℗ 1997 Reprise Records
Overall, this album is pretty good. Nice Guys Finish Last, Hitchin’ A Ride, Scattered, Platypus, Worry Rock, Last Ride In, Jinx and Good Riddance are all good songs. Haushinka, Redundant, The Grouch and King For A Day are also pretty good but not as good as the others. Still a bit confused why though Good Riddance is marked as explicit. I searched on Google the lyrics to the song and didn’t find a single cuss word. But beyond that, the album is still really freaking good and I would highly recommend it. 4/5.
The album offers a lot of great tracks, but they are so short that they're rarely memorable. The best tracks are 'Hitching' a Ride,' 'The Grouch, 'Walking Alone,' and 'Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).' The opening track 'Nice Guys Finish Last' comes off as cheesy and is stylistically generic. The closing track 'Prosthetic Head' doesn't really feel like a closing track. The album feels empty, despite having a whopping 18 tracks. It has something to offer, but the album is certainly weaker in the larger Green Day discography