Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

Toasty Taranna #11: BMV #11: 3-For-$10 Bin #7: Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

Nowadays, Green Day has matured into a rock opera band, all political lyrics and mature themes of the zeitgeist.

“Armstrong has described the album as a “snapshot of the era in which we live as we question and try to make sense of the selfish manipulation going on around us, whether it be the government, religion, media or frankly any form of authority”. The singles “Know Your Enemy” and “21 Guns” exemplify the themes of alienation and politically motivated anger present in the record.” (wiki)

I liked it. It’s a Green Day album and it has something to say. Cool.

Hit It Or Quit It? Hit.

19 thoughts on “Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

  1. deKE says:

    I will give these guys credit as the still put out material and what not but I have not bothered with them since the whole American Idiot album which is a great album but I dunno whammy deal is with Green Day

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      I think maybe those of us who remember the early stuff up to Dookie enjoy the later stuff as strong stuff indeed, but part of us still remembers when they used to write fun, three chord songs about jerking off.

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          No problem, it’s early here too – and I wasn’t trying to be a smartass, just wondering how you knew about later stuff if… Now I know! 🙂 And fair play. I have one of the Uno Dos etc albums here but haven’t even heard it yet.

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  2. J. says:

    I still haven’t listened to Green Day since Insomniac. Though I still listen to Insomniac. I’ve mentioned this before, right?

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Haha you did! In a way, that’s not a bad thing – the earlier stuff is fun. I love Kerplunk! and 1,039 Slapped Out Whatever It’s Called… I’d wager, though, that you’d dig some of this more recent stuff too. You should try it!

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