has heard of, because they only listen to big punk bands. Really Warning or even this aren't that good of albums, they're not horrible, but give me a break with the expanding musically crap. Green Day still play three chords. Now it's just on acoustic guitars and very slow. And Billie Joe still is a mediocre songwriter. The songs have always been catchy an all, but Warning or Nimrod are no masterpieces. I could see if your 13 don't play an instrument, and don't know much about songwriting, but really Lyrically or Musically this stuff isn't that great.

Anonymous (December 14, 2001)

To the guy below me,you hit the nail on the head------oldpunker

Anonymous (December 14, 2001)

well heres my opinion so shut up. Nimrod was great, it had variety.If i felt sad and lonely and felt like a slow song there was "walking alone".If i felt like ripping someones throat out there was "platypus" and "takeback" and so on and so on. The bottom line is, regardless of how fucking punk you want them to be so you can still say you like them so you wont look like a poseur, they play great music. Warning is expanding their musical creativity. Their good musicians and songwriters. Whether their punk enough for you is your problem. There are a lot of bands that are underground and punk to the bone but their music is mundane,borring,repetitive and the lyrics are lame. And im right so shut up!

Anonymous (December 13, 2001)

green day are good.........

Anonymous (December 13, 2001)

Ok, Green Day appears to be going down.
They need to get back to punk. It looks like it won't be happening soon...

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

Oh boy! Was this album my favorite when I was in 7th grade! Now it sits in my cd case, idling time and collecting dusk. I pulled this album out recently, and I realized how much it sucked. At least I learned when Lookout was from this. :)

OedipusWrecks (December 12, 2001)

The thig about Green Day is, they're so full of shit every time I see them on TV, and when they realize it, Billie Joe's going to have a mental breakdown and he's going to be hospitalized and the rest of the boys aren't going to know what to do without him, so they'll quit the whole music scene and go work in an office building somewhere so the entire Green Day saga's finale will be in a mental ward and a cramped cubicle in Minnesota somewhere.

-Eddie W.

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

hey, i'm into many, many kinds of music, and i have to say that nothing green day has ever done has been bad. warning was a letdown at first, but i grew to love it. Nimrod is by far one of their best, and songs like "the grouch" "Resist", "Prosthetic Head", and Uptight" are rocking, as well as "Jinx" and Haushinka"

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

radiohead? if you have ever been to a radiohead show, you wouldn't say they suck live. i saw radiohead a little while ago and it was the best show next to green day. radiohead plays everything except creep. they are tired of that song, and they dont like it anymore. that seems like a good reason to me. besides green day. they play the best shows next to radiohead. now if you see them in an arena, you are going to get jipped. cause arena shows sucks. but they dont play too many arena shows. if you see them in a real venue they will blow you away. they play the longest shows than anyone. they play everything. if you think about it every other green day song is a hit. they really cant play non-hits. you know what i mean if your a fan. if you play a show every night for many nights in a row it is hard to come up with new ideas and shows. but if you see them once on each tour, the shows are different. they still do the same things in general because that is their act. BJ is the best frontman i have ever seen. and tre cool. well he puts on a hell of a show. you never know what to expect out of him, especially on tv shows. i really cant say enough about green day, this record, and their shows.

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

mtx and screeching weasel bith changed their style a couple times, so that comment wasn't completely accurate.

i know green day has always been a pop-punk band, but it seems that they focused more on the pop than the punk on Nimrod. then with Warning they almost completely diregarded their old sound, and i hated it, along with all my friends. they really need to go bac to the old days of 80,Who wrote Holden Caufield, and Road to Acceptance. those were the ultimate pop-punk songs.- fathead

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

I like Green Day. I saw their Warped Set, and I thought it was a case of damned if you do, damend if you don't--they go for the songs that are gonna please the audience, and they did just that. They only had 25-30 minutes and did the best they could with it. They aren't like Radiohead or even Sublime, who refused to play "Date Rape". GD are a pop band, and will go as such.

I think "Nimrod" and "Warning" are both fine albums (I really like Warning's title track--acoustic punk ROCKS!). They HAD to change at some point. If they were going to do the exact same thing over and over, they'd be just another Screeching Weasel, Ramones, Queers, MTX, etc...


Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

To anyone that even remotely knows anything about green day,they have always had strong elements of pop in their music,so to that effect they have not really changed at all. The fact is they play good music. Enough said. Oldpunker-

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

Fock man, I think you're kinda off track w/ the review but to each his own. I think Nimrod is GD's strongest effort to date. It's just filled with catchy songs. If they had thrown some away and cut a bit of the fat maybe you'd like it more. But overall, it has something for everyone. If a song got ruined for you because you heard it on the radio or because someone else liked it then you really have no business reviewing music.

Those soccer moms were probably listening to the Clash when you were in diapers!

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

rory, your an idiot plain and simple.

ETx310 (December 11, 2001)

No, the icing on the corporate cake was Dookie and Lollapalooza. Dookie sold maybe twice as many copies as this album did, or their last album. I liked that Behind the Music episode. At this point it's not like their exposing some "underground" scene to the masses. Green Day broke out like 7 years ago.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

I'm not even going to read the past comments because I know that I will become even more dismayed that I already am. I love this album! I own all of Green Day's cds and I think that each and every one rules. They threw out something new and completely different with each album and for that I totally respect them. To me, this record combined a new and interesting side of Green Day (the one shown most prominently on Warning) with the old "punkier" side. I have a few questions for you though... How can you honestly call "Good Riddance" shit? Yeah, I'm sure you wanted something more "punk" or maybe you hate the fact that the song became so popular. I don't know. All I know is, that song kicks ass. It's emotional, melodic, and it happens to have strings on it. Who gives a shit? Didn't pass your punk test? Guess not...Ok, and for my final question: what Green Day have you been listening to for the past 6 albums? Pop in Kerplunk for a second... yep, that first song, "2000 Light Years Away"? That could be one of the poppiest songs they have ever written! Don't tell me they've changed that much. They've always been about writing poppy songs and not caring what people thought. I guess that with this album, you joined the ranks with those people. Billie Joe and the gang no longer give a shit about what you think. Congratulations.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

I consider this album to be the first album to change punk forever. Actually, it pretty much was the first punk album ever. GREENDAY FUCKING RULES!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!


P.S. Did you hear that Ben Weasel sucked Billie Joe's cock?

he did

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

I agree. That's exactly whats happening at every one of their shows (Well they weren't always like that) They don't even try to change up the song order. I love Green Days first two albums but I can't stand when bands just come out and play the same show every night. That's something Creed or Bon Jovi would do, the whole arena rock thing. That whole rock star crap. Those barriers between a crowd and band should've been broken down years ago.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

Regarding GD choreographing shows: I can vouch for that. I sold tshirts for them once and I asked the roadie what time the show would be done at. He said "OK, they're gonna play two more songs then leave the stage. Then they'll come back on, get some members of the audience to help play a song, then leave again, come back on, play a song, smash all their instruments, then play an acoustic song and that's it." Obviously I didn't get that exactly right, but that was the jist of it. Lame.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

for the guy that thought fat mike hated billie joe, uh no ive read some interviews with fatty and he says they only band that he ever thought had it good with a major was green day and that he respects billie joe......also ive read plenty of interviews with billie that says he and fat mike hang out alot in the bay area.......but as for me Nimord was a good cd, true it was the kind of the decline on the harder green day sound, but its still good to listen to ever once in a while

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

I wonder, since Green Day's last album with a major is coming up, if Maximum Rocknroll will finally print their name in the Adeline ads, since technically, they will no longer be a major label band...??? Just curious. I always thought it was kind of stupid anyway, the way MRR would block out anything that said, "Green Day" in those ads. Oh well, who cares. Green Day is a good rock band.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

A few decent songs. I wouldn't have it in for Green Day but Billie Joe talks tons of trash on other bands and on "new punk" (Though I do agree with a lot he says), but then you go and hear Green Day songs on commercials, cheesy movie previews, Half-ass MTV series(Meeting the band, wannabe a TRL superstar) And damnit they seemingly choreograph their entire shows. They play the same set and say the same things EVERY show. (And they've been doing that for years now) If I was Billie Joe, I'd cool it on trash talking.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

This is the best pop-punk album of the 90's
Long and amazing

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

I think you just summed up what I've been thinking but couldn't put into words. I wouldn't say this album is that bad, but its definately the start of the decline. I gotta agree on your point about Warped Tour, the only cool thing about them on the tour was Billie Joe's puppet show during NOFX's set, which to this day baffles me as I thought Fat Mike hated Billie Joe.

sXe_nick (December 11, 2001)

not green days best album, but isnt worth a 4. There are some really pretty good songs on it. I just so happened that Good Riddance became popular on the cd that this one sucks for most people. So what Fathead is saying is he wouldent be so mad at this cd if it didnt have the exact singles they chose (IE: Good Riddance, Nice Guys Finish Last, Redundant) I look past that crap b/c the songs that are good, really are good.

Huey (December 11, 2001)

This is Green Day's last good album. There is so much variety on it, sigh even the radio friendly songs are pretty good. Definitely not their best album though. It's a shame to see these guys suck so bad now.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

Green Day is and hopefully always will be my favourite band, ever since I picked up 39 smooth all those years ago...this one seemed a little disjointed, too mishmashed, but still better than most stuff out there. Long live the day...

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

Green Day have always been good for me. From their stuff with Lookout all the way through Nimrod and Warning, they have been great. From Nimrod, stuff like "King For A Day", "Take Back", "Nice Guys Finish Last", "Time of Your Life", "The Grouch" and "Scattered" are all classics to me. I like Nimrod a lot, though not as cool as Insomniac.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

this is one of my favorite green day records. yeah its no kerplunk, but it is different. there are some great revenge/fuck off songs on this record like take back, thr grouch, reject, and platypus. these songs are among my green day favorites. it is a good collection of songs. and they are still fucking awesome.

kluchorama (December 11, 2001)

It's not their best but I like it. I do like Warning, so I don't dislike this because they were beginning to chance, but to me it has the fewest memorable songs.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

I can see it now, here comes all the Green Day bashing, but the fact is these guys still kick ass,true punks.

moldy (December 11, 2001)

i really like warning, yea its different, alot slower and more meldic, but to me thats a good thing. These guys are in thier thirties now, most of dookie was written whenf the were 19-20, so im glad thier not doing that anymore. They grew up face it, if they wanted to write about being teenagers forever they would be nothing but an older blink, but they decided to write more personal and more grown up songs. I say good for them, to me waring was punk, they were doing what they wanted to, not what the fans wanted them to do, or the masses, or the record company, they wrote it for themselves.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

Greenday has always been Greenday, Warning is a different yet very good album.If they had only wanted to make money they would have pulled a blink/numetal album out of their collective arses. I hate hearing all this sellout crap, all the bands on here are trying to make money, and no buddy, fatboy I don't agree with you. Get a life there's better things to do than dedicate your life to some crappy pop zine.

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