℗ 2004 Reprise Records
American Idiot Tracklist:
This is a rock epic that wouldn’t have ever been possible without 9/11, the war in Iraq and the Supreme Court ruling of Bush vs Gore. Coming just a few months before GWB was (legitimately) re-elected, this is a wartime record before a phone-obsessed society, at the dawn of reality-show celebrity worshipping. Rock music will lose its relevance in society soon after. You can notice the influence Zen Arcade had on this record, while Zen Arcade was a beast of the TDK/Maxell cassette tape era, American Idiot is a product of the iPod generation.
This album is so great, and I still love the songs, years later. My parents would listen to this album, and now I associate it with my childhood of swimming in the pool, running through the yard, swinging and sliding down the water slide... this album is so good and so nostalgic for me.
This album came out during a prominent time in our nation. We were at war with Iraq due to the events on September 11th, only a few years ago. The nation was entering a dark period of zenophobia and war. Green Day was a washed up punked band up to this point, but then they came out with this album and gave the angry youth a voice. This album plays like a staged play, similar to Pink Floyd or The Who. The album tells the story Saint Jimmy and Whatever. Get political and feel something.
I love all the songs on this album American idiot:7/10 fast and quick Jesus of Suburbia:10/10 second best song on the album Holiday: 7/10: great Boulevard of broken dreams: 5/10: overrated Are we the waiting: 6/10: good just a little slow St. Jimmy: 9/10: third best song on the album Give me a noivacane: 9/10very good fifth best on album She’s a rebel: 8/10 catchy song Extraordinary girl: 5/10: worst on album Letterbomb: 9/10: forth best on album Wake me up when September ends: 7/10: sad good message Homecoming: 1000/10: best song makes me cry every time Whatshername: 7/10: good song
I’m a classic rocker/acid rocker and Green Day just hits the Top of the charts in so many ways! Creative song writing, music that just hits on about every song, different instrument stand outs on each song, just an overall Fantastic Band!!!!!!
GD, y'all are the reason I'm alive today. Your song saved me from suicide and have helped tremendously with my depression and anxiety. If you ever see this I want y'all to know I love you🖤🤘🏻 (No homo obviously)