Friday, July 15, 2005

My Shallow Heart's the Only Thing That's Beating

It's been a while since I've instantly fallen in love with an album. In fact, I really can't remember the last one. But the latest album from Green Day, American Idiot, has me smitten.

I'll admit I haven't followed them since Dookie, so if they've all been this good I've surely missed out.

But American Idiot is a phenomenal album. I've rated every song a minimum of 4 stars in my iTunes. Can't say enough about how great this album is. The rock opera "Jesus in Suburbia" is brillant, "We Are The Waiting" is awesome, and the rock ballad "Whatsername" is really enjoyable. "Wake Me Up When September Ends" really warms this pop hook heart.

Check it out. My only complaint is that since iTunes/iPod is not gapless, multiple songs were combined into a single file in order to maintain the crossfade.

1 comment:

2poppy said...

From the very first listen, this album feels like a masterpiece. At the end of 2009, I won't be surprised to see this mentioned often in "Best of Decade" articles. What I appreciate about it is that they stay true to their sound with heavy guitars and genuine hooks. Lyrically, though, it's great to see how far they've come. American Idiot is incredibly relevant and is the type of album that can get away with making critical statements on our way of life without overwhelming the pure enjoyment of the music.

After Good Riddance was used as a lame plot device on ER, I thought Green Day's high point would be Dookie. Thankfully, I was wrong.

And congrats on all those VMA nominations, as if MTV mattered anymore.